2010 Roller Coasters Opening In the Rest of the World
2010 is looking to be a down year for new roller coasters in the States. The Intimidator coasters at Kings Dominion and Carowinds are big projects and look great. But after those new rides, there are only a few other major roller coasters in the U.S. The other most notable ride is Kennywood’s currently unnamed launch coaster.
So, let’s take a look at some of the cool new coasters opening around the World. There’s not a lot of information or images, but I’ll share what I know for now:
Battlestar Galactica & Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios – Singapore
Based on the popular Sci-Fi TV series, Battlestar Galactica will be the world’s tallest dueling coaster. It is a Vekoma-designed ride will have a Cylon inverted track and a Human sitdown track. The brand new park is also getting three more roller coasters including a clone of Revenge of the Mummy like the other Universal Parks have.
Surrender at Alton Towers – United Kingdom
Little is known about Alton Towers’ (one of United Kingdoms top theme parks) new roller coaster. Even the name is unknown although it’s being referred to as ‘Surrender’ and ‘SW6′ because of the teaser page. It’s listed as an Intamin ride on RCDB. It boasts a World’s First element and an indoor section. ScreamScape reported about a rumored element involving a section of track that will separate and drop trains to another section.
F1 Coaster & Emotion Coaster at Ferrari Experience – United Arab Emirates
Two interesting likely-race car themed roller coasters are coming to the Middle East. Again, very few details, but construction photos of F1 Coaster have been on the Web for months. Emotion Coaster is listed on RCDB as having two tracks with LSM launches. NewsPlusNotes has more on Ferrari Experience.
Joris en de Draak at Efteling – Netherlands
The Netherlands will get a Great Coasters International (GCI) twin wooden coaster. I can’t really tell if this will be a dueler or just a racer, but ThemeParkReview has blueprints and more.
Also, I’ll be updating my New Roller Coasters for 2010 page as more information on American and international coaster details are announced.
What’s Your Take?
What do you think of these new roller coasters? Do you have any info on the 2010 coasters opening overseas? Leave a comment below.