Leaked blueprints show Alton Towers could be planning to build a launched wooden coaster as a next major attraction. No details to height or speed, but the image rendering shows a large wooden coaster that would pack in plenty of elements. For more, head over to our forums!
PowerPark in Finland has released more details about their new investment in 2015. It will be a infinity coaster manufactured by Gerstlauer. The name will be Junker and it will launch riders with a top speed of 100 km/h over a 40 meter tall top hat! Junker features six inversions and an underwater tunnel. The length is 860 meters, and the coaster will be similar to Karacho in Tripsdrill, Germany.
This new investment will be the sixth roller coaster in PowerPark. Another notable coaster in the same park is Thunderbird, a GCI wooden coaster. PowerPark is the most northern park in the world. The park hopes to attract more visitors from outside Finland with this new addition.
Dreamland Margate, a classic British amusement park, is set to re-open at the 19th of June! The park had its last year of operation in 2005. It has recently had a massive refurbishment of £18 million. Now, ten years after its closure, Dreamland will be operational again with 20 traditional rides.
One of these rides is the Scenic Railway. It opened in 1920, making it the oldest operating coaster in the UK once it re-opens. A new roller coaster opening in the park is Counter Culture Caterpillar, a Big Apple kiddie coaster. More rides will be added to the park as time goes on.
Tickets will cost around £15 for an adult, and around £13 for children (younger than 16 years old).
And that's a wrap! Fury 325 finished its first test run today during a Media Day preview at Carowinds. The giga coaster sailed with flying colors, roaring around the layout while hitting speeds of 95 MPH. The roller coaster opens to the public March 28th, but will feature a Season Passholder preview the night before on the 27th.
Join in on the Forum Discussion to see more photos and video of Fury 325's test run.
While the RMC coaster had previously been given a green light, the county commission announced an appeal of permission until more detailed plans can be provided by the zoo. More details can be found on the CF Forums.