Below you’ll find information on the major roller coasters set to debut in 2011. I’ll be updating this page with links to the latest updates on next year’s best new roller coasters. Stay tuned.
Cheetah Hunt | Busch Gardens Tampa – Tampa, Florida
Busch Gardens Tampa will be getting an Intamin launch coaster that’s being compared to Cedar Point’s Maverick. With several launch sections and immersive enviroment where you’ll be traveling close to the ground, below the ground, and in the air, Cheetah Hunt looks to be a thrilling ride. The Florida park may have another world-class, animal themed masterpiece on their hands. Read more about Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa.
Dare Devil Dive | Six Flags Over Georgia – Atlanta, Georgia
Six Flags Over Georgia announced that they’ll be adding Dare Devil Dive in 2011. The Gerstlauer Euro Fighter roller coaster will feature a vertical lift, beyond vertical drop, and three inversions. Read more about Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia.
Green Lantern | Six Flags Magic Mountain – Valencia, California
Six Flags Magic Mountain will reclaim the Coaster Count Crown with the addition of their own Green Lantern roller coaster. The Intamin ZacSpin model is a compact 4th dimension roller coaster where riders sit on the outside of the track and spin on their own axis. It will be the first of its kind in the States. Read more about Green Lantern at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Green Lantern | Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, New Jersey
Six Flags Great Adventure has announced that their new stand up roller coaster will be themed after the DC Comics super hero Green Lantern. Just as the park’s 2008 roller coaster Dark Knight coincided with the opening of the movie, a Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds (my wife can’t wait!) will be opening in 2011.
If you’ve been reading the blog for a while then you know that this new roller coaster was Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in a former life. Last off season Six Flags removed the ride from the Louisville, KY park. Read more about Green Lantern at Six Flags Great Adventure.
Texas Giant | Six Flags Over Texas – Arlington, Texas
Continuing the trend of Six Flags makeover mantra, Six Flags Over Texas’ massive woodie is getting a unique overhaul. The wooden coaster’s track is being replaced with steel track creating a first-of-its kind hybrid. Read more about Texas Giant’s 2011 renovation and Texas Giant’s trains & construction photos.
Mr. Six’s Dance Coaster | Six Flags Magic Mountain – Valencia, California
Six Flags CEO Mark Shapiro announced last year that Six Flags Magic Mountain would get a new kiddie/family roller coaster for 2011. With the addition of this roller coaster, Magic Mountain will be tied at 17 roller coasters with Cedar Point. Mr. Six’s Dance Coaster will be themed after the company’s mascot, that dancing old guy, Mr. Six. Read more about Magic Mountain’s 2011 roller coaster.
Untamed | Canobie Lake – Salem, New Hampshire
Canobie Lake is in the planning phases of adding a new roller coaster. The proposed ride would be a Gerstlauer Eurofighter 320+ model. It’s a compact coaster that features single cars allowing for excellent maneuverability in tight twists and turns. Other 320+ models include an ultra steep 97 degree drop, a vertical loop, an immelmann, and a zero-g roll. Read more about Untamed at Canobie Lake
Wooden Warrior | Quassy Amusement Park – Middlebury, Connecticut
Read more about Quassy’s Wooden Warrior.
Zippin Pippin | Bay Beach Amusement Park – Green Bay, Wisconsin
Read more about Zippin Pippin Zippin Pippin.
Black Diamond | Knoebels – Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Visit the Black Diamond RCDB page.
Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum | Six Flags New England – Agawam, Massachusetts
Reader more about Six Flags New England’s new roller coaster.
Bombora | Lagoon – Farmington, Utah
Read about Lagoon’s new family coaster Bombora.
New International Roller Coasters for 2011
X-Raptor | Gardaland – Italy
Gardaland will be home to Bolliger & Mabillard’s new prototype roller coaster. At first glance, X-Raptor’s ride design seems reminiscent of a 4th Dimension roller coaster like X2, but rumors are that the seats will not spin like 4D’s do. Read more about X-Raptor at Gardaland
Unnamed 4th Dimension Coaster | China
Visit the RCDB page.
Unnamed Gravity Group Dueling Coaster!!!! | China
Visit the RCDB page.