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Issues 61 – 70

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Issue 61

August 2002.  40 pages (+12 page top up insert with reports from the IAAPA show.)

  • Cover is themed around RollerCoaster Tycoon.
  • Five pages of Club Corner.
  • S&S moves into 2003 with a large new selection of rides. A large report from their Utah base.
  • A feature on Chris Sawyer and the RollerCoaster Tycoon phenomenon.
  • Construction update from Thorpe Park, Cedar Point, Tusenfryd and Liseberg.
  • A report on the newly opened Legoland Germany.
  • Intamin’s ride package at an indoor entertainment complex in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Reverchon’s portable rapids – a report on this new ride from their factory.
  • Horwood Coastering – 2002 under the microscope.
  • Report on Sternrodtler (Sternrodt Mountain), Mini Megga Coaster (Gulliver’s Land) & Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster (Warner Bros. Australia).
  • Six pages of news.


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Issue 62

November 2002.  48 pages

  • Cover is of Balder, the new wooden coaster at Liseberg in Sweden.
  • Four pages of Club Corner.
  • Top Thrill Dragster now complete.
  • Large construction update on Vilda Musen at Gröna Lund in Sweden.
  • Horwood Coastering – 2002 under the microscope, part 2.
  • A list of the new coasters opening in 2003.
  • A report on Mrs. Doris Thompson’s 100th birthday party.
  • News of a new dark ride at Six Flags Belgium.
  • Runaway, and the Rotunda park, in danger.
  • Park opening dates for 2003.
  • Construction update on the 95° coaster at Bon Bon Land in Denmark.
  • Dreamland in Danger – report on progress with regards saving the park.
  • Halloween report on two parks.
  • Reports on an Alpine Coaster (Abtenau), Dodonpa (Fuji-Q), Nemesis Inferno (Thorpe Park) & Liseberg in Sweden.
  • Seven pages of news.

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Issue 63

July 2003.  48 pages

  • Cover is of Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point.
  • Four page Club Corner.
  • Horwood Coastering – looking at Dreamland and the Scenic Railway.
  • A report on Celebration City and the Ozark Wildcat.
  • A report from India where a copy of the Southport Cyclone has been built.
  • Reports on Mission: SPACE (Epcot), Half Pipe (Särkänniemi), Superman Ultimate Flight (Six Flags Great America), Top Thrill Dragster (Cedar Point), Vild-Svinet (BonBon-Land), Vilda Musen (Grona Lund), Thunder Dolphin (LaQua), SuperSplash (Tusenfryd), Giant Frisbee (Paramount’s Kings Island), Whirlwind (Camelot) & Spider (Lagoon).
  • Eight pages of news.

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Issue 64

February 2004.  40 pages (+8 page top up insert with reports from the IAAPA show.)

  • Cover is of Tivoli Gardens’ new B&M Floorless coaster.
  • Five pages of Club Corner.
  • Construction reports on Thunderhead (Dollywood), Tivoli Gardens’ new B&M Floorless coaster & Falken (Fårup Sommerland).
  • Horwood Coastering – looking at Paramount Canada’s Wonderland.
  • A report from the S&S factory of their new Screaming Squirrel.
  • A report on Diggerland, a new set of parks in the UK.
  • An exclusive report on Vekoma’s new Motorbike coaster.
  • Update on the current state of Dreamland.
  • Reports on Timberhawk (Enchanted Village), Star Shape, a new Zierer spin ride (German fairs), Montaña Suiza (Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo) & Fuga da Atlantide (Gardaland).
  • Ten pages of news.

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Issue 65

April 2004.  48 pages

  • Cover is based on the large construction feature inside.
  • Large seven page Club Corner.
  • List of new coasters for 2004.
  • A report on the indoor park at Times Square in Kuala Lumpur & the building of Transdemonium at Parc Asterix, in which our own Jean-Marc had a large part to play.
  • European park details including season dates, prices and new rides.
  • An article on how high coasters can go.
  • Horwood Coastering – looking back at 2003.
  • Large construction report covering rides such as: Oki Doki, Thunderhead, Storm Runner, Borg Assimilator, Spinball Whizzer,
    Tsunami, Timberland Twister, Dragon’s Fury, Demon and Falken.
  • 100 years of the Flying Machine at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
  • A report on Wicksteed park.
  • Reports on Rodelbahn (Churwalden) & Cool and Fresh, a new looper on the European Fair circuit.
  • Seven pages of news.


