Orlando, FL, USA — Great Coasters International (GCI) announced Back Track, a family wooden shuttle coaster at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando. The ride, similar in concept to the Vekoma Boomerang, are pulled backwards up a platform, then launch forward through the course. Once at the other end, trains retrace their tracks, this time in reverse. At this time, no parks have been announced for the new concept.
VIDEO: GCI Announces "Back Track" Wood Shuttle Coaster
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.