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2008 in coasters

Events by year
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This page is for everything related to roller coasters, powered coasters, and alpine coasters, that occurred during the year 2008.

Opened

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened
Roller Avatar Airbender Nickelodeon Universe Mall of America
USA
Launched
Shuttle
Indoor
Intamin March 15
Roller Behemoth Canada's Wonderland
Canada
Hyper Bolliger & Mabillard May 4
Roller Big Dipper Royal Adelaide Show
Australia
Sit-Down Interpark Unknown
Roller Caterpillar Coaster Harbour Park
UK
Kiddie D.P.V. Rides March 23
Roller Cobra Tivoli Friheden
Denmark
Inverted Sartori June 7, 2008
Roller Crazy Mouse Children's Grand Park
South Korea
Wild Mouse Interpark Unknown
Roller Dark Knight Six Flags Great Adventure
USA
Enclosed
Wild Mouse
Mack Rides May 25
Roller Dark Knight Six Flags Great America
USA
Enclosed
Wild Mouse
Mack Rides May 21
Roller Eagles Life in the Fast Lane Hard Rock Park
USA
Sit-Down Vekoma April 15
Roller Evel Knievel Six Flags St. Louis
USA
Wooden Great Coasters International June 20
Roller Fahrenheit Hersheypark
USA
Sit-Down Intamin May 24
Roller Jet Rescue Sea World
Australia
Motorbike Intamin December 26
Roller Kawasemi Tobu Zoo Park
Japan
Sit-Down Intamin March
Roller Lynet Fårup Sommerland
Denmark
Launched Gerstlauer June 5
Roller Mammut Erlebnispark Tripsdrill
Germany
Wooden Ingenieur-Holzbau Cordes April 28
Roller Mammut Gardaland
Italy
Sit-Down Vekoma March 19
Roller Maximum RPM! Hard Rock Park
USA
Sit-Down Premier Rides June 14
Roller Moto Coaster Darien Lake
USA
Launched
Motorbike
Zamperla May 3
Roller Piraten Djurs Sommerland
Denmark
Sit-Down Intamin May 1
Roller Pony Express Knott's Berry Farm
USA
Launched
Motorbike
Zamperla May 22
Roller Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
USA
Wooden
Hybrid
Gravity Group May 17
Roller Shake, Rattle & Rollercoaster Hard Rock Park
USA
Family Vekoma April 15
Roller Slippery When Wet Hard Rock Park
USA
Suspended Premier Rides Unknown
Roller SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge Nickelodeon Universe Mall of America
USA
Indoor Gerstlauer March 15
Roller Steel Hawg Indiana Beach
USA
Sit-Down S&S Worldwide July 5
Roller T Express Everland
South Korea
Wooden Intamin March 14
Roller Thunderhawk Michigan's Adventure
USA
Inverted Vekoma May 17
Roller Time Machine Hard Rock Park
USA
Sit-Down Bolliger & Mabillard April 15
Roller Tony Hawk's Big Spin Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
USA
Spinning Gerstlauer May 23
Roller Tony Hawk's Big Spin Six Flags Over Texas
USA
Spinning Gerstlauer May 17
Roller Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster Drayton Manor
UK
Kiddie Gerstlauer March 15

Relocated

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened Formerly
Roller Aftershock Silverwood Theme Park
USA
Inverted
Shuttle
Vekoma July 21 Déjà Vu at Six Flags Great America
Roller Crazy Caterpillar Tir Prince Fun Park
UK
Family Pinfari Unknown Crazy Caterpillar at Saltcoats Amusement Park
Roller Dominator Kings Dominion
USA
Floorless Bolliger & Mabillard May 24 Dominator at Geauga Lake
Roller Goliath Six Flags Fiesta Texas
USA
Inverted Bolliger & Mabillard April 18 Batman The Ride at Six Flags New Orleans
Roller Tsunami Isla San Marcos Parque Temático
Mexico
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf April 27 Zonga at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Roller Voodoo Dorney Park
USA
Launched
Inverted
Shuttle
Intamin April 30 Steel Venom at Geuaga Lake

