Sunday, December 28, 2014

Adventureland Names New for 2015 Mack Spinning Coaster

It was way back in June that Adventureland, located on Long Island in New York, announced a new roller coaster for the 2015 season.  At that time the park started a naming contest, with some suggested names along with "write in" entries accepted as well.

Fast forward to the present, and Adventureland has announced that the new coaster will be named Turbulence.

The coaster will be a spinning ride by Mack rides, only a handful of which exist around the world.

Adventureland's webpage for Turbulence has some updated renderings that show off the ride's curves.  I still don't see any hard statistics for the coaster yet, though we can tell from the rendering that this is a smaller, family oriented ride.  It's a neat choice for the park, since this exact type of ride can't be found anywhere on the East coast.  Turbulence will replace Adventureland's Hurricane coaster, which has been at the park since 1991.

If the name Turbulence sounds familiar for a coaster, well, that's because it was used before - almost.  Hersheypark announced a coaster named Turbulence for the 2005 season, only to later cancel the ride due to a price dispute with the manufacturer.