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Review: Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park

When I arrived at Conneaut Lake Park this past July, there were maintenance workers high up on the lift hill. All roller coasters need maintenance and regular i...

Review: Blue Hawk at Six Flags Over Georgia

AQUA MARINE This compact Vekoma roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia is astoundingly intense and is one of their better custom models installed in the US, t...

Remembering ShockWave at Six Flags Great America

While most posts on Coaster Critic focus on “what’s new” in the world of theme parks, I wanted to take a moment to highlight something we seldom think about—def...

Review: Thunderbird at Holiday World

Thunderbird’s initial reveal announcement is one of my favorite memories. The first steel roller coaster at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana was also...

New Wooden Coaster, Oscar’s Wacky Taxi is Coming to Sesame Place

Sesame Place (Langhorne, PA) announced a new wooden roller coaster for 2018 called Oscar’s Wacky Taxi. Designed by Gravity Group, the ride will feature ye...

But What About The Restraints?

Celestial Coaster As celestial a coaster as Intamin has ever produced, Skyrush holds the number 2 position on my list of the 10 most intense coasters I’ve ridde...

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New Wooden Coaster, Oscar’s Wacky Taxi is Coming to Sesame Place

Sesame Place (Langhorne, PA) announced a new wooden roller coaster for 2018 called Oscar’s Wacky Taxi. Designed by Gravity Group, the ride will feature yellow, taxi cab-inspired trains with Oscar the Grouch at the head of the train. My Take – Wacky Taxi Should Be An Excellent Wooden Coas...

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Review: Thunderbird at Holiday World

Thunderbird’s initial reveal announcement is one of my favorite memories. The first steel roller coaster at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana was also the first launched wing coaster in the United States. I truly don’t know why, but the idea of such a record-breaking ride got my inne...

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