Monday, March 23, 2015

Impulse POV Released as Testing Begins at Knoebels!

The wait is coming to a close, as Knoebels newest, and first all steel coaster, has begun testing! Yesterday, via the park's Facebook page, they announced that the testing phase for Impulse has begun and only a few hours later, video was posted up as well.

It should be noted, that the footage they provided was from a camera mounted on a test car, but they have promised additional footage from the actual trains at a later point. Once they have that up, we'll be sure to share it with you right here. For now? Here's a ride on the newest coaster at Knoebels!

Really curious to see what the lift is like, since that's not featured in this video but the rest of the ride looks great and definitely should be a blast to ride. Not much longer until that date comes, either and with the looks of things around the ride, they should make their opening date without an issue at all.

Stay tuned for more info on Impulse at Knoebels and everywhere else that's building for 2015 right here and be sure to follow along with us on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and Facebook for all the latest!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Universal Hollywood's Fast & Furious Supercharged Opening Date Announced!

Well, it would appear that the date for the opening of the new tram experience, Fast & Furious Supercharged, at Universal Hollywood has been announced. The source? Yahoo Movies of all of places, it's also listed on the Universal Hollywood website now too. That's not all though, Yahoo Movies and Universal have also posted up a behind the scenes look with the cast and crew of the Fast & Furious movies as well.

So, just when does the newest addition to the Universal Hollywood Studio Tour Tram Ride open? June 25th, 2015. We've also gotten some more details about just what the addition to the tour will entail as well. Fast & Furious Supercharged will be the all new finale and feature world’s longest, most expansive 360-degree screen, spanning nearly 400 feet, inside a new 65,000-square-foot structure on the studio’s backlot. To make this happen, they're using 34, 4K projectors to make this as immersive as possible.

For more, check out the video below with the cast and crew of the Fast & Furious series!

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

SeaWorld Orlando- New Clyde and Seamore Show, Sealion High!

 SeaWorld Orlando Announced "Sea Lion High" as New Clyde and Seamore Show, Opening on April 16th.

 While we've known for a while what the general theme of the new Sealion and Otter show at SeaWorld Orlando would be, we've been getting more details along with the opening date of the new show!

 April 16th will see the opening of the newest comedy show featuring SeaWorld's most beloved duo, Clyde and Seamore. The show is billed as featuring Clyde and Seamore in the good days of High School with funny antics and some amazing animal interactions. As always, these shows tend to showcase learning and natural behaviors presented in an easy-to-understand format of a comedy show.

 Personally, I can't wait to see this new version of the Sealion and Otter Show!

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Leaks Tempesto Info!

Well, it's not exactly news that Busch Gardens Williamsburg has been building a new roller coaster for 2015. It's finished and sitting there visible to just about anyone that drives by. The name has also been pretty much a known thing as well, with only a little doubt that it would be in fact, Tempesto.

However, earlier today there was a goof on the Busch Gardens Williamsburg website where the info was posted up to the live site. Along with it came a bunch of other information regarding just what folks can expect from their newest coaster as well.

Speaking of that, Tempesto will feature three different launch elements, as well as reach speeds of 63mph as it takes riders through their daredevil run. The highlight? A "high speed inversion" at 154ft in the air. Also mentioned is a "high speed station experience", which is just talk for a station fly through.

As for the proof? Well here ya go, taken straight from the Busch Gardens Williamsburg website...before it was taken down rather quickly at that.

The best is, that wasn't all, there was another place on the site that the folks over at were able to snag as well. So, for the matter of due dilligence, here's their screenshot that they managed to grab!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FuryWatch: Last Minute Touches Added as Fury 325's Opening Day Quickly Approaches

There's only 9 days left until Fury 325 opens to the general public, even less time until the Season Passholder and Media Day events. So, what has Carowinds been up to? Well, quite a bit!

First up, the signage for the entrance was seen getting ready to make it's way to the park yesterday. Thanks to Carowinds General Manager, Mark Fehnel, we've got the picture to show ya of just what this looks like in the flesh. Lookin really good there and pretty much dead on from the designs we showed you earlier.

It's impressive and gotta say, even the signage is huge on this thing, which is fitting since it is a truly massive coaster they've got on their hands. If you're gonna go big, might as well go really big, right?

UPDATE: Entry for Fury 325 is installed, and lookin' awesome!

And now for a little video released by Carowinds!

Also, over the weekend, the final details were be put on the lighting package. Lots of aiming and other things were taking place but the results? Amazing, to say the least.

Wicked Cyclone Construction Further Along at Six Flags New England

This past weekend, the folks at SFNE Online were invited out to the park for an up close and personal look, as part of the American Coaster Enthusiast Great Nor'Easter event, at the RMC rework of the park's famous Cyclone roller coaster.

Not only did they get the chance to get up close and personal with the construction site but also with the new trains, delivered only a couple of weeks ago. Overall, this thing is shaping up to be one insane ride and definitely going to be interesting to check out in the future.

For now, here's a few pictures of the progress and the trains that will grace the tracks of Wicked Cyclone!

Lagoon Park's Newest Coaster, Cannibal, Begins Testing!

Okay, this one kind of caught us off guard some and we're definitely late to the party due to being on the road all of last week. Either way, video was captured over the weekend of Lagoon Park's newest coaster, Cannibal (gotta love that name), doing it's first test runs. Now, we're not sure if this is the very first one but it's definitely an early test and by the looks of it, this thing is insane.

Here's a few stats for ya to chew on as you watch. 208ft in height, featuring a 116 degree first drop and reaching speeds of 70mph? Holy crap, that's

Just wow, there's so much going on in there that I'm not sure even where to begin. There is some speculation about the LSM system that the ride has and to what purpose or effect they have on the ride, but until we see a POV or get a first hand account that's a little hard to judge from this distance.

Either way, it looks like Lagoon has a serious contender on their hands for one of the most extreme coasters of 2015 but there's a lot of others out there vying for that title as well. Going to be interesting to see how this all plays out throughout the year and what folks say about it!

Stay tuned for more out of Utah's Lagoon Park and of course all the other places building and doing all sorts of crazy this year right here or follow us on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and Facebook for all the latest!