As I was working on the latest issue of Theme Park Geekly (Issue 4 is live by the way, check it out), I came across a video of Theme Park Review’s Robb Alvey interviewing Alan Schilke of Rocky Mountain Coasters. They’re the company behind the New Texas Giant. We can thank them and Larry Chickola for that coaster’s incredible ride and unreal amount of airtime.
Rocky Mountain Construction’s Iron Horse track was, in my opinion, the biggest roller coaster development of not only this year, but in several years. The New Texas Giant landed at 6th on my Top Ten Coasters List and its 3rd on my Top Steel Coasters List.
New Woodie & a Rocky Mountain Upgrade Coming in 2013
Schilke mentions in the video that they’re working on a brand new wooden coaster that’ll be on topper track. The new woodie will debut the company’s own Rocky Mountain coaster trains. He said that their trains are made for their rides, but can be used on other wooden coasters as well. And, then he states that their working on I-Box replacement track (sounds like a New Texas Giant project) that will replace an existing coaster. I wonder if it will be one of these coasters: Poll – Pick the Next Coaster to Get the the Texas Giant Treatment
Here’s the video featuring the interview with Rocky Mountain’s Alan Schilke:
What’s Your Take?
Do you think you know where the new woodie and re-done woodie will be? Leave a comment below.