Issue 41

August 1998.  40 pages

  • Cover features several new wooden coasters in the US.
  • Mad Cobra, the first LIM powered coaster opens in Japan.
  • Spinning Mouse opens on the South Pier in Blackpool.
  • DisneySea, the new Disney Park due to open in Japan in 2001.
  • Construction update of Islands of Adventure in Florida.
  • Horwood Coastering – The Wild Mouse.
  • Report on Mad Mouse at Pavilion Amusement Park in South Carolina.
  • Report on Roar at Adventure World in Maryland.
  • Report on Tornado at M&D’s in Scotland.
  • Report on Shivering Timbers at Michigan’s Adventure in Michigan.
  • Report on Spatiale Experience at Nigloland in France.
  • Report on Excalibur at Funtown Splashtown U.S.A. in Maine.
  • Report on Great Bear at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania.
  • Report on Rampage at Visionland in Alabama.
  • Report on Fly By Wire in New Zealand.
  • Report on SkyTrak at Granada Studios in England.
  • Report on Power Tower at Cedar Point in Ohio.
  • Report on Mr Freeze at Six Flags over Texas in Texas.
  • Report on Dragon at Legoland Windsor in England.
  • Report on Chiller at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
  • Five pages of news.

Issue 42

November 1998.  40 pages

  • Cover features Monte Makaya at Terra Encantada.
  • Three pages of Park Remark.
  • The new coaster at Tripsdrill in Germany.
  • The new B&M hypercoaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia.
  • Construction update of Islands of Adventure in Florida.
  • A report from the new park Terra Encantada in Brazil.
  • An interview with Douglas Trumbull, effects guru and
    creator of the Back to the Future rides, amongst others.
  • A feature on Tomorrowland at Disneyland in California.
  • Profile of Walibi Wavre in Belgium.
  • One Shot Shoot Out, Oblivion and Superman compared head to head.
  • Horwood Coastering.  The Texas Cyclone.
  • Report on Journey to Atlantis at Sea World in Florida.
  • Report on Twisted Sisters at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Kentucky.
  • Report on Volcano – The Blast Coaster at King’s Dominion in Virginia.
  • Report on Mystery Castle at Phantasialand in Germany.
  • Report on Hallamvasut at Vidam Park in Hungary.
  • Seven and a half pages of news

Issue 43

December 1998.  40 pages

  • The first issue with a regular colour cover.
  • Cover commemorates the magazine’s 10th anniversary.
  • One page of Park Remark.
  • Knoebels announce they are to rebuild Mr. Twister.
  • List of the all new coasters opening in 1999.
  • Horwood Coastering – looks back at the first ten years.
  • Drayton Manor’s new water ride contract signed.
  • Camelot park’s plans for the future.
  • Scandinavian Park Guide.
  • A feature on ten years of First Drop.
  • New Oblivion Room at the Alton Towers Hotel.
  • What may be the ultimate thrill ride!
  • Some other rides that are also ten years old this year.
  • Views of the last ten years from members of the Amusement industry.
  • Eight pages of news.

Issue 44

February 1999.  40 pages (+2 page Top Up insert)

  • Top Up: Two extra pages of news.
  • Cover features Ghostrider at Knott’s Berry Farm.
  • Schwarzkopf’s Dreier Looping coming to the UK.
  • Andrew “Viper” Barrett finally gets to ride the Viper, the full story!
  • Construction updates on the three new Busch coasters.
  • Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia.
    Steel Eel at SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas.
    Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa in Florida.
  • First ever look at RollerCoaster Tycoon for the PC.
  • IAAPA Expo report.
  • Article on Thomas Walker & Sons, the British builder of Switchback Railways.
  • Park Profile on the new Ratanga Junction in South Africa.
  • Construction update of Wild Wild West at Warner Bros. in Germany.
  • Horwood Coastering.  Shouldn’t parks invest more in their old rides.
  • Virtual Queues – the end to those lines of misery?
  • Report on GhostRider at Knott’s Berry Farm in California.
  • Eight pages of news.

