Intamin AG of Switzerland brings us yet another awesome looking ride for Hershey Park, Skyrush! The 200 foot hyper coaster will feature new trains with 4 across seating where the two outside seats are floorless, and the two inside seats aren’t! The trains look a lot like the Wingrider trains and Furious Baco in Spain, only with only 2 seats being floorless. The ride its self will be 200 feet tall and reach speeds up too 75 mph! The layout look like a very good mix of quick turns and airtime hills, a lot like Formula Rossa, only taken at a much faster speed! For a press release and a video, check the links below!
Today, August 1, 2011, Cedar Fair announced the purchase of 61 acres of land for Carowinds in Charlotte, NC. (Carowinds is actually on the boarder of both North and South Carolina). The plot of land is adjacent to the park which means we might be seeing something big over at Carowinds. I don’t think we will be seeing something on that for 2012 considering that they just bought the land and the park just got a giant new B&M hyper coaster. But then again, that didn’t stop KD from getting I305 two years after they Dominator. But we’ll just have to wait and see!
Press Release on land-
Picture of land
Video has been posted of a new ride from the Australian based company Funtime called Schwarze Mamba. This crazy looking ride can be found at the Wiener Prater amusement park in Vienna, Austria. Here’s the video:
On a Sunday night, Cedar Point’s Schwarzkopf Wild Cat coaster injures seven after crashing to the station, no serious injuries were reported. The park says that the ride will be shut down until they can be sure it will be safe to open. Read the full article here:
Theme Park Review just posted a video to YouTube of Disney ‘s California Adventure’s new dark ride! The animatronics in the ride are the most realistic Ive ever seen! Disney has really been on a roll with there amusement technology like those new talking pantomimes. So now on to the POV:
So, Mitch hawkers 2010 steel poll is out and it looks like this is Intamins year with 8/10 of the coasters in the top 10 being Intamins! Speaking of Intamin, Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion is in the number 3 spot so it looked like the complainers didn’t interfere with the rides rankings to much. At the number 1 spot is Bizzaro at SF New England, fallowed by Exposition G-Force at Holiday Park. Ispeed at Mirabilandia really jumped ahead from the number 36 spot, to the number 10 spot. You can look at the complete poll here:
Well, have you? If you haven’t, then you can get it and fill it out at the link below. Ballot will be accepted until May 5, 2011. And tell me and others what your #1 is!
Hello there, I was at the park for opening day and took some picture of there new star flyer built by Funtime which is going to opening in May. There parts of the ride that are on site but couldn’t take pictures of, when ride Medusa, I saw that parts for that main frame of the swing were there. I hope you enjoy this update!
Some of the parts that will help make the 150ft tower!
The base for the tower!
Holiday World( located in Santa Claus Indiana) is home to the Voyage, a very large Gravity Group wooden roller coaster which is said to be one of the best wooden roller coasters in the world. In 2010 was going to get Gravity Kraft(which is Gravity Groups new train company) Timber Liners to replace the old PTC’s for late 2010. But the traina had some problems which delayed its opening with them until 2011. But they have now delayed them untill 2012. Holiday worlds Paula wrote
“The Timberliner models tested here in 2010 will be upgraded after similar models are used at other parks this season. Because of the extreme speeds and forces on The Voyage, we feel it is better to wait until there has been a full season of Timberliner-use elsewhere (on less extreme coasters which were designed with Timberliners in mind). GravityKraft will then refurbish our trains so that we’ll have the most up-to-date models.
We intend to introduce Voyage’s Timberliner trains at the start of the 2012 season.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Paula”
So it looks like we will have to wait a little more to see new trains one the Voyage. But will will see them soon on Twister, Wooden Warrior, and the new racing coaster in China!
Well, the results for Mitch’s 2010 wooden coaster poll are in, and it looks like there is a 2 way tye between Six Flags GAdv’s El Toro and Everland’s T-Express! In other news, The Voyage is not in the top 3 or 5 but it is in the #6 spot(I can already hear the Voyage fan boys crying!). Prowler at Worlds of Fun is no longer in the top 10, but the top 20 in the #12 spot. People say that is going to get lower and lower each year. Lower in the poll, CGA’s Grizzly is NOT the worst wooden roller coaster!! That title now belongs to Anaconda at Walygator Parc. Here is the top 10:
1t. El Toro – SFGAd
1t. T Express – Everland
3. Boulder Dash – Lake Compounce
4. Phoenix – Knoebel’s
5. Ravine Flyer II – Waldameer
6. The Voyage – Holiday World
7. Balder – Liseberg
8. Colossos – Heide Park
9. Aska (S) – Nara Dreamland
10. Fireball – Happy Valley Song
Hear is the bottom 10:
171. Predator – Darien Lake
172. Antelope – Gulliver’s World
173. Mean Streak – Cedar Point
174. Lil’ Dipper – Camden Park
175. Magnus Colossus – Terra Mitica
176. The Bandit – Movie Park
177. Coaster-Express – Parque Warner Madrid
178. Son of Beast (SBNO) – Kings Island
179. The Grizzly – Great America
180. Anaconda – Walygator Parc