First ship-board coaster announced

Maimi, Florida, USA

Carnival Cruise Line announced their newest ship, Mardi Gras, will feature the first-ever roller coaster at sea when it debuts in 2020. Bolt: Ultimate Sea Coaster is a Maurer Rides Spike Coaster featuring nearly 800 feet (244m) of track with riders reaching speeds of nearly 40 mph (64 km/h) while racing motorcycle-like vehicles 187 feet (57m) above sea level. Click the headline for more information

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Maurer Spinner for Adventureland

Altoona, Iowa, USA

Adventureland near Des Moines, Iowa announced the addition of The Phoenix, a Maurer Rides Spinning Coaster, for the 2019 season. According to park spokesperson Molly Vincent, the coaster will be over 50 feet (15m) tall and reach a top speed of 40 mph (64 km/h) leading to speculation that it will be a SC2000 model. Click the headline for more information

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Drayton Manor retires G Force

Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England

Drayton Manor confirmed the rumors of the immediate retirement of G Force, the park’s Maurer X-Car coaster. It was the only X-Car coaster in the UK and one of only two coasters of its kind. There is currently no specific date for the ride to be removed or details of any new attraction to replace it. Click the headline for more information and to watch videos

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