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Get ready for the next wave of looping wooden coasters
Get ready for the next wave of looping wooden coasters

The next generation of looping wooden coasters promises to deliver a heart-pounding collection of near-vertical drops, over-banked turns and barrel roll inversions to theme parks around the world over the next few years. The once-impossible pipe dream became a reality in 2013 with the introduction of a trio of rides in the United States that literally turned preconceived notions about wooden coasters upside down. Now the next wave of looping wooden coasters is going global with rides planned for theme parks both big and small in Ireland, China, Sweden as well as the U.S. This latest coaster trend is being driven by a pair of innovative American ride makers: Idaho’s Rocky Mountain...

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