First Rider Auction Announced for Rougarou

Cedar Point, “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World,” and the LeBron James Family Foundation are giving thrill-seekers the chance to be the inaugural riders on the park’s first floorless roller coaster – Rougarou! The first rider auction is a fundraising event which benefits the LeBron James Family Foundation. Source: coaster-net.com

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Fury 325 Begins Testing

On Wednesday (March 4) afternoon, the new Fury 325 roller coaster at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina went for its first test run. As with all previously built coasters from the Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard, the train made it back to the station on the first attempt. The park also ran a second test run successfully shortly after the …

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Pirates of the Caribbean to be Docked May 11 – Sept 25

Orlando, FL – © COASTER-net You might recall last year that a tourist decided to not listen to the rules at Walt Disney World and got their fingers chopped off while on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at the Magic Kingdom. It now looks like Disney is making sure that doesn’t happen ever again: The iconic boat ride will …

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Legoland California’s Death Star is Fully Armed and Operational

If this morning you felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if a million voices suddenly cried out in joy, it may be because Legoland California will officially unveil its massive model of the Death Star today. Measuring 8 feet wide by 13 feet tall and weighing about 1,900 pounds, the display was constructed using more than a half-million …

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Jurassic Cove Reveals Plans for a Real Jurassic Park

Sir David Attenborough — younger brother of the late Richard Attenborough, who payed John Hammond in director Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park — has unvealed an £80 million (that’s roughly $12 million U.S.) planned dinosaur attraction. If the Dorset museum, which’ll host this new “Jurassic Park,” goes ahead with the project, visitors will get to be transported back 150 million years …

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