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  • Cedar Point debuts newest record-breaking roller coaster

    05/07/2016 7:33:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Valravn gives riders a sweeping view of Lake Erie before dropping them over 200 feet on a 90-degree free fall that hits a top speed of 75 mph. It also turns riders upside down three times. The roller coaster has already broken records. It's now recognized as the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster. Cedar Point's 18th roller coaster. Only Six Flags Magic Mountain, in Santa Clarita, California, has more roller coasters with 19.
  • Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters to open March 7- CA Adventure park ( Worst Ride Ever?)

    02/28/2016 1:01:03 PM PST · by ghosthost · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | disney Corp
    Disneyland, California Adventure will be opening a new attraction soon, called, "Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters." I can honestly say that this looks like the very worst "ride" I have ever seen in my life. What is the point? They aren't bumper cars, in fact, I don't know what they are. Disney phoned this one in. Disney world has Star Wars land and Avatar Land coming out soon, and I bet they will be amazing- but California Adventure, it just seems like they've given up.
  • Video: World's Tallest And Most Terrifying Drop Ride Coming To NJ

    08/30/2013 11:19:03 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 29 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 29 August 2013 | Jen Carlson
    The Zumanjaro Drop Of Doom will bring the passenger up 415 feet before dropping them straight down at 80 MPH as a roller coaster loops around them. The roller coaster feature—the park's Kingda Ka will hurl toward riders on Zumanjaro at speeds up to 128 mph.
  • Six Flags: Woman killed while riding Texas Giant

    07/19/2013 6:08:52 PM PDT · by Halls · 81 replies
    wfaa.com ^ | 7/19/2013 | Halls
    ARLINGTON - Six Flags has confirmed an adult woman died while riding the Texas Giant Friday night. More details to come.
  • Some FUN Stuff: Best new theme park rides

    07/17/2013 12:59:21 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies
    Budget Travel via Foxnews.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | By Kaeli Conforti
    Whether you've always been a fan of the latest and greatest roller coasters or appreciate new spins on the familiar (like the chance to ride an old-fashioned wooden coaster backwards), we've rounded up this year's newest thrill rides, and there's something for everybody! Plus, we've included links to videos of the rides and important information about ticket prices and parking fees so you know exactly what you're getting into.
  • World’s Most Daring Wood Coaster

    Silver Dollar City’s Outlaw Run. World’s steepest drop on a wood coaster. More than 16 stories, 162-foot drop at 81 degrees, nearly vertical World’s only wood coaster to twist upside down…3 times!
  • Cedar Point's new GateKeeper roller coaster one wild and winged ride

    05/09/2013 7:55:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | updated May 09, 2013 at 9:36 PM | Susan Glaser,
    When the two-minute, 40-second flight is done, riders will have traveled 4,164 feet, at speeds of up to 67 mph and flipped over six times. It's the longest, fastest winged coaster in the world, with the most inversions and biggest drop. Early fliers were thrilled with the perspective. “It's an experience like a bird,” said Susan Shick, of Fairview Park, a Cleveland school teacher and secretary of the American Coaster Enthusiasts. “I just love it.” Engineers from Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard modeled some of the $30 million coaster's key features after stunt-pilot moves, including an Immelmann roll – an...
  • The North Korean Roller Coaster Rider Mystery Is Solved

    08/02/2012 3:40:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 8/1/12 | Eric Randall
    The North Korean Roller Coaster Rider Mystery Is Solved North Korean State Media Eric Randall Aug 1, 2012 When North Korean state media released this delightful photo of newly(ish?)-wed Kim Jong Un on a roller coaster ride, discerning viewers wondered at the identity of the white guy grinning a few rows ahead of him, and at long last Mother Jones magazine has sussed it out: He is Barnaby Jones, a minor Herman Melville character, a minor '70s television detective, a British diplomat at the embassy in Pyongyang. Though Barnaby Jones didn't give Mother Jones (no relation) an interview, the Embassy...
  • Alpine Coaster with no brakes

    04/09/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 32 replies
    Jaw dropping, high-speed, brakeless journey down the mountain. Austrian downhill coaster is nevertheless terrifying.” The coaster located Mieders, Austria, starts at the top of a mountain, reachable by a cable car.
  • Like roller coasters? Check out Austria's Sommerrodelbahn in Mieders.

    11/09/2011 3:11:23 PM PST · by Doogle · 20 replies
    YT ^ | 06/09 | YT
    If you like roller coasters, this little gem in Austria looks like a great place to bring the family....
  • Army amputee ejected from roller coaster, dies

    07/09/2011 10:38:50 PM PDT · by Immerito · 37 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 9, 2011 | NBC News
    A U.S. Army veteran who lost his legs while deployed in Iraq died after he was thrown from a 200-foot-tall roller coaster at an upstate theme park on Friday. James Thomas Hackemer, 29, was ejected from the Ride of Steel roller coaster at the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, located between Buffalo and Rochester, at about 5:30 p.m., the Genesee County sheriff's office said. The park confirmed a guest "came out of the Ride of Steel roller coaster" and said it was "saddened to report that the guest has passed." Hackemer, of Gowanda, lost his right leg below his knee...
  • Naked rollercoaster record smashed

