List of Insane Coaster Wars episodes

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Insane Coaster Wars is an American television series broadcast by Travel Channel that premiered on July 8, 2012, and has three completed seasons.[1] Each episode is based on a certain roller coaster category and features four coaster's 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. Also, in the seventh episode, the top ten roller coasters from past episodes were grouped together and one was named the best.[2][3]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 7 July 8, 2012 (2012-07-08) August 12, 2012 (2012-08-12) N/A N/A N/A
2 7 June 9, 2013 (2013-06-09) July 21, 2013 (2013-07-21) N/A N/A N/A
3 7 June 29, 2014 (2014-06-29) July 20, 2014 (2014-07-20) N/A N/A N/A

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Ep # Total Title Produced by Written by Winner Original air date
1 1 "G-Force Giants" David M. Frank[4] Liam Gray & Carlos Mora[4] Apollo's Chariot July 8, 2012 (2012-07-08)[5]
Viewers rank the top roller coasters with the highest g-forces; Medusa at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Afterburn at Carowinds, Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
2 2 "Hang'em High" David M. Frank[6] Elena Cruz & Mike Gatenella[6] Aftershock July 8, 2012 (2012-07-08)[5]
Viewers rank the top inverted and flying roller coasters; Manta at SeaWorld Orlando, Aftershock at Silverwood Theme Park, Alpengeist at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
3 3 "Splintering Speedsters" David M. Frank[7] Liam Gray, Elisabeth de Kleer, & Carlos Mora[7] The Voyage July 15, 2012 (2012-07-15)[5]
Viewers rank the top wooden roller coasters; The Beast at Kings Island, Thunderhead at Dollywood, The Voyage at Holiday World, and El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure.
4 4 "Wrong Way Up" David M. Frank[8] Elisabeth de Kleer, Mike Gatenella, & Carlos Mora[8] Kraken July 22, 2012 (2012-07-22)[5]
Viewers rank the top roller coasters with several inversions; Vortex at Kings Island, Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando, Wild Eagle at Dollywood, and Hydra the Revenge at Dorney Park.
5 5 "Extreme Heights" David M. Frank[9] Katie Buono, Mike Gatenella, & Liam Gray[9] Millennium Force July 29, 2012 (2012-07-29)[5]
Viewers rank the country's tallest steel roller coasters; Intimidator at Carowinds, Millennium Force at Cedar Point, Diamondback at Kings Island, and Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure.
6 6 "Speed Demons" David M. Frank[10] Katie Buono & Elisabeth de Kleer[10] Top Thrill Dragster August 5, 2012 (2012-08-05)[5]
Viewers rank the country's fastest steel roller coasters; Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point, Desperado at Buffalo Bill's, Bizarro at Six Flags New England, and Xcelerator at Knott's Berry Farm.
7 7 "The Top 10" David M. Frank[11] Katie Buono & Mercedes Jones[11] Millennium Force August 12, 2012 (2012-08-12)[11]
The top 10 roller coasters from past episodes as voted on by viewers and behind-the-scenes footage; Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando, The Voyage at Holiday World, Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Alpengeist at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Manta at SeaWorld Orlando, Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Aftershock at Silverwood Theme Park, Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point, and Millennium Force at Cedar Point.

Season 2 (Coaster Wars: World Domination)[edit]

Ep # Total Title Produced by Written by Winner Original air date
1 8 "World's Fastest Coaster" David M. Frank Gabriel Garza & Michael Gallagher Formula Rossa June 9, 2013 (2013-06-09)
Fans from each park rank the world's fastest roller coasters; Formula Rossa at Ferrari World, Superman – Ride of Steel at Six Flags America, Shambhala at PortAventura, and Tatsu at Six Flags Magic Mountain.[12]
2 9 "305-Foot Terror Machine" David M. Frank Elisabeth de Kleer & Michael Gallagher Intimidator 305 June 16, 2013 (2013-06-16)
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Blue Fire at Europa-Park, Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion, Tower of Terror II at Dreamworld amusement park, and Titan at Six Flags Over Texas.
3 10 "World's Tallest Woodie" David M. Frank Gabriel Garza, Elisabeth de Kleer, & Amy Plemons Leviathan June 23, 2013 (2013-06-23)
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland, Griffon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Colossos at Heide Park, and Skyrush at Hersheypark.
4 11 "0-100 in Under Two Seconds" David M. Frank TBA Texas Giant June 30, 2013 (2013-06-30)
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Dodonpa at Fuji-Q Highland, Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure, Expedition GeForce at Holiday Park, and Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas.
5 12 "World's Steepest Drop" David M. Frank TBA Maverick July 7, 2013 (2013-07-07)
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Furius Baco at PortAventura, Volcano: The Blast Coaster at Kings Dominion, Takabisha at Fuji-Q Highland, and Maverick at Cedar Point.
6 13 "Upside Down Under" David M. Frank TBA X2 July 14, 2013 (2013-07-14)
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Superman Escape at Warner Bros. Movie World, X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain, iSpeed at Mirabilandia, and X-Flight at Six Flags Great America.
7 14 "World's First Hypercoaster" David M. Frank TBA Magnum XL-200 July 21, 2013 (2013-07-21)[13]
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Katun at Mirabilandia, Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point, Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland, and Batwing at Six Flags America.

Season 3 (Coaster Wars: World Domination)[edit]

Ep # Total Title Produced by Written by Winner Original air date
1 15 "Tilting Terror" TBA TBA Iron Rattler June 29, 2014 (2014-06-29)[14]
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Gravity Max at Lihpao Land, Mamba at Worlds of Fun, Superman: La Atracción de Acero at Parque Warner Madrid, and Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
2 16 "Inverted Woodie" TBA TBA Outlaw Run June 29, 2014 (2014-06-29)[14]
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City, Insane Speed at Janfusun Fancyworld, Avalancha at Xetulul Theme Park, and Phantom's Revenge at Kennywood.
3 17 "World's Tallest Loop" TBA TBA Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast July 6, 2014 (2014-07-06)[14]
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Goliath at La Ronde, Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast at Six Flags St. Louis, and Wodan Timbur Coaster at Europa-Park.
4 18 "318-foot Scream Machine" TBA TBA Cheetah Hunt July 6, 2014 (2014-07-06)[14]
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spa Land, Gatekeeper at Cedar Point, Coaster Express at Parque Warner Madrid, and Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa.
5 19 "Beyond Vertical Drop" TBA TBA Kumba July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)[14]
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Silver Star at Europa-Park, Fahrenheit at Hersheypark, Kumba at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and White Cyclone at Nagashima Spa Land
6 20 "255-foot Plunge" TBA TBA Superman el Último Escape July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)[14]
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Goliath at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Raptor at Cedar Point, Ednör – L'Attaque at La Ronde, and Superman el Último Escape at Six Flags México
7 21 "21-story Free Fall" TBA TBA Medusa Steel Coaster July 20, 2014 (2014-07-20)[14]
Fans from each park rank the top coasters; Superman: Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, The Boss at Six Flags St. Louis, Medusa Steel Coaster at Six Flags México, and Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ MacDonald, Brady (June 26, 2012). "Top thrill rides compete in Travel Channel's 'Insane Coaster Wars'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Murphy, Mekado (July 6, 2012). "Best at Twisting and Terrorizing? Audience Decides". New York Times. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "G-Force Giants". IMDb. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Insane Coaster Wars". Travel Channel. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Hang'em High". IMDb. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Splintering Speedsters". IMDb. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Wrong Way Up". IMDb. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Extreme Heights". IMDb. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Speed Demons". IMDb. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "The Top 10". IMDb. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  12. ^ All-New Seasons of "Xtreme Waterparks" and "Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination" Premiere Sunday, June 9 Beginning at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
  13. ^ Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination Season 2
  14. ^ a b c d e f g Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination Season 3