For our final edition of Flashback Friday, we’ll look at how the implementation of a high-speed launch enabled roller coasters to reach unprecedented speeds. One of the first rides to break 100 miles per hour, Superman: Escape from Krypton, opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain as the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster.
As we continue to advance through the history of roller coasters, this week we’ll explore a ride that sought after too many records without taking proper safeguards: Son of Beast at Kings Island.
In this week’s edition of Flashback Friday, we’ll talk about Magnum XL-200, the world’s first hypercoaster, and how it started a race between amusement parks to build the tallest and fastest roller coasters.
Continuing in our series on the history of roller coasters, this week we’ll look at The Racer, the ride that brought us through the Great Depression and sparked a new interest in thrill rides.
Welcome back to Flashback Friday! This week we’ll focus on a classic Disney coaster that introduced tubular steel track and revolutionized the industry. Yes, I’m talking about the Matterhorn Bobsleds.
Introducing a new weekly post series, Flashback Friday, where we’ll take a look at six legendary coasters that made their mark in the amusement industry. Although many of the rides we’ll cover are no longer in operation, they’re still held in high regard as the innovative designs that brought us to where we are today.
In today’s edition of Flashback Friday, we’ll be taking a look at the roller coaster that started it all: Switchback Railway.