Thursday, April 7, 2016

Cedar Point- The Valravn Mystery

Image from Redeit

 When Cedar Point hinted they where keeping a secret about Valravn, the internet responded in shock.

 A local news story hinted the the park still have a few secrets about their newest roller coaster which hadn't yet been made public. Users online quickly checked the webcam and it appears the new ride will come with some kind of tunnel or trench, a themed element to the ride which wasn't hinted at in the original designs.  Cedar Point is keeping this new element a close secret but it's obviously under construction as you read this!

 So? What can it be?

 The quick, easy answer is that it's likely a pass-though building themed to the element of the ride. The truth? We're honestly not sure yet but this is a common design element with roller coasters, which often feature tunnels or trenches to give an added thrill to the attraction!

 However, if your read This Piece from Michigan Live, you'll catch a quick clue- Cedar Point has said these is a part of the queue line, something which 'Cedar Point has never done before'. Which leads me to believe that the queue line may pass right thought or beside this structure.  By doing such, it would let guests get an additional, up close peek at the ride as the coaster train passes though.

 All speculation is abound! Until official word comes from the park, I'm going with this general idea!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Announces Park's First Wooden Coaster for 2017

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has announced that in 2017, a brand new coaster will be coming to the park. This time, the park's first ever wooden coaster! Yep, that's long last there will be a woodie within the confines of BGW.

There's not a ton of details out about this one just yet, as 2017 is a bit far off, but we do know that the coaster, built by Great Coasters International, will feature a few different elements and we know it's top speed. After a 74ft drop, riders will hit speeds of 48mph and will have 9 air time hills as trains cover over 2100ft of track. Sounds tame, but remember, some of the best coasters in the world aren't the fastest either.

Outside of that, the coaster will be going in the New France section of the park and will be themed around the idea of a Viking invasion where the settlers of New France will have to defend themselves against the invading hordes. Definitely going to be interesting to see just how that plays out with theming and other ride elements. 

Speaking of that, one of the more interesting things about this is that Busch Gardens Williamsburg is involving park goers and coaster fanatics alike to help with the decision making process. Yep, you heard that right. Not only is the name of the new coaster up for a vote right now, you can vote once a day here, but they're also going to be letting everyone vote on certain elements of the ride and theming as well!

And that's about all there is at the moment. Be sure to stick around as we'll definitely be covering the developments of this all throughout the progress, and check out the full trailer for the ride below!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Keansburg Amusement Park to Re-Open 'Spook House' in 2016

 Keansburg Amusement Park to Re-Open 'Spook House' in 2016!

We've got good news for all you fans of Dark Rides and Haunted Houses!

Keansburg Amusement Park in New Jersey has announced today that they plan to finally re-open their classic dark-ride attraction 'The Spook House' for their 112th season.

Not only is Keansburg Amusement Park the oldest operating Amusement Park in New Jersey, it's been working since 2012 to rebuild ever since Super Storm Hurricane Sandy tried to wipe the park from the map. The ride had previously been an attraction at the park since the 1930's and is considered an iconic dark ride attraction.

The park opens this Saturday in time for their Traditional Easter Egg Hunt. While the ride is listed as 'coming soon' on the website, we don't have an exact date on when the ride will open outside of 'Summer 2016'.

Either way, it's wonderful to see a classic dark ride rise up and entertain once again!

Please Visit their Website for more information on Keansburg Amusement Park!

(All pictures are from Asbury Park Press-

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Seaworld Orlando- Mako Coaster Construction

 Hey Folks!

Just a quick little update today on the constuction progress of Seaworld Orlando's newest roller coaster, Mako. Which is scheduled to open in Summer 2016. Make will be 200 feet tall with speeds up to 73MPH,

A friend of mine recently visited the park and was kind enough to snap a few quick photos of the construction progress on this new steel beauty! So a special thanks to +Jennifer Strobak for letting me use her photos.