Saturday, October 25, 2014

Delay in Posting- Sorry, Got Sick.

Just a quick note- 

We're really sorry for the delay in posting. Carrie and Kitsune went down with a nasty case of Acute Bronchitis and updating for the Haunt Reviews has been slowed done due to that. We're finally feeling better and hope to get reviews up before the end of the weekend (and partly into next week).

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fury 325 Update: October 23

Hello Peoples!!!

Sorry it's been a bit hearing from me, I haven't been all that well. The weather here in Pittsburgh has been up and down and that leads to sickness and plagues.

So on to better news!! Carowinds has posted another photograph of the construction of Fury 325.

From Facebook
Also, I found some other random photos on Google because why not, lol  ;)

Once I've got more information I'll be sure to pass it on to yinz!!

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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!