Tagged: arrow

Behind the Scenes of Demon: Re-Ignited

One of the most exciting additions to this year’s Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America is the restoration of special effects to their classic Arrow looping coaster, Demon. Back in the day Demon included lighting, sound effects, and water features...

Ninja Derails at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Ninja coaster derailed Monday evening after striking a fallen tree branch, according to a statement by the park. Four riders received minor injuries, and up to 30 riders in total were stranded following the derailment. The...

A-Z Coaster of the Week: Vortex at Kings Island

This week’s A-Z Coaster takes us to Vortex at Kings Island. The 3,800-foot-long Arrow looper opened in 1987. Standing 148 feet tall, Vortex drops riders 138 feet at speeds of 55 mph before sending them through six inversions: two vertical...

Bat’s Rebirth Continues at Kings Island

Although Banshee is receiving much of the off-season attention at Kings Island, the park is also giving one of their older coasters a new look and new name for 2014. The park’s Arrow suspended coaster, Flight Deck, will reopen as...

The Bat Flies Again at Kings Island

Banshee won’t be the only new thing to see at Kings Island in 2014. The park announced today that the park’s Flight Deck coaster will be re-themed and renamed to “The Bat” for next season as a nod to the...

A-Z Coaster of the Week: Corkscrew

    © Jon Roost I have a little story to go with this week’s A-Z Coaster of the Week, so go along with me here: In the mid 1970’s, you’re a representative of Arrow Dynamics and you’re approached by...

Coasters-101: How does a 4D coaster work?

In this edition of Coasters-101 we’ll answer the question: how does a 4D coaster work. A new 4th dimension roller coaster from S&S Worldwide, called Dinoconda, is opening this year at China Dinosaurs Park in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China. This is only...