Tagged: great coasters international

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InvadR Opens at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

After more than a year in development, Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s “Project 2017,” InvadR, opened to the public on Friday. After following the construction progress since InvadR was announced last spring, we were among the first to ride the first-ever wooden...

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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 Construction Update

Several members of the Coaster101 team visited Kings Island this past weekend as part of the Great Ohio Coaster Club Mid-Summer Scream Pt. 2. Walking around the park, we came to an area of the park across from Reds’ Hall...

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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...

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Animated InvadR POV

Busch Gardens Williamsburg today released an animated InvadR POV video which presents a detailed look at the park’s 2017 wooden roller coaster. Watch the InvadR POV below: While the Great Coasters International coaster won’t until next year, virtually riding the coaster...