GCI installs steel track at Fun Spot

Orlando, Florida, USA

Great Coasters International has installed a section of their prototype steel track on White Lightning at Fun Spot. What separates this design from Rocky Mountain Construction’s I-Box is that no welding is required and it connects seamlessly with existing wooden track. Click the headline for more information and watch the track installation


Texas Stingray for SeaWorld San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas, USA

SeaWorld San Antonio held a press conference for Texas Stingray, a GCI (Great Coasters International) traditional wooden roller coaster opening in the park next Spring. The park’s first wooden coaster will be the tallest, fastest and longest wooden coaster in the Lone Star state. It will also be GCI’s first new coaster built in North America since 2017. Click the headline for more information


Alton Towers reveals Wicker Man wooden coaster

Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK

Alton Towers reveals Wicker Man, a GCI wooden coaster set to open in spring 2018. Wicker Man, which will be the UK’s first wooden coaster in more than 20 years, has a height of 57.6 feet (17.5m) and a track length of 2,028 feet (618m). It is themed to a mystical group called the Beornen, and will feature fire effects. Click the headline for more information


InvadR opens at Busch Gardens Willamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Busch Gardens Williamsburg opened InvadR, their new wooden terrain coaster, to the public today. The GCI (Great Coasters International) hybrid coaster is the park’s eight coaster and its first woodie. It’s designed with families in mind, but its 74 feet (22m) tall drop in a tunnel and nine airtime hills will thrill adrenaline junkies as well. The coaster is located in the New France village area and interacts with the nearby Le Scoot log flume and a section of the park’s railroad line. Click the headline for more information


New trains for Wildcat at Lake Compounce

Bristol, Connecticut, USA

Lake Compounce announced that Wildcat, the park’s landmark wooden coaster, will receive new GCI (Great Coasters International) Millennium Flyer trains for the 2017 season. The new trains are part of an ongoing improvement process to the classic woodie that opened in 1927 at America’s oldest amusement park. Click the headline to for more information and see an image of the other new train.