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Redefining Roller Coaster Types for the Modern Era

Since Disneyland’s Matterhorn opened in 1959, roller coasters have been divided into two main categories: steel roller coasters and wooden roller coasters. According to the Roller Coaster Database, there are over 4,000 roller coasters operating worldwide today. Of these, only...

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Top Ten Roller Coasters Opening in 2017 in US

As 2016 comes to a close it’s time to look ahead to next year. Here’s our list of the top ten roller coasters opening in 2017 in the US that you need to ride next year. 10. Rollin’ Thunder at OWA...

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Review: Revamped Legend at Holiday World

Holiday World’s late president Will Koch reviewed more than 200 suggestions from roller coaster enthusiasts in the late 1990s during the design phase of the park’s now iconic Legend wooden coaster. In fact, he posted initial design plans for the coaster online and...

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Mystic Timbers Wooden Coaster Coming to Kings Island in 2017

Kings Island today announced Mystic Timbers, a Great Coasters International wooden coaster that will open spring 2017. Mystic Timbers will stand 109 feet tall with a 97-foot-tall drop, reaching a top speed of 53 mph during its 3,265-foot-long course. It will also contain...

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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...