GaleForce, the 125 foot tall S&S triple launch coaster opening at Playland's Castaway Cove this summer, was topped off today. This is one of three new coasters opening at the park along with a SFB Visa Group spinner called Whirlwind and a 50 foot tall E&F Miler family coaster named Wild Waves that will circle around GaleForce twice.
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Six Flags Magic Mountain held a media preview event for The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster today showing off the new technology that is the current industry trend. The VR experience isn't the only treatment the coaster got during the off-season. Other upgrades include new custom built trains with lapbar only seats and a patriotic paint scheme. The coaster is currently open for season passholders only and will open to all guests in April.
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Dollywood went ahead with the scheduled Lightning Rod media event today in spite of the coaster's delayed opening announced last week. Dolly Parton made an appearance to welcome guests for the 2016 season, answer questions from select members of the media and perform a musical number. The park also confirmed that the delay is due to safety and optimal performace concerns from Rocky Mountain Construction, the ride's manufacturer, surrounding the world's first launched wooden coaster.
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced today that the park will build a GCI (Great Coasters International) family wooden coaster scheduled to open in 2017. The announcement came during the park's Passholder Preview Day event. The coaster will be 74 feet tall with a top speed of 48 mph and have a Viking theme featuring nine airtime hills. The name hasn't been officially announced as the coaster will be the first "crowd sourced" ride giving fans the opportunity to shape various experiences for the coaster including the ride's name. Fans will have until 1. April, 2016 to choose either Viking Raider, Invadr or Battle Klash as the name by visiting this webpage.
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Kings Dominion held a media preview event today for Delirium, the park's new Mondial Revolution rotating pendulum ride. The 75 foot tall attraction swings riders 115 feet into the air at a 120° maximum angle and is scheduled to open to the public next week. The huge swinging ride seats 40 passengers and is one of only two located in North America, the other being Psyclone at Canada's Wonderland near Toronto, Ontario.