Category: Reviews

Review: Tatsu at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Posted on March 15, 2010 in Reviews by

In 2006, Six Flags Magic Mountain introduced Tatsu, a massive Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster.  While the park already had some extreme coasters, such as X (prior to the X2 transformation), Goliath, Scream and Riddler’s Revenge.  However, the highlight of each of my visits, is riding on the intense and menacing Flying Beast. What some would call a gimmick, I have found...

Talon – The Grip of Fear

Posted on March 6, 2010 in Reviews by Austin

If I were to make a list of underrated parks, Dorney Park would be somewhere near the top of that list. Located in an area chock-full of top notch amusement parks, including Hersheypark and Great Adventure, it is often overlooked because of its lack of themed areas and lower quantity of rides. However, all of its roller coasters (save one)...

A Look Back at 2009: The Losers

Posted on December 29, 2009 in Reviews by

2009: A Look BackWith every year there has to be winners, and losers. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the losers for 2009. It’s unfortunate we have to write this, but not everything is perfect.

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit, Universal Studios Orlando

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit, Universal Studios Orlando

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit, Universal Studios Orlando

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit was one of the biggest letdowns of 2009. The ride was supposed...

A Look Back at 2009: The Winners

Posted on December 28, 2009 in Reviews by

2009: A Look Back

As we wrap up another great year, there’s a bunch of things to look back on. Today, we’ll be looking at the winners of 2009. These rides won the public’s opinion, and turned out to be success. Not every ride that was built this year was a winner, but here are a few to note.

Diamondback, King’s Island

Diamondback, Kings Island

Diamondback, Kings Island

Diamondback turned...

Whizzer – 33 Years and Still Running Strong

Posted on November 23, 2009 in Reviews by

Photo: Nathan Stark

Originally named Willard’s Whizzer, Whizzer is one of two Schwarzkopf Speed Racer’s left in the entire world. The spiral lift is unique to this ride. Featuring a slow ascent up in a circular motion, rather then a straight lift. Electric motors located in the middle of every cart, engage when a current collector hits an electric rail in...

Demon Drop Relocation + Review

Posted on October 21, 2009 in News, Reviews, Uncategorized by

The world has been seeing the first generation Intamin free-fall towers come down one, by one, by one. Many rumors suspecting that Demon Drop, the only standing 1st generation Intamin free-fall in all of North America, would come down soon. Six Flags Magic Moutain was the last park to take down its’ aging drop tower last year, in 2008.  Now...

Spongebob Squarepants, Rock Bottom Plunge

Posted on October 17, 2009 in Reviews by

If you cannot tell from the title, the next roller coaster review will be the one and only, SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge! The roller coaster’s name was inspired by the Sponge Bob episode when Patrick and SpongeBob fall to “Rock Bottom.” It was a very nice connection, instead of just using a bland name. Also, it is one of...