New RMC Raptor delayed until 2021

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

As many expected, Wild Water West has announced that the opening of their new Raptor coaster has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction that was supposed to start in April will begin this fall, with the August opening pushed back until next Memorial Day weekend. Click the headline for more information

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Gwazi conversion details announced

Tampa, Florida, USA

Busch Gardens Tampa confirmed that their new for 2020 RMC hybrid conversion of the Gwazi wooden coasters will no longer duel and be named Iron Gwazi. The coaster will be North America’s tallest as well as the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster. The records include a 206 feet tall (63m) lift hill with a 91° drop and a top speed of 76 mph (122 km/h). Click the headline for more information

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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

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Energylandia reveals RMC for 2020

Zator, Malopolskie, Poland

At a press conference today, Energylandia revealed details about their planned 2020 expansion. This new area of the park will cover 150 hectares and feature several attractions. Its most notable ride will be Zadra, an RMC Wooden Coaster which will be close to 200 feet (60m) tall and reach speeds of 71.5 mph (115 km/h). Click the headline for more information

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Nagashima Spa Land names new RMC

Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie, Japan

Nagashima Spa Land has named the RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) I-Box track conversion of the park’s former White Cyclone wooden coaster Hakugei, which translates to White Whale. The steel hybrid coaster is scheduled to open in March 2019 and will feature a 180.4 foot (55m) 80° drop and three inversions. Click the headline for more information

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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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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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