Photos: Roller coaster picks for 2017

Roller coaster picks for 2017

Mystic Timbers, Kings Island, Ohio: The newest coaster at Kings Island opened April 15. It tells the story of nature taking back a lumber company.

Roller coaster picks for 2017

Hydrus, Casino Pier, New Jersey: The Hydrus takes the place of the Jet Star roller coaster, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy five years ago. It opened in May.

Roller coaster picks for 2017

Wavebreaker: The Rescue Coaster, Seaworld, San Antonio, Texas: This jet ski-like ride, as shown in this rendering, is inspired by “Sea Rescue,” the SeaWorld children’s program on ABC. It opens in June.

Roller coaster picks for 2017

Mine Blower, Fun Spot America, Kissemmee, Florida: The Mine Blower, which is scheduled for a summer opening at Fun Spot’s Kissemmee location, is shown in this rendering.

Roller coaster picks for 2017

GaleForce, Playland’s Castaway Cove, New Jersey: The triple-launch GaleForce is scheduled to open this summer.

Roller coaster picks for 2017

Super Cyclone, Santa’s Village Azoosment Park, East Dundee, Illinois: Santa’s Village opens in May, and the new family-friendly Super Cyclone is part of the mix.

Roller coaster picks for 2017

Roller coaster picks for 2017

Patriot, California’s Great America: Once a stand-up coaster called the Vortex, this coaster (shown in this edited photo) has been re-themed with new trains and is now called the Patriot. It opened April 1.

Roller coaster picks for 2017

Roller coaster picks for 2017

Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois: A 120-foot-tall, free-fly coaster now open at several Six Flags parks, The Joker has made its way to the Six Flags park in Illinois.

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