- “Phoenix Rising” becomes the largest family-friendly addition to the Pantopia area of the park and will be the first coaster to feature on-board audio
- Minimum height requirement of only 42 inches will have thrill-seeking families experiencing the exhilarating flight of the Phoenix aboard an all-new suspended roller coaster that will swing riders side-to-side
Walt Disney World in Florida is known for its thrilling rides and immersive experiences, and the latest addition to its lineup is no exception. The new Tron ride, officially called TRON Lightcycle / Run, has been eagerly anticipated by Disney fans since it was announced in 2017. Now, the ride located at the Magic Kingdom in Tomorrowland is opening to the public on 4th April 2023 and is already generating buzz as one of the most exciting attractions in the park.
TRON Lightcycle / Run is based on the popular Tron franchise, which began as a 1982 science-fiction film and has since expanded into multiple movies, television shows, and video games. The ride takes guests on a high-speed journey through the digital world of Tron, where they ride on lightcycles, the iconic motorcycles featured in the franchise.
The new attraction, located in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park, is the fastest coaster attraction in a Disney theme park, alongside its sister coaster at Shanghai Disneyland. It masterfully blends coaster thrills with speed, visual effects, music and a one-of-a-kind ride system to create an experience like no other.
The ride’s exterior is impressive on its own, featuring a sleek, futuristic design that stands out in Disney’s Tomorrowland area. Inside, guests are greeted with a massive, illuminated Tron grid and a queue that immerses them in the world of Tron. Guests walk through a series of interactive displays that give them a taste of what’s to come, from the glowing lightcycles on display to the digital screens showing glimpses of the ride’s exhilarating twists and turns. Continue reading
SeaWorld say there is a high surf advisory on the horizon in 2023 as a new Rollercoaster comes to their Orlando theme park.
The new rollercoaster is rumoured to be a new take on the old style Stand up Rollercoasters giving riders the feeling of riding the waves on a Surf Board. The coaster is from the same company, Bolliger & Mabillard, that built Kraken, Manta and Mako. This new coaster will consist of a launch system with an Airtime hill and at least one inversion corkscrew along with twists and turns to mimic riding the waves.
This new coaster was originally scheduled to open in 2021 but the pandemic added an unforeseen delay to the project.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will open Iron Gwazi, the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster, on 11 March 2022.
Being North America’s tallest hybrid coaster, this ride takes thrills to new heights, plunging riders from a 206-foot-tall peak down a 91-degree drop and reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour. Iron Gwazi is Busch Gardens’ tenth coaster and an exhilarating addition to the park’s collection of thrill rides. Riders will experience a dozen airtime moments, including three inversions, while racing along more than 4,000 feet of steel track. With a 48” height requirement, this invigorating attraction is a ride the whole family can conquer together.
“The incredible anticipation for Iron Gwazi is shared by both our guests and Ambassadors, and we are beyond excited to open this amazing coaster,” said Neal Thurman, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Park President. “Iron Gwazi diversifies our thrill ride portfolio and is an impressive addition to the Tampa skyline. Combining classic elements of a wooden coaster with a smooth, steel track will provide thrill seekers with an unforgettable experience.”
Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, the newest addition at Busch Gardens is a wood and steel hybrid coaster design, combining the innovation of a steel coaster and the nostalgia of a wooden coaster. While elements of Gwazi, the classic wooden coaster, are integrated into the new ride, all-new thrill components and a reimagined track layout take Iron Gwazi to another level.
Get ready for uncharted chills on the all-new Ice Breaker coaster at SeaWorld Orlando!
Named after the icy Arctic summits, Ice Breaker will feature four airtime filled launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida – a 93 feet tall spike with 100-degree angle.
The thrills continue as riders fly over a near vertical top hat maneuver into a series of exciting twists, turns, and airtime hills.
The brand-new coaster will be located across from Wild Arctic and opens February 18, 2022.