Category: Updates

Green Lantern: First Flight opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Posted on July 1, 2011 in Updates by

Green Lantern: First Flight is now open at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Image by TheCoasterGuy.com

The country’s first Intamin ZacSpin, Green Lantern: First Flight coaster is now at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California.  As the 18th coaster (and the 2nd coaster added this year), Six Flags Magic Mountain now re-claims the title as “Coaster Capital of the World” with...

Windseeking across the continent

Posted on June 30, 2011 in Updates by

An on-ride view of Windseeker, soaring high above King's Island. Image from King's Island TwitPic

After many, many, many delays Cedar Fair’s mass-produced Windseekers are finally opening.  The problem-prone rides suffered severe delays at Canada’s Wonderland, Cedar Point, and King’s Island.  However, all the rides received the proper new parts for them to successfully and safely accommodate thousands of riders a day.

The exact cause...

2012 Dollywood & Hershey Park Construction

Posted on June 25, 2011 in Updates by

Although the 2011 summer season is just getting started, several parks are have already begun construction on their 2012 coasters.  Typically, projects that begin so early are certainly no small feat, and are often some of the most expensive coasters of the year.  Hershey Park has long been hinting at their 2012 addition with their self-created Ride Institue of Technology website,...

Flying Turns POV Released

Posted on June 10, 2011 in Updates by

Although the ride is still not open, today Knoebel’s fans and coaster fanatics got a glimpse of the Flying Turns roller coaster.  The park released a POV video of a GoPro camera mounted on one of the coaster’s chasis going down the track.   From first glance, I have to say I am very impressed with the speed and pacing of the...

Dare Devil Dive opens at Six Flags Over Georgia

Posted on May 30, 2011 in Updates by

The third Euro-Fighter in the United States, Dare Devil Dive, is now open at Six Flags Over Georgia.

New for 2011, Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia is just the third Euro-Fighter to open in the United States.  Beginning with a 90-degree incline, the cars crest the lift before dropping down a beyond vertical drop accelerating to 52 mph....