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Monday, January 30, 2012

The F1 Roller Coaster

Formula Rossa


Stats
Height: 174 ft
Speed: 150 mph
Drop: 169 ft
Length: 7,200
Launch Time: 4.9 seconds

Records
-Worlds fastest roller coaster
-Sixth longest roller coaster                                                        

Location
Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE




Formula Rossa has been operating since 2010 and remains the fastest roller coaster in the world. Its is also one of the longest. Formula Rossa is located at Ferrari world in the UAE. Ferrari World currently holds the record for the largest indoor them park.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Top 10 Wooden Roller Coasters

1 .Hades- Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
2. Prowler- Worlds of Fun
3. Zippin' Pippin'- Bay Beach Amusement Park
4. Viper- Six Flags Great America

    I will update when I ride more good wooden roller coasters.

My Top 10 Steel Roller Coasters

1. Millenium Force- Cedar Point
2. Maverick- Cedar Point
3. Top Thrill Dragster- Cedar Point
4. Magnum- Cedar Point
5. Raging Bull- Six Flags Great America
6. The Incredible Hulk- Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
7. Superman: Ultimate Flight- Six Flags Great America
8. Dueling Dragons- Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
9. Raptor- Cedar Point
10. Patriot- Worlds of Fun

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Haunt is here

All around the world theme parks have unleashed this years haloween celebration. Including activities for all ages. The little ones can enjoy activities during the day and the more brave and older crowd can gather enough courage to walk through the parks many terrifying haunted houses. Many great reviews have been posted of parks like Knotts, Universal Studios, and Busch Gardens. So if you live near a park with a Haunt celebration I recommend a trip or at least a night visit.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Prowler Review

     The Prowler is a 80 foot tall wooden GCI roller coaster. In 2009 it was rated the best new ride of the year beating out rides like Diamondback and Saw. This year it was ranked the number ten wooden roller coaster in the world.
      You climb into the two across comfortable and cushy millennium flyer trains. Pull down the lap bar and wait for the all clear not sure of what to expect because most of the ride is hidden in the woods. As you climb the the hill you get a glimpse of whats to come and the beautiful woods and park. As you crest the hill you see the track twist below you. The track roars as you hurtle down the first drop. But before you hit the ground you pull up into  the twisted hill you fly through the structure and are off into the woods in a layout meant to reflect the Beast. In a series of twists, turns and bunny hills you fly near the ground as the trains try and buck you off. Finally you do a last twist by the lift hill and hit the brakes.
     Overall it is an amazing roller coaster and deserves its rank. My final rating is a solid 9.5. And would definitely recommend a stop at Worlds of Fun.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Leviathan to Tower Over Canada's Wonderland

                       Earlier this week Canada's Wonderland announced there 2012 coaster project.
Leviathan is to be a 306 ft B&M giga coaster. It will be interesting to see how B&M does there spin on the concept.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Roller Coaster of the Week #1 Dare Devil Dive

      There are thousands of roller coasters all over the U.S. I'm here to talk about them every week.          
                             Notice: I have not rode all of these roller coasters
                               Dare Devil Dive


      Dare Devil Dive is a Gerstlauer euro fighter dive coaster. They are known for their vertical lift and beyond vertical drop. It is 95" tall and reaches a top speed of 52 mph. It boasts a 95 degree drop, an immelmann, a diving loop, and a heartline roll. Dare Devil Dive is the first euro fighter to have lap restraints. I don't know if euro fighters head bang but, Dare Devil Dive seems to be the most smooth. This is definitely a roller coaster I would like to ride. Random Fact: Dare Devil Dive's name was inspired by a Bugs Bunny cartoon.