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Stinger Gone From Dorney and For Sale

It became known sometime in December that Dorney Park was going to get rid of its Vekoma shuttle coaster, Stinger.  (See my post of December 17, 2017, Showdown ...

Showdown: New Texas Giant vs. Wicked Cyclone

Overview What these two have in common is that they’re former wooden coasters transformed into steel/hybrid coasters featuring modifications to the layout while...

Our Favorite Ride Experiences of 2017

Before we look forward to the upcoming theme park season, we thought it’d be fun to take one more look back at our favorite ride experiences of 2017. The ...

Why Not Go Floorless?

If you enjoy the feeling of having your feet dangling freely, but don’t care for the reduced visibility of overhead track on inverted rides, perhaps floor...

Why Changing Rebel Yell’s Name is the Right Move

Last week Kings Dominion announced that it was going to rename one of its roller coasters from Rebel Yell to Racer 75. The ’75’ refers to 1975, the ...

Worst Coaster Trip Ever – Argument in Favor of Fast Lane

Disaster in Ohio Of all the trips I’ve taken in order to experience world class coasters, my trip to Kings Island almost six years ago was unquestionably the wo...

Great American Scream Machine To Run Backwards

Yesterday Six Flags Over Georgia announced that their classic wooden coaster, The Great American Scream Machine, will run backwards as of March 10.  It will be ...

Why Not Revolt?

Ok, ok, I don’t mean revolt as in acting out because you don’t want to actually ride this brute.  Rather, I merely want to point out that the Corksc...

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New Roller Coasters

Slinky Dog Dash Opens This Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, located in Orlando, FL, will be opening a new roller coaster along with the new Toy Story Land. Slinky Dog Dash looks to be a launched coaster designed by Mack Rides. Fittingly, the launches look relatively gentle and just enough to accelerate the cool Slinky-themed...

Reviews

Review: Wicked at Lagoon

Overview Wicked is a Zierer LSM launched steel coaster at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah.  Opened in 2007, it operates with six trains consisting of two rows seating four across for a total capacity of eight riders.  The restraint is a lap bar. The fact that the trains are only two rows l...

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