Insane Coaster Wars

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Insane Coaster Wars
Insane Coaster Wars Logo.jpeg
Genre Scripted entertainment
Written by
  • Liam Gray
  • Carlos Mora
  • Elena Cruz
  • Mike Gatenella
  • Elisabeth de Kleer
  • Katie Buono
  • Mercedes Jones
Narrated by Andrew Morgado
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3[1]
No. of episodes 21 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) David M. Frank
Running time 30–60 minutes
Release
Original network Travel Channel
Original release July 8, 2012 (2012-07-08) – July 20, 2014 (2014-07-20)
Chronology
Followed by Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination (Summer 2013)
Related shows Xtreme Waterparks
External links
Insane Coaster Wars
Production website

Insane Coaster Wars is an American television series broadcast by Travel Channel that premiered on July 8, 2012, and has three completed seasons.[2] Each episode is based on a certain roller coaster category and features four coasters per category. Before the series began, Travel Channel announced the four roller coasters in each category and allowed voters to decide which one is the best. At the end of each episode, the ride with the most votes would be the winner.[3][4]

Season one[edit]

Winners[edit]

Ep # Episode Title Winning Coaster
1 G-Force Giants Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
2 Hang'em High Aftershock at Silverwood Theme Park
3 Splintering Speedsters The Voyage at Holiday World
4 Wrong Way Up Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando
5 Extreme Heights Millennium Force at Cedar Point
6 Speed Demons Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point
7 The Top 10 Millennium Force at Cedar Point

Season two[edit]

In September 2012, it was announced that Travel Channel will start filming and producing a second season of Insane Coaster Wars given the subtitle World Domination. Three coasters were confirmed for inclusion ahead of the second season; Behemoth and Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland, and Crystal Wing at Happy Valley Beijing.[1][5] Season two premiered on June 9, 2013.

Winners[edit]

Ep # Episode Title Winning Coaster
1 World's Fastest Coaster Formula Rossa at Ferrari World
2 305-Foot Terror Machine Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion
3 World's Tallest Woodie Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland
4 0-100 in Under Two Seconds Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas
5 World's Steepest Drop Maverick at Cedar Point
6 Upside Down Under X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain
7 World's First Hypercoaster Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point

Season three[edit]

In April 2014, it was announced that Travel Channel would begin airing season three of Insane Coaster Wars on June 29, 2014.[2]

Winners[edit]

Ep # Episode Title Winning Coaster
1 Tilting Terror Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
2 Inverted Woodie Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City
3 World's Tallest Loop Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast at Six Flags St. Louis
4 318-foot Scream Machine Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa
5 Beyond Vertical Drop Kumba at Busch Gardens Tampa
6 255-foot Plunge Superman el Último Escape at Six Flags Mexico
7 21-story Free Fall Medusa at Six Flags Mexico

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Robinson, Rani. "Rollercoaster Expert Travels to China!". Travel Channel. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (April 24, 2014). "Travel Channel Celebrates the Sights, Sounds and Flavors of the Summer with 'We Are Summer' Programming Event". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ MacDonald, Brady (June 26, 2012). "Top thrill rides compete in Travel Channel's 'Insane Coaster Wars'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Murphy, Mekado (July 6, 2012). "Best at Twisting and Terrorizing? Audience Decides". New York Times. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Insanse Coaster Wars Filming - Registration Closed". CW Mania. Retrieved January 30, 2013.