Playland's Castaway Cove announces GaleForce roller coaster

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Playland’s Castaway Cove announced plans for a 125-foot tall coaster scheduled to open in 2016. Dubbed GaleForce, the triple-launch roller coaster features a 90-degree drop, speeds of 64 mph and seven “thrilling” elements.

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Looks like a least the launch parts. I haven't been to Ocean City since I was a tyke. Will have to rectify that next year when/if health allows.

The amusement park rises bold and are huddled on the beach in a mist

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I like this design a lot better than the similar Tempesto design. Aside from capacity, of which I assume this park doesn't have a need for, I think this ride looks like a great investment.

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It looks really great! I hope these catch on with the smaller parks who have a small footprint.

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Looks perfect for a boardwalk/seaside park. Now, maybe Morey's will finally build that GCI that they've been working on, themed after Chinese Democracy at this point.

The trick was to surrender to the flow.

I'm really looking forward to this coaster. I drive over to Ocean City a few times each year when I am at the shore to spend some time walking the boardwalk and riding Flitzer at Playland and Runaway Train at Gillian's. Both are fun but a major coaster is even better. I am also happy to see Python is being removed, it's last in my steel coaster rankings.

If anyone is planning to go next year and get multiple rides in or needs all the credits, usually during December and around Easter they have a half price ticket sale on their website . It is usually 40 tickets for $20 which would make this coaster (and S&S Double Shot) $3 a ride, the new family coaster $2 a ride and the kiddie coaster $1.50 a ride. They don't sell all you can ride wristbands except on a few select days a year. Gillian's also does the half price ticket sale as well at the same time of year as Playland, usually 25 tickets for $10.

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It's probably too much to ask that Knoebels pick up that Flitzer, huh?

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Gail force winds from Bob's Burgers.

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This looks cool. Python was pretty lame
This is a pretty cool little park if you're in the area and like spinning flat rides

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The coaster’s track was just completed yesterday. Some pictures can be seen here:

This coaster hasn’t been generating a lot of buzz among coaster nerds, but I’m still pretty intrigued by it. The ride looks like it could either be really good or really bad, depending on how smoothly it navigates the extreme track twists. Steel Hawg is pretty good despite having transitions that look unnatural, so I’m hopeful that this one will be fun as well.

My kids and I rode this on Father's day.. 14 tickets is pretty steep, but I purchase them during easter when they are half price.. so 7 bucks to ride. Steep price seems to have kept the lines down, but they aren't the most organized at loading/dispatching the thing.

They wand you for anything metal and won't let you through if you set off the wand, so that is a pain in the ass. Coaster is nice and smooth, "triple launch" is interesting ride is pretty short though, like 45 seconds.

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