Welcome to the New Coasterglobe!

For over 20 years Coasterglobe.com has been a site for roller coaster and amusement park news. We are excited to be back in this new format.

We love amusement parks and combined with our travel industry experience we are going to be presenting some cool information and commentaries again.

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400,000 Lights Illuminate Its a Small World

Small but nifty. Thats the childhood memory you have of Its a Small World. Not to mention the song that goes over and over again in your head after riding it.

Now in its 21st season, “it’s a small world” Holiday is transformed from the classic attraction into one that depicts children of the world dressed in seasonal costumes and happily singing a mix of holiday songs, along with the “it’s a small world” theme. The story of the attraction changes from a charming party with dolls, toys and decorations representing children of many nations.

Both in and out over 400,000 lights add sparkle.

 

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Infinity Falls Coming to Seaworld Orlando in 2018

A new water ride is coming to Seaworld in 2018. The 40 foot drop is inspiring.

Rush the rapids on SeaWorld’s all-new river ride Infinity Falls.

Climb aboard your raft for a journey of discovery down this lost jungle river. Wind your way around soaking fountains and waterfalls as you pass the remains of an ancient civilization. Hang on as the roaring world class rapids send you flying through chutes before you plunge down the tallest drop of its kind into churning whitewater. Your adventure ends at Harmony Village with a greater connection to the world’s rivers, inspired to spread the message of conservation.

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Coaster Close Up: Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Scenic Railway Roller Coaster

This is one of the few original wooden roller coasters left in the world. The Scenic Railway Roller Coaster, known simply as the Scenic or Roller Coaster, is a wooden triple out-and-back scenic railway at Great Yarmouth The ride was built at the park in 1932 and has been operational ever since. It stands and operates as the only remaining ride of its kind in the UK; and one of only eight in the world. The ride is virtually unique as a ‘brakeman’ is required to ride with the train to control its speed as there are no brakes on the track. It is the second tallest and second fastest wooden roller coaster in the UK.

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Immersive Star Wars Experience Opening

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport you deep into the Star Wars universe allowing you to walk freely and untethered throughout the multi-sensory experience with friends and family. In groups of four, teams will go undercover as Stormtroopers to capture Imperial intelligence vital to the budding rebellion’s survival.

“We are so excited about this magical collaboration between three boundary-pushing companies in the burgeoning out-of-home VR entertainment sector,” says Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer at The VOID. “We can’t wait to share the experience of hyper-reality with everyone.”

“People have longed for a chance to step into the Star Wars universe and this incredible new hyper-reality experience will allow them to do just that in a totally unique way,” notes Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive in charge, ILMxLAB. “It’s a group experience that evokes the senses in bold new ways.

 

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Coming 2018 in Universal Orlando: Fast And Furious Supercharged

This is a full-throttle, high-octane ride experience already at Universal in California.

This ride is based mainly on the sixth installment of The Fast and the Furious film franchise, which features Luke Evans as the villain on both the film and ride.

The ride was first announced on April 2014 for a 2015 opening at Universal Studios Hollywood. The first commercial for Fast & Furious: Supercharged was aired during Super Bowl XLIX, announcing the ride for Summer 2015, which replaced the site of Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb. The attraction also was replacing The Fast & The Furious: Extreme Close-Up, which closed in July 2013, although it was not housed in the same site where Supercharged would be built at.[2] On March 20, 2015, Universal released an online behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the ride in which the actors are seen playing their respective characters in front of a green screen and makeshift vehicles that would later be digitally replaced with computer-generated vehicles. Supercharged officially opened at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 25, 2015.

The ride is due for Universal Studios Florida for a 2018 opening, which will replace Disaster! and Beetlejuice’s Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue.

 

 

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Just Awesome! The Joker at Six Flags America, Illinois

Of all the Joker and Batman Coasters this one is the most insane.

After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, and the freestyle-coaster will wreak havoc as riders flip head-over-heels up to six times along the weightless journey. Thrill seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a horizontal plane, along with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. The unique winged seat design will have riders suspended on the sides of the track. This only amps up the pandemonium and chaos since there is no track above or below─ just the sky, ground and plenty of sinister thrills.

The unique design of THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster features:

Massive, imposing, floating and twisting I-box track frame in a unique two-tone design;

One-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track;

4-D wing vehicles that seat up to 8 per vehicle with a total of 5 vehicles;
Face-off seats that allow riders to face each other as they tumble head-over-heels;

A 120-foot-tall, 90-degree hill that is ascended by an elevator-style, chain link lift; and

Two beyond 90-degree “raven” drops giving the sensation of free-falling.

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THE SCOOP ON VIRTUAL REALITY COASTERS

Well us old school coaster enthusiasts would say this is heresy. But hey we are talking about an amusement park ride. The main question is – “does it add to the experience and make it more thrilling?”

The answer by most who have experienced it, (without a long line and technical glitch) is a resounding YES!

FOR EXAMPLE- THE NEW REVOLUTION:

 The New Revolution (formerly known as Revolution, Great American Revolution, and La Revolución) is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. Manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf and designed by Werner Stengel, the roller coaster opened to the public on May 8, 1976. The New Revolution is the world’s first modern roller coaster to feature a vertical loop and has been recognized for that accomplishment by American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE), who awarded the roller coaster its Coaster Landmark status.

On September 3, 2015, Six Flags announced that Revolution would be refurbished for the 2016 season marking the roller coaster’s 40th anniversary. It will be renamed The New Revolution, and its track will be painted white and blue. The ride will receive new red, white, and blue trains with the lead cars of each train featuring a silver eagle ornament mounted on the front. The new trains will also be fitted with lap and calf bars. The elimination of the highly criticized over-the-shoulder restraints is intended to provide a smoother, more comfortable ride experience with additional airtime.

Six Flags announced on March 3, 2016, that The New Revolution would be among several rides at various parks that would receive a virtual reality (VR) upgrade. Riders will have the option to wear Samsung Gear VR headsets, powered by Oculus, to create a 360-degree, 3D experience while riding. The illusion is themed to a fighter jet, where riders fly through a futuristic city as co-pilots battling alien invaders. The feature will debut with the coaster when it emerges from refurbishment and reopens to season pass holders on March 26, 2016.

It reopened to the general public on April 21, 2016.
On February 8, 2017, Six Flags announced that The New Revolution would offer a new VR experience known as The New Revolution Galactic Attack, the world’s first mixed Virtual Reality Experience powered by Oculus VR, the experience is around an alien invasion, in space, in which as riders crests the lift hill, the setting changes into an intergalactic battle seen from an fighter spaceship cockpit. It became available to the public on February 25.

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