The New Revolution

The New Revolution is the world’s first modern roller coaster with a vertical loop. The coaster was named after the American Revolution in celebration of America’s Bicentennial. Revolution’s success was dependent on the industry’s 1st clothoid-shaped vertical loop, unlike many of the previous looping roller coasters in the 19th and early-20th centuries which attempted circular loops. The coaster received a makeover for its 40th anniversary in 2016 which included new trains with lap bars and an optional virtual reality experience.

Name: The New Revolution
Theme Park: Six Flags Magic Mtn
Location: Valencia, CA
Opening Date: May 8, 1976
Type: Steel
Length: 3,457 ft
Height: 113 ft
Top Speed: 55 mph
Inversions: 1

Twisted Colossus Review

Finally I had a chance to go to Six Flags to ride Twisted Colossus and it was a blast. The ride was a lot better than I was expecting. The ride is featured in a new section at Six Flags called the ScreamPunk District and has a lot of cool steampunk structures to see. If you like steampunk, you gotta check it out!

The first drop totally threw me off guard considering it is not that large, it brought the train to high speed very quickly. The deceiving drop gives the train a lot of speed because of its steep 90 degree angle. I was not aware that the ride takes you on both tracks to make the ride a total of 4 minutes, this really made it worth the one hour I had to wait in line. The ride is it a bit rough just like a wooden coaster but enjoyable with the new design is has to offer.

Take a trip to Six Flags to ride the Twisted Colossus if you haven’t yet. Please post a comment below to let us know your thoughts about your experience on the Twisted Colossus.

Altair CCW-0204


A new amusement park, Cinecitta World, has opened in Rome with a really cool coaster that has 10 inversions. The name of the steel coaster is Altair CCW-0204. The new park and coaster opened last year in July. The coaster consists of loops, cobra rolls, double corkscrews, quad heartline rolls, and heartline rolls.

The coaster is based on the theme of a spaceship that left Earth with humans more than 4000 years ago, the spaceship has returned and now its time for you to experience the ride.

Name Altair CCW-0204
Theme Park Cinecitta World
Location Rome, Lazio, Italy
Opened Date July 24 2014
Type Steel
Length 2087 ft
Height 108 ft
Top Speed 52.8 mph
Inversions 10

Dragon Khan

Dragon Khan is epic, there’s nothing better than a coaster with a lot of inversions! Dragon Khan is at a theme park named PortAventura in Salou, Spain. The coaster’s theme is based on a Chinese mythological character.

When the ride was first opened it was the record breaker for a coaster with the most inversions, it contains 8 in total. The inversions consist of vertical loops, diving loop, a zero G roll, a cobra roll, and corkscrews.

Name Dragon Khan
Theme Park PortAventura
Location Salou, Catalonia, Spain
Opened Date May 2, 1995
Type Steel Sit-down
Length 4,165 ft
Height 148 ft
Top Speed 65 mph
Inversions 8

Intimidator 305


The Intimidator 305 is located at the Kings Dominion theme park in Doswell, Virginia. Hence its name, the coaster reaches a height of 305 feet at its first drop. The coaster reaches speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. The coaster was actually named after the great NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt. In 2010, the same year the roller coaster was opened, it received an award for “Best New Roller Coaster in 2010” by a magazine called Amusement Today.

When the ride was first opened, riders reported blacking or greying out after the first drop which was caused by the G-forces from the first drop. Shortly after the issue was reported, the theme park decided to install trim brakes temporarily until they could come up with a permanent solution. The next off season after the brakes were installed, the park replaced three sections of the track to widen the radius of a turn after the first drop which took care of the issue and allowed the brakes to be removed.

The ride contains six bunny hop hills and three high speed turns. The coaster is a mix of two other coasters, Millennium Force and Maverick, which are at Cedar Point. Going around the turns at high speeds, the coaster picks up about six Gs!

Theme Park: Kings Dominion
Location: Doswell, Virginia
Opening Date: April 2 2010
Type: Steel Gigacoaster
Max Vertical Angle: 85 degrees
Height: 305 ft
Length: 5100 ft
Inversions: 0