Tagged: flying coaster

Flying Launched Coaster at Phantasialand 1

First-Ever Launched Flying Coaster Coming to Phantasialand

German theme park Phantasialand today announced plans to build the world’s longest and first launched flying coaster, to be named “Fly” (stylized F.L.Y.). An opening date wasn’t specified, but given the announcement date, 2018 seems likely — but I’m not ruling...

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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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B&M Manta Clone for Japan in 2015

Nagashima Spa Land recently announced they’re building a clone of Sea World’s Manta, a B&M flying coaster. Acrobat will be the Japanese park’s first major roller coaster since the record breaking Steel Dragon 2000 opened in, you guessed it, the year...

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Coasters-101: Lift Hills

How do roller coasters reach their highest point? The chain lift is the traditional method of pulling a coaster car to the top of the tallest hill. A catch on the bottom of the train, called a “chain dog”, engages...