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Top 10 New Coasters for 2012

February 22, 2012

This is a list of my top 10 most anticipated new coasters for 2012.

10. Wodan Timbur Coaster at Europa Park

Even though the supposed name Mythos sounded cooler, Wodan Timbur Coaster still looks like it will be a fun coaster. Built by Great Coasters International, the ride will interact with many of the other rides in Europa Park. It will also be Europa Parks first wooden coaster.


Thanks to Coaster Community for the Wodan picture!

9. OzIris at Parc Asterix

OzIris is an inverted coaster with 5 inversions. Although it seems like a copy of Montu with its Egyptian theme, it still looks like one of the best inverted coasters to open up in years.

8. 4D Coaster at Din Watertown

4D Coaster will be China’s first 4th Dimension coaster. The world needs more 4th Dimension coasters and this one, at 250 feet tall and 80 miles per hour, looks like it will be the best so far.

7. Superman: Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

The strangest coaster on the list, Superman will be a Premier launched coaster. You will blast up a vertical tower and twist 180 degrees. Next you will level off and slowly roll through a heartline roll at 150 feet in the air. Then you will drop and twist back down a non-inverting loop.

6. Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Verbolten is a family launched coaster. The ride will begin in a building where you are in a car driving through the Black Forest in Germany. There will be a unique drop (Here is a hint: Thirteen at Alton Towers).

Thanks to Theme Park Review for the picture!
5. Shambhala at PortAventura Park
Shambhala will be Europe’s tallest coaster when it opens this year. It is one of those awesome B&M hypercoasters that we all know and love. If what I’ve seen is correct, it will include a splashdown, two tunnels, and at least six airtime moments.

Shambhala - PortAventura - 2012 Roller Coaster

Thanks to The Coaster Critic for the picture!

4. Skyrush at Hershypark

Skyrish is an Intamin hypercoaster with a twist, the outside seats of each car hang over the edge of the track and are floorless. When I first saw the video for the ride I was somewhat unimpressed, but with each construction update I get more and more exited. I also must say, excellent choice of colors for the track and supports.

Thanks to Hershypark’s Facebook Page for the picture!

3.Wild Eagle at Dollywood

Wild Eagle is a B&M Wing Rider coaster. When it opens it will be the largest Wing Rider in the world. Featuring four inversions and an awesome mountaintop setting, this ride looks amazing. The trains are possibly the most detailed that I’ve ever seen too.

2. X-Flight at Six Flags Great America

X-Flight is another B&M Wing Rider. This one features a unique first drop, at the top the track twists upside down, and then drops into a half loop. The rest of the ride includes, four more inversions, and plenty of near miss elements.

Now, the #1 most anticipated new ride for 2012….

1. Leviathan at Canada’s Wonderland

Leviathan is a monstrous, 306 foot tall, B&M Hyper Coaster. The ride will feature three highly banked turns, several large airtime hills along its mile-long journey. One of the best and most unexpected things about Leviathan is that it has no trim brake run. This means that there will be nothing to stop you until the final brakes.

What do you think? What are your top picks? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂


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  1. Matt P permalink

    I was suprised that X flight and Wild Eagle came before Shambala and Skyrush. They look cool, but they seem a bit gimmicky to me. Yes you sit on the outside, but there are only about 4 inversions and not a long enough layout, as with the other winged coasters. I prefer longer, non looping normal or winged hyper coasters to short winged looping coasters. My top 5 most anticipated would be: 5. Wodan 4. Verbolten 3. Skyrush 2. Shambhala 1. Leviathan. Wodan sounds like an awesome woodie, Verbolten looks like it will have alot of cool elements and suprises, Skyrush seems like a very unique hyper, Shambhala looks like one of the best hypers around, and Leviathan seems unique, exhilerating, fun, and is a new thing for B&M. The only one out of my top 5 I will be riding this year is Skyrush.

    • I put X-Flight and Wild Eagle before Skyrush and Shambhala because they seem like more unique experiences ( at the rate that they are getting built though, almost every park will soon have one). If I were to say what the absolute best coasters this year would be it would probably be 3. Skyrush, 2. Leviathan, and 1. Shambhala. Like The Coaster Critic says, there is a difference between my favorite rides and the best rides.

  2. MARIANO SCOTTI permalink


    • When I first saw that announced I was like “Is this for real?” It just looked so bizarre. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  3. GuiFolgueira permalink

    For me:
    5. 11 inversion roller coaster
    4. Wild Eagle
    3. Skyrush
    2. Shambhala
    1. Leviathan

  4. Here you find the first Videos of WODAN Timburcoaster. On Wednesday 28th will be the Gran Opening for the press at Europa-Park

  5. Now we have a short review and one of the first Onride-Videos of Wodan. I hope it is ok to post the Link

    • Nice, it’s always fine to post links as long as they are related to the article. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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