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19 Coasters from ’99

When we ranked the Top 5 years for new coasters in 2015, 1999 just missed the cut, coming in as an honorable mention. In honor of the 20th anniversary of a pretty solid year for coasters (with a few real...

Wicker Man Wooden Coaster Opening at Alton Towers in 2018

Alton Towers formally announced plans today for Wicker Man, a wooden roller coaster that will “fuse fire and wood” when it opens in the spring of 2018. While specific details about the Great Coasters International wooden coaster are limited, Alton...

New Finale for World of Fun’s Timber Wolf in 2018

Worlds of Fun is making a sizable modification to its Timber Wolf wooden coaster for the 2018 season with the addition of a new finale: a high-speed, over-banked 70-degree turn that will replace the coaster’s helix. The layout change, to...

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...

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...

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...