Fun Spot announce New Woodie for 2017

Kissimmee, Florida, USA

The Gravity Group and Fun Spot America announced today that a new wooden coaster will open at their park near Orlando in Kissimmee, Florida in 2017. The coaster will be 82 feet (25m) tall, 2,256 feet (688m) long, have a top speed of 48.5 mph (78 km/h) and feature a 360° barrel roll inversion, 115° banked turns and seven airtime hills. Click the headline for more information


Dragon Challenge to be removed?

Universal Studios Orlando, Florida, USA

Rumours are circulating on various theme park fan sites that Dragon Challenge at Universal Studios Orlando is set to be replaced with another attraction. The two roller coasters, original called “Dueling Dragons”, are located in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter area in the Islands of Adventure park and are in need of refurbishment after nearly 18 years of operation. The removal would free up a large space for an attraction more suited to the JK Rowling anthology. Although the park has yet to officially confirm or deny the rumours, speculation in the roller coaster community is rife.