Insane Coaster Wars Coming to the Travel Channel

Insane Coaster Wars to Debut this Summer on the Travel Channel

Hydra's Jojo Roll - Dorney ParkSummer is almost here, so we can expect to see more theme parks on cable TV again. This year, the Travel Channel is debuting Insane Coaster Wars. The show will pit the country’s best roller coasters against each other in 6 different categories. Insane Coaster Wars will add an interactive twist as fans can visit their site and vote for their favorite starting Monday, May 7th.

Here’s more from the Travel Channel:

From May 7 – June 1, log on to www.TravelChannel.com to cast your
vote. Tune in to Travel Channel beginning July 8 and watch as coaster experts argue the pros, cons, advantages and weaknesses of each ride, and see which coaster won the most votes for the best in its class.

Categories and coasters include:

“G-Force Giants” – Medusa (Six Flags – Vallejo, CA), SheiKra
(Busch Gardens – Tampa, FL), Afterburn (Carowinds – Fort Mill,
SC/Charlotte, NC) and Apollo’s Chariot (Busch Gardens –
Williamsburg, VA). Vote online May 7 – 18. Episode premieres July
8.

“Hang ‘em High” – Manta (Sea World – Orlando, FL), Montu
(Busch Gardens – Tampa, FL) and Alpengeist (Busch Gardens –
Williamsburg, VA). Fourth coaster TBD. Vote online May 7 – 18.
Episode premieres July 8.

“Splintering Speedsters” – Thunderhead (Dollywood – Pigeon
Forge, TN) and El Toro (Six Flags – Jackson, NJ). Remaining coasters
TBD. Vote online May 14 – May 25. Episode premieres July 15.

“Wrong Way Up” – Kraken (Sea World – Orlando, FL), Wild Eagle
(Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, TN) and Hydra the Revenge (Dorney Park
– Allentown, PA). Fourth coaster TBD. Vote online May 14 – May 25.
Episode premieres July 22.

“Extreme Heights” – Intimidator (Carowinds – Fort Mill,
SC/Charlotte, NC) and Kingda Ka (Six Flags – Jackson, NJ). Remaining
coasters TBD. Vote online May 21 – June 1. Episode premieres July
29.

“Speed” – Xcelerator (Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Vista, CA),
Bizarro (Six Flags – Agawam, MA) and Desperado (Buffalo Bill’s
Resort and Casino – Primm, NV). Fourth coaster TBD. Vote online May
21 – June 1. Episode premieres August 5.

I participated in the filming at Carowinds for Afterburn. So I may make an appearance in the “G-Force Giants” episode. I didn’t really have a good idea of what the show was about at the time so I didn’t know when I was chiming in that I was comparing Afterburn to the other coasters in its category. Mostly I just spoke on g-forces, the sensations that they produce, and what I thought about Afterburn. We’ll see how it turns out in a few months.

Until then, we can start voting on Monday (May 7th) at Travel Channel’s Insane Coaster Wars.

Here’s a preview video of Insane Coaster Wars on the Travel Channel:

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