Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Adventureland Long Island Announces New Roller Coaster for 2015

Adventureland in Long Island, New York, isn't a park we have covered much here on NewsPlusNotes, but that's certainly going to change with today's announcement of a new coaster for 2015.

The for-now nameless ride is being designed by Mack Rides, and will be one of their spinning coaster models.  Other examples of spinning rides by Mack include Sierra Sidewinder at Knott's Berry Farm and Twist at Le Pal in France.  Adventureland is not quite ready to release all the details on their new ride, but did post the coaster's layout:

Looks like a custom layout to me!
The new ride will be the park's tallest and fastest coaster, and will replace Hurricane, currently the Adventureland's largest roller coaster.  That means that the new ride will be at least 50 feet tall, and move faster than 35 miles per hour.  The new ride is being designed for the whole family, and will have a 42 inch height requirement.  The two trains will each be made up of several individual cars that each spin freely during the course.

Adventureland is holding a naming contest for the new coaster.  While you can enter your own suggestion, they've also listed some choices they came up with including Turbulence, Boomerang, The Rotator, Mantis, and the Jester.  A couple of those names are a bit familiar!

The Hurricane will close at the end of the season and be dismantled as work on the new ride begins.  Hooray for new custom Mack rides in the U.S.!