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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.  What follows is easily one of the most twisted rides I have ever seen.  The first half of the ride feels like it was designed by a new-comer to No Limits (which is by no means bad).  The airtime is supposedly great and is an excellent “supporting-role” coaster to the park.

What I find to be the most interesting aspect about the ride is the new style.  The coaster completely differentiates from previous EuroFighters with a 3-spine track on almost the entire ride.  In addition, the new cars are arranged in 3 rows of 2 for a total of 6 passengers vs the 2 rows of eight in the 8-passenger old trains.  However, despite the lowered capacity, the new restraints feature lap bars that allow for a greater sense of freedom never before experienced on this type of coaster.  At some point, is this even still a EuroFighter?

Despite the terminology used to describe the coaster, I expect Dare Devil Diver to be the sleeper hit of 2011 similar to Sky Rocket in 2011.  While it may not get too much attention, it is a welcome addition to the already popular park.  Could we see more of these coasters added to other Six Flags parks in the near future? I sure hope so.  Leave a comment with your Park Thoughts below.

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Six Flags Over Georgia Announces Dare Devil Dive!

Posted on September 1, 2010 in News, Updates by

It seems like the first Six Flags 2011 project has been announced. Six Flags Over Georgia will be recieving a Eurofighter, named Dare Devil Dive, for the 2011 season next year. This marks the first Eurofighter for Six Flags parks, and should proove to be a popular addition.

“Dare Devil Dive’s mission begins as you’re pulled straight up to the sky on a special vertical chain lift,” say Six Flags representatives, “then slowly roll to the top of the tower nearly 100-feet in the air. After an agonizing pause at the crest of the summit, you plummet downward at an angle that is beyond straight down — it actually angles inward at a blistering 52 mph.”

The coaster claims the country’s first beyond vertical dive – which is a lofty thing to have, except for that fact that it isn’t the first coaster in the US to go beyond vertical on the drop. Several coasters, including Fahrenheit at Hershey Park and Steel Hawg at Indiana Beach already go beyond vertical.

One other thing that can be noted about this ride is that the name isn’t entirely unique – Dare Devil Dive is actually the name of the Skycoaster model at Six Flags Great Adventure as well, although most people aren’t likely to notice this. Interestingly enough, this is one of many links between names at these two parks, including Batman: The Ride, Superman: Ultimate Flight, and The Great American Scream Machine.

Despite this slightly misleading feat – this coaster should prove to be popular at one of Six Flags’s original parks. Except more Six Flags announcements coming soon!

Takabisha now thrilling riders at Fuji-Q

Posted on July 10, 2011 in Updates by

 Fuji-Q amusement park in Japan is known for having some of the most extreme coasters on the planet, and this year the park adds to their collection with Takabisha, a Gerstlauer Euro-Figheter.  Takabisha takes the record for the steepest drop of any coaster on the planet with a stomach-churning 121 degree drop.

The coaster’s layout truly looks like something you can find in the RCTLounge No Limits forums.  The inversions of the ride are so twisted, it really is incomparable to anything we have seen before. Takabisha begins with a 62 mph launch into 4 inversions (2 skewed loops and a deformed cobra roll) followed by a 142 foot lift into the record-breaking 121 degree drop.  The coaster continues thru a multitude of strange inversions before coming to an end and returning back to the station. Takabisha is now open.

After seeing both this an Dare Devil Dive open this year, it’s becoming much more apparent that Gerstlauer is getting increasingly creative with their coaster layouts and veering away from the standard straight lines and pre-made elements. Instead the company is now creating some of the most twisted coasters we have ever seen.  A change in direction, however a welcomed one indeed.

A great gallery of pictures of the coaster can be found here and a POV is posted below.  What are your thoughts on Takabisha? Leave a comment with your Park Thoughts below.

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Poll Results: Which ‘Goliath’ reigns supreme?

Posted on June 29, 2011 in Polls by

For entirely too long, we’ve asked our readers what was their favorite roller coaster named ‘Goliath’. At Six Flags Magic Mountain, the original Goliath is one of the tallest and fastest coasters on the planet reaching speeds of 85 mph, and a height of 235 feet. Trains dive under ground and over huge elements in the first half, before a twisted...

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...

Poll Results: Best New Addition of 2010

Posted on January 19, 2011 in Polls by

The most recent poll was about what was your favorite new addition of 2010.  The options consisted of a wide variety from shows, to coasters, to entire parks.  The options were: World of Color, the nighttime spectacular at Disney California Adventure with 1000+ fountains, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Islands of Adventure’s highly anticipated land themed around the billion...

2011 Attraction Outlook

Posted on January 1, 2011 in Thoughts by

2010 was a very good year for the amusement park world.  It brought many major additions including Intimidator 305, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and more.  2011 however is shaping up to be a slightly more modest year compared to years past.  The economy is still less than spectacular leaving most parks simply not able to afford their own...