My name is Liz Collier and I have been avidly using this fantastic site and forum as research for a forthcoming documentary for the Discovery channel, on the race to build the 2006’s most remarkable rollercoaster.
This film is currently in the early stages of research and development, but I would very much like to hear from forum members to find out which projects for 2006 they are most excited about and why!
So if any of the construction projects for next year have particularly caught you imagination, I love to hear about it!
I look forward to hearing from you!
Everest is the tallest fastest coaster in Disney history...may not mean as much to US, but to Disney-philes it's HUGE news.
There's also the flyer at SFMM, which may not be at our favoritest park, but may turn out to be "best in breed"...
And let's not forget that *mammoth* coaster going in at SFoG...
All *confirmed* New for '06 rides are here...well, two of them (Starliner and Meteor)are "usednew" as opposed to newnew, but you get the idea... ;)
edit for Liz....Voyage gets such high regard 1) because of the RIDE, and the tunnels, but also 2)because it's in one of the "most favored parks".
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The Voyage was just perfect in the way they lead up to the announcement of such a large scale project with such a great design.
Whereas the wooden coaster at Great Adventure has my attention cause it's at a park close to me that has been making a splash with a long term plan of many improvements for a length of 5 seasons that started this year with Kingda Ka.
Plus, they are both being made by manufacturers that have highly rated rides of the type in existance. Add to that that I like wood coasters over steel and these become the one's I look forward to seeing in operation.
Thanks for the replies!! they are invalable!
However, the relocation of the Starliner from Miracle Strip to Cypress Gardens is also very significant for coaster preservation. Hopefully, the Texas Cyclone at the now closing Six Flags Astroworld will be rescued in the same way.
I am equally excited about this relocation of a classic wood coaster as I am about all the other new rides announced for 2006. I am sure that many other enthusiasts may feel the same way! *** Edited 9/14/2005 11:42:16 PM UTC by Brother Dave***
Goliath is somewhat exciting, but B&M is very incremental in their designs rarely surprising us with something radical.
I admire and enjoy B&M's, but I expect that Voyage may be just an incredible new experience.
-Voyage: Holiday World(Gravity Group's past work is superb, and this ride looks like a beast)
-New Wooden: Six Flags Great Adventure (Intamin Makes wonderful Wooden Rides, and so far the only 140+ foot woodie that is generally considered smooth. Not to mention the rumors of Record Breaking features)
And In No particular Order
-Goliath: Six Flags Over Georgia(Fits perfectly in this park, great manufacturer, a promising looking Helix turn and airtime hills)
-Expedition Everest: Disney's Animal Kingdom(Big Thunder Mountain Railroad taken to a whole new Level, great theming)
-New Wooden: Beech Bend Park(GCI was the maker of Last Year's best new Woodie, and has done fantastic work with curves, intensity, and beauty of rides. Their coasters are very much loved in the enthusiast community, and their fantastic trains called Millennium flyers)
-Patriot: Worlds Of Fun(Again, B&M, and a large portion of enthusiasts will agree that their best product is the Inverted Coaster)
-New Flying Coaster: Six Flags Magic Mountain(We know absolutely nothing for fact on this ride except that it is flying and for SFMM. This is a fairly new genre of rides, and there are widely believed rumors of at least one new element on this ride. It was just confirmed last week, so excitement is fairly high at the moment.)
Now also keep in mind that it is still quite early in the announcement season, and there are still quite a few to go. There could be many more exciting new rides to come.
And Rollercoaster Database(www.rcdb.com) is a great tool for finding information about manufacturers, rides, and stats.
*** Edited 9/15/2005 2:52:10 AM UTC by thepinkdoomofmonkeys***
The Voyage just looks like a coaster enthusiasts dream come true. It has everything we look for in a ride and more. This ride will take Holiday World to a whole new level.
Who knows what Six Flags Great Adventure's new ride will be like? No announcement yet means that I'm not excited for the ride yet. I am excited for the announcement though. I hope to God that it's not another disaster like Son Of Beast at Kings Island.
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