Issue 51

August 2000.  44 pages

  • Cover features Katun, the B&M Inverter at Mirabilandia in Italy.
  • One and a third pages of Club Corner.
  • A large article on the opening of Six Flags Holland.
  • G5, the second B&M Dive Machine, opens at Janfusun in Taiwan.
  • Disney book, Mouse Tales, reviewed.
  • Horwood Coastering – the third part of the 1999 round-up.
  • Construction report on Poseidon at Europa Park in Germany.
  • Construction report on ThunderCoaster at Tusenfryd in Norway.
  • Coaster Works! open first woodie at Race World,
    and second starts to rise at Grand Prix Race-O-Rama.
  • The Texas Tornado at Frontierland is torn down.
  • Report on Magnum Force at Flamingo Land in England.
  • Report on Hurricane at Myrtle Beach Pavilion in South Carolina.
  • Report on Apocalypse at Drayton in England.
  • Report on Valhalla at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in England.
  • Report on Katun at Mirabilandia in Italy.
  • Report on Cyberspace, the travelling spinning coaster in Germany.
  • Report on the re-profiled Jetline at Gröna Lund in Sweden.
  • Report on King Solomons Mines at Pleasureland in England.
  • Report on Millennium Force at Cedar Point in Ohio.
  • Four pages of news.

Issue 52

November 2000.  52 pages

  • Cover features a comic theme showing new US coasters.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon – Loopy Landscapes,
    plus other computer coaster news.
  • Knott’s Berry Farm’s near vertical splash-down ride complete.
  • Six Flags Ohio, full report on the newly revamped park.
  • Construction report on Tornado at Särkänniemi in Finland.
  • Construction report on ThunderCoaster at Tusenfryd in Norway.
  • Horwood Coastering – new year Florida style.
  • Report on Superman at Darien Lake in New York.
  • Report on Super Saturator at Carowinds in North Carolina.
  • Report on Wild Train at Parc St. Paul in France.
  • Report on Boss at Six Flags St. Louis in Missouri.
  • Report on Legend at Holiday World in Indiana.
  • Report on Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spa Land in Japan.
  • Report on Speed at the Sahara in Las Vegas.
  • Report on Medusa at Six Flags Marine World in California.
  • Report on Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce in Connecticut.
  • Report on Kraken at SeaWorld in Florida.
  • Report on Superman at Six Flags New England in Massachusetts.
  • Report on Son of Beast at Kings Island in Ohio.
  • Report on Lightning Racer at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania.
  • Five pages of news.

Issue 53/54

December 2000.  88 pages (double issue)

  • Cover features ThunderCoaster at Tusenfryd.
  • Three and a half pages of Club Corner
  • Construction report on Talon at Dorney Park in Pennsylvania.
  • Construction report on Tornado at Särkänniemi in Finland.
  • Construction report on La Trace du Hourra at Parc Astérix in France.
  • Construction report on Colossos at Heide Park in Germany.
  • Construction report on X-Flight at Six Flags Ohio in Ohio.
  • Construction report on Vonkaputous at Linnanmaki in Finland.
  • Construction report on Titan at Six Flags over Texas in Texas.
  • Construction report on Discovery Theme Park in Taiwan.
  • Construction report on Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood in Pennsylvania.
  • A report on Bonfante Gardens that is set to open soon in California.
  • A report on Six Flags Belgium, with all its planned new rides.
  • A report on Disney’s California Adventure.
  • A report on Six Flags Mexico.
  • Two opposing reports on Terra Mitica.
  • List of all the new coasters for 2001.
  • The Coney Island Thunderbolt remembered.
  • Valhalla re-visited, and what BPB is doing to remedy any problems.
  • Celebrating Megafobia‘s fifth birthday.
  • An article looking at LIMs and LSMs.
  • An article about the Blackpool Big Dipper Marathon.
  • An article on Halloween celebrations in California.
  • An article on the history of the Virginia Reel.
  • An article on model making by someone who works for GCI.
  • An article by John Wardley on the bumpy path that has led to SW5.
  • Announcement of Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
  • Announcement of Psycho Mouse at Great America in California.
  • Announcement of X at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
  • Horwood Coastering.  Looking at the new for 2000 wooden coasters.
  • Report on Anaconda at Gold Reef City in South Africa.
  • Report on Birdmen at Fuji-Q in Japan.
  • Report on Poseidon at Europa Park in Germany.
  • Report on Hurricane at Dania Beach in Florida.
  • Report on ThunderCoaster at Tusenfryd in Norway.
  • Report on Perilous Plunge at Knott’s Berry Farm in California.
  • Six pages of reports from both the IAAPA show and EuroShow.
  • Six Pages of news.

Issue 55

February 2001.  52 pages

  • Cover features Colossos at Heide Park.
  • One page of Club Corner.
  • Zamperla’s new Volare takes shape at the factory.
  • Article on Pinfari, plus a factory report on their new inverter, Xpress.
  • Fire at Phantasialand destroys Gebirgsbahn. Exclusive pictures.
  • Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid details and model photos.
  • Report on Six Flags Belgium.
  • Horwood Coastering – the eventful 2000 season.
  • Construction report on Air (SW5) at Alton Towers in England.
  • Construction report on Colossus at Thorpe Park in England.
  • Construction report on X at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
  • “Diary of a Caveman” – photo report on La Trace du Hourra at Parc Astérix.
  • Report on Colossos at Heide Park in Germany.
  • Report on Titan at Six Flags over Texas in Texas.
  • Report on Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood in Pennsylvania.
  • Report on Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
  • Report on Vonkaputous at Linnanmaki in Finland.
  • Report on Wildfire at Silver Dollar City in Missouri.
  • Report on Hypersonic XLC at Kings Dominion in Virginia.
  • Report on Tornado at Särkänniemi in Finland.
  • Four and a half pages of news.