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Issue 66

July 2004.  56 pages

  • Cover is based on all the new ride reports in the issue.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • Reports on two potential new parks, one in Switzerland, the other in Dubai.
  • A report on the fire at BPB that destroyed much of the Grand National’s station.
  • A report on the Six Flags Europe 48 hour challenge.
  • Horwood Coastering – quiz time.
  • Interview with the Disney Imagineer responsible for Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris.
  • Report on Falken (Fårup Sommerland), Tulireki (Linnanmäki), Heisse Fahrt (Klotten), Thunderhead (Dollywood), Space Invader 2 (BPB), Demonen (Tivoli Gardens), Dragon’s Fury (Chessington WoA), Lost River Ride (Flamingo Land), Star Flyer (Prater), X-Scream (Stratosphere Tower), Revenge of the Mummy (Universal Studios Florida), Sledgehammer (Bobbejaanland), Storm Runner (Hersheypark), OkiDoki (Bobbejaanland), Spinball Whizzer (Alton Towers), Typhoon (Bobbejaanland), Bling (Blackpool Pleasure Beach), X-treme (Drievliet), Timberland Twister (Camp Snoopy), Crazy Mouse (Bridlington), Jungle Coaster (Legoland Windsor) & Volare (Prater).
  • Four pages of news.

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Issue 67

September 2004.  40 pages

  • Cover is based on the Nemesis 10 year feature.
  • Mrs Doris Thompson and Mr Geoffrey Thompson remembered.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • Nemesis feature. It includes a large article looking back at the history of the ride, with contributions from John Wardley and Walter Bolliger. The feature also includes personal opinions of the ride, a comparison of it against other B&M inverters, and tales from an ex-operator of just how stupid some of Nemesis riders have been.
  • Lauri Vartiainen buys land for his own park.
  • Horwood Coastering – looking at a recent trip around Europe.
  • Rough or violent? Can “rough” coasters be fun, or are they just “violent”?
  • Reports on Booster Bike (Toverland), Avalanche (Timberfalls Adventure Park) & Green Dragon (Greenwood Forest Park).
  • Six pages of news.

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Issue 68

December 2004.  48 pages

  • Cover is based on a large feature on PTC.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • BPB’s Brian Robinson remembered.
  • A four page Halloween feature covering parks and events in the UK.
  • Construction report from Cypress Gardens in Florida.
  • A tale of a 1,500 mile trek to ride one coaster.
  • Horwood Coastering – Michael looks at Six Flags.
  • IAAPA 2004 report, including news of some interesting new rides.
  • A 16 page feature on PTC – looking back at their illustrious history. Also included is an extensive list of all their coasters.
  • Reports on Silver Bullet (Knott’s Berry Farm), Screamin’ Swing (Knott’s Berry Farm) & Tsunami (Clementon Lake).
  • Six pages of news.

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Issue 69

February 2005.  48 pages

  • Cover is based on the large construction feature in the issue.
  • Eight pages of Club Corner.
  • A list of the new coasters opening in 2005.
  • A look at some of the larger German Fairs.
  • A travel report from Australia, covering four parks.
  • European park details 2005: opening times, new rides, and event details.
  • Horwood Coastering – Michael looks back at 2004.
  • An update on member Lauri Vartiainen’s new park in Finland.
  • A new swing coaster from Doppelmayr.
  • A Report on a 24 hour marathon on Toverland’s Motorbike coaster.
  • A look at a few parks that opening in the winter, and make an event of it.
  • Nine pages of ride construction reports including: Italian Job Stunt TrackAtlanticaKanonenPowder Keg, Dynamite ExpressKingda KaRita – Queen of Speed, Slammer, SheiKra, G-Force and Mr Six’s Pandemonium
  • Reports on the Superman hypercoaster (Six Flags Mexico) & Lightning (Entertainment City).
  • Six pages of news.

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Issue 70

June 2005.  48 pages

  • Cover is of the Italian Job that recently opened in the US.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • Horwood Coastering – Michael looks at coasters that have been changed.
  • Reports on Space Mountain Mission 2 (Disneyland Paris), Splash Battle (Walibi World), Italian Job Stunt Track (Paramount’s Kings Island), Powder Keg (Silver Dollar City), Kingda Ka (Six Flags Great Adventure), Kanonen (Liseberg), SheiKra (Busch Gardens Tampa), Tomb Raider (Paramount’s Kings Dominion), Navigator (Flamingo Land), Slammer (Thorpe Park), Sequoia Adventure (Gardaland), Rush (Thorpe Park), Sky Wheel (Skyline Park), Hades (Mt. Olympus), Rita – Queen of Speed (Alton Towers), Hydra (Dorney Park), Peeking Heights (Chessington WoA), MaXair (Cedar Point), El Volador (Bellewaerde) & Pandemonium (Six Flags New England).
  • Four pages of news.


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