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Valravn’s First Drop Completed

The brutal cold temperatures aren’t hampering Cedar Point construction crews from making amazing progress on Valravn, the new-for-2016 Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) dive coaster. The park’s director of communications, Tony Clark, has been sharing the coaster’s progress on his Twitter...

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Disney’s Flying Roller Coaster Concept

I recently stumbled upon a patent for a flying roller coaster with a vertical load and launch. I figured this patent would be listed under Vekoma or B&M, the two most popular manufacturers of flying coasters. I was shocked to see the...

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Cedar Point Announces Valravn Dive Coaster for 2016

Today, Cedar Point announced plans for Valravn, the world’s “tallest, fastest and longest” Bolliger & Mabillard dive coaster, which is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2016. According to Cedar Point, Valravn is the “regal king of birds, swooping in...

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Our Thoughts on Thunderbird at Holiday World

Last month, five members of the Coaster101 team met (for the first time in person!) at Holiday World for CoasterBuzz’s “Fall Affair” event which gave us extended ride time (ERT) on the park’s new Bolliger & Mabillard launched wing coaster, Thunderbird —...

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Baron 1898 Opens at Efteling

Baron 1898, Efetling’s new Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) dive machine, opens to the public today after being previewed to the media yesterday. Baron 1898 features a 123-foot vertical plunge into an underground tunnel, reaching a top speed of 56 mph. Riders...

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SeaWorld Orlando Opening Mako Hyper Coaster in 2016

SeaWorld Orlando announced plans today for Mako, a 200-foot-tall Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster that will become Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster. The B&M hyper coaster will include a 20-story first drop, reaching top speeds of 73 mph....