I should have named this post: “The Best Roller Coaster I’ll Probably Never Ride”. Great Coasters International has finally released videos of their Knight Valley terrain coaster. It looks incredible! The still unnamed ride won’t likely be open for 2010 (thanks for messing up my Top 10 New Coasters of 2010 List Knight Valley!) at the new Knight Valley amusement park in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
The videos look just as good as I thought from the early images I first saw last spring. The layout has twists and turns that GCI is known for, but also some great head chopper moments, a station fly-through (like Thunderhead), a tunnel, and most of all a long and unpredictable course using the area’s topography. Here’s a POV video of GCI’s Knight Valley roller coaster:
There were people who were scratching their heads when they saw that this was my #1 pick for the year. Hopefully, I’ve been vindicated after they see these videos. Unfortunately, the only way I’ll get to experience this great looking ride is if I ever join Theme Park Review for one of their transpacific coaster trips. Still, I think that this coaster has the potential to be one of the best woodies in the World. It’s exactly what I’d build in my dream park in the mountains of Virginia.
See more videos at GCI’s Facebook Fan Page.
What’s Your Take?
What do you think of GCI’s Knight Valley roller coaster? Leave a comment and vote in the poll below.