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The following is a list of recent updates and additions to the UltimateRollercoaster.com® site.

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2013 Updates

October 23, 2013 – New photo albums for Millennium Force and Desert Storm added to Roller Coaster Pictures.

May 12, 2013 – New Amusement Parks by Country index and more profiles for 2013 Roller Coasters added to Where to Coast roller coaster & amusement park database. Descriptions added for Disney's Magic Kingdom roller coasters.

May 11, 2013 – New photo album for Iron Rattler added to Roller Coaster Pictures.

January 11, 2013 – New photo albums for SheiKra, Manta, and Cheetah Hunt added to Roller Coaster Pictures. Two new pictures added to the Xcelerator album.

2012 Updates

July 17, 2012 – The descriptions for the following parks have been updated: Adventureland New York, Baja Amusements, Castles -n- Coasters, Fun Spot USA, Funtown Amusement Pier, New York New York Hotel & Casino

July 16, 2012 – The descriptions for the following parks have been updated: Cliff's Amusement Park, Jolly Roger Amusement Park, Jolly Roger at the Pier, Little Amerricka, Old Town, Rye Playland, Waterville USA

July 13, 2012 – The descriptions for the following parks have been updated: Kemah Boardwalk Amusements, Lagoon, Lakemont Park, Stratosphere Tower Hotel & Casino, Stricker's Grove

July 11, 2012 – The descriptions for the following parks have been updated: Frontier City, Gillian's Wonderland Pier, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Joyland Amusement Park, Kings Dominion, Quassy Amusement Park, Steel Pier

February 29, 2012 – Pictures of El Toro added to Roller Coaster Pictures.

February 23, 2012 – Updated version of our Discussion Forums with several new features, including signatures, time zone settings, and improved email notification released.

2011 Updates

April 15, 2011 – Reader contributed Star Ratings have now been added to Theme Park pages in the Roller Coaster Database and Park Locator. Rate away!

February 25, 2011Manta, Zippin' Pippin, Gotham City Gauntlet Escape, Black Diamond, Raptor added to Roller Coaster Database.

2010 Updates

December 12, 2010Loco Loco, Untamed, Wooden Warrior, Green Lantern at Six Flags Great Adventure, Green Lantern at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Dare Devil Dive, Cheetah Hunt, and Air Grover added to Roller Coaster Yellowpages.

2009 Updates

November 6, 2009 - Three photos of Six Flags Great Adventure's Medusa and four photos of Busch Gardens' Scorpion roller coaster added to the Roller Coaster Picture Gallery

August 26, 2009 - Photos of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Kumba roller coaster added to the Roller Coaster Picture Gallery. Carowinds' Intimidator roller coaster added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database.

August 24, 2009 - Photos of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Griffon roller coaster added to the Roller Coasters Picture Gallery.

August 20, 2009 - Kings Dominion's Intimidator 305 roller coaster added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database.

July 21, 2009 - Castle Park's Screamin' Demon roller coaster added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database.

April 28, 2009 - Roller Coasters Record Book updated with the latest record holders and each listed attraction now has links to the roller coaster and theme park database pages.

2008 Updates

July 28, 2008 - Theme Park Map added to Theme Parks. Use the Google map to find theme parks and get driving directions.

July 24, 2008 - Wicked article and photos added to Roller Coasters.

June 24, 2008 - Search for Headline News and News Archives returns after a major upgrade.

June 11, 2008 - The Simpsons Ride article and photos added to Thrill Rides.

April 28, 2008 - You can now post comments to stories in the News section. Subscribe to the new RSS feed for our Roller Coaster & Theme Park News Headlines.

February 21, 2008 - Roller Coaster Events calendar updated with new events for the current year.

January 2, 2008 - New RSS-XML Feeds displaying the 25 latest topics are now available for the Europe Coasters and Parks Discussion Forum and Roller Coaster Games Discussion Forum.

2007 Updates

December 18, 2007 - New RSS-XML Feed displaying the 25 newest topics posted on the North America Roller Coasters and Parks Message Board.

November 9, 2007 - The following 2008 roller coasters were added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database: Dominator at Kings Dominion, Kvel Knievel at Six Flags St. Louis, Fahrenheit at Hersheypark, Pony Express at Knott's Berry Farm, VooDoo at Dorney Park, The Dark Knight Coaster at Six Flags Great America, The Dark Knight Coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, The Dark Knight Coaster at Six Flags New England, Thunderhawk at Michigan's Adventure, Tony Hawk's Big Spin at Six Flags Over Texas and Tony Hawk's Big Spin at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

August 20, 2007 - Discussion Forums - The message boards were upgraded with new Advanced Search features that allow you to search by any, all or phrase for keywords, author and date range. Also, page-by-page navigation was added to the Message Board Topic Index.