    08/11/2010 1:07:07 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Courier Mail (AU) ^ | August 09, 2010 | Staff Writers
    MORE than 100 thrill-seekers have ridden a rollercoaster naked, smashing the world record. The 102 naked adrenaline junkies rode into the record books on the Green Scream Rollercoaster at Southend-on-Sea, England. The attempt broke the previous record by 70 riders and raised $38,000 for Southend Hospital’s cancer research foundation’s Bosom Pals Appeal. Bosom Pals fundraiser manager Barbara Warner praised everyone for baring all for the charity. "It takes a lot of nerve to take off all your clothes in front of 102 complete strangers, plus the world's media - so we would like to say a massive thank you,” she...
  • California Roller Coaster Failure Traps 24 People; All Safely Rescued - Video 8/10/09

    08/10/2009 8:06:17 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 444+ views
    Associated Press via Freedom's Lighthouse Blog ^ | August 10, 2009 | Associated Press
    <p>Rescue crews have removed the last person stranded on a roller coaster ride at the Great America Theme Park in Santa Clara.</p> <p>San Jose fire Capt. Scott Kouns says the last of 24 people stranded on the park's Invertigo Roller Coaster were removed Monday evening.</p> <p>No injuries were reported.</p>
  • Top Thrill Dragster Rollercoaster - Not for the weak hearted (Vanity)

    06/11/2009 7:43:24 AM PDT · by Scythian · 18 replies · 881+ views
    From Cedar Point Ohio I bring you the Top Thrill Dragster Ride
  • Boy decapitated by roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia [Darwin Candidate]

    06/29/2008 6:41:08 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 58 replies · 2,462+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 28, 2008 | RHONDA COOK and MARCUS GARNER
    "Batman the Ride" at Six Flags Over Georgia. It was the second Batman ride-related death at the Cobb County park. According to the police and a statement from the amusement park, the boy and a friend climbed over two 6-foot fences -- the park perimeter fence and a second one surrounding the ride -- to get to the roller coaster. Park officials said there were numerous signs warning would-be intruders of the danger. The victim was decapitated when the ride struck him, police said. The youth was not identified. "The areas where the individuals entered were clearly marked with signs...
  • Boy decapitated by roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia

    A 17-year-old South Carolina boy on an church outing was killed Saturday when he was struck by the popular "Batman the Ride" at Six Flags Over Georgia. It was the second Batman ride-related death at the Cobb County park.
  • Man dies after riding Disney coaster

    12/19/2007 11:37:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 74+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/07 | Travis Reed - ap
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A 44-year-old man died after being pulled unresponsive from a Walt Disney World roller coaster Tuesday. Jeffery Reed, of Navarre, Fla., showed no visible signs of trauma, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Inspectors found the ride, Animal Kingdom's Expedition Everest, was working properly, but Disney kept it closed pending further review. Deputies said Reed appeared to be conscious 50 seconds before the ride ended, because his photograph was taken then. He was administered CPR by Reedy Creek Emergency Services and pronounced dead at Celebration Hospital. "We offer the family our deepest sympathies and will provide assistance...
  • Boy Wins $10,000 for Toy Roller Coaster

    12/07/2007 7:28:33 AM PST · by rawhide · 6 replies · 130+ views
    ajc.com ^ | VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK — Ian Culhane won $10,000 for designing a 7-foot-tall toy roller coaster. Not bad for a 10-year-old. "It's money for college," the aspiring engineer from Olympia, Wash., said Thursday about the savings bond. Ian's creation was on display at the Toys "R" Us store in Times Square, where he accepted the prize from the president of K'NEX Brands, a building toy company in Hatfield, Pa. The boy, who first started playing with building sets when he was 4, was one of thousands of children ages 6 to 12 who entered the annual contest. Ian began the project last...
  • Tony Hawk’s Big Spin whirls its way to Six Flags Over Texas

    09/26/2007 10:50:13 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 120+ views
    thrillnetwork ^ | Sep. 25th, 2007
    Sep. 25th, 2007 -- Attention all thrill seekers, extreme sports enthusiasts and coaster aficionados -- Six Flags Over Texas, The Entertainment Capital of Texas, is proud to announce plans to welcome another addition to its already amazing roster of thrills – Tony Hawk’s Big Spin! Tony Hawk’s Big Spin, making its debut on opening day of Six Flags Over Texas’ 47th season, will give riders the sensation of freestyle skateboarding as they sit facing one another in 4-person cars all decked out in skateboard motif! Riders will grab some serious airtime as they twist and turn in 360° rotations while...
  • Family's weekend home sits next to new wooden roller coaster

    09/06/2007 10:21:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies · 1,083+ views
    KLTV/AP ^ | September 3, 2007
    HOUSTON (AP) - The new next-door neighbor isn't getting a big welcome from the Killion family in the Houston suburb of Kemah. It's a 96-foot-tall, wooden roller coaster called the Boardwalk Bullet. It opened for business during the weekend -- just a few dozen feet from the Killion's weekend, ocean-facing cottage. For 12 hours a day, the family listens to the coaster's squeaks and rattles as the screams of 800 passengers an hour roll by at 50 miles per hour. The compact roller coaster was built in a one-acre area because Carol and Coy Killion refused to sell their house...