Orlando, Florida – November 20, 2004 – Great Coasters International, Inc. (GCII) has announced during the 2004 IAAPA trade show that two new wooden coasters will debut for the 2006 operating season.
The first ever GCII wooden coaster in Europe will be headed to PowerPark in Härmä, Finland. This large, custom-designed thriller will feature a unique and twisted layout and a one-of-a-kind station arrangement that allows for plenty of "up-close" viewing of the coaster in action! The ride will also be the first in Europe to utilize GCII's popular "Millennium Flyer" vehicles which offer unmatched flexibility and comfort. GCII and PowerPark will release additional details as the project progresses.
Also in the Spring of 2006, Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky will unveil Kentucky's most twisted wooden roller coaster. The new wooden coaster will offer an incredible collection of high-speed curves, banks, swoops, twists, hops, drops and all-around thrills that will satisfy even the most experienced coaster fans. An Aeroplane-style first drop and a completely integrated station design are just two of the exciting and unique elements that will make this ride a destination for families and enthusiasts alike. Specific details will be released as the project progresses.
Great Coasters International, Inc. is a Pennsylvania-based corporation that is a leader in wooden roller coaster technology and innovation.
PowerPark is one of Finland's most popular resort destinations, with attractions that include the Miko Salo Circuit, a challenging outdoor Kart track, Europe's largest indoor Kart track, a full-service camping facility, spectacular hotels, rides for the whole family and exquisite dining.
Beech Bend Park has been providing family entertainment since 1898, and the main attraction is fun! Beech Bend added the popular "Splash Lagoon" waterpark in 2004 and is set to debut a major steel coaster, a spinning, whirling, wild-mouse ride for the 2005 season. So many major new attractions make Beech Bend a true family destination in the heart of Kentucky!