Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Big Bear Mountain, the Vekoma family thrill coaster that features three launches, opened at Dollywood today. With a 2+ minute super smooth ride and a mere 39-inch height requirement, this one’s fun for the entire family! Click the headline to read more
Playland’s Castaway Cove, New Jersey, USA
Our own East Coast(er) General was invited to test ride GaleForce at Playland’s Castaway Cove. The S&S triple launch prototype coaster has had issues that set its opening back until next spring due to track alignment.
A 30 foot section of track that leads back into the station could not be lined up correctly with the dual launch stators and a new piece of track is currently being manufactured at the plant in Italy.
East Coast(er) General described the coaster as nothing like he’s experienced before, that has “a fantastic launch, a great drop and pacing, as well as a fun element” that reminds him of a Norwegian Loop.