Taking no break from adding new attractions, in 2016 Kentucky Kingdom will be opening a new multi million dollar roller coaster called Storm Chaser. This coaster will be a remake of the park's old Twisted Twins wooden coaster, and the park will be consulting Rocky Mountain Construction to turn the old woodie into a new steel thriller. Using state-of-the-art I-Box track, Storm Chaser will be able to turn riders upside down multiple times, and feature a crazier layout than before. However, the old Twisted Twins will not be torn down completely - Storm Chaser will utilize the existing structure and the I-Box track will be placed onto the structure. It looks like a great coaster that is not to be missed!
Continuing on the road from our visit at Six Flags Over Georgia, the next stop was Carowinds. Obviously the reason we were here was because of the big new giga coaster, Fury 325. Since Fury opened in March, there have been some good reviews, so we figured we would check it out for ourselves. Besides Fury, there are a few other top attractions, but other than those, there are some seriously bad rides in the park that are unpleasant to ride. Combine that with the Carolina heat, and an experience to Carowinds can be less than pleasant. Luckily for us, though, a few rides made our entire visit worthwhile.
Dollywood, the Tennessee thrill capital, has something up their sleeves for the year of 2016 - a multi million dollar roller coaster. For the past few weeks, speculation for this new coaster has been brewing, so I decided to try and predict just what Dollywood has in the cards for 2016. The current rumors are that this creation will be a Rocky Mountain Construction launched wooden coaster with a few inversions, which sounds very exciting. Keep reading and We'll break this down into sections to predict the new ride.
To kick off the summer, and as a part of an annual roller coaster road trip tradition, I found myself in the South to seek out some thrills at Six Flags Over Georgia. Located in Austell, Georgia, this park gets extremely hot in the summer months, and there was no doubt it was hot when we were there. Even though there was some heat, the natural setting of the park in wooded terrain left ample shade on the midways and made our visit much more enjoyable. The natural shade and environment is nice, but I was blown away by the amount of quality rides this park had. Not just a few attractions were special, most of the rides at the park were! Read on, and you'll see what I'm talking about.
Coasters are my passion. It's what I do, it's who I am.