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The Peanuts vs The Looney Tunes | Theme Park Showdowns

Both Six Flags and Cedar Fair cater to their youngest guests with separate children’s areas offering kiddie rides and more gentle family rides. These areas have a Looney Tunes theme (Bugs Bunny, Tweetie, Daffy Duck, etc.) at the Six Flags parks and a Peanuts theme (Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Woodstock, etc) at the Cedar Fair Parks. The rides carry names like Lucy’s Crabbie Cabbie and Road ...

Wordless Wednesday – The Scariest Ride at Tweetsie Railroad

More Family Getaway: Tweetsie Railroad Review See all Featured Photo & Wordless Wednesday posts

POV Monday | Maverick at Cedar Point

Cedar Point’s Maverick is high on my most wanted roller coasters list. While I’ve been to the park, it was years before Maverick was built. Video Highlight The second launch looks like it would be quite exhilarating. Blasting back out into daylight and back into the madness of Maverick’s twisted course is probably a lot of fun. Guest reviewer, Aric, thought very highly of the rid...

The Tallest Roller Coasters in the World

What are the tallest roller coasters in the World? I’m kicking off Superlative Sundays with one of the most popular roller coaster records, height. The table below lists the 10 tallest roller coasters in the World from tallest to shortest. The 10 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World Have You Ridden One of the Tallest Roller Coasters in the World? I’m lucky enough to live in the United ...

Announcing Four New Weekly Post Series

When I announced that I was going to close the site, I mentioned that I really wanted to finish well and have some fun with the site before it’s over. One way I’d like to do that is by launching new weekly series. So, from now until mid-April, you can expect new posts every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Here’s a breakdown of the new series: Superlative Sundays On Super...

Loops vs Airtime – Roller Coaster Showdowns

Today, the popular Roller Coaster Showdowns series returns with a twist. This time the showdowns will vary as they’ll include more than just roller coasters. Check back every week for another showdown, pick your side, and tell us why. We’ll kick off Showdowns with a classic match up. While there are many different types of roller coasters, most of the larger rides will thrill you by ta...

Wordless Wednesday – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

Today, I’m starting a new series of Wordless Wednesday posts. Other than this intro for the first one, these posts will have no text. The titles and the photos will have to speak for themselves. All of the photos were taken by me and I’ve also included a rating scale below the photos. I thought I’d mix it up and have some fun with the site coming to a close soon. Let me know what...

POV Mondays – California Screamin’ at Disney’s California Adventure

Welcome to my new series, POV Mondays. Each Monday from now until mid-April, you can expect a new POV (point of view) roller coaster video and also a video highlight you should look for. California Screamin’ at Disney’s California Adventure is one of Disney’s most popular roller coasters. It’s also one of the few that approaches the “thrill ride” category with i...

The Best Non-Disney Theme Parks for Kids

Since I’ve been a parent, I’ve had a much greater appreciation for the kids areas at the theme parks that I’ve visited. Even when I’ve taken solo trips without the family, I’ve noted the good and not-so-good kids areas that I’ve encountered. The Golden Ticket Awards has two categories related to the best theme parks for kids and best areas for children. Out of t...

The Best Theme Park Shows

Continuing my series of the best in the amusement industry, it’s time for one of the “grown-up categories”. I’m kidding. In terms of my theme park fandom, I’ve always been a roller coaster specialist. So, I’m treading in deep water when it comes to breaking down the best theme park shows. So, I asked my colleague Arthur of the About Theme Parks Guide for some he...

Debating the Top Wooden Roller Coasters on The Season Pass Podcast

I joined Doug Barnes of The Season Pass Podcast and Arthur from The About.com Theme Park Guide for a new edition of The Seasoned Pros List Show. This time, we discuss (and debate!) our Top 10 Wooden Roller Coasters. Our special guest for this episode was Robert Coker author of the popular book Roller Coasters: A Thrill Seeker’s Guide to the Ultimate Scream MachinesĀ and of ThrillRide.com.Our ...

The Latest on Houston’s Grand Texas Theme Park

Maybe I ