SSCoasters News & Information
The official Summer Heat contest details have been posted in the active contests section. This means that entries can now be added through the rides database. Remember, the deadline is August 31st, 2016.
Also, we are still looking for the official logo for the contest! We want to see what you can create!
Jul 14 2016 10:49 AM BGTKing 0 comments
This year's Summer Heat contest is in need of a logo that fits the beachy/boardwalk theme. Let's see what our members can create! Post your creation in the comments and we'll select one to use around the site. Please try to submit your designs ASAP.
Jul 07 2016 05:43 PM BGTKing 5 comments
Summer. It elicits thoughts of warmth, water, and fun times in most of us. It's a time to make great memories, vacation with family, and relax in many different ways.
The beach is a classic summer travel destination to have fun in the sand and surf. Beaches & boardwalks played an important role in the rise in popularity of roller coasters, such as the Coney Island Cyclone. Boardwalks are still a popular place to be in the summer time.
For Summer Heat this year, we want you to build a beach/boardwalk inspired roller coaster or ride. Your ride should be inspired by a past or present roller coaster/ride located on a beach, boardwalk, or pier. We also want to see the beachy boardwalk theme with your ride. You will be required to state your inspiration when entering. There are no other restrictions.
Full details will be posted later in the contests section. Deadline is August 31st, 2016.
In the comments, help us compile a list of all boardwalk/beach parks/roller coasters out there.
Jun 29 2016 06:53 PM BGTKing 19 comments
A blueprint image has surface with the label Kings Island 2017 Project, with an overhead view of a roller coaster that appears to be wooden. The layout goes out and back, but not much else can be discerned from this particular view. But it seems for certain a new ride is coming in 2017! Who do you think will build it?
Kings Island last added a roller coaster in 2014 with the inverted design Banshee, the longest inverted roller coaster in the world. It is also home to the Beast, which has been the longest roller coaster in the world for over three decades. Diamondback soars above the park and has been thrilling riders since 2009 (and is one of the most famous K'NEX roller coasters ever built too).
Jun 11 2016 09:36 AM BGTKing 0 comments