New cable series to debut with look at coaster mechanics

BGA, Valleyfair featured on Discovery Channel's 'Build It Bigger'

July 5, 2007 - Devin Olson

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Build It Bigger: Danny Forster, host of Discovery Channel's new show, will tackle some of the newest wooden and steel coasters in the debut episode Wednesday.
If you're looking for your fix of thrill rides on your TV screen, Discovery Channel believes they have a solution for you.

A new series from the cable channel dubbed Build It Bigger premieres July 11 at 10 p.m. EST / PST with a reward for roller-coaster lovers in search of behind-the-scenes action relating to their favorite topic.

The show's goal is to take viewers on a tour of the world's ultimate construction projects each episode, and host Danny Forster will explore the first of those at amusement parks ranging from Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa Bay, Florida to Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota during Wednesday's episode.

Forster, an acrophobic, will not only examine the construction of a modern wooden coaster structure at the site of Valleyfair's 2007 addition Renegade, but also take on the heights of Busch Gardens' rides. Rather than experiencing the vertical-diving SheiKra and inverted Montu for enjoyment, the host will focus on the coasters' mechanical aspect, touring backstage areas for a look at what maintains a ride's safety.

For more information on Build It Bigger, visit the official Discovery Channel page.

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