Monthly Archives: February 2011

Top 5 Spinning Coasters

Posted on February 12, 2011 in Thoughts by

The roller coaster train has evolved greatly in the past hundred years.  We’ve gone from benches that slide along wooden tracks tracks, to the trains being the most sophisticated part of the ride itself.  Among the new forms of coaster trains is the spinning car where riders rotate on a horizontal axis separate from the track.  Many different manufacturers have put their...

2012 Thorpe Park coaster plans released

Posted on February 11, 2011 in News by

Thorpe Park plans to build a giant B&M wing-walker style coaster with several unique elements.

Thorpe Park has long been teasing at their new 2012 addition which has been going under the code name LC12.  The park submitted plans to the Runnymede Council, which were then released to the public.  These shots confirm that Thorpe Park will be adding a Bolliger...

SeaWorld San Diego announces ‘Manta’ for 2012

Posted on February 9, 2011 in News by

SeaWorld to add new Mack multi-launch coaster for the 2012 season themed to the majestic manta-ray.

SeaWorld San Diego announced today that they will add Manta, a new multi-launch coaster, to the park in 2012.  Manta will allow guests to soar through both sea and sky, as SeaWorld combines the exhilaration of a coaster with the fascination of an animal exhibit. Riders will board manta-ray shaped...

Disney Parks Asia Update

Posted on February 7, 2011 in Updates by

Recently most of the focus has been on the  Disney Parks in America.  Disney’s California Adventure is in the middle of a $1.1 billion expansion, Disneyland and Disney Hollywood Studios are preparing to relaunch Star Tours this May, and the Magic Kingdom is also constructing a new subarea to Fantasyland.  However, across the Pacific Ocean, the Disney properties in Asia...

Poll Results: Most Anticipated Addition of 2011

Posted on February 2, 2011 in Polls by

Two weeks ago, we asked what attraction you are most excited for in 2011.  Choices included the first of it’s kinda Bolliger and Mabillard coaster Raptor at Gardaland; the super massive Windseeker swinging attractions at multiple Cedar Fair parks; Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas, a newly rennovated super beast that is has undergone transformation from a wooden coaster to a steel coaster; Georgia’s...