Busch Gardens announces Gwazi conversion

Tampa, Florida, USA

It’s official! Busch Gardens Tampa announced what we’ve know for some time – Gwazi is getting the RMC I-Box track conversion treatment. No real details were given other than the coaster will be North America’s tallest hybrid, and the fastest, steepest hybrid coaster in the world. Click the headline for more information


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


White Cyclone to get RMC conversion

Nagashima, Kuwana, Japan

Nagashima Spa Land announced that the park’s iconic White Cyclone wooden roller coaster will close on January 28, 2018 to undergo RMC’s I-Box steel track treatment before reopening in Spring 2019. Rocky Mountain Construction specialize in converting classic wooden coasters into new steel hybrid coasters, with many examples already operating in the United States of America. This is the first RMC Iron Horse conversion outside of the USA and only their second project abroad following the opening of Wildfire in Sweden last year. Click the headline for more information


Steel Vengeance track capped off

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

Cedar Point announced they capped off the final piece of track on Steel Vengeance this morning. The park’s iconic Mean Streak wooden roller coaster is currently undergoing Rocky Mountain Construction’s I-Box steel track conversion and is scheduled to open next Spring. In addition to changing the track to steel while keeping the wooden support structure, the height was raised from 161 feet (49m) to 205 feet (62.5m) and the initial drop incline went from 52° to 90°, which will raise the top speed from 65 mph (104.6 km/h) to 74 mph (119 km/h). It will also feature over-banked turns, four inversions and a world record 27.2 seconds of airtime! Click the headline for more information