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Ride Gallery Update

February 11, 2015 - 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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Club COASTER-net Discounts Have Returned

January 26, 2015 - Daniel Westfall

We've been working this off-season to get just the right mix of discounts for you and to find additional discounts that you may have been looking for. Through a new program we will now have access to discount for Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Studios Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld Parks, Busch Gardens parks, all Six Flags parks and more, as well as select hotels, restaurants, and even discounts to some concerts and other events. We're also going to continue some of our most popular discounts like Holiday World, but they now have an online discount program so you will now be able to print your tickets at home or even at the hotel the night before.

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COASTER-net is Now Hiring

December 27, 2014 - Daniel Westfall

It's that time of year again when we are looking to fill vacancies for various positions on the COASTER-net Team. We have openings for at least two writers on our News team, and one to two writers for our Park Gallery and Ride Gallery. We're also looking to expand our Downloads department with the release of NL2, Theme Park Studio, and addition of Roller Coaster Tychoon World either being recently released or coming soon. Lastly we'd love to add to our team of Photographers from around the world. While the duty of "Photographer" will not give you any Staff benefits by itself, it's a great way to get your name out there as we choose photos form our photographers every year to feature in our COASTER-net Coaster Calendar.

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Amusement Park News

Fury 325 Begins Testing

Ride Set To Open March 28

March 5, 2015 - Danny Miller

On Wednesday (March 4) afternoon, the new Fury 325 roller coaster at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina went for its first test run. As with all previously built coasters from the Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard, the train made it back to the station on the first attempt. The park also ran a second test run successfully shortly after the first. Announced in August, Fury 325 construction began towards the end of the summer, with the final piece being put into place on January 30. Construction on the ride entrance plaza, queue area, and the revamped park entrance continues, with both the ride and park scheduled to open on Saturday, March 28.

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ScreamRide for Xbox Provides New Thrills in Game

A whole amusement park worth of fun

March 3, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

Rollercoaster Tycoon is, ostensibly, a game about managing a theme park. Charging admission, distributing bathroom facilities, and designing rides were all part of the experience. But eventually, just about everyone got to the same place. We all ended up torturing our park-goers by putting them in endless lines, devoid of bathrooms, waiting to ride the very coaster that would soon derail and end their tiny digital lives. ScreamRide for Xbox One, by the same developer behind Rollercoaster Tycoon, Xbox One launch title Zoo Tycoon and most recently, space simulator Elite: Dangerous, is just that. Instead of worrying about all the detail of managing a park, you have one goal stretched across three game modes: Amuse and thrill at any cost.

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Disneyland Ghost Hanging Around Park Having A Ball

Captured on CCTV

March 3, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

Visting Disneyland can be a nightmare - it's expensive, the queues take ages and everywhere is packed.

Fortunately when you're dead none of these things matter which is presumably why this this ghost is enjoying the theme park after hours.

The spooky apparition has been captured on CCTV sauntering around Disneyland's Haunted Mansion and Rivers of America.


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