Friday, August 12, 2011

HodgePodge: Week of August 7, 2011

Canada's Wonderland

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CWMania has a photo album up with lots of pictures on the 2012 construction. Even though no official announcement has been made yet, lots of blue B&M track is on site. A hyper is probably out of the question since they just added Behemoth. I'm personally hoping for an invert or even a flyer, but maybe with the recent trend of wing-riders, we'll see another one of those. An official announcement will be made on August 18 around noon, and we'll be watching!

Darien Lake
Screamscape reports that Darien Lake is having more problems with Ride of Steel, although this one isn't nearly as bad as the last incident. The chain lift on the ride broke yesterday, leaving the train stuck about halfway up. Everybody was evacuated safely.

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Dollywood has launched a new teaser site to hype up their new coaster. According to the site, the announcement is only 23 days away!

Europa Park
Coasterfriends has another Mythos update from Europa Park, where lots of lumber is now on site. Footers are being poured for what looks to be a turnaround, and some sort of tunnel has been formed.

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Knotts Berry Farm

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Westcoaster has another great update from Knotts, where work has continued on Haunt, renovations are being made to Sky Cabin, and Windseeker is testing. The area around Windseeker looks to be mostly finished, but the ride has been testing with a new damper system to try to prevent excess forward-backward movement. Check it all out here.


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