Issue 71

October 2005.  48 pages

  • Cover is based on the Reaper coaster at the Amsterdam Dungeon.
  • Five pages of Club Corner.
  • Six Flags AstroWorld closure report.
  • An update on Lauri’s park in Finland.
  • A report on Parc St. Paul in France.
  • A report on Lagunasia, a new park in Japan.
  • A report on Cypress Gardens in Florida.
  • A report on Disneyland in Hong Kong.
  • A report on Williams Grove Amusement Park that has been put up for sale.
  • The newly rebuilt Space Mountain at Disneyland in California re-opens.
  • Disneyland’s 50th birthday celebrations.
  • Horwood Coastering – Michael looks at the kiddie coaster.
  • Ride construction reports from:
    Tusenfryd, Phantasialand, Six Flags Magic Mountain,
    Beech Bend, PowerPark, Thorpe Park and Holiday World.
  • Report on Reaper at Amsterdam Dungeon in the Netherlands.
  • Report on G-Force at Drayton Manor in England.
  • Report on the Bell ride at the Prater in Austria.
  • Report on Velocity at Flamingo Land in England.
  • Report on Twist and Turn at Toverland in the Netherlands.
  • Four pages of news.

Issue 72

January 2006.  48 pages

  • Cover commemorates the closure of Six Flags AstroWorld.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • Michael Horwood looks back at an eventful 2005.
  • John Wardley looks back on his career now that he has retired.
  • A report on the parks of South Africa.
  • A look back at Six Flags AstroWorld.
  • Update on Lauri’s Park in Finland.
  • A large feature on the IAAPA Amusement Trade Show,
    including ride construction updates.
  • DisneySea revisited, including a look at their new coaster Raging Spirits.
  • Report on DarKastle at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia.
  • Report on Tarantula at Parque de Atracciones in Spain.
  • Four pages of news.

Issue 73

April 2006.  48 pages

  • Cover features the Flying Turns.
  • Three pages of Club Corner.
  • List of new coasters opening in 2006.
  • Mountain Glider for Walibi Belgium.
  • Six Flags New Orleans – will it open again?
  • A feature on the history of the Flying Turns, and a look at Knoebels’ recreation of the classic ride.
  • A report on a strange coaster in the south of France.
  • A report on the Funderland Fair in Dublin.
  • Michael Horwood interviews Duane Marden, creator of RCDB.COM
  • Large construction feature, containing reports and pictures of:
    Tatsu (Six Flags Magic Mountain), The Voyage (Holiday World),
    Black Mamba (Phantasialand), Kumali (Flamingo Land),
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Alton Towers), Speed (Oakwood),
    Thunderbird (PowerPark), El Toro (Six Flags Great Adventure),
    Kentucky Rumbler (Beech Bend), Speedmonster (Tusenfryd),
    Pegasus (Europa Park), Goliath (Six Flags over Georgia),
    Italian Job Turbo Coaster (Kings Dominion), 4th Dimension (Fuji-Q),
    Vliegende Hollander (Efteling), X Coaster (Magic Springs).
  • Report on Superman Escape in Australia.
  • Report on Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom in Florida.
  • Report on Cobra at Paultons in England.
  • Report on Stealth at Thorpe Park in England.
  • Four pages of news.

Issue 74

June 2006.  48 pages

  • Cover features new coasters produced by GCII.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • A report on the Nickelodeon area in Paramount’s Kings Island in the US.
  • Michael Horwood looks back at four coasters no longer with us.
  • Report on Speed Monster at TusenFryd in Norway.
  • Report on Speed at Oakwood in Wales.
  • Report on Buzz Lightyear at Disneyland Paris.
  • Report on the Super Booster on Brighton Pier in England.
  • Report on Goliath at Six Flags over Georgia in Georgia.
  • Report on Patriot at World’s of Fun in Missouri.
  • Report on The Voyage at Holiday World in Indiana.
  • Report on Kumali at Flamingo Land in England.
  • Report on Supersplash at Plopsaland in Belgium.
  • Report on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Alton Towers in England.
  • Report on Skyhawk at Cedar Point in Ohio.
  • Report on Kentucky Rumbler at Beech Bend in Kentucky.
  • Report on Thunderbird at Powerpark in Finland.
  • Report on Tatsu at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
  • Four pages of news.

Issue 75

October 2006.  48 pages

  • Cover features Megafobia, celebrating its 10th birthday.
  • Four pages of Club Corner.
  • Michael Horwood wonders why some coasters just go out of fashion.
  • A report on the closure of Pleasureland in the UK.
  • A report from the Gerstlauer factory a new Euro-Fighter.
  • A feature on Megafobia’s 10th birthday.
  • A trip to Mexico City, and the three parks found there.
  • A feature on five new coasters being built in the US for 2007, including Cedar Point’s Maverick.
  • Report on Eejanaika at Fuji-Q in Japan.
  • Report on Goliath at La Ronde in Canada.
  • Report on Black Mamba at Phantasialand in Germany.
  • Report on El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
  • Six pages of news.