Rethemed / Refurbishments

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened Formerly
Roller Afterburn Carowinds
USA
Inverted Bolliger & Mabillard March 20, 1999 Top Gun - The Jet Coaster
Powered Back at the Barnyard Hayride Nickelodeon Universe
USA
Kiddie
Indoor
Zamperla 1995 Li'l Shaver
Roller Backyardigans Mission To Mars Movie Park Germany
Germany
Sit-Down Vekoma 1996 Rocket Rider Rollercoaster
Roller Cactus Coaster Elitch Gardens
USA
Kiddie Allan Herschell Company May 27, 1995 Tombstone Tumbler
Roller Flight Deck California's Great America
USA
Inverted Bolliger & Mabillard March 19, 1993 Top Gun
Roller Flight Deck Canada's Wonderland
Canada
Inverted Vekoma 1995 Top Gun
Roller Flight Deck Kings Island
USA
Suspended
Terrain
Arrow Dynamics April 9, 1993 Top Gun
Roller Flying Tiger Zoo Safari- und Hollywoodpark Stukenbrock
Germany
Sit-Down Vekoma 1981 Super Tornado
Roller Ghost Chasers Movie Park Germany
Germany
Wild Mouse Mack Rides 2000 Mad Manor
Roller Invertigo Kings Island
USA
Inverted
Shuttle
Vekoma April 17, 1999 Face/Off
Roller Milky Way Greenland
Japan
Stand-Up
Twin
Togo 1991 Fujin-Raijin
Powered Mini-Lynet Fårup Sommerland
Denmark
Kiddie CAM Baby Kart 1999 Lynet
Roller Pepsi Orange Streak Nickelodeon Universe
USA
Indoor Zierer August 11, 1992 Pepsi Ripsaw
Roller Percy's Railway Six Flags Magic Mountain
USA
Kiddie Bradley and Kaye 1971 Goliath Jr.
Roller Star Mountain Beto Carrero World
Brazil
Sit-Down Vekoma 1993 Star World Mountain
Roller Waly Coaster Walygator Parc
France
Sit-Down Vekoma May 9, 1989 Comet Space

Closed

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened Closed Relocated
Roller Afterburn Fun Spot Park
USA
Launched
Shuttle
Arrow Dynamics 1991 Unknown N/A
Roller Bat Coaster Antibes Land
France
Inverted Pinfari 2007 Unknown Travelling
Roller Circus Clown Blackpool Pleasure Beach
UK
Kiddie Pinfari 1989 or earlier Unknown Wicksteed Park
Roller Cirkusexpressen Liseberg
Sweden
Kiddie Zierer 1977 Unknown Mondo Verde
Roller Corkscrew Alton Towers
UK
Sit-Down Vekoma April 4, 1980 November 9 N/A
Roller Dragon Wagon Old Town
USA
Kiddie Wisdom Rides 1998 Unknown Travelling
Roller Flying Super Saturator Carowinds
USA
Suspended Setpoint April 1, 2000 August N/A
Roller Galaxi Funtown Splashtown USA
USA
Sit-Down SDC 1978 Unknown N/A
Roller Geopanic Tokyo Dome City
Japan
Enclosed Togo 1992 January 15 N/A
Roller High Speed Thrill Coaster Knoebels
USA
Kiddie Overland Amusements 1955 Unknown N/A
Roller Jumbo Jet Ölands Djur & Nöjespark
Sweden
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf 1981 Unknown N/A
Roller Laser Dorney Park
USA
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf 1986 Unknown Travelling
Roller Marienkäferbahn Freizeit-Land Geiselwind
Germany
Family Zierer 1989 Unknown N/A
Powered Mini-Lynet Fårup Sommerland
Denmark
Kiddie CAM Baby Kart 1999 Unknown Travelling
with Martin Hendriks
Roller New Roller Coaster New MetroLand
UK
Indoor
Family
Zierer February 1988 April 20 Big Sheep
Roller Pipeline Express Sauble Beach Fun World
Canada
Sit-Down Amusement Rides By Bailey 1988 Unknown N/A
Roller Rolling Thunder Tahoe Amusement Park
USA
Kiddie Miler Manufacturing Unknown Unknown N/A
Roller Runaway Train Stokes Bros. (Travelling)
UAE
Kiddie Big Country Motioneering 2007 Unknown Travelling
Roller Shuttle Loop Toshimaen
Japan
Launched
Shuttle
Schwarzkopf May 2, 1980 Unknown Sold, stored
Roller Speedy Bob Bobbejaanland
Belgium
Wild Mouse Mack Rides July 2, 1998 Unknown Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Roller Starliner Cypress Gardens Adventure Park
USA
Wooden Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. July 14, 2007 November 16 N/A
Roller Thunderbolt Celebration City
USA
Sit-Down S&MC May 1999 October 25 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Roller Tiger Terror Wild Adventures
USA
Kiddie Wisdom Rides 1998 Unknown Lowry Park Zoo
Roller Wild Mouse Playland
Canada
Wild Mouse Princeton Machine 1979 Unknown N/A
Roller Zyklon Fun Spot Park
USA
Sit-Down Pinfari 1990 Unknown Santa's Village AZoosment Park