Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hades 360 POV Test Run - Full Video

Here's the "new" and improved Hades 360 via the Mt. Olympus Resorts YouTube Channel.  Wow, this ride looks awesome! I have always wanted to ride timberliner trains, and I'm sure they do quite well on a more aggressive layout such as this. The Zero-G rolls just seems (almost) impossible.


Hades 360 POV Test Run - Full Video

Here's the "new" and improved Hades 360 via the Mt. Olympus Resorts YouTube Channel.  Wow, this ride looks awesome! I have always wanted to ride timberliner trains, and I'm sure they do quite well on a more aggressive layout such as this. The Zero-G rolls just seems (almost) impossible.


Monday, May 27, 2013

Super Matterhorn - Georgia National Fair - Reithoffer Shows 2011

Starry Sky Ripper - Sky Scrapper POV B&M Flyer Roller Coaster World Joyl...

Does anyone else think  this ride  is crazy?  Here's a vid from Theme Park Review's trip to China, and probably from the looks of it, my favorite B&M flyer.   Where can I find a B&M coaster in the US with a crazy layout like this?


Space Mountain (With the Lights On)

Sky Screamer Media Day 2013 (SFOG)

Hold on tight, I recently attended the Sky Screamer media day event at Six Flags over Georgia.  Below I have a video of myself riding Sky Screamer, and I give you a few views of the ground to give you an idea of exactly how high 240 feet seems up in the sky.  Well, now rumors are circulating around that the ride has only been topped off at 220 feet, but can only find articles that prove the 240 feet height.  Wikipedia says that it's 242 feet which was the original touted height.  Despite all this, I did want to note that the ride runs great, and the manufacturer Funtime has done a great job with this product.  They seem to be doing much better than their competition Mondial Windseeker  which have many problems.

At any rate, my local Sky Screamer has a great cycle, that swings low to the trees mid-way through, and maintains its 45 mph speed.  Be sure to check out the video below, and tell us what you think?

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Kumba

Kumba is a Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) multi-inversion steel looping coaster located at Busch Gardens Tampa.  This ride really sticks to the old school B&M mentality of lots of G-forces, tons of inversions, and twisting high-speed fun.  The coaster has a total of seven inversions including a loop, a dive loop, zero-g-roll, cobra-roll (2), and interlocking corkscrews (2).  The finale takes you into a tunnel and a very tight helix.  Check out my video below.
Here's an off-ride video of Kumba


Here's a POV video of Kumba