A new wooden roller coaster designed by The Gravity Group is coming to Fun Spot America in Kissimmee in summer 2017. [Read more…]
If you’d like to get one last ride on the Gwazi wooden roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa, you have through Feb. 1, 2015 to do it. The park is closing down the ride after that date. [Read more…]
Cedar Point has announced that Mean Streak, the park’s colossal wooden roller coaster, will be closing for good next month. [Read more…]
By Andy Guinigundo
Go∙li∙ath noun \gə-ˈlī-əth\
• In the Bible, a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a stone and sling.
• Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful.
Synonyms: behemoth, colossus, monster, giant
Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Ill. – Sitting nearly equal distance from Chicago and Milwaukee is Six Flags Great America. As a first-timer to the park, I was both trying to take in all that is Great America while experiencing their new record-breaking roller coaster Goliath. [Read more…]
By Seth Kubersky
Hold onto your horned helmets, because Busch Gardens Williamsburg is building a Viking-themed wooden roller-coaster for the 2017 season.
After months of teasing the attraction through web videos and social media posts using the hashtag #BGProject2017, Bush Gardens Williamsburg finally unveiled details on the ride, which will be the Virginia park’s first wooden coaster.
The coaster will be built in the New France section of the park, and the storyline will pit fur trappers against invading Vikings who threaten to pillage their village. On the technical side, the wooden coaster will boast a 74 foot drop and 9 airtime-inducing hills, reaching a maximum speed of 48 miles per hour.
Here’s Busch Gardens’ official intro video, featuring a few more details on the 2017 attraction:
One thing that isn’t yet clear is the new ride’s name, which Busch Gardens Williamsburg has left in the hands of its fans. From now through April 1, you can cast your ballot online for Viking Raider, Battle Klash, or InvadR as the new coaster’s name.
Update 4/8/2016: It’s now official, Busch Gardens fans have selected InvadR as the new coaster’s name. Fans will be able to vote online for further elements of the attraction in the coming months.
On Oct. 17, 2015, the world’s only wooden forward and backward “shuttle” coaster, Switchback, will celebrate its grand opening at ZDT’s Amusement Park in Sequin, Texas. [Read more…]