Dollywood announces “Wild Eagle” B&M Wing-Rider for 2012

Posted on September 4, 2011 in News by

 

Today Dollywood announced their new for 2012 addition, WILD EAGLE!  As rumors have long indicated, Wild Eagle will be a Bolliger & Mabillard Wing-Rider coaster in the Wilderness Pass area of the park.  The stats:

  • 210 foot lift hill
  • 130 foot drop
  • Top speed of approximately 61 mph
  • 4 Inversions: Loop, Zero-G Roll, Immelmann, Wing Over
  • 3,127 feet of track

An excerpt form the park’s press release:

Experiencing the freedom...

Windseeker and Dinosaurs Alive! to invade Cedar Fair parks

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Invasion of the Windseekers continue with Kings Dominion announcing a Windseeker for 2012.  The announcement comes just weeks after Carowinds announced they will be adding a Windseeker to their 2012 line-up.  Kings Dominion appears to be an identical version of the Mondial model standing at 301 feet, 32 carriages of 2 passenger seats, and the elaborate lighting/audio package.  Kings Dominion brings...

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announces “Superman: Ultimate Flight” for 2012

Posted on September 1, 2011 in News by

This morning, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Northern California’s #1 theme park, announced it will be replacing Tony Hawk’s Big Spin with a new, first-of-its-kind creation: Superman: Ultimate Flight. This truly unique coaster will tower at 150 feet as well as what are sure to be some very exciting elements! From the Press Release:

The familiar refrain, “It’s a bird, it’s a...

Six Flags Great America announces “X-Flight” for 2012

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The biggest and most anticipated announcement from Six Flags this morning comes as news for Six Flags Great America. Next year the park will add a Bolliger & Mabillard coaster, called X-Flight. Press Release:

Gurnee, Ill.  (September 1, 2011)  – Get ready to take flight!  Six Flags Great America announces plans to add a state-of-the-art roller coaster for the 2012 season.  X-Flight...

Dorney Park announces “The Stinger” for 2012

Posted on August 31, 2011 in News by

After a troubled final two seasons at California’s Great America, last winter, Great America announcd that Invertigo would not be apart of the park’s 2011 line-up and dismantled the ride.  Pieces were spotted at Dorney Park, indicating that Invertigo had found it’s new home.  And this morning, Dorney Park made it official unveiling the former Invertigo in it’s new form:...

Poll Results: Best pre-2011 Gravity Group coaster

Posted on August 24, 2011 in Polls by

For the past two weeks we asked you what was your favorite Gravity Group coaster? However since not all of the company’s 2011 additions are quite open yet, I decided to exclude the 2011 additions and save those for later. As a result the options included: Hades, The Voyage, Boardwalk Bullet, the Ravine Flyer II, and Fireball.

Emerging the clear victor...

More Windseeker News

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Despite seemingly countless delays, it appears Cedar Fair has decided to move forward with adding more “Windseeker“‘s to their parks in 2012.  Carowinds, being the first to announce. With the Wright Brothers creating the first successful airplane in the Carolinas, it is natural that the park will continue the theme of flight with Windseeker.

Reaching a maximum height 301 feet, Windseeker...