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Ride Gallery Update

October 22, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

Hey Coaster Fans! The Ride Gallery Department has been hard at work over the past month and content is starting to be added on a consistent basis! Within this update, we have a mix of new and old coasters as well as exciting thrill rides. These have been written by multiple members of the RG team so give them a big thanks when you get the chance. Below find links to all of the coasters and rides that we have recently completed. If there is a coaster that you do not see on our list, let us know and we will get it completed!

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COASTER-net Uncut Season 1 Episode 5 B&M vs Intamin

October 3, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

The great debate that has been raging on our forums and others makes its way to the Uncut studios! Join Andy and Danny as they duke it out over which ride manufacturer is better: Intamin or B&M!

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COASTER-net Uncut Episode 4 - Knoebels & Flying Turns

September 30, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

Check out the biggest debate yet on COASTER-net Uncut. Did Flying Turns at Knoebels really deserve to win the 2014 Best New Ride award? Andy and Danny battle it out to find out if it did!

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Amusement Park News

New Dive Coaster at Efteling

Heavily t hemed coaster based on mining gold

October 20, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

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Guests and coaster enthusiasts around the world are buzzing today as the beautiful park in the Netherlands announced the plan for their new roller coaster. According to the NL Times, Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands will take riders back to the Dutch mining period of history in the 19th century. The park will be building Baron 1898, a dive coaster that will feature a dive straight down a mine shaft at high speeds. Riders who dare take the plunge will free-fall over 37 meters at speeds of 90 kilometers per hour. According to the article, the ride will be heavily themed and includes a story that will be off the ride and on the ride as well.

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California's Great America Expands Planet Snoopy with 3 New Rides for 2015 Season

Adding two new sections

October 16, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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PRESS RELEASE: For 2015, California’s Great America will expand and rebrand the Planet Snoopy kids area. Three new Planet Snoopy rides will be introduced and be in place for opening day in 2015 when Great America begins its magical 40th season. The entire area known formally known as KidZville will be morphed into the expanded Planet Snoopy. The new rides will include Joe Cool’s Gr8Sk8, Peanuts 500 and Snoopy’s Space Buggies. Gr8Sk8 will be an interactive ride atop Snoopy’s giant skateboard with the feeling of going off the edge. Peanuts 500 lets racers zoom around the track and slingshot around the track ends, while Snoopy’s Space Buggies will lift astronauts into the air for a gravity defying lunar landing.

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COLOSSAL CURL MAKES A SPLASH AT ADVENTURE ISLAND IN 2015

First new waterslide since 2006

October 15, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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PRESS RELEASE: Adventure Island guests are in for an epic journey on the park’s newest thrill ride Colossal Curl, set to debut at Tampa Bay’s premier waterpark in 2015. True to its name and holding up to four passengers, this mega slide delivers a high-adrenaline, action-packed adventure, making it the ultimate family thrill slide and adding to the waterpark’s unrivaled combination of corkscrews, waterfalls, high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. “We’re excited to continue in our tradition of offering thrilling rides, and slides, at Adventure Island and Busch Gardens Tampa,” said Park President Jim Dean.

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