Mr Freeze Reverse Blast: New for 2012

Last week I posted regarding the then rumoured reversal of Mr Freeze trains. But today, that rumour was confirmed, and a trailer was released showcasing the reverse launch. Mr Freeze Reverse Blast has a planned opening of something in May, this year at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis.

Leviathan Update: March 19

Things are really looking good for Leviathan as Canada’s Wonderland continues to check things off of Leviathan’s to-do list. Today, the park released a POV of a Leviathan test run. As things continue to show up online, I’m getting more and more pumped for the opening of this monster coaster. Additionally, if you look closely in the video, during the airtime hills you can clearly see the water dummies rise up against the restraints! Behemoth has some serious competition.

In addition to the video, Leviathan’s official blog has a new entry and the main gallery has a bunch of new photos of the trains and station building.

When will Cedar Point Build a New Coaster?


 

New Coaster for 2013?

Cedar Point, previously marketed as “The Roller Coaster Capitol of the World” hasn’t built a new roller coaster since 2007, when the park opened Maverick, an Intamin LSM coaster. Since then, the park’s parent company Cedar Fair has made multiple investments at other parks and opened rides such as Behemoth, Diamondback, and Intimidator 305. However, Cedar Point, the company’s flagship park has suffered one of the longest coaster-less periods since Corkscrew made it’s debut at the park in 1975.

But, as Cedar Point has gone coaster-less for 5 seasons, the park’s main competitor Six Flags Magic Mountain has been quick to pounce, and has added 3 coasters in the past 3 seasons. In fact last year, they successfully claimed the title of having the most roller coasters in one park, with 18 coasters. But as soon as they claimed the title, they mysteriously removed Deja Vu from the park’s collection, and shipped it off to Six Flags New England. Rumors spread about the park adding a launch coaster similar to Maverick at the location of the now defunct Log Jammer, having the park reclaim the title, but they are just rumours. Currently the park’s total sits at 17, equal to that of Cedar Point.

Having gone coaster-less for so long, do you think the Cedar Point will make a comeback in 2013 and add a new coaster to its arsenal? Who knows, maybe the park will pull a “Magic Mountain” and add not one, but two coasters in one season to swiftly take the crown. But in the end, the question is still the same, will the park add a new coaster for 2013? Only time will tell.

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 Construction Update: January 24

Today Canada’s Wonderland added a few more construction pictures showing the world their impressive new B&M giga coaster, Leviathan. It looks like the intense hammerhead is done, and they are on to the second high speed curve on the return to the station, and with the brake run complete, it is only a bit longer until the track installation is complete!

Additionally, in the blog post, they draw attention to the fact that a lot of the technical work in the station, such as the pneumatic lines and electrical work.  I don’t want to jinx it, but this looks like it might be ready for opening day, unlike last year’s Green Lantern First Flight@Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Check out the full construction gallery right here.

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!

 

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: