Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nov. 22: Fury 325 update

Hello peoples!!!

On this freezing cold Pittsburgh Saturday morning (seriously it's 28*F with freezing rain!) Carowinds has given us nine new construction pictures.

These pictures show us the color scheme, the bright blue and green, and there is a station picture included as well.

The photos also show the first drop of the ride as it begins to take shape. Plus apparently there is a 140 tons of counterweight on the back of the largest crane used to build the lift hill; I thought that  was some cool information that I pulled off of their Facebook page.

So onward to the photo binge!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Twisted Colossus Trains Unveiled and Construction Update!

The folks over at Rocky Mountain Construction have been doing quite a bit of work the past few months on Six Flags Magic Mountain's revamp of Colossus. Despite the challenge of dealing with the fire that occurred a couple of months ago on the lift hill, it seems that things are going quite well for the crew out in Southern California.

For more info about the ride, including the animated POV and other goodies, check out our coverage of the announcement back in August.

Not only that, but during this year's IAAPA event in Orlando, they unveiled the trains for Twisted Colossus as well! So, first up, here's a look at the brand new trains that will take riders through this all new steel and wood wonderland.

Now, for the construction pics!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Knott's Berry Farm Announces All New 4-D Interactive Ride for 2015 - Voyage to the Iron Reef

Last week Knott's Berry Farm announced an all new dark ride will be coming to the park for the 2015 season. Voyage to the Iron Reef will be a 4-D interactive experience that pits you up against some truly bizarre and dangerous underwater foes.

For those curious, this ride is similar in design to Wonder Mountain's Guardian at Canada's Wonderland and there's good reason for that, it's being built by the same company, Triotech.

Gotta say, that I'm definitely loving the addition of more dark rides lately and Wonder Mountain's Guardian was a lot of fun, so definitely a great addition for Knott's here as well.

So, what can you expect as part of the experience? Well, for starters this is a 3-D experience and will feature other elements as you travel over 600ft of track and try to survive 11 scenes of mayhem.

This one definitely sounds fun and the concept is a bit reminiscent of the video game Bioshoc, which is never a bad thing to try and emulate.

You can't have a ride like this without a story and thanks to the folks at Knott's Berry Farm, we've got that for you in it's entirety:

Thunderbird Construction Continues at Holiday World

It's been a while since we've checked in with Holiday World and the progress of Thunderbird, the world's first launched wing coaster. Now, however, there's been a few new pictures released from the park and they're definitely well under way to get things opened on time for the 2015.

Thunderbird, unveiled earlier this year, is the park's first all steel coaster and features a unique launch system that's definitely going to be interesting to experience.

Anyway, before we get to the pictures, here's the latest Hard Hat Chronicles video from the folks at Holiday World.

And's the pictures of construction so far from Holiday World's Facebook Page!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Haunt Review- Field of Screams

Haunt Review of Field of Screams

 Well, we'd been hearing good things about this Lancaster Area Haunted House for a long time but until this season we hadn't been able to make it out. Happily we were able to arrange enough time and finally got to check out and see if the rumors are true!

Field of Screams was different, in a fun way. We didn't know much of what to expect so when we arrived and saw a Haunted House meets Carnival, it was a pleasant surprise! Plenty of options for food and drink, bathrooms and various shopping. But.. how good are the haunts?!

Haunt: Field of Screams
Location: Mountville, Pennsylvania
Date:October 10th, 2014
Cost: $14-$33
Overall Rating: Good
Opinion: Worth a Visit
Website: Field of Screams

We were invited again this season to visit Field of Screams. This has in no way effected our opinion or the haunts rating, they earned that entirely on their own!

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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