Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ninja - Six Flags Over Georgia


Ah #vekoma.  My how you #brutalize me, this is #ninja at #sfog.  Actually, this #coaster seems to be the #best out of the #vekoma #variety.  In 2011 and 2012, Six Flags Over Georgia #SFovergeorgia, introduced used trains from Great American Scream Machine #gasm from Six Flags Great Adventure #sfgadv that helped improve the ride.  Decide for yourselves.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Almost Absurd Coaster Concept - Las Vegas

Well folks, haven't we all wondered when the next "worlds tallest coaster" would come onto the scene?  Maybe the wait is over?  Here's a concept drawing, as well as a news article on what would be  over a 650 foot attraction in Las Vegas.

Known as the Polarcoaster, this attraction from US Thrill Rides  would prove to be a multimodal attraction on the Vegas Strip.  Equipped with restaurants, and other venues, this could be a "one stop shop" environment.  It seems though, due to the height of the attraction, that the ride would require FAA approval, also in part of the ride's proximity to the airport.

Despite the extreme height of the ride, it does not seem that the first drop would be over 600 feet, so i'm not thinking this coater would break any speed records.  I'm definitely interested to see how things pan out.  I would like to see this attraction in other cities too!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Georgia Cyclone

Hey everyone.  Six Flags Over Georgia is my home park and I really wanted to share the Georgia Cyclone roller coaster with you.  My first ride on this Dinn & Summers beast was back in 1992, and it was as wild one.  Here are some pictures!  The ride was re-profiled back in the 1990s, shortly after it opened.  Someone complained of whiplash from the first drop, and the "snap" was removed.  Also the 6th hill was much steeper, and filled with ejector-airtime and that hill was re-profiled as well.  Finally the last turn did have one last pop of air as well, and it was removed and leveled out.  

Currently the ride has been re-tracked for the 2012 and 2013 season,  and will hopefully be repaired some more.  Let me know what you think about this ride, and please share your own experiences.                      
    

Insane New Drop Tower - Busch Gardens Tampa

#Good-bye #old #ride, #hello #new #hotness.  The new ride at#buschgardens #Tampa is #falconsfury.  An #intamin #droptowerthat rotates the seating #90degrees facing the ground, all while dropping at highway speeds.  Sounds crazy!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

IT'S SUMMERTIME!!!!!

Hyena Falls at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari