[05/03/12 - 09:23 AM]
Travel Channel Ask Viewers to Decide Which Roller Coaster is the Best as Part of All-New Series "Insane Coaster Wars"
The six-part series premieres Sunday, July 8 at 9:00/8:00c with a one-hour finale on August 12.

[via press release from Travel Channel]



Winning Coasters Will Be Revealed in Each Weekly Episode and Featured on a One-Hour Season Finale Airing in August

Roller coasters promise a terrifying trip full of death-defying drops, spine-torqueing twists and stomach-churning inversions. Travel Channel's new original series "Insane Coaster Wars," premiering on Sunday, July 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes as part of the network's Destination Summer multi-platform programming event, is an adrenaline-pumping ride that pits some of the most extreme roller coasters in six different categories against each other, and invites viewers and thrill seekers to settle the battle once and for all: which ride is better? Each of the six weekly half-hour episodes features four coasters in a total of six different categories. Viewers have the chance to go online and vote for their favorites in each category; those winners will be revealed on air at the end of each episode. The special one-hour season finale airing Sunday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT will count down the top ten coasters with the most votes! The event is all part of Destination Summer's mission to celebrate the fun and adventure of the summer season.

From May 7 - June 1, log on to www.TravelChannel.com to cast your vote. Tune in to Travel Channel beginning July 8 and watch as coaster experts argue the pros, cons, advantages and weaknesses of each ride, and see which coaster won the most votes for the best in its class.

Categories and coasters include:

"G-Force Giants" - Medusa (Six Flags - Vallejo, CA), SheiKra (Busch Gardens - Tampa, FL), Afterburn (Carowinds - Fort Mill, SC/Charlotte, NC) and Apollo's Chariot (Busch Gardens - Williamsburg, VA). Vote online May 7 - 18. Episode premieres July 8.

"Hang 'em High" - Manta (Sea World - Orlando, FL), Montu (Busch Gardens - Tampa, FL) and Alpengeist (Busch Gardens - Williamsburg, VA). Fourth coaster TBD. Vote online May 7 - 18. Episode premieres July 8.

"Splintering Speedsters" - Thunderhead (Dollywood - Pigeon Forge, TN) and El Toro (Six Flags - Jackson, NJ). Remaining coasters TBD. Vote online May 14 - May 25. Episode premieres July 15.

"Wrong Way Up" - Kraken (Sea World - Orlando, FL), Wild Eagle (Dollywood - Pigeon Forge, TN) and Hydra the Revenge (Dorney Park - Allentown, PA). Fourth coaster TBD. Vote online May 14 - May 25. Episode premieres July 22.

"Extreme Heights" - Intimidator (Carowinds - Fort Mill, SC/Charlotte, NC) and Kingda Ka (Six Flags - Jackson, NJ). Remaining coasters TBD. Vote online May 21 - June 1. Episode premieres July 29.

"Speed" - Xcelerator (Knott's Berry Farm - Buena Vista, CA), Bizarro (Six Flags - Agawam, MA) and Desperado (Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino - Primm, NV). Fourth coaster TBD. Vote online May 21 - June 1. Episode premieres August 5.

"Insane Coaster Wars" is produced by Indigo Films for Travel Channel. For Indigo, executive producer is David M. Frank. For Travel Channel, executive producer is Patrick McManamee.

TRAVEL CHANNEL (http://www.travelchannel.com) is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, MD, and New York, NY. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

  [may 2012]  


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