Tagged: wooden

Ozark Wildcat Wooden Roller Coaster Torn Down

In a controlled collapse, the Ozark Wildcat wooden roller coaster at the defunct Celebration City amusement park in Branson, MO, met its demise over the weekend. Branson local media reported the looming deconstruction in October. Hershcend Family Entertainment (HFE), which...

Zippin Pippin: Then and Now

My first ride on the Zippin Pippin was a blur. Only five years old, I was unknowingly coaxed onto the old wooden roller coaster at Libertyland in Memphis, Tennessee. I remember seeing the backs of the riders in front of me....

Goliath On-Ride Video Released

Six Flags Great America today released a first-person point-of-view video of Goliath. Crews have been testing the Rocky Mountain Construction wooden coaster sporadically over the past week, and luckily now we know what it looks like to be on one...

A-Z Coaster of the Week: Thunderhead

This week’s A-Z Coaster is none other than Thunderhead at Dollywood — which is celebrating its 10th year of operation in 2014. Opened in 2004, The twisted wooden coaster is a product of Great Coasters International (GCI). Thunderhead’s debut marked...