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July 16, 2020 - The goal of is to document every roller coaster, no matter how small it is.  Today's addition is the Incredible Spin Coaster at St. Louis's Incredible Pizza Company.  It's a small coaster built by SBF Visa Group that runs indoors inside a Family Entertainment Center.  With nearly 300 SBF Visa coasters now in operation, their Compact Spinning Coaster (Models MX608, MX609, and MX612) is one of the most copied roller coaster designs ever.  I'll be adding more examples of this model very soon!

I know that I am a little late to the party, but has been on Instagram for over a year now.  If you follow CoasterGallery on Instagram, you will see previews of new pictures, get the chance to play the "Guess The Coaster" game, and get a little glimpse into the amusement park travels of Joel Rogers.  However, you won't see any dumb filters of pictures of my meals.

May 16, 2020 - Today's release is Yokohama Cosmoworld, an amusement park near Tokyo that is home to three very interesting roller coasters.  Their most photogenic ride is the famous Diving Coaster Vanish!, a thrill ride that is often called an "Underwater Roller Coaster".  Be sure to see the video of Diving Coaster Vanish! plunging into the water.  I hope you subscribe to my Youtube Channel for a variety of roller coaster videos.

April 23, 2020 - Most amusement parks are closed because of COVID-19, but I hope that my pictures are a way to help soften this loss.  Today's park is Hanayashiki, Japan's oldest amusement park.  It started in 1853 and is small but incredibly densely packed with rides.  The park is ringed by Roller Coaster (ローラーコースター), the first coaster built by TOGO and the oldest coaster in Japan.

Check back in a few days because the next thing to be added is the Diving Coaster Vanish! "underwater" coaster.

April 11, 2020 - I am still "social distancing" at home, so get ready for more pictures!  Japan's Himeji Central Park is the latest addition.  It consists of a large safari park, a water park, and an amusement park with five roller coasters.  The park has Japan's first B & M, an unusual 3-inversion TOGO, an old Intamin Free Fall, and two odd coasters that were made in Japan.

March 28, 2020 - Since I am self-quarantined as the world shuts down over COVID-19, I now have a lot of free time to upload some more pictures and videos!  Today's addition is the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens near Nagoya, Japan.  The large zoo has a small amusement park with two roller coasters.  It is home to Slope Shooter, Japan's third oldest operating roller coaster and the world's youngest side-friction coaster.  Be sure to check out the video of this one-of-a-kind roller coaster!

March 15, 2020 - Today's addition is Sea Paradise near Tokyo, Japan.  This interesting park only has one coaster, but it has multiple aquariums, dolphin and marine mammal shows, touch tanks, and an Ocean Farm where guests can catch fish and eat them right there!  The Surf Coaster Leviathan roller coaster is built several hundred feet over Tokyo Bay, so it is a lovely coaster to ride and photograph.

Turning my attention to the other side of the globe, I added a bunch of new pictures from Wild Adventures in Georgia.  The park has a nice collection of roller coasters, but it also has a ton of animals since it began as the Liberty Farms Animal Park.  Look at the Cheetah coaster that sits right next to antelope, zebras, giraffes, elephants, elk, water buffalo, and rhinos!

January 29, 2020 - It's time to add a bunch of Japanese amusement parks.  Let's get things rolling with Suzuka Circuit, a park that started as a racetrack and added an amusement park.  It is home to Rocky Coaster, a coaster with both forward and rearward-facing seats.  Adventure Drive is also there, and it is one of the strangest coasters I have ever ridden.  It claims to have "voice activated" launches where the louder you scream, the faster the coaster goes. (You will have to read the pages to see if this is true!) Even though it is a short coaster, it has an astonishing two launches and four lift hills!  Throw in some trick-track and nice theming, and you get one incredibly unusual ride.  Be sure to watch the end of the video to see four guys getting evacuated off the coaster due to getting stuck in the rain.

October 29, 2019 - Skyline Park in Southern Germany is the latest park to be added to the Gallery.  It has the world's only "Gyroflyer" coaster, a single-rail, spinning coaster from Caripro.  The park also is home to Butterfly, a self-operated coaster from Sunkid.

If you haven't seen the YouTube Page this month, you have missed out, as I have added videos from Skyline, ZDT's Amusement Park, Wild Water & Wheels, Neb's Funworld, and several behind-the-scenes videos of Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  I am especially happy to share video I took while climbing up Griffon's lift hill!

June 28, 2019 - A simple glance at the Home Page gives you an idea of the big changes coming.  I just added sixteen new amusement parks to the list!  I know that most of them are listed as "Coming Soon" for the moment, but I wanted to get them out there so you can see what the near future holds for the Gallery.  If you follow the Facebook page, you can even vote on what park is added next.  I have visited parks in both the United States and Japan, so there is some interesting variety in the upcoming pictures!

In addition to the previews, I added three new parks to the Gallery this month.  The most exciting is ZDT's Amusement Park, the Texas home of Switchback, the world's only wooden shuttle coaster!  I also added pictures from the NASCAR SpeedPark in Tennessee as well as the Fun Stop Family Action Park located near Dollywood.  Don't get too excited over the last park... they removed all of their rides except the go-karts shortly after I photographed their Dragon Wagon. (I hope you still look at those pages because I posted a ton of information about Wisdom Dragon Wagon models.)

March 16, 2019 - I did it again.  I chose to update a park with a large amount of coasters, so it takes forever to edit the pictures and compose the text.  The Six Flags Great Adventure pages now cover 17 roller coasters, although not all of them are currently operating.  Some of the highlights include new pictures of the World's Tallest Roller Coaster, Kingda Ka, which now has the Zumanjaro:Drop of Doom free-fall ride attached to it.  There are even some strange pictures of what's left of Rolling Thunder.

I haven't finished all of the coasters yet, but I am currently adding pictures of Canada's Wonderland.  The pictures of Leviathan have been posted, so you can check out their latest hyper-coaster.

October 26, 2018 - The busy summer season is over, so I now have some time to update this page.  If you follow me on Facebook Pages or Twitter, you know that I recently visited Japan.   I visited 17 different Japanese parks, so I have a lot of pictures and videos to share.  I'll let you know when those new pictures are released!

I finally finished the Busch Gardens Williamsburg pictures, and I will add some behind-the-scenes videos in the future.  I also added pictures from Disney's California Adventure Park, so you can see how California Screamin' switched to Incredicoaster and how Mulholland Madness switched to Goofy's Sky School.

March 7, 2018 - Now that the Cedar Point updates are finally completed, it is time to move on to another amusement park.  I always struggle with the decision whether I should add a new park, or update a park that I have visited in the distant past.  This month, I elected to do the latter because I have some amazing pictures and videos from my behind-the-scenes tour of Busch Gardens Williamsburg.   I haven't added all of the new pictures yet, and I haven't added any videos, but you can check out pictures from their three newest coasters: Grover's Alpine Express, Tempesto, and Verbolten. (Spoiler alert... I reveal what happens when Verbolten enters the Black Forest indoor section of the ride.)

Please check back in the next few weeks as I add even more pictures, and videos, from this beautiful park.

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