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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

Hoax or Fact? GI Joe Theme Park Sign Spotted

Could a new theme park be on the horizon?

October 20, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

An elaborate hoax or factual information? That is the question that is coming out of the city of Destin today as a sign was put up on a parcel of land advertising a new theme park called G.I. Joe’s. The sign, however, had city planners, developers, and land owners all confused because there has been no talk or any documents turned into the city discussing such a place. According to the Destin Log, the sign had been placed on an 8 acre piece of land just directly west of Big Kahuna’s. The advertisement said that there would be water, thrills and fun.

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World's Tallest Dueling Coaster to Re-open

Battlestar Galactica could be running again at year's end

October 20, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

The world’s tallest dueling coaster in the world may once again hear the screams of its riders if all goes as planned. According to the Straits Times, Battlestar Gallactica, the world’s tallest dueling coaster has plans to reopen its gates after being offline for more than a year. The roller coaster, which is located at Universal Studios in Singapore plans to reopen the ride as long as there are no more hitches in the process. The ride was taken offline in July of 2013 and has been dormant ever since. We have also learned that Resorts World Sentosa, the ride’s manufacturer, has submitted technical and support documents to the Building and Construction Authority to be reviewed.

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New Dive Coaster at Efteling

Heavily t hemed coaster based on mining gold

October 20, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

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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East Coast Coasters - Part 2
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Coastin' in the Deep South
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