Category: Features

Odin’s Temple of the Tiger

I think one of the most amazing dynamics a themepark can have is animal interaction. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, located in Vallejo, California, continues the tradition of incredible animal attractions with the addition of Odin’s Temple of the Tiger. From...

2012… the coaster?

In continuing my posts on movies that could be turned into coasters, I recently saw the trailer for the upcoming movie 2012. If you haven’t heard of the year 2012, it is predicted by some ancient Mayan civilization stuff that...

CAD Waterslide Model

CATIA is a powerful computer modeling and simulation software. I have recently started on a couple projects that you can watch the progress on right here at Coaster101! The first batch of photos are of my water slide model, seen...

Ghost Town’s Cliffhanger reopens!

Update: The ride has closed again. This is an exciting piece of news! After years of delay, the unique “Cliffhanger” rollercoaster, formerly known as the Red Devil, at Ghost Town in the Sky in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, has reopened!...

Transformers… the coaster.

By now you might have heard of the two Transformers rides that are going into Universal Studios (Hollywood and Singapore) over the next few years. The 3D ride should be incredible, but what if Universal decided to take it up...

Kings Dominion is getting a Giga?

This one’s really surprised me. It seems as if Kings Dominion will be receiving an Intamin Giga coaster next year. This will be interesting to watch develop over the next few months.

Variable Ticket Prices

Here’s how it would work : The initial ticket prices would assume perfect weather and all rides fully functional for the year. That way rates could be adjusted down based on the actual daily conditions. If the weather looks to...

Cedar Point Interview

We recently asked Tony Clark of Cedar Point’s On Point! blog some questions about the park. Here’s what he had to say: Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with us! So what exactly does...