The new indoor adventure ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach was officially opened by the shows creator Nick park today.
The £5.2m investment is a four minute family ride featuring animatronics and scenes based on the popular British animation. The ride has had several "soft openings" to gather and respond to public feedback. The ride is situated on the site of the old Gold Mine ride.
Riders it in a slipper shaped train and go on a adventure passing many scenes from the animated shows.
Mystic Manor, a brand new state-of-the art dark ride attraction has officially let its first public guests on board. Some of those lucky enough to ride this brand new attraction have filmed on ride videos so those of us that can't make it over to the park can take a look ourselves. The video to the right is from youtube user alex yeung and obviously contains spoilers.
It looks like a fantastic addition to Hong Kong Disneyland, a ride for the whole family.
A couple of weeks ago we posted a video of Iron Rattler testing and today Six Flags Fiesta Texas released a video of a test run that included front seat POV, reverse POV and off-ride footage as well as the unveiling of their awesome new trains.
The new for 2013 steel hybrid coaster is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend and features a 171 foot/81° drop, four over-banked turns ranging from 93° to 110° and reaches a top speed of 70 mph.
This is the third major coaster by Rocky Mountain Construction, the company that also designed and built New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas and Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City.
Since December last year, there has been a Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 "World Championship" competition being run.
After months of submissions and many, many hours of hard work by each entrant, CFer Reddude333 has won the final with the fantastic "Nightingale Park".
Reddude333 has won something from our CF goody bag and ultimate bragging rights.
Many thanks to all the entrants who made a monumental effort to produce high quality parks and rides for the competition. Also thanks to CFer Colossus for the work he put into organising the competition.
Well done everyone and hopefully we'll see you all back again later this year for another competition.
On a connected note, we currently have a very active No Limits set of competitions in action - feel free to have a look and maybe join in.
The exciting new roller coaster/theme park design game "Theme Park Studio" is now a Kickstarter Project.
Pledge anywhere from $5 to $5,000 and get involved in this project. Anything above $1,000 will get you into the game itself, though we recommend a $20 pledge so you at least get a copy to play the game when it's finished.
Pantera Inc are looking for a measly (in game development terms) $80,000 in total to get the game finished and out the door.
The game looks delicious and is everything rollercoaster games players have been crying out for for years - just watch the video.
So head on over to the Kickstarter page (linked below) and get pledging to make yourself part of rollercoaster gaming history.