Park-goers at Alton Towers Resort will be in for a suprise when they find the park's new Gerstlauer roller coaster closed for testing. The multi-loop steel coaster was originally scheduled to open May 23rd, but Alton Towers announced unexpected "teething" problems today, which would delay the roller coaster opening.
Alton Towers has agreed to change hotel reservations for guests free of charge, should they want to reschedule for when Smiler is open.
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With a staggering 171 ft (52 mtrs), 81° drop, a blazing top speed of 70 mph (113 kph), 4 over-banked turns — more than any other hybrid (wood & steel) coaster - and an inverted barrel roll, Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas should be high on your "must-ride" list! Iron Rattler was built by Rocky Mountain Construction, the same people who made Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City.
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After nearly five years of sitting dormant, the old Turbine shuttle-looping coaster at Walibi Belguim is set to reopen as "Psyké Underground" in mid-June.
The ride (then called Sirocco) opened 1982 and was the first launched rollercoaster in Europe. The name was changed to Turbine in 1997. This rare Schwarzkopf 85 kph (53 mph) Shuttle Loop coaster is the only one of it's kind in Europe. The €6m refurbishment sees the ride now themed to an underground journey through a town with plenty of special effects. Psyke-licious!
After months of anticipation, the time has finally arrived for GateKeeper to open at Cedar Point! This B&M WingRider roller coaster will be the tallest and fastest of its type in the world, featuring the tallest inversion in the world.
CoasterForce will be present throughout the long weekend to bring live coverage of the roller coaster and park opening. Here is the schedule:
Thursday, May 9 - GateKeeper Media Day
Friday, May 10 - Ohio State University Day
Sunday, May 12 - CoasterForce Live Meetup
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