Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Universal Orlando/Islands of Adventure- Kong Construction Goes Vertical

Image from Orlando United
Kong 360/Skull Island Going Vertical at Islands of Adventure

 Well, some good news out of Universal Orlando this week. It seems Islands of Adventure's newest project "Skull Island/Kong360" has finally gone vertical.

 The new attraction, which still hasn't been formally announced seems likely to open in 2016. Stuffed in near the current 'Jurassic Park' area, Kong is likely to be announced sometime soon as Universal is well known to announce attractions when they can no longer 'hide' the fact they're up to something.

 Until then, speculation as to the new attraction will continue to exist. No matter how much some of us are wishing for a Jurassic Park Expansion!

Holiday World-Thunderbird Watch 10/8

Image from Screamscape
Holiday World 'Tops Off' Thunderbird on Tuesday.

 Even with a minor delay due to weather, Holiday World has delivered on their promise of having the newest roller coaster 'Thunderbird' topped off quickly.

 On Tuesday, the top Immelman loop (directly after lauch) was completed. It's also the highest piece of track on this roller coaster, set to open in 2015. The park is really pushing to have much of their main construction completed as quickly as possible!

 We've also got some news in regards to the roller coasters launching system!

 It appears the first B&M launching coaster will be powered by a normal LSM system. Meaning, 'Liner Synchronous Motor' (translation- Powered by Electra-Magnetic Force) rather then a cable or launch car systems as seen in other launching style roller coaster. Top Thrill Dragster is a 'Cable' system and Rock'n'Roller-Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studies is a 'launch car' system (also powered by cables).

 The park has added in a power sub-station in order to generate the addition electric power which the new coasters ride systems will require. So, unlike some other parks in the past, Holiday World won't brown out the entire city the first time it launches into being!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fury 325 - October 2.

Hello peoples!!!

So the first track piece is officially in place!!!  Earlier this week Carowinds put up the first piece of track, which just so happens to be the station piece!!

So without any further ado.....STUFFS!!!

It's so awesome!!! 

There is also a 13 second video posted on Carowinds's Facebook page, I can't find it on YouTube or anything to put it up alone so here is the link for the page so that you lovely readers can check it out: VIDEO.

Now that Carowinds seems to be posting interesting photos and information I'm hoping that I'll be able to update yinz more often!!

Talk to yinz later!!

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(The photos came from a couple of different places)

Roller Coaster Vs. Deer at Lightwater Valley Park

Image from The Mirror
 Have you ever wondered what would happen if a Roller Coaster and a wayward Bambi decided to become friends? Nothing pretty as passengers on "The Ultimate" from Lightwater Valley Amusement Park in North Yorkshire, England have stated.

Apparently a few days ago, a deer managed to get beyond the coasters perimeter fences and onto the roller coasters tracks while the ride was in motion. The roller coaster did strike an decapitate the deer, bathing passengers in all forms of lovely deer-bits. Thankfully no human injuries where reported from the deer-strike but the ride and fence was checked by Lightwater Park, it re-opened the same day.

Hershey Park- Laff Trakk Construction Update

Image from All American Thrills
Laff Trakk Construction at Hershey Park

 Well, it looks like Hershey Park is bound and determined to get the building which will contain their newest roller coaster/dark ride up before the winter weather comes home to Pennsylvania. Which would allow the park to continue building during the bad weather, likely getting the ride complete and tested for the anticipated "Summer of 2015" opening date. 

Image from All American Thrills
 So far however, it looks like we've only got basic construction of the ride's building and possibly some ride footers being planned or placed. 

 Either way, nice to see some progress happening so quickly with Hershey Park! We'll keep an eye on things and update as needed! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Haunt Review- Hundred Acres Manor

 Haunt Review of Hundred Acres Manor, They Did It Again!

 It's rare that I say I truly love a haunted house, it's even more difficult to get me to admit to this in public. It's only happened maybe five times in the last few years but Hundred Acres Manor has defended their right to be on that list, with some amazingly twisted goodies which make my dark little heart sing with absolute joy. It's rare that a haunt gets everything right, they take that envelope of "Basic Accepted Level" and "Lines Not to Be Crossed" and burn it on a pyre while giggling like lunatics. Hundred Acres Manor is simply deliciously evil in the show they create and present, it's Love at first Scream.

This season Hundred Acres Manor has 6 delightfully twisted houses for your terror and enjoyment, included an all new house called "Torture Tank". Which is something spewed directly from some hellish nightmares of a lunatic, we call him Ethan. Several of the houses have seen new improvements and additions, plus again this season they've changed 'The Maze' completely. Plus this season we've seen the addition of "Zombie Paintball" which is likely the best iteration of this theme I've seen done yet.

...but you can read more about that below, let's get this slaughter moving!

Haunt: Hundred Acres Manor
Location: Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
Date: September 19th, 2014
Review Team: Kitsune Hazard and Carrie 
Cost: Between $18 and $35 (Online)
Overall Rating: Excellent
Opinion: Stop Reading. Go. Now.

We where invited again this season to visit Hundred Acres Manor. This has in no way effected our opinion or the haunts rating, they earned that entirely on their own! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cedar Point Confirms "Rougarou" for 2015

Cedar Point Confirms "Mantis is Squashed" but "Rougarou is Coming" for 2015.

 Well, we've finally figured out where Cedar Point will use the trademarked name of "Rougarou" and it isn't for Halloween Haunt nor the long rumored Dark Ride.

 It's the 'replacement' of Mantis, which doesn't appear to be a replacement at all. Cedar Point has stated that Mantis, the Stand-Up B&M Roller Coaster, will be converted into a 'Floorless Coaster' for the 2015 season. They mentioned nothing about any elements of the ride changing nor anything about the layout, from the imagine above, their simply putting new trains on the coaster and changing the name.

 New Trains do not make a 'New Coaster'. No matter what they try to tell us.  Sorry Coaster Fans, We'll have to wait a while longer before Cedar Point offers us anything new to add to our collective coaster counts.