Research Help - TV Project

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:27 AM
Hi All,

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!


Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:57 AM
I think we'll almost universally agree that the new coaster at Holiday World is a big deal. It's certainly the only thing that's really on my radar.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:08 AM
I agree with Jeff, The Voyage is the leading coaster as far as what's being built for the 2006 season.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:14 AM
thanks for the reply! - Can you tell me a bit about why you think this project is so exciting. compared to others like for instance Goliath
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:16 AM
GAdv's new woodie and Beech Bend's GCI are not *off the radar* by any means though...

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".

*** Edited 9/14/2005 3:17:36 PM UTC by rollergator***

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:17 AM
I can't help it but to agree with both Jeff and redman, that Voyage at Holiday World is the one everyone is looking forward to in 2006. However, I still think there's one, maybe two big announcements that have yet to come.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:32 AM
The Beech Bend coaster is the one I have my eyes on. A very obscure park (that was all but closed down) is making a comeback and is about to make a major splash.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:46 AM
The two coasters I am really looking into are The Voyage and the new wooden coaster coming to Six Flags Great Adventure. Why these two?

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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:51 AM

Thanks for the replies!! they are invalable!


Wednesday, September 14, 2005 12:23 PM
Voyage is a big deal for a number of reasons. First off, it's Holiday World. We love that park. Second, it's kind of a "second coming" of sorts for the brains behind the ride, The Gravity Group. Here you have four consulting engineers that did some brilliant rides working for the poorly-managed CCI, and they're doing it better than before and on their own terms. And finally, it's a ride that offers a very good looking mix of out-and-back air with some intense twister elements. It really is the wood cousin of Superman at Six Flags New England. What makes this one even more interesting is the topography, because it goes "up hill" out, and "down" on the way back. It's going to hit the bottom of the last drop with a speed of like 40 or 50 mph!
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:07 PM
For many of us, any new woodie is far more interesting than any new steelie. But the Voyage isn't just "any new woodie." It looks absolutely amazing.
The Voyage is what's up! However, any other new woodie is exciting as well, but is definitely overshadowed by The Voyage.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:39 PM
All of the above suggestions, especially The Voyage, I will agree with emphatically.

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***

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:47 PM
One appeal of Voyage not mentioned is that Gravity Group designed Hades which is probably the most exciting new coaster of 2005. Voyage sounds like the Hades concept on steroids and amphetamines.

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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:24 PM
Besides Voyage, the most interesting new coaster (by far) for me is Black Mamba at Phantasialand. It looks like it's shaping up to resemble Nemesis with the theming and tunnels, and may also include a "restaurant fly-through." How could you not like the sounds of that? Besides being way over Germany of course. ;)
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:04 PM
As far as Best ride I agree with these guys because they are usally right. But I have never been to Holiday World and this is making really want to go now. The ride I am most looking forward to because of the simple fact I will be more likely to ride it anytime soon is Patriot at Worlds Of Fun in Kansas City. Im going to look into going to Holiday World for my honeymoon next July now lol this has got me pumped for some odd reason. *** Edited 9/15/2005 2:07:52 AM UTC by TonyBlackjack***
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:46 PM
If you're just sticking with US Coasters, so far it's Generally

-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( is a great tool for finding information about manufacturers, rides, and stats.

*** Edited 9/15/2005 2:52:10 AM UTC by thepinkdoomofmonkeys***

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:58 PM
I live about 10 hours away from Holiday World, and I have never been. This new coaster that they are building is going to make me visit the park for the first time, and I have never drove that far for a park before.

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.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 1:05 AM
Hey dexter your not the only one I live in Bellevue Nebraska which I just found out is exactly 9 hrs and 49mins but hearing more and more out about this ride and free softdrinks makes me want to make that drive. WOW this ride is cool.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 1:08 AM
What else is around Santa Claus Indiana?

Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:40 AM
Tony. Just fields...lots of fields.... ;)

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