Author: John

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Storm Chaser Construction Update

Is it storm chasing time yet? While there are still pieces of Storm Chaser track arriving at Kentucky Kingdom, the coaster continues to make significant progress. You can see the horizontal ledgers in place that there are still a few...

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Schlitterbahn Galveston Building World’s Tallest Water Coaster

Watch out, traditional roller coaster — the water (slide) coaster is encroaching on your territory. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island waterpark has announced it will open Massiv, the world’s tallest water coaster in the world. The slide,...

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Universal Buys 475 Acres of Land in Orlando

Comcast, the parent company of Universal Orlando Resort (home to the Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure theme parks), has purchased roughly 475 acres of land “adjacent to an existing theme park,” according to the Orlando Business Journal. The...

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Wooden Coaster Model You Have to See to Believe

Last March, we interviewed Brad Corben, who was working on an incredible Rocky Mountain Construction wooden roller coaster model. After 14 months of hard work and patience, Brad’s “Ironside – The Viking Warrior” coaster model is complete — and it looks amazing:...

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Lightning Rod Construction Tour + Train Reveal

Although Dollywood is closed for the season, the park was bustling with activity over the weekend as crews continued work on the new-for-2016 Lightning Rod launched (yeah, launched) wooden coaster from Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC). On Saturday, American Coaster Enthusiasts...

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Get the Planet Coaster Game Next Month

The new Planet Coaster game, a theme-park and roller-coaster simulation for PC can be yours as soon as this March. The game developer, Frontier, announced Planet Coaster last June, and is now offering an early-bird edition of the game for $74.99...

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Dollywood Shares Lightning Rod Construction Progress

Dollywood’s Lightning Rod, the world’s first launched wooden coaster, is due to open in March. And construction crews have been hard at work for months preparing the hilly terrain, building supports and laying track. The park recently shared incredible drone footage...