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Fun Spot America Announces Name of 2017 Coaster

Fun Spot America yesterday announced “Mine Blower” as the name of its new-for-2017 inverting wooden roller coaster. The Kissimmee, Florida, amusement park (separate from the Orlando park) announced the Gravity Group wooden coaster in December, but withheld the name and theme...

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...

Fun Spot America Announces Looping Wooden Coaster for 2017

Fun Spot America amusement park (the Kissimmee, Florida, location), has announced plans to build an inverting wooden roller coaster. The Gravity Group coaster is expected to open summer 2017. Fun Spot America Wooden Coaster 2017 Stats Track length: 2256 feet Lift...

Our Thoughts on Voyage at Holiday World

Although Thunderbird was the main attraction of our trip to Holiday World last month, the Coaster101 team couldn’t miss riding the park’s legendary Voyage coaster. Many of us rode the coaster for the first time. Below, read our thoughts on...

Gravity Group’s Tayto Park Coaster Layout

Ireland’s first wooden coaster is currently rising a few miles outside of Dublin. The coaster, which is as yet unnamed, will have a height of 105 feet – the fourth tallest in Europe  – a drop of 95 feet, a top speed...

IAAPA Expo 2014 Highlights, Part One

This week, more than 27,000 amusement industry professionals and fanatics gathered in Orlando for the annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo. Great view of the #IAE14 show floor from atop the Themeing and Animatronics Industries display...

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Switchback at ZDT’s Amusement Park

Exciting news out of IAAPA today – coming to ZDT’s Amusement Park in 2015  is Switchback! Inspired by the first roller coaster in America, Switchback Railway at Coney Island, ZDT’s Switchback will be the only wooden shuttle coaster in the world. Designed...