New details have come to the surface for Knott's Berry Farm's Bolliger and Mabillard inverted coaster which is now confirmed to be set for an opening on December 24th, 2004.
Named Silver Bullet, the third B&M inverted ride for the Cedar Fair park chain will course through a custom-designed multi-inversion layout from a height of 126 feet containing a 105-foot vertical loop and other elements including flat spin and zero-g roll inversions.
The two minute and thirty second ride experience of Silver Bullet will take riders through a total of 3,125 feet of box track with a portion of the layout extending over Knott's Berry Farm's Reflection Lake.
Knott's is still in the process of relocating the historic Church of Reflections to a site adjacent to the park property to make way for the inverted coaster.
It is reported that Busch Gardens Williamsburg has filed plans for a new indoor attraction to be located in the Oktoberfest, Germany themed section.
Although details are being kept under wraps until an official announcement, the new experience will likely be a heavily-themed, possibly interactive dark ride. It will be contained within a 40,000-square-foot, eight-story high building of similar dimensions to the neighboring landmark Festhaus building.
Wilde Maus will be removed from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, as recently rumored on our site, and the enclosed attraction will be constructed on the site of the 46-foot wild mouse-type coaster. Meanwhile, the Wild Maus coaster will be relocated to the Williamsburg's sister park, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg's closest competition, Paramount's Kings Dominion, introduced the custom-designed mouse coaster Ricochet in 2002 and is adding the interactive dark rideScooby Doo and the Haunted Mansion for next season, while the Williamsburg theme park has gone four years without a major ride.
Yet again have Cedar Point has announced plans for something new! On Tuesday they officially announced that they are to build a 51,000-square-foot indoor water park resort. It is a major expansion to the existing Radisson Harbour Inn situated at the front of the cedar point causeway and will cost something around $22million. “Castaway Bay” as it’s to be called will be open all year round and is due to open in November 2004. It will have a tropical Caribbean theme and feature 237 hotel rooms and suits for the whole family. The water park itself will be some 38,000-square-foot itself and will house: · a rousing 35-foot-high, 520-foot-long water roller coaster that will propel riders uphill using water jets. This unique water coaster will twist its way through the water-park, shoot outside the resort’s structure in an enclosed slide and then spiral back into an indoor splash pool; · a total of 12 exhilarating water slides in various sizes for sliders of all ages that will provide a rush of excitement for all thrill seekers. · a 100,000-gallon wave pool that will generate 3-foot-tall waves which guests can body surf in true “hang ten” style. A cascading waterfall will serve as a scenic backdrop; · a children’s play pool chock-full of slides, tipping buckets, spraying gadgets and sea creature play structures designed especially for kids; · an action-packed 80,000-gallon activity pool with interactive elements for pre-teen to water enthusiasts such as overhead nets, footbridges, floating logs and treasure chests to walk over around that test skill and agility; · a gigantic multi-story interactive play area with more than 100 different elements, including a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket that will drench guests every 10 minutes with a downpour of water; · two 50-person whirlpool spas (one indoor and one outdoor) where guests can kick back and relax in a calming atmosphere. To get to the outdoor whirlpool spa, guests will simply swim through an opening in a natural grotto formation · a snack bar to satisfy hungry water-goers so there’s no need to leave the water-park for some munchies! The wetter, the better they say. Is this the key to Cedar Points tourist catch or just a waste of time? Well we will just have to wait and see. It will make the ideal getaway for all members of the family all year round. No matter what the weather. There’s no better way to hit dry, high class, extreme thrill rides by day and by the evening have a nice long soak in a hot spring surrounded by tropical palm trees! Now wouldn’t that be nice! Heaven??? Thought so!
Hersheypark has made official that the name of the park's 2004 Intamin Rocket Coaster will indeed be Storm Runner, with the slogan 'Vertical Horsepower'.
The decision came after over 46,000 votes came in to Hersheypark over a two-week period for three name contenders, the other two being Renegade and Steel Stampede.
Hershey reports that there was a 3,000 vote difference between each of the names - Storm Runner winning over the competition with some 18,000 plus.
Storm Runner will be the first hydraulically-launched coaster to loop through three inversions when it debuts on Mother's Day Weekend of the 2004 season, with 2,600 feet of red track and speeds of up to seventy-five miles per hour.
Progress on the steel coaster has become visible over the past week with the first supports going vertical, and dozens of footers in place, with most of the ride's track currently on site at Hersheypark.