Vote of the week: What's the hottest new roller coaster for 2009?
We've got five new major roller coasters under construction now for the 2009 season. And five theme parks sweating whether or not their multi-million dollar investments will help them protect their attendance and revenue in a troubled economy.
So let's help 'em out with a little advance information (you can get the details about these coasters on our What's Under Construction at Top Theme Parks page):
Tell us in the comments why you're looking forward to the coaster you picked.
Manta sounds cool! Universal just seems to me that they are copying Disneys RnR idea.
Manta and RRR and looking nice. I thought RRR was going to go out over the City Walk lake though!!! Its not, it comes out as far as the path around the lake, without going over it!!
OK, can all the theme parks wake up!!! Terminator Salvation, come on...what am I missing...maybe themeing??? Does Six Flags really think we are going to waste our precious vacation dollars on a woodie with a terminator "theme" and not a single sign of a robot???
I wanted to vote for Rip, Ride, Rockit, but in the absence of a quality narrative coaster (like Expedition Everest or Revenge of the Mummy) I chose to stay with my local park instead.
A mile-long hypercoaster with (as I figure it) about a whole minute of airtime...that's what I'm looking for. Diamondback, here I come!
While Manta's concept seemed promising, Im not yet sold on how they are going to execute the dive into the water and how well it will be themed, so..
I picked the Diamondback mainly because it's 20 minutes from me. But, in addition to proximity, there is a lot to be excited about. It's bigger and faster than anything at KI. It has unique car. It has all the usual - helixes, big hills, etc. It has a splash down ending, but not sure what that'll really add.
I'm looking most forward to Kings Island's Diamondback mainly because it is the closest to me. I'm hoping to finally ride Firehawk. Each time I have gone to KI for the last 2 years it was shut down because of weather or mechanical problems.
That was my logic for voting for Diamondback as well. King's Island has wood covered, but their steel selection strikes me as underwhelming. This will totally correct that shortcoming...
Manta just looks really cool and Seaworld needs another roller coaster. I'm really looking forward to trying it out this November
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