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Review: Lightning Rod at Dollywood

Lightning Rod is a wooden roller coaster which was slated to open for the 2016 season at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Due to complications with its pro...

Review: Cannibal at Lagoon

Overview The idea of flying almost 2000 miles to ride a roller coaster struck me as pretty far-fetched but I found Cannibal so intriguing that I decided to do i...

Review: Carolina Cyclone at Carowinds

Carolina Cyclone opened in 1980. I’m not sure if it opened with a lot of fanfare, but it deserved it. It was a real record-setter as the World’s fir...

Review: Wooden Warrior at Quassy

In 2011, Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, Connecticut added Wooden Warrior: a small, family-friendly coaster made by The Gravity Group. This addition was pe...

Review: Hurler at Carowinds & Kings Dominion

In 1994, the Paramount-owned Kings Dominion and Carowinds opened two wooden roller coasters dubbed, Hurler. The ride’s original theme was connected to the...

Review: American Thunder at Six Flags St. Louis

American Thunder at Six Flags St. Louis is a Great Coasters International woodie that I feel flies under the radar for many enthusiasts. Originally, it opened b...

Review: Carolina Goldrusher at Carowinds

Located in the Carolina Boardwalk area, Carolina Goldrusher is a steel mine train roller coaster that debuted during the park’s opening year in 1973. As y...

Review: Jet Star 2 at Lagoon

Overview Jet Star 2 is a steel family coaster located at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah.  One of two Schwarzkopf coasters in the park (the other is C...

New Roller Coasters

Alton Towers Announces Wicker Man Wooden Coaster

It’s now official. Alton Towers has announced that their project named Secret Weapon 8 will be Wicker Man, a new ride from GCI (Great Coasters International) and the first wooden coaster to be built in the UK in over 20 years as well as the first wooden coaster ever to appear at Alton Towers. The ri...

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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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