Today, Cedar Point announced a twist on an old coaster - Mantis. Mantis has been thrilling riders for about ten years with four inversions, twists and turns, and its signature feature, stand up trains - that's right you ride standing up. However, the last day to ride the Mantis as we know it is on October 19th, as Cedar Point will be giving it a complete "refresh". In 2015 the trains will be sit-down and floorless, the paint scheme will change, and the title will morph into "Rougarou", with an entirely new theme as well.
Six Flags Great Adventure - one of my favorite theme parks. It is home to Kingda Ka, which is my all time favorite coaster, and is a launched coaster that shoots riders up to heights of 456 feet at speeds of 128 miles per hour. That isn't all there is to do, though. Great Adventure is also home to a great steel coaster called Nitro, a safari adventure where you get to encounter many animals, and the world's tallest drop ride, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom. Read on, to see what a day at Great Adventure is like.
Roller coasters are feared by many - but you can conquer a fear of them. From starting small to screaming loud, there are tricks to overcoming the fear of roller coasters. Read on to see what other tricks you can use at an amusement park to conquer a fear of roller coasters.
Just a few days ago, Six Flags announced their capital expansions for the year of 2015. Among the lineup were thrill rides, waterslides, and some dark rides. But the attractions that stood out were Twisted Colossus and Wicked Cyclone: two older wooden coasters that are going to be remade with a steel track and a more twisted layout. They are both very similar, both featuring multiple inversions, built and designed by the same company, Rocky Mountain Construction, and are both going to be a hit for 2015. The rivalry started a few days ago . . . and will probably never die - so now I ask you - Which do you think will deliver a better ride?
Coasters are my passion. It's what I do, it's who I am.