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China’s B&M Family Coaster Complete.

China’s B&M Family Coaster Complete.

B&M surprised the enthusiast community this year with the revelation that they were building their first family coaster. Even more surprising was it was a near clone of Vekoma’s family suspended design. There are a couple of minor differences such as the turnaround at the far end of the ride going up instead of down and a tighter final helix but for all intents and purposes its the same. Roller Coaster Dream the Chinese forum has...

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The Mystery Russian Togo.

The Mystery Russian Togo.

Recently a new ride was added to the RCDB called Actpo Kometa (Astra Comet) which is at a park called Maviland in Samara, Russia. The ride drew my attention because it appears to be a clone of the Togo stand-ups that can be found in America and Japan. However I have no evidence either way that it is a Togo or a knock off. It runs a sit down train which while odd is not unique as the Star Jet at Washuzan Highland also runs one (albeit...

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Lewa World Mine Train Construction.

Lewa World Mine Train Construction.

I recently reported on Lewa Worlds new mine train coaster which had begun construction. Below is a more recent shot of the Golden Horse ride showing the majority of the ride is now complete. Still waiting for any sign of the new record breaking Mack coaster. Source:...

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Qihe Happy World Opens Blue Fire Clone.

Qihe Happy World Opens Blue Fire Clone.

Qihe Happy World is a park that looks incredibly similar to Euro Park in Penglai, It appears the parks are owned by the same company as they both feature knock off SLC’s and Moto Coasters which sport the same distinct colour schemes. The major difference is the new Qihe park features a Mack Blue Fire Clone which has taken its first riders recently. The ride amusingly even has the Blue Fire name stamped across the front of the trains....

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Lavina Mall Construction.

Lavina Mall Construction.

Kiev in Ukraine is currently building two new Mall projects each with their own indoor roller coaster. I reported on Respublika and their custom Vekoma previously, But Lavina Mall could be the even more interesting. The coaster here is expected to be the first Vekoma suspended coaster installed in a shopping mall. No sign of the ride itself yet but below are some shots of the mall undergoing construction and the plans for the whole...

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Lewa Worlds First Coaster Goes Vertical.

Lewa Worlds First Coaster Goes Vertical.

Lewa World in China is currently awaiting delivery of its new Mack mega coaster, but in the mean time the park has started vertical construction of its Golden Horse mine train coaster called Pioneer Mining. Below are a couple of shots showing the ride getting underway Source:...

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Yomiuri Land Shows Off New El Loco.

Yomiuri Land Shows Off New El Loco.

Yomiuri Land in Japan has been rather silent in the construction of their new S&S El Loco coaster called Twist Coaster Robin. But their Facebook page has released this image of the new ride. Good to see a proper custom el...

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B&M’s Junior Suspended Coaster Goes Vertical.

B&M’s Junior Suspended Coaster Goes Vertical.

One of this years most surprising news items was the appearance of a B&M junior coaster opening at Happy Valley Shanghai. The ride shares a similar if not identical layout to the Vekoma Junior suspended coasters found around the world. The park has started to put up supports for the coasters lift hill so hopefully we will see the track go up soon. Source: Chinese...

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