Over the course of the last month, we have highlighted coaster proposals and designs that never saw the light of day in our Lost Concepts series. In the early 1990’s Kings Island attempted to build a new wooden coaster for the Cincinnati park. The new wooden coaster, a near replica of the Rye Aeroplane Dips […]
Over the the last few weeks, we have highlighted several proposed coasters that were never built in our “Lost Concepts” series. This week’s feature is a record-breaking racing coaster that was proposed, redesigned, and built as a different type of coaster. In the mid 1970’s Cedar Point was in the midst of a rebirth. In […]
Over the the last few weeks, we have highlighted several proposed coasters that were never built in our “Lost Concepts” series. This week’s featured coaster was proposed and never built, but the concept was revived as a much larger coaster. In 1979, Kings Island opened the Beast, a record breaking wooden coaster. The ride opened […]
Over the course of the last few weeks, we have highlighted several proposed coasters that were never built in our “Lost Concepts” series. This week’s featured coaster was proposed, but replaced by a ride from another manufacturer. In the early 1990’s Kings Dominion was booming. In 1991, the park built Anaconda, an Arrow multi-inversion coaster. […]
Over the course of the last few weeks, we have presented several coasters from our new series “Lost Concepts”. From Kings Island’s Cat and Mouse, to Fiesta Texas’ TOGO creation, these lost concepts are rides that were proposed to parks, but were not selected or built. This week’s feature is a ride that was selected, […]
Last week, Coaster Nation presented the long-lost Kings Island Cat and Mouse concept. This week, we have another never built coaster — this one from Fiesta Texas. In the late 1990’s Fiesta Texas was in a rapid expansion. The park originally opened with two coasters in 1992. In 1995 they were acquired by Six Flags, […]
When a park chooses a roller coaster to build, they often listen to multiple competing bids. Usually information about the bids never becomes public information, however a recently discovered article from 1987 provides insight into the decision making process. After the Bat was demolished, Kings Island was looking for a new signature coaster. When it […]
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