Park: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA) Height: 130 ft. Speed: 60 mph. Length: 3,240 ft. Inversions: 2 Year opened: 1978 Type: Steel, Custom looping Manufacturer: Arrow Dynamics, S&S Worldwide trains Fun facts: -Loch Ness Monster is the only roller coaster in the world with two interlocking loops. -The coaster recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with […]
Park: Nagashima Spa Land (Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan) Height: 318 ft. Speed: 95 mph. Length: 8,133 ft. Inversions: 0 Year opened: 2000 Type: Steel, Giga Manufacturer: D.H. Morgan Manufacturing, B&M trains Fun facts: Steel Dragon is the longest roller coaster in the world.
It is no secret that many different companies, departments, engineering experts, and managers are involved with the creation of a new roller coaster such as Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. There are many possible ways in which roller coaster layouts can be originally thought of, but here is one speculation for how […]
Park: SeaWorld Orlando (Orlando, FL) Height: 200 ft. Speed: 73 mph. Length: 4,760 ft. Inversions: 0 Year opened: 2016 Type: Steel, hypercoaster Manufacturer: B&M Fun facts: *Mako is the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Orlando. *It is themed after a shark.
Park: Kings Island (Mason, Ohio) Height: 110 ft. Speed: 65 mph. Length: 7,359 ft. Inversions: 0 Year opened: 1979 Type: Wooden, terrain-hugging layout Manufacturer: Kings Island Fun facts: *The Beast remains the world’s longest wooden roller coaster. *There are 2 books based off of the ride by R.L. Stein. *The Beast has 2 lift hills.
Park: Ferrari World (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) Height: 171 ft. Speed: 150 mph. Length: 6,790 ft. Inversions: 0 Year opened: 2010 Type: Steel, Hydraulically launched Manufacturer: Intamin Fun facts: *Formula Rossa reaches it’s speed in approximately 4 seconds. *Special protective eyewear is required to ride this ride.
Park: Kentucky Kingdom (Louisville, KY) Height: 100 ft. Speed: 52 mph. Length: 2,744 ft. Inversions: 3 Year opened: 2016 Type: Steel, RMC iBox, Out-and-Back layout Manufacturer: Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) Fun fact: *Storm Chaser is a refurbished version of the dueling wooden coaster Twisted Twins. *Image by rockymtnconstruction.com