Thursday, June 18, 2020

Adventureland's New Coaster to be a S&S 4-D Freespin

© Adventureland
I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention to this story, as shortly after Adventureland in Iowa started to tease their 2021 new coaster (like the above image) some photos of it surfaced that made the addition crystal clear.

Here is an example of recent photos of the new ride's pieces sitting at the park from MidwestinfoGuide - the park is building a new S&S Freespin roller coaster.  The track, which is a brilliant red color, and the supports are a perfect match for S&S' other 4-D Freespin roller coasters, many of which can be found at your local Six Flags park.

Adventureland is removing their Dragon roller coaster in order to build the new ride - rumored to be named Dragon Slayer.  While we can be pretty darn sure that the ride will be a 4-D Freespin, there is still a chance that it won't have the exact layout as the existing Freespins.  Originally S&S sold the rides in different sizes, though we've mostly seen exact clones go up in the U.S. so far.

Adventureland is on quite the expansion kick lately, as their 2021 coaster will be their 3rd in just six seasons.  Maybe that is not a lot when compared to the almost gratuitous amount of coasters that went up at parks in the U.S. in the 1990s/early 2000s, but for recent times it is quite a lot of capital to spend in a relatively short amount of time.