Best Bolliger and Mabillard Sit-Down

Over the years the famed rollercoaster manufacturer B&M has had many models, and one that they have phased out of is their classic sit-down. Five were built, and all, (ok most,) of them are still popular today. They are all very good rides, and enthusiasts mark them as must rides at any park. But which actually deserves to be classified the best of what is now a piece of B&M’s history?

Fun Spot USA Expansion Details

A while ago, Fun Spot USA announced they were going to be adding a monumental expansion in the upcoming years. They divulged few details, but they told us they would be building a waterpark, plus one wooden and one steel rollercoaster. Today, plans made their way to the internet explaining the layout for the overall expansion, the water park plans, plus the rollercoaster layouts. You can see the photos at the bottom of the post.

I really think the water park has potential, because the slides look to be very unique. The Splash Rally twisting mat racer, the Double BowlsEye dueling bowl slide, and the 360 Rush look very fun. Plus, I’m very happy to see new concepts still being produced.

The wooden coaster looks like it will be a GCI, based on the banked drop, and the steel seems to be a Vekoma Suspended Family coaster, both perfect fits for Fun Spot. The park has also stated they will add a shorter version of the Mondial Windseeker, already in place at several Cedar Fair parks. If all stays on schedule, everything will be ready for a 2013 opening.

Aerial Photo of Expansion Area Map of Proposed Expansion (sideways) Wooden Roller Coaster and SkyCoaster

     Aerial View               Proposed Expansion          Wooden Coaster

Suspended Family Coaster Waterpark

 Steel Coaster                  Water Park

To see and read more, check out ParkRumors

Leviathan and Wonderland from Above

As construction proceeds, we can finally start to see what the whole ride will look like when it’s complete, and additionally how massive it is! And what better way to see the scale of things then from above! A friend of mine who owns a plane flew by Wonderland and got a photo of the park from the south. (It’s also in the gallery.) Plus, he also got a video while circling the park and let me say, because of the way it thwarts that corner of the park, the statement saying, “this is my park now,” is sort of true!

Also, if you zoom in on Leviathan, you really get a sense for how tall the camel-backs are on this ride. You can barely make out Dragon Fire, it looks tiny!

 

Best Intamin Mega CoasterPoll

With Skyrush making it’s debut next year, there will be another Intamin Mega Coaster fighting for the #1 Coaster spot in next year’s GTAs. But in your opinion, which existing ride should have it?

What should the next CoasterPoll be?

Lots has been going on this week, and I think it’s about time for another CoasterPoll, but instead of doing it all myself, I’m going to let you decide what category it will be in: