Friday, July 15, 2011

HodgePodge: Week of July 10, 2011

Busch Gardens Williamsburg
According to Screamscape, Mach Tower has been testing. They report that while the lift was being taken very slowly, the drop seemed to be at full speed.

Darien Lake
According to the local news, Darien Lake will not face any charges due to the death of a man on Ride of Steel last Friday. The man died after he was allowed to ride despite the fact that he had lost both legs in Iraq. The death has been ruled an accident.

Kings Island
After the Darien Lake incident, the media really seems to be jumping on park stories - particularly the negative ones. Forbes reports that Vortex's lift chain broke, and a replacement link has been ordered. I don't quite know why this was Forbes-worthy...

Keystone Thrills has an update on Hersheypark's new coaster. Rumor has it that the coaster will be called "SkyRush." Interesting name - for now, check out this construction update.

Photo from Keystone Thrills

What's this? An international update?! All kidding aside, Screamscape has dug up some interesting rumors about 2012. This ride is supposed to be the highest of its type, and the largest investment in park history. We'll be following this closely...


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