Roller Coasters around the world turning a lot of heads

Landon LeBaron, Reporter


Roller Coasters around the world today make a special impact on world. New types are being created, new types of elements, and also millions of people enjoying the excitement of roller coasters. For example, Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a 4D free fly roller coaster where there are two cars with two 8 people on the outside of the track (Two people on one set of seats).

The top nine roller coasters that will open in 2015 include Fury 325 at Carowinds in North Carolina, which opened on March 28th, 2015. Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Cannibal at Lagoon Amusement park in Farmington, Utah, Laff Track at Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Tempesto at Busch Gardens Europe in Williamsburg, Virginia, Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts, Twisted Colossus, at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, Thunderbird at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana, and Impulse at Knoebels in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. There are lots of special features that these roller coasters bring to the table, and they have potential to be able to bring people to the Amusement parks they are located at.

Yes, roller coasters are money consuming, but they sure are fun. In addition, it isn’t just build the ride and finish it immediately, it takes 3 to 7 years to officially approve a roller coaster project and get that project into a planning phase. For example, Dal Freeman, a roller coaster engineer at Lagoon and his team have been working on Cannibal for nearly 5 years. It comes to show that building roller coasters takes a lot of time, editing, building, etc.

Roller Coasters are pretty amazing, and they still have people coming back every year. Also, they can help an amusement park stay intact.