Issue 76

February 2007.  48 pages

  • Cover has a Chinese theme, tying in with the large China feature.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • Michael Horwood wonders why some rides aren’t considered coasters.
  • China – a large piece about what is happening out east.
  • China – Chime-Long Paradise report.
  • China – Chongqing report.
  • China – Happy Valley Shenzhen report.
  • China – Jin Jiang report.
  • China – Beijing Amusement Park report.
  • China – ride copies coming from Chinese companies.
  • China – guide to the major parks there.
  • China – Happy Valley Beijing report.
  • China – some travel tips.
  • IAAPA show report. 12 pages covering the show and ride construction
  • Construction updates on: Troy, Hollywood Dream: the Ride,
    Renegade and the Flying Turns.
  • Eight pages of news.

Issue 77

May 2007.  48 pages

  • Cover features a picture of the Messerschmidt Swing Coaster.
  • Three pages of Club Corner.
  • Lauri’s Park, an update from Finland.
  • Michael Horwood looks back at 2006.
  • A large ten page feature on Swing Coasters, including details of:
    the Messerschmidt Swing Coaster, the Kings Island Bat,
    the Schwarzkopf Busch Gardens Swing Coaster.
    It also includes an interview with Werner Stengel.
  • A report on the rebuilding of Ghost Town in the Sky.
  • Report on Hollywood Dream: The Ride at Universal Studios Japan.
  • A list of the new coasters opening in 2007.
  • Construction report. Covering (amongst others):
    Maverick, Griffon, Firehawk, Boardwalk Bullet,
    Knightmare, Starliner, Troy and Renegade.
  • Report on Tony Hawk at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in Texas.
  • Report on Tower of Terror at DisneySea in Japan.
  • Report on Vliegende Hollander at Efteling in the Netherlands.
  • Report on Extremis at the London Dungeon in England.
  • Report on Rage at Adventure Island in England.
  • Six pages of news.

Issue 78

July 2007.  48 pages

  • The first issue with half the pages in full colour.
  • Cover features a drawing based on Troy at Toverland.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • Update on the Dreamland project, including news of some of the Pleasureland rides being saved.
  • Michael Horwood looks at how music and coasters have come together.
  • Construction update including pictures of:
    Flying Turns, Galaxy Orbiter and the Boardwalk Bullet.
  • Report on Formule X at Drievliet in the Netherlands
  • Report on Uppswinget at Liseberg in Sweden.
  • Report on Renegade at Valleyfair! in Minnesota.
  • Report on Furius Baco at PortAventura in Spain.
  • Report on Troy at Toverland in the Netherlands.
  • Report on Maverick at Cedar Point in Ohio.
  • Report on Griffon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia.
  • Report on Kvasten at Gröna Lund in Sweden.
  • Report on Talocan at Phantasialand in Germany.
  • Report on River Splash at the Prater in Austria.
  • Report on Desert Race at Heide Park in Germany.
  • Six pages of news.

Issue 79

November 2007.  48 pages

  • Cover features Russian Dolls tied to a story on Divo Ostrov.
  • Four pages of Club Corner.
  • A feature on Funtime, the Austrian ride company.
  • Large feature on the new Russian park Divo Ostrov.
  • Michael Horwood looks at some of the “other” coasters in Scandinavia.
  • Report on Hankatten at BonBon-Land in Denmark.
  • Report on Phaethon at Kyungju World in South Korea.
  • Report on Sierra Sidewinder at Knott’s Berry Farm in California.
  • Report on Furius Baco at PortAventura in Spain.
  • Report on Kirnu at Linnanmäki in Finland.
  • Report on Knightmare at Camelot Theme Park in England.
  • Report on Wicked at Lagoon in Utah.
  • Report on Vertigo at Walibi Belgium in Belgium.
  • Report on Galaxy Orbiter at the West Edmonton Mall in Canada.
  • Report on Boardwalk Bullet at Kemah in Texas.
  • Twelve pages of news.

Issue 80

February 2008.  48 pages

  • Cover features a coaster in North Korea.
  • Two pages of Club Corner.
  • Large report on the coasters and parks of North Korea.
  • A report on the imminent closure of New Metroland in England.
  • A report from the new Movie Park Germany.
  • A report on the 2007 IAAPA Expo.
  • A look at Thorpe Park’s ten years of growth.
  • Michael Horwood looks back at 2007.
  • Report on Mystery Mine at Dollywood in Tennessee.
  • Report on Tower of Terror at Disneyland Paris in France.
  • Report on Surfrider at Wet ‘n’ Wild in Australia.
  • Twelve pages of news.