Issue 45

April 1999.  40 pages

  • Cover represents that this is a ride construction issues.
  • Horwood Coastering – Celebrating the new millennium on a coaster.
  • The 1998 survey results.
  • Park Profile on Bobbejaanland in Belgium.
  • Cyclone copy opens at Nara Dreamland in Japan.
  • 1999 park opening times.
  • Article by Lance Hart about his complete fear of tower rides.
  • Construction update on Roar at Six Flags Marine World
  • Construction update on Face/Off at Kings Island in Ohio.
  • Construction update on Wild Wild West at Movie World in Germany.
  • Construction update on Tennessee Tornado at Dollywood in Tennessee.
  • Construction update on Serial Thriller at Six Flags Houston in Texas.
  • Construction update on Twister at Knoebels in Pennsylvania.
  • Construction update on Poltergeist at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in Texas.
  • Construction update on Raging Bull at Six Flags Great America in Illinois.
  • Construction update on TraumaTizer at Pleasureland in England.
  • Construction update on Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens in Virginia.
  • Construction update on Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa in Florida.
  • Construction update on Silver Comet at Martin’s Fantasy Island in New York.
  • Construction update on Superman at Six Flags Darien Lake in New York.
  • Construction update on Top Gun at Carowinds in North Carolina.
  • Construction update on Leap the Dips at Lakemont Park in Pennsylvania.
  • Construction update on Joker’s Jinx at Six Flags America in Maryland.
  • Report on the Incredible Hulk at Islands of Adventure in Florida.
  • Report on Steel Eel at SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas.
  • Report on Bounce Oakwood in Wales.
  • Five pages of news.

Issue 46

July 1999.  60 pages

  • Cover shows pictures from the newly opened Islands of Adventure.
  • One page of Club Corner.
  • Construction update on Stealth at Great America in California.
  • Construction update on Twister at Knoebels in Pennsylvania.
  • Construction update on Wild Wild West at Movie World in Germany.
  • Construction update on Superman at Six Flags Darien Lake in New York.
  • Construction update on Fly at Canada’s Wonderland in Canada.
  • Construction update on Silver Comet at Martin’s Fantasy Island in New York.
  • Construction update on Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa in Florida.
  • The new GCI trains on Roar at Six Flags Marineworld in California.
  • Archives feature on Scenic Mountain Railways.
  • Article on the rebirth of Leap the Dips at Lakemont Park in Pennsylvania.
  • Article on the saving of Giant Dipper in San Diego, California.
  • A report on Islands of Adventure in Florida.
  • A report on Legoland California.
  • Horwood Coastering – exactly what makes a ride a coaster?
  • Report on The Georgia Scorcher at Six Flags over Georgia in Georgia.
  • Report on Raging Bull at Six Flags Great America in Illinois.
  • Report on The Millennium Coaster at Fantasy Island in England.
  • Report on Face/Off at Kings Island in Ohio.
  • Report on Medusa at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
  • Report on Exterminator at Kennywood in Pennsylvania.
  • Report on Samurai at Chessington WoA in England.
  • Report on Pirates 4D at Thorpe Park in England.
  • Report on Test Track at Epcot in Disney World.
  • Report on Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens in Virginia.
  • Report on Stormforce 10 at Drayton Manor in England.
  • Report on Top Gun at Carowinds in North Carolina.
  • Five pages of news.

Issue 47

September 1999.  48 pages

  • Cover features Wild Wild West at Warner Bros. Movie World.
  • Three pages of Club Corner.
  • Construction update from Disney’s California Adventure.
  • The 1998 survey results.
  • Construction update on Twister at Knoebels in Pennsylvania.
  • Construction update on Stealth at Paramount’s Great America in California.
  • Archives feature on wooden coasters that travelled in the UK.
  • The Santa Cruz Giant Dipper in California reaches the age of 75.
  • Report on Drop Zone at Paramount’s Kings Island in Ohio.
  • Report on Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa in Florida.
  • Report on Joker’s Jinx at Six Flags America in Maryland.
  • Report on Two Face at Six Flags America in Maryland.
  • Report on Matterhorn Blitz at Europa Park in Germany.
  • Report on Wild Wild West at Warner Bros. Movie World in Germany.
  • Report on Tennessee Tornado at Dollywood in Tennessee.
  • Report on Silver Comet at Martin’s Fantasy Island in New York.
  • Report on Superman at Six Flags Darien Lake in New York.
  • Report on Roar at Six Flags Marine World in California.
  • Five pages of news.

