Saturday, December 17, 2011

Weekly Rewind 12.17.11

The new Miracle Strip amusement park has announced a new ride addition, the Sea Dragon.  The ride will be part of other expansions in 2012, I love to see this little park growing!

We can put the rumors of Mirabilandia's new DiVertical ride having a coaster section to bed - indeed it will.  Supports are now up for the start of a hill after the big drop.

Going, going, gone.  Same week as Kennywood announced a new ride, the Pitt Fall removal was just about completed.  Check out some recent photos.

The construction of Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland continues on, with the park recently completing both the ride's first huge turn, as well as plenty of track on the ride's out run. 

I do believe that Europa Park's new GCI wooden coaster, recently named Wodan Timbur Coaster, feels like it's been the fastest I've seen in a while!  Almost all of the ride's twists and turns are up.

Six Flags and candy-maker Mars is a match made in heaven, or at least the companies think so.  Mars' sponsorship has been renewed for another three years, and will be expanded at all parks.

While putting up a 301 foot thrill ride is a challenge, so is building the massive footings for such a structure.  Carowinds looks to have just completed exactly that, based on these new photos.

No more thorn in Cedar Fair's side?  Q Investments has announced that they will shed up to a third of their shares of the company.  So long as the unit price stays up, of course.

This article details some of the real challenges going into choosing a project for the site of the former Six Flags New Orleans theme park.  Sounds like a park could reopen there, but I'm not holding my breath.