Issue 56

April 2001.  56 pages

  • Cover features Expedition GeForce at Holiday Park.
  • Three pages of Club Corner.
  • Anton Schwarzkopf remembered.
  • A look at the Shaft of Terror at Gold Reef City in South Africa.
  • X at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California is completed.
  • SilverStar at Europa Park in Germany is announced.
  • Thunder Looper revisited at its new home in Brazil.
  • Construction report on Colossus at Thorpe Park in England.
  • Construction report on Air at Alton Towers in England.
  • Horwood Coastering – coaster clubs.
  • Report on a new version of the Maurer Spinner travelling in Germany.
  • Report on ThrillShot at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
  • Report on Déjà vu Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
  • Report on Eraser at Movie World in Germany.
  • Report on Rhino Rally at Busch Gardens Tampa in Florida.
  • Report on Reverchon’s suspended Mouse on the Dutch fairs.
  • Report on Cheetah at Wild Adventures in Georgia.
  • Report on Rugrats Reptar Kings Island in Ohio.
  • Report on XFlight Six Flags Ohio in Ohio.
  • Report on Templo del Fuego at PortAventura in Spain.
  • Report on Cornball Express at Indiana Beach in Indiana.
  • Report on Talon at Dorney Park in Pennsylvania.
  • Report on Expedition GeForce at Holiday Park in Germany.
  • Seven pages of news.

Issue 57

July 2001.  40 pages (+12 page Top Up insert)

  • Top Up: 9 pages of reports from the IAAPA show.
  • Top Up: Construction report on Wild Wild West in Spain.
  • Top Up: Two extra pages of news.
  • Cover features Volare, the new Zamperla Flying Coaster.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • Article about a Munich based exhibition on Werner Stengel.
  • Article from the archives about Neptune Beach.
  • Hyper Coaster and hubless Big Wheel for Korakuen in Japan.
  • Articles on two computer coaster products, including No Limits.
  • A feature on the coasters and parks of Thailand.
  • A report on DisneySea Park in Tokyo, Japan.
  • A report on Tobu Zoo – and its wooden coaster Regina – in Japan.
  • Construction report on DodonPa at Fuji-Q in Japan.
  • Construction report on SilverStar at Europa Park in Germany.
  • Construction report on Air at Alton Towers in England.
  • Construction report on Colossus at Thorpe Park in England.
  • Horwood Coastering – Michael looks back at 2001.
  • Report on Sky Rider at Skyline Park in Germany.
  • Report on Zamperla’s Volare prototype at their factory in Italy.
  • Four pages of news.

Issue 58

September 2001.  48 pages

  • Cover features X at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
  • Three pages of Club Corner.
  • Extensive list of the new for 2002 coasters.
  • Article about Insane Speed at Janfusun Fancyworld in Taiwan.
  • Article about Gravity Max at Discovery Theme Park in Taiwan.
  • Article about the two Bat Flyer rides in Japan.
  • Gröna Lund announce Vilda Musen that will entwine itself into Jetline.
  • Cyclone moved from Australia’s Luna Park to Dreamworld.
  • Construction report on Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid in Spain.
  • Construction report on Jubilee Odyssey at Fantasy Island in England.
  • Construction report on Superman at Six Flags over Georgia.
  • Construction report on Colossus at Thorpe Park in England.
  • Construction report on Goliath at Six Flags Holland in the Netherlands.
  • Construction report on Silver Star at Europa Park in Germany.
  • Construction report on Air at Alton Towers in England.
  • Construction update from Legoland Germany.
  • Give Kids the World, report on an amusement industry charity.
  • List of European park opening dates, times, and new rides.
  • Horwood Coastering.  Michael wonders if his days of travel are over.
  • Report on X at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
  • Seven pages of news.

Issue 59

December 2001.  52 pages

  • Cover features images from the new Warner Bros. park in Spain.
  • One page of Club Corner.
  • Report of the new Walt Disney Studios Paris.
  • Report of the new Warner Bros. Movie World park in Spain.
  • Report from Oakwood of Hydro’s pull-through test.
  • Horwood Coastering – Looking back at some old favourites.
  • Report on new Vampire trains at Chessington WoA in England.
  • Report on Silver Star at Europa Park in Germany.
  • Report on Colossus at Thorpe Park in England.
  • Report on Superman at Six Flags over Georgia in Georgia.
  • Report on Goliath at Six Flags Holland in the Netherlands.
  • Report on Air at Alton Towers in England.
  • Report on Wicked Twister at Cedar Point in Ohio.
  • Report on Batman: The Dark Knight at Six Flags New England.
  • Four pages of news.

Issue 60

February 2002.  48 pages

  • Cover is themed around the new rides at Phantasialand.
  • Seven pages of Club Corner.
  • Dreamland’s Scenic Railway made a National Historic Landmark.
  • Follow up report from Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid in Spain.
  • Article on the Coney Island Cyclone, 75 years old this year.
  • Article on Vekoma’s new custom SLC In China.
  • New strange restraints added Hydro at Oakwood.
  • Custom Coasters go out of business.
  • Horwood Coastering – are B&Ms showing their age?
  • Reports on Wuze Town, River Quest and Feng Ju Palace
    at Phantasialand in Germany.
  • Report on Cobra at Admiral Vrungel’s Adventure Park in Russia.
  • Report on Roller Soaker at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania.
  • Report on Xcelerator at Knott’s Berry Farm in California.
  • Report on Jubilee Odyssey at Fantasy Island in England.
  • Eight pages of news.