Archive for July 2015

Kentucky Kingdom Announces Storm Chaser Rollercoaster

Kentucky Kingdom has announced plans for their new coaster to debut next year. This will be an RMC utilizing the space, as well as structure, formerly occupied by Twister Twins.

We’re excited to announce the addition of our fifth and newest coaster, Storm Chaser. This will be the second new coaster to be constructed at the park in a period of only two years.

So that we can bring you a truly unique coaster, we have commissioned Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) to design and build it. Based in Idaho, RMC is on the cutting edge of coaster design and engineering and very well respected in the industry.

Full announcement

Final Days for Thunder Road, Shockwave and Gwazi

Thirty-nine year old wooden racing coaster Thunder Road at Carowinds will be giving its last rides on July 26.

Meanwhile Kings Dominion’s twenty-nine year old Togo stand-up Shockwave will be giving its last rides on August 6.

And on the west coast, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will be closing their wooden coaster, ROAR on August 16 after 16 years.

No news was given as to replacements for each.

After the loss of Gwazi, Colossus, Cyclone, Mantis and others last year, it is bittersweet. But we can be thankful for the fun they provided millions over the years; not to mention many are getting a modern makeover and will be with us, in a fashion, for years to come.

Go say your farewells to a few long time favorites to many.