Bonus Vote of the Week: The Best New Coaster of 2015, Part Two
March 24, 2015, 4:33 PM ·
OK, because so many of you wanted to vote for roller coasters that we didn't include in our Vote of the Week last Friday, we are adding a bonus Vote of the Week this week, to allow you to vote for your favorite among five more candidates.
And once you've selected your favorite from among these five, we will pit the two poll winners against one another for the overall "most anticipated new coaster" crown. We'd said earlier that we weren't going to run another ride tournament this March, but it looks like we've backed our way into one!
Here are your next five "best new roller coaster" candidates. (Again, we've limited this to the United States. International coaster fans, go ahead and make a case in the comments for your favorite, even though we won't be voting on them.)
Developed and built in-house by the Utah amusement park, Cannibal features a 200-foot elevator lift followed by a beyond-vertical drop leading into five inversions, including two heartline rolls and a dive loop, as well as an Immelmann and 450-degree helix.
A Maurer-Sohne coaster with seven, four-seat, 360-degree, free-spinning trains, Laff Trakk will take riders through an old-fashioned fun house at up to 40 miles per hour. According to the park, it's the first indoor, spinning, glow-coaster in the United States.
Tempesto is a Premier Rides Sky Rocket II launch coaster with three launch elements and a top speed of 63 mph. Riders travel almost 2,000 feet back and across the 883 feet of track, which includes a 154-foot-high inversion.