Issue 48

December 1999.  60 pages

  • Cover features Thriller from a large Anton Schwarzkopf feature.
  • Two and a half pages of Club Corner.
  • Construction update on Millennium Force at Cedar Point in Ohio.
  • Construction update on Son of Beast at Kings Island in Ohio.
  • Construction update on Dreier Looping at Flamingo Land in England.
  • Construction update on Lightning Racer at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania.
  • Construction update on Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce in Connecticut.
  • Wild Adventures in Georgia opens new selection of rides.
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon update with loads of new rides.
  • Article on Tornado at Parque des Atracciones in Spain.
  • Theme Park World game unveiled.
  • Huge Anton Schwarzkopf feature that includes:
    An interview, gallery, history, non-coaster rides, full list of park coasters, a full list of travelling rides, ride designs that were not built.
    Ride profiles on Revolution, TurbineSooperDooperLooper,
    Shockwave, Bullet, Alpina Bahn, Zambezi Zinger, Nessie,
  • Olympia Looping, Whizzer and the Rat.
  • Horwood Coastering. Michael looks at his favourite “Anton’s.”
  • Report on Batman Six Flags over Texas in Texas.
  • Report on Rock ‘n Roller Coaster at MGM Studios in Disney World.
  • Report on Tremors at Silverwood in Idaho.
  • Report on Pyrenees at Parque Espana in Japan.
  • Report on Twister at Knoebels  in Pennsylvania.
  • Report on Linear Gale at Korakuen in Japan.
  • Report on Poltergeist at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in Texas.
  • Five and a half pages of news.

Issue 49

February 2000.  48 pages (+4 page Top Up insert)

  • Top Up: Report on Six Flags arriving in Europe.
  • Cover features photos from the IAAPA Expo.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • Oktoberfest report.
  • Construction update on Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce in Connecticut.
  • Construction update on Millennium Force at Cedar Point in Ohio.
  • Construction update on Dreier Looping at Flamingo Land in England.
  • Construction update on Anaconda at Gold Reef City in South Africa.
  • Construction update on Son of Beast at Kings Island in Ohio.
  • Construction update on Medusa at Six Flags Marine World in California.
  • Construction update on Goliath at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
  • Construction update on Legend at Holiday World in Indiana.
  • Construction update on Steel Dragon 2000 from the Morgan factory.
  • A report from Festival Gate, the Japanese theme park and shopping centre.
  • A report on the UK’s large Hull Fair.
  • Enchanted Forest, a small US park with a most unique coaster.
  • IAAPA Expo show report.
  • Horwood Coastering – Report on the 1999 season: part one.
  • Report on the Thrust Air 2000 prototype at the S&S factory.
  • Report on the travelling Huss Booster and Fly Away.
  • Eight pages of news.

Issue 50

February 2000.  56 pages

  • Cover features the construction of Six Flags Holland.
  • Three pages of Club Corner.
  • Construction update from Six Flags Holland.
  • Construction update from Six Flags Ohio.
  • Construction update from Disney’s California Adventure.
  • Construction update on Katun at Mirabilandia in Italy.
  • Construction update on Speed in Las Vegas.
  • Construction update on Hurricane at Myrtle Beach Pavilion.
  • Construction update on Lightning Racer at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania.
  • Construction update on Super Saturator at Carowinds in North Carolina.
  • Construction update on Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce in Connecticut.
  • Construction update on Son of Beast at Kings Island in Ohio.
  • Construction update on Millennium Force at Cedar Point in Ohio.
  • Construction update on Medusa at Six Flags Marine World in California.
  • Construction update on Poseidon at Europa Park in Germany.
  • Construction update on Legend at Holiday World in Indiana.
  • Extensive list of coasters opening in 2000.
  • European Park opening dates and times for 2000.
  • Exclusive first look at Reverchon’s Gliding Coaster.
  • First details of the new wooden coaster at Tusenfryd in Norway.
  • Horwood Coastering. A 1999 review.
  • Report on Goliath at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
  • Report on Stealth at Paramount’s Great America in California.
  • Six and a half pages of news.