Archive for August 2009

Carowinds Announces Intimidator for 2010

Carowinds, located in Charlotte, North Carolina has announced their new coaster for 2010. Intimidator, a B&M hyper coaster will open in the spring of 2010. The coaster will be the tallest and fastest coaster in the southeast reaching heights of 232ft, speeds of more than 75mph, and nearly a mile long.  The coaster will be the largest investment in the park’s 37 year history.  More information, photos, layout and webcam can be found at…

http://www.intimidator.carowinds.com/

2 Locals Achieve 1000 Rides on Diamondback

The SOAR region of ACE would like to congratulate ACE member, Gary Coleman of Monfort Heights, Ohio, and 13 year old, Andrew Klenk of Lebanon, Ohio for achieving 1000 rides on Kings Island’s Diamondback.  Gary rode was the first to get 1000 rides on August 23rd, followed by Andrew on August 24th.  We give hats off to both of these coaster enthusiasts.  Keep on riding, or as Cedar Fair says, “RIDE ON!”

Kings Dominion Announces Biggest Investment in Park History

Kings Dominion, located in Doswell, Virginia has announced the biggest investment in park history.  Kings Dominion will spend $25million to build the tallest and fastest coaster on the east coast, called The Intimidator 305.  The coaster, which will be built by Intamin AG of Wollerau, Switzerland, will tower over the park at 305ft and drop 300ft at an 85 degree angle, going 90mph. The coaster will be themed as a Dale Earnhardt race car, and Dale Earnheardt Inc. will partner with Cedar Fair Entertainment to bring the massive coaster to life.  King’s Dominion’s new coaster will be located in the park’s Congo section and be the 15th coaster in the park’s collection of world class coasters. The coaster will open in Spring of 2010, in time to celebrate the park’s 35th anniversary.   More information can be found at

www.intimidator305.com

Holiday World Adding World’s Longest Water Coaster in 2010

Just one day after we announced our neighbors to the east, Kennywood is getting a new coaster, our neighbors directly to the west, Holiday World has announced they will be adding a new LIM launched water coaster, which will be world’s longest. Details are at

http://www.holidayworld.com/rides/wildebeest

Kennywood To Get New Coaster in 2010

Our neighbors directly to the east of us are in for a treat in 2010. Kennywood has announced a new coaster to be unlike they’ve ever seen there.  Details are at

http://www.palaceentertainment.com/kennywood/NEWfor2010.html

And Also,

http://www.coasterfanatics.com/sec_news/news_detail.asp?id=1976

Ohio State Fair Coming to Fairfield

The midway portion of the Ohio State Fair including rides and food stands will be coming to the Cincinnati Mills Mall this week, Weds Aug 12-Sun Aug 16th.  Information about The Carnival can be found at,

http://www.cincinnatimall.net/pdf/carnival.pdf