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January 11, 2022 - Let's kick the year off with some Disney updates. I recently added the picturesque
Slinky Dog Dash at
Disney's Hollywood Studios, the park originally
known as Disney-MGM Studios, the swaying
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, and the under-construction
TRON Lightcycle Run
which is also at the Magic Kingdom. I hope you like Disney parks,
because I visited Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, and
Shanghai Disneyland, so there will be a lot of Disney coasters coming to the Gallery this year!
October 2, 2021 - I visited Cypress Gardens on its last weekend of operation, but
I hadn't been back since it was converted to LEGOLAND Florida. I finally got
around to visiting the new version of the park, so you can finally see the updated
Coastersaurus, and the new
Great LEGO Chase.
I hope you like Floridan amusement parks... I just visited Walt Disney World, and I'll be adding a bunch of Disney coaster pictures next!
March 22, 2021 - I'll share a couple of updates today: one is a new park, one is new coasters at an existing park in CoasterGallery.com. The new park
is so small that it only has one tiny coaster. Tom
Foolerys Amusement Park in the Wisconsin Dells has a small kiddie coaster. Even though it is small, I loved this coaster... but
it may be because I am a pilot and love roller coasters that look like airplanes.
The other news this week is that I updated the Busch Gardens Tampa
section of the Gallery. Three new coasters had been built since my last visit to Tampa, so I finally have shots of
Cheetah Hunt, and
December 17, 2020 - I have been adding pictures and videos throughout the website, but I haven't added a brand new park in a while. Let me
change that... The PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center in Kansas
City, Missouri is a FEC that sits in an old Best Buy store. It is home to one small coaster.
July 16, 2020 - The goal of CoasterGallery.com 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 CoasterGallery.com 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 CoasterGallery.com 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
If you haven't seen the CoasterGallery.com 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 CoasterGallery.com 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 CoasterGallery.com 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
March 22, 2022 - Last time I posted on this page, I added pictures from some Disney parks in Florida. Today, I am
adding a bunch of new pictures from a Disney park in Japan! Tokyo Disneyland
hasn't added any roller coasters in a few years, but our last visit there was nearly 20 years ago, so those old
Disney pictures needed updated! I have been working behind-the-scenes on a major update to CoasterGallery.com, so I
haven't finish the Disney Sea pages yet, but check back soon to see the adjacent park that some people consider the best of all of the
Disney theme parks!
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 CoasterGallery.com 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
Grover's Alpine Express,
(Spoiler alert... I reveal what happens when
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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