August 13, 2007 - The following park was added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database: Mirabilandia and the roller coasters located there: Explorer, Sierra Tonante, Pakal, Katun, Family Adventure and Leprotto Express.

August 12, 2007 - The following park was added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database: Bobbejaanland and the roller coasters located there: Dream Catcher, Revolution, Speedy Bob Side A, Speedy Bob Side B, Bob Express, Oki Doki and Typhoon.

August 1, 2007 - Expanded details about Six Flags Over Georgia and added Six Flags White Water Atlanta to the Theme Parks Locator.

July 21, 2007 - Added the ability to either quote or not quote the previous text when replying to messages in the Discussion Forums.

July 12, 2007 - These parks and roller coasters were added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database: Wild Water and Wheels, Pipeline Express at Wild Water and Wheels, Sauble Beach Amusements, and Pipeline Express at Sauble Beach Amusements.

July 11, 2007 - Information about Knott's Soak City San Diego and Knott's Soak City Orange County added to Theme Parks Locator.

July 5, 2007 - These parks and roller coasters were added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database: Monster Mouse at Tinkertown, Au Pays des Merveilles, Atlantic Playland, Kingston Family Fun World, and Santa's Village.

Expanded the park information for La Ronde in the Theme Park Locator.

June 27, 2007 - Two photos of the Rock-O-Plane classic amusement ride at Lagoon and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk added to the picture gallery in Thrill Rides.

June 24, 2007 - Three new photos of Drop Zone Stunt Tower at Kings Island added to the picture gallery in Thrill Rides: Drop Zone 1, Drop Zone 2, Drop Zone 3

June 19, 2007 - These parks and roller coasters were added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database: Wiener Prater, Auto Bergbahn, Hochschaubahn, Boomerang, Megablitz, Super8 Bahn, Wilde Maus, Dizzy Mouse, Der Zug Des Manitu and Volare

June 19, 2007 - Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Jersey added to Theme Parks database.

June 16, 2007 - New intro pages for the Roller Coasters and Theme Parks sections.

May 18, 2007 - Screamin' Swing Ride added to the 2007 Attraction Preview.

May 2, 2007 - Instructions explaining how-to Set Up Your Profile Page added to our Members section.

April 30, 2007 - Tony Hawk's Big Spin added to our 2007 Attraction Preview.

April 23, 2007 - These new parks and roller coasters were added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database: Tokyo Dome City, Geo Panic, Linear Gale, Spinning Coaster, Thunder Dolphin

April 14, 2007 - The following new parks and roller coasters were added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database: Hard Rock Park, Led Zeppelin - The Ride, Maximum RPM!, Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane, Slippery When Wet, Shake Rattle 'n' Rollercoaste

April 13, 2007 - The following new parks and roller coasters were added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database: Luna Park Melbourne, Great Scenic Railway, Metropolis, Silly Serpent

April 12, 2007 - Search Results have been significantly improved for the Roller Coaster Yellowpages.

April 1, 2007 - The following new parks and their roller coasters have been added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database: Knott's Soak City Palm Springs, Knucklehead's Bowling, Parque Warner Madrid, Camelot Theme Park, Brean Leisure Park, Lightwater Valley, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, Botton's Pleasure Beach, Billing Aquadrome, Adventure Wonderland, Adventure Island, BonBon-Land, Castaway Bay, Tivoli Gardens

March 8, 2007 - Mystery Mine article added to the new 2007 Attraction Preview.

February 19, 2007 - Kings Island theme park guide added to Theme Parks.

2006 Updates

November 28, 2006 - Shop for your holiday gifts in our revamped Souvenirs section and help support the site. The entire section has been updated with new products, larger product pictures, roll-over previews and all out-of-stock products have been removed.

November 7, 2006 - Enter to win a brand-new XBox game system and copy of Thrillville in the Ultimate Rollercoaster Thrillville Giveaway.

November 1, 2006 - Thrillville theme park game product preview section added to Ultimate Rollercoaster.

August 31, 2006 - Kentucky Rumbler is added to the Ride Reviews in the Roller Coasters section.

July 25, 2006 - Phantom's Revenge is added to the Ride Reviews in the Roller Coasters section.

June 14, 2006 - Texas Giant is added to the Ride Reviews in the Roller Coasters section. Also, Phantasialand and Fuji-Q Highland, plus their roller coasters were added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database.

May 2006 - Descriptions and a number of updates were added to many of the theme parks and roller coasters in the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database.

April 22, 2006 - Goliath is added to the 2006 Preview in the Theme Parks section.

