Twisted Cyclone opens at Six Flags Over Georgia

Austell, Georgia, USA

Six Flags Over Georgia opened Twisted Cyclone, the RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) I-Box track conversion of the former Georgia Cyclone wooden coaster. The steel hybrid coaster stands 100 feet (30m) tall with a 75° drop, features 3 inversions and 10 airtime hills, all while reaching speeds up to 50 mph (80 km/h). Click the headline to see videos and photos

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Six Flags acquires five more parks

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Six Flags is adding five new parks to its US portfolio. This includes three water parks and two amusement parks. Among them are Darien Lake and Frontier City, both of which were owned by Six Flags but sold in 2006 to alleviate debt. It is currently unclear what future plans exist for the parks. Click the headline for more information

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HangTime opens at Knott’s Berry Farm

Buena Park, California, USA

Knott’s Berry Farm opened HangTime, the park’s new Gerstlauer Infinity coaster that illuminates over the Boardwalk with a themed LED light show. With a 150 foot (46m) vertical lift hill, the steel dive coaster features a 96° beyond vertical drop, 5 inversions and reaches speeds up to 57 mph (92 km/h) after holding passengers for a few seconds at the top. Click the headline to see videos and photos

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Wonder Women Golden Lasso Coaster opens

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Six Flags Fiesta Texas opened Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster, the first of its kind RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) Raptor coaster. This unique coaster uses a single rail that allows for quicker and smoother transitions than traditional dual track coasters. Click the headline to see videos and photos

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Twisted Timbers Opens at Kings Dominion

Doswell, Virginia, USA

Twisted Timbers, the RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) I-Box track conversion of the Hurler wooden coaster at Kings Dominion, opened today. The hybrid steel coaster features a 109 foot (33m) tall barrel roll downdrop, zero-g roll, cutback and huge overbanked curve – all while reaching speeds up to 54 mph (87 km/h). Click the headline to see videos and photos

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Linnanmäki announces Taiga launch coaster

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Linnänmaki Amusement Park announces the debut of Taiga, the biggest coaster in Finland, for 2019. This coaster from Intamin AG will feature two launches and four inversions across more than a kilometer of track, and reach speeds of 66 mph (104 km/h) and heights of over 170 feet (52 m). It replaces Vonkaputous, a Premier water coaster which was removed in 2017. Click the headline for more information

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Time Traveler opens at Silver Dollar City

Branson, Missouri, USA

Time Traveler, the world’s first launched looping spinning coaster, opened at Silver Dollar City. The record-breaking custom coaster was designed and built by Mack Rides and features a 100 foot (30.5m) 90° drop out of the station, three inversions, two launches and a top speed of 50.3 mph (81 km/h). As the world’s fastest, steepest and tallest complete-circuit spinning coaster, it marks a new era in the amusement park industry, delivering ride experiences unlike any before, with no two rides alike, and is Silver Dollar City’s biggest attraction ever with an investment of $26 million. Click the headline to see videos and photos

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Robin Hood to receive RMC conversion

Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, the Netherlands

The Robin Hood wooden coaster at Walibi Holland will be closed until 2019, and redesigned by Rocky Mountain Construction. Robin Hood was built by Vekoma in 2000, when Six Flags operated the park. RMC has performed several rebuilds of wooden coasters in the past. Robin Hood is slated to be the company’s first conversion project outside North America, although they built a coaster from the ground up in Sweden in 2016. Click the headline for more information

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