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19 for ’99: Afterburn at Carowinds

As we mentioned last week, 1999 was a big year for new roller coasters in the United States. We’ve selected 19 of our favorite roller coasters that are celebrating their 20th anniversaries this year, and will profile them every other...

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Banshee Opens to Rave Reviews

After months of anticipation, Banshee was unveiled to the coaster world. This world record-breaking B&M had a lot of hype to live up to. Coaster101 writers Nick and Kyle were at Media Day to see how the new coaster measured...

Crews Install First Piece of Banshee Track

Construction crews at Kings Island have installed the first piece of the Banshee inverted roller coaster which will open next year. © Kings Island “Construction crews have installed the first piece of track on the new Banshee roller coaster at...

Banshee B&M Invert for Kings Island 2014

Banshee, the world’s longest inverted roller coaster, opens at Kings Island in April of 2014. The Bolliger & Mabillard coaster will send riders through 4,124 feet of track and seven inversions at speeds up to 68 mph. The ride begins...

Is Kings Island Building a B&M for 2014?

This afternoon we had an interesting anonymous tip on our Twitter feed. After we re-tweeted Kings Island’s cryptic “670200029” tweet, “Kings Island Expo” tweeted us a link to this picture: The tweet read: “It is the bar code on a...

Confirmed: Blue B&M Track at Dollywood

All signs point to Dollywood receiving some type of B&M coaster in 2012 after photos were posted at Thrill Network of blue B&M track sitting in a construction area inside the park: You can hardly make out the blue B&M...

Possible Dollywood 2012 Track Spotted

Blue B&M track was reportedly spotted en route to Dollywood. I came across this interesting blog post on Tumblr: The caption states: “Some delicious B&M track on its way to Dollywood!” When a reader asked how the blogger knew the track was...

Patriot coming to Worlds of Fun in 2006

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The American Dream becomes the American Scream at Worlds of Fun for thrill seekers grasped in the clutches of the new PATRIOT roller coaster. In spring 2006, guests at Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas...