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Best of both: Twisted Cyclone

Best of both: Twisted Cyclone

Wood meets steel at Six Flags Over Georgia All-new hybrid coaster Twisted Cyclone, a Rocky Mountain Construction created, opened at Atlanta’s Six Flags Over Georgia this summer. Recognised as one of 2018’s top new coasters, Twisted Cyclone offers maximum thrills by combining the best of both coaster worlds, a classic wooden structure integrated with a […]

T-RailBlazer

T-RailBlazer

Groundbreaking new single rail steel coaster RailBlazer debuted at California’s Great America earlier this year. From Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC), the much-anticipated coaster is the first of its kind on the West Coast, featuring an innovative single rail track. Paul Ruben reports

Big Yellow Taxi

Big Yellow Taxi

Pennsylvania children’s theme park Sesame Place opened its first wooden-steel hybrid coaster this year: Oscar’s Wacky Taxi. Designed and built by The Gravity Group, the new coaster is one of the largest new attractions in the park’s 38-year history, and its eye-catching, bright yellow, taxi cab-inspired train has everyone’s favorite grouch at the helm… Read […]

Looping the loop

Looping the loop

World’s first dual looping coaster debuts at California’s Six Flags Discovery Kingdom In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, the Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster lets riders experience the sensation of continuous inversions along a horizontally stacked, figure eight track…Read more here  

Valkyria takes flight

Valkyria takes flight

Liseberg celebrated the opening of new B&M dive coaster Valkyria earlier this summer, with guests gathering at the Swedish park to watch a ribbon cutting ceremony before enjoying their first ride. Park World takes a closer look at this record-breaking roller coaster…

Hyperion: the birth of a giant

Hyperion: the birth of a giant

This summer, new record-breaking steel roller coaster Hyperion took to the tracks for the first time at Polish theme park Energylandia. The space-themed ride, created by Intamin, is Europe’s highest and fastest mega coaster, and can be found in the ‘extreme’ zone at Energylandia… Park World reports  

Busy Bees at Nigloland

Busy Bees at Nigloland

The new bee themed ride at French family amusement park Nigloland is sure to delight young guests and set hearts and minds a-fluttering. Park World finds out what all the buzz is about… Located in the heart of the ‘Village Mervillieux’ or ‘Marvellous Vilage’ area at Nigoland, new ride Zabeilles, a customised version of Zierer’s […]

GameChanging interactive experiences

GameChanging interactive experiences

Bayern-Park, based in Reichbach, Germany, has just become the first amusement park to feature Lagotronics Projects’ ground-breaking ride concept, the GameChanger, with a Farm Fair theme. Bryony Andrews spoke to Mark Beumers, CEO at Lagotronics, to find out more. Click here to read the full article!

The Draken wakes!

The Draken wakes!

New B&M dive coaster Draken opened at South Korean theme park Gyeongju World last month. The fearsome ride and the surrounding land are themed around a mythical alternative early history, in which men and gods battle and dragons road. Click here to read the full story… if you dare!

ICON: Dare to ride

ICON: Dare to ride

Blue skies, sunshine, and the opening of the UK’s first double launch coaster; Park World’s trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach was a smashing start to the summer season. ICON is the result of five years of planning and a £16.25m investment by the Thompson family, and Park World was lucky enough to catch up with […]

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