April 6, 2006 - Check out the TV Show Guide to see a list and descriptions of most of the amusement park and roller coaster shows that have aired over the years.

March 9, 2006 - Patriot is added to the 2006 Preview in the Theme Parks section.

March 1, 2006 - Updates and additions to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database include the addition of theme park and roller coasters for Disneyland Tokyo, DisneySea Tokyo, plus 2006 Roller Coasters: El Toro, Expedition Everest, Flying Turns, Goliath (La Ronde and Six Flags Over Georgia), Italian Job Turbo Coaster, Kentucky Rumbler, Meteor, Opa, Patriot, Starliner, and The Voyage. Plus the cleanup of many closed theme parks and roller coasters.

2005 Updates

November 17, 2005 - Tatsu roller coaster added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages database.

October 29, 2005 - The 2004 news stories were moved to archives in the News section.

October 11, 2005 - The Profiles feature including a blog for members is added to the live site for testing. The new Profiles Directory is open to search and browse for other members.

August 11, 2005 - The Voyage, Holiday World's new wooden coaster is the first feature added to the 2006 Preview in the Theme Parks section.

April 22, 2005 - Kingda Ka begins the 2005 Preview series in the Theme Parks section.

April 21, 2005 - Powder Keg was added to the Ride Reviews in the Roller Coasters section. Also, three photos of Knott's Xcelerator were added to the Picture Gallery.

April 4, 2005 -- A new index page replaces the old one for Roller Coaster History. A new Timeline outlining significant milestones in roller coaster history was added.

March 30, 2005 -- Finally, the Theme Parks soft-launches. No major announcement since the section is still a work-in-progress nearly three years since it began.

March 28, 2005 -- Kingda Ka was added to the steel coasters page in the Record Book.

March 8, 2005 -- Photos of Knott's new Silver Bullet inverted coaster added to the Picture Gallery in the Roller Coasters section.

March 3, 2005 -- Hersheypark's Storm Runner was added to the Ride Reviews in the Roller Coasters section.

March 2, 2005 -- A review of Funtime's StarFlyer tower ride was added to the Thrill Rides section.

February 23, 2005 -- The new Home Page layout was put live on the site.

January 25, 2005 -- The Roller Coaster History section has been updated with additional photos, gramatical and spelling corrections and navigation improvements. New photos have been added and every photo gallery page has been improved.

January 20, 2005 -- A Member Help page including "how-to" and "FAQs" was finally added to the site.

January 19, 2005 -- The Web Directory now has a Site Suggestion form so users may submit sites to be considered for the directory.

January 12, 2005 -- A significant update to the Message Boards was launched. The update includes improvements to the user interface, appearance, organization and functionality.

2004 Updates

December 27, 2004 -- The Roller Coasters section index page was updated with a new look.

December 22, 2004 -- All of the Members pages including Log-In, Log-Out, Register, Lost Password, Change Password and Modify Account were updated to match the site design. Also, error messages were updated to make sense.

December 20, 2004 -- The outdated information on the Discussion Forums Help pages has been corrected. The Discussion Forums Usage Policy was modified to address personal attacks.

December 14, 2004 -- All member features have been updated to fix problems with the member registration and account updates. A new member help page has been started.

December 12, 2004 -- Pleasureland Southport and Dreamland, Australia were added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages. The Coaster Record Book was updated with some new records for steel coasters.

November 8, 2004 -- A review of the Typhoon roller coaster at Bobbejaanland Family Park was added to the Ride Reviews in the Roller Coasters section.

October 27, 2004 -- The Souvenirs section was updated with new books, videos and other products for sale through our partner Amazon.com.

October 21, 2004 -- The Roller Coaster Yellowpages was updated with several new coasters. Also, closed parks and rides no longer appear on the index pages, but still appear in search results.

May 3, 2004 -- A photo of the Scorpion roller coaster was added to Picture Gallery in Roller Coasters. The full-circuit steel portion of the roller coaster Record Book was updated.

April 27, 2004 -- A review and photos of Camp Snoopy's Timberland Twister roller coaster added to Ride Reviews in Roller Coasters.

April 26, 2004 -- The Roller Coaster Glossary and Roller Coaster Clubs have been moved from the Resources section to Roller Coasters. The Club Events pages received updates.

April 24, 2004 -- More new coasters for 2004 were added to the Roller Coaster Yellowpages. A number of other updates, corrections and additions were also made.

March 28, 2004 -- Photos of the Python roller coaster were added to the Picture Gallery in Roller Coasters. A photo of the White Water Canyon raft ride was added to the Picture Gallery in Thrill Rides.

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