The team is back and go over some of the latest news. Schlitternahn is Galveston is adding the Tallest Water Coaster in the world, Busch Gardens Williamsburg does some more teasing for 2016, Clint buys a house and is still in pain.
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Clint is back on the show this week and talks a little bit about the Central Park Fun-Land Laser Tag Project he has been working on. Drew is on his way out the door to Yellowstone, and Legend is hung over!
Clint Novak is back from the Stone Age, and the guys talk IAAPA, Skyplex and the rumored third gate for Universal Orlando.
Legend and Drew Then Intern have only 3 news stories to talk about and it ends up being quite possibly the longest ITL ever during Friday Happy Hour
Legend and Drew talk Six Flags announcement day, Carowinds big expansion and the big HHN 25 reveal
Clint, Legend and Braedon are up early to do a show. They talk about the death of a man at Cedar Point, Carowinds Fan Boy stops by to talk about there upcoming water park, and Knotts Fan Boy is baked.
Pete Owens from Dollywood joins us to talk about Lighting Rod just hours after the announcement. Devin Olsen stops by with his crew to talk about From Dreams To Screams Fury 325. Clint is on the show!!
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom today announced the closure of one of their eight roller coasters. Roar will officially be silenced on August 16th 2015, one month from today. After that date the iconic wooden roller coaster will be permanently closed. Roar was crested in 1999 by Great Coasters International (GCI), and was the first to open with the Millennium Flyer coaster train, a state of the art rolling stock at the time. In The Loop listener Josh E was quoted saying “I Like it”, “Reasonably Smooth” and “was a present surprise”, however it seems the public is more excited for the rumored Iron Horse Treatment from Rocky Mountain Construction which turns older wooden roller coasters into a modern steel hybrid attraction. Six Flags has not announced this transformation yet so stay tuned for further news. That being said if you would like to experience current condition Roar you have a month left to do that. Six Flags did give us a press release and that is below.
VALLEJO, Calif. – July 16, 2015 – Six Flags Discovery Kingdom today announced that its iconic wooden roller coaster, Roar, is set to close on Sunday, August 16, 2015.
Guests and fans can ride Roar one last time from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 16. After that, the ride will be permanently closed.
“We are a dynamic and evolving entertainment venue,” said Don McCoy, park president. “Although Roar continues to be a guest favorite, sometimes hard choices must be made to allow for future expansion.”
Roar opened in 1999 amidst a major revitalization effort, with several new shows and attractions, restaurants and shops opening simultaneously. Since that time, an estimated 11 million guests have experienced the 10-story coaster featuring six reversals, 22 crossovers, 17 turns and 12 breathtaking drops, in this 55 mph ride that was named for the thunderous roar of a California sea lion.
Roar is a traditional wooden roller coaster featuring a 3,467 foot-long wooden track.
Officials have not announced any plans for an attraction to replace the coaster.
A special fond farewell to Roar will include a series of events for guests and Season Pass holders, the highlight of which will be a special last rider event coinciding with National Roller Coaster Day on August 16.
Legend Drew and Braedon talk this week about all new additions to California theme parks. We also talk about recent news and rumors such as RMC hiring Surveyors, Vortex to go floorless, Jurassic World and much more.
Twisted Colossus, a Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) hybrid roller coaster opened for media the other day at Six Flags Magic Mountain. This ride designed by Allen Schilke sends riders up 121 feet in the air on this dueling racing monster. Twisted Colossus is the re-imagined coaster based on the original Colossus roller coaster only instead of using wood track this coaster used a Iron Horse I Beam style track to twist riders in never before seen directions. This includes a first ever Top Gun Stall, an inversion where one train is upside down in a zero g roll while the other train is below cresting an airtime hill, and the Western Hemisphere’s first ever High Five element, where two trains pass through an overbanked turn facing each other with the illusion that you can reach out and “high five” other riders. Their are also many airtime filled moments, sending you out of you seat 18 times. Parts of the original structure remain for the new ride as well.
Twisted Colossus, the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that thrilled millions of guests in its 36-year reign at the park, will be a unique technological marvel combining an iconic wooden structure with state-of-the-art Iron Horse Track. The advanced technology, available exclusively at Six Flags, provides ride experiences never before possible on wooden coasters, such as over-banked turns and inversions. Twisted Colossus will feature numerous exciting components including a “Top Gun” element, the western hemisphere’s first “High Five” element, and a Zero G Roll.
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