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Coasters-101: How Launch Coasters Store Energy

In this edition of Coasters-101 we’re going to examine how launch coasters store their energy. Launched coasters are becoming more and more common. Even wood coasters are getting in on the game. Launch systems, from electromagnets, pneumatics, hydraulics,and friction wheels,...

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Secrets Behind Frozen Ever After

Epcot’s new Frozen Ever After attraction opened to huge lines this week. According to the Twitterverse, the line was over five hours long within an hour of opening. 09:41 am and it is 300 minutes for #frozeneverafter @TouringPlans pic.twitter.com/T1avD2Ldc5 —...

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Epic K’NEX Coaster Modeling with Brandon Bombei

Brandon Bombei is a high school student from Tampa Bay Florida who has been building incredible K’nex roller coaster models for more than twelve years. This aspiring roller coaster engineer not only builds epic coaster models, he also takes them on the...

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Alton Towers to “Launch” New Wood Coaster in 2018

Alton Towers has submitted a planning application to their local government to build a new wooden roller coaster scheduled to open in 2018. Code-named “Secret Weapon 8”, the plans show what appears to be a Great Coasters International terrain-hugging, twisted...