Saturday, February 24, 2007

Progress Being Made On Knott's Berry Farm's New Coaster

Sierra Sidewinder appears to be on pace for a Spring Opening at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA. Sierra Sidewinder will be a spinning coaster produced by Mack Rides. This coaster will be the first spinning coaster that Mack is producing in outside of Europe. The coaster should spin through over 1400 feet of track while reaching speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. In a press release, the parks GM, Marty Keithley, announced that the ride "will give kids as well as adults a ride like they have never experienced before." This will be Knott's Berry Farm's eighth coaster. The parks last expansion occurred in 2004, when the inverted coaster, Silver Bullet, was opened.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Magical World Appearing at Islands of Adventure?

Islands of Adventure, located right next door to Universal Florida, is one of the most well known and acclaimed theme parks in America. However, since it's birth in 1999, there have been no major updates to the park. However, over the last few weeks, an old rumor started to gain popularity again. The rumor (which has been confirmed by several sources in the theme park industry) claims that a highly themed "Harry Potter" island will replace one of the existing islands in the park. Islands of Adventure is already known for it's incredibly well themed "islands" as well as their thrilling roller coasters, water rides, and dark rides. Although this expansion has yet to be confirmed by Universal, expect to hear much more about it over the next few years.