Issue 96

November 2013, 84 pages

This is the biggest single issue ever. It is pretty much entirely filled with new ride reports. I did the same thing with First Drop 94, and that went down very well – some people said it was the best issue ever. I was sceptical that an issue of that nature would actually work, so I was hugely pleased with the wave of positive feedback. Hence, this issue is all about new rides, and there are plenty of them. I am also – finally – happy to announce that inside is a report on the Flying Turns at Knoebels – a coaster we’ve been waiting for, for seven years. I am thrilled to say it was well worth the wait.


  • The cover features Outlaw Run.
  • Four pages of Club Corner, including 32 “Ton Up” photos.
  • Michael Horwood looks at the 2012 season.
  • A report on Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City in Missouri.
  • A report on Psyké Underground at Walibi Belgium in Belgium.
  • A report on Hobs Pit at Pleasurewood Hills in England.
  • A report on Bandit Bomber at Yas Waterworld in the UAE.
  • A report on Big Bang at Familienland Erlebnispark in Austria.
  • A report on Karacho at Tripsdrill in Germany.
  • A report on Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
  • A report on Rattenmühle at Familypark Neusiedlersee in Austria.
  • A report on Kitt Superjet at Movieland Park in Italy.
  • A report on Orkanen at Fårup Sommerland in Denmark.
  • A report on Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in Texas.
  • A report on Gold Striker at California’s Great America in California.
  • A report on Juvelen at Djurs Sommerland in Denmark.
  • A report on GateKeeper at Cedar Point in Ohio.
  • A report on Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland.
  • A report on U-Shaped Roller Coaster at Victory Kingdom in China.
  • A report on Wood Coaster at Knight Valley in China.
  • A report on Smiler at Alton Towers in England.
  • A report on Flying Turns at Knoebels in Pennsylvania.
  • Toverland grows up – a report on their major new expansion.
  • A report on the wooden coasters in China,
    including Fjord Flying Dragon at Happy Valley Wuhan.
  • A report on the Etnaland park expansion in Sicily, Italy.
  • A report on the Fun Spot America expansion in Florida.
  • New for 2013 – comprehensive list of all new coasters in 2013.
  • 10 pages of news, including:
  •   Thriller coming home
  •   Construction on Helix begins at Liseberg
  •   Wing Coaster at Heide Park is complete
  •   New rides for 2014 announced by Six Flags
  •   Banshee at Kings Island starts construction
  •   New B&M trains for Steel Dragon 2000
  •   Plus a whole lot more