Breaking! Walibi Holland announces several future new attractions! Hold on tight because soon you will ride the world’s first Double RMC Single Rail coaster in this park in the Netherlands. But there’s more to come in line with their new strategy of offering both extreme and family thrills.Continue reading “Walibi Holland adds two RMC Single Rail coasters”
Walibi Holland 2022
Do you ever go to parks and feel like themed areas all start to run together? I don’t mean within the park – I mean all of the different “fantasy forest” areas, all of the “Wild West” areas, all of theme park standards – jungles, castles, fortresses, pyramids, “slice of life” entrance plazas, and so on? Then have we got the park for you!Continue reading “Walibi Holland 2022”
All RMC Iron Horse Coasters – Ranked
In the wake of the highly-anticipated opening of Iron Gwazi we decided it was time to finally do a ranking of North America’s RMC Iron Horse coasters. We’ve wanted to do it for a while – but of course we had to wait until our local purple crocodile was ready to perform!Continue reading “All RMC Iron Horse Coasters – Ranked”
Kolmården 2021 – Nature and Wildfire
Besides being known for Ikea, Spotify and H&M, Sweden can show off with its green landscapes! So what would be a visit to the country without going to explore the forest? To be fair, we didn’t go hiking or wildlife spotting. But we did see quite some animals and trees in the town of Kolmården! Plus, we saw an unusual sight in Europe: an RMC Topper Track!Continue reading “Kolmården 2021 – Nature and Wildfire”
Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Record 20th Coaster WONDER WOMAN Flight of Courage
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and DC, today unveiled plans to add yet another record-breaking coaster—WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage—to its unparalleled thrill ride lineup. Six Flags Magic Mountain’s record 20th roller coaster—the most at any theme park in the world—will debut as the tallest and longest single-rail coaster on the planet where riders will fly over 3,300 feet of track, towering 13 stories and soaring at speeds up to 58 miles-per-hour. The new coaster will be located in the six-acre DC UNIVERSE™ area of the park, which will be expanded and entirely remodeled to include a new, innovative restaurant and bar experience, plus retail locations featuring exclusive DC branded merchandise.Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Record 20th Coaster WONDER WOMAN Flight of Courage”
The Missouri Triangle: Part 1 – Silver Dollar City
There is lots of debate over what state in the US has the best coaster collection. Most conversation centers on California, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, but there’s one state that usually overlooked. With three major theme parks and a significant collection of World class coasters, Missouri is one of the most underrated coaster destinations in America. With the end of seasonal park season on the horizon, my friend Pete and I decided to make the trek from Ohio to visit these three major parks which I’m dubbing “The Missouri Triangle.”Continue reading “The Missouri Triangle: Part 1 – Silver Dollar City”
Lost Coasters of California – Part 4: Colossus
When a park sets out to build the biggest, fastest, and baddest coaster around the problem always arises that its records and stature will eventually be surpassed. For Magic Mountain’s Colossus this was not a problem for much of its life. From its construction in 1978 until the construction of Viper in 1990 it was the tallest full circuit coaster in all of California. After Viper Colossus reigned as the king of the California wooden coasters until it’s RMC conversion in 2014, passing the crown to the nearby GhostRider.Continue reading “Lost Coasters of California – Part 4: Colossus”
Scandinavia Series- Part 6: Kolmården Wildlife Park, Sweden
With the theme park season drawing to a close in many countries and people forced to stay home again, we thought we’d bring you a brand new article series. Expect regular updates from myself as we explore one of the most beautiful, cultural and historical regions of Europe: Scandinavia! We’ll be taking you from Norway across to Finland, through Sweden and then down to Denmark. We’ll be providing you with detailed insights and top tips into the theme parks each of these countries has to offer. We will also be diving into which rollercoasters and attractions you aren’t going to want to miss out on. So grab a cup of coffee, a slice of cake and enjoy! Continue reading “Scandinavia Series- Part 6: Kolmården Wildlife Park, Sweden”
Central Florida Coaster Construction + Testing – Mid-December 2020
This will be a rather unusual report because we’re combining Iron Gwazi, TRON Lightcycle / Run and Jurassic World: VelociCoaster into one update! We visited the three parks/projects over the past three days and though we didn’t quite collect enough for three separate reports, we definitely have enough to share for an exciting Central Florida Coaster Construction report! Continue reading “Central Florida Coaster Construction + Testing – Mid-December 2020”
Iron Gwazi Picture Update – November 21, 2020
The Spring of 2021 is just around the corner! We wanted to share a few shots of Iron Gwazi that we took this weekend. While we also visited Busch Gardens Christmas Town this weekend, this report focuses mostly on Iron Gwazi! Continue reading “Iron Gwazi Picture Update – November 21, 2020”
Coaster Kings Radio – Manufacturer Talk pt. 2!
In today’s episode of our official podcast, Sean and Alex continue their conversation about the world’s biggest manufacturers and their highlight coasters. This follow-up episode includes Rocky Mountain Construction, B&M and Vekoma along with a dozen additional manufacturers! Continue reading “Coaster Kings Radio – Manufacturer Talk pt. 2!”
Permit Shows New Coaster Planned for Six Flags Magic Mountain
Documents have been uncovered on the LA County permitting website that show plans for a new roller coaster for Six Flags Magic Mountain! The proposed ride, an RMC Raptor/single rail coaster would re-use the former Green Lantern station and use some of the area currently occupied by Tidal Wave. Read on to take a closer look!
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Iron Gwazi Construction Update – Early March 2020
Spring is quickly approaching which can only mean one thing… It’s almost time to ride Iron Gwazi! RMC crews have been working at a feverish pace to complete the new coaster, so let’s take a look!
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Tallest, Fastest, Steepest Hybrid Coaster Coming to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2020!
Nick: After months of speculation, Busch Gardens has finally revealed the first details about Gwazi’s transformation into a hybrid roller coaster! Read on to find out more!
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Busch Gardens Tampa – February 5th Construction Update
Nick: It’s been a little over a week since our last Busch Gardens construction update, and there’s been quite a bit of progress on both of their coaster projects, so let’s take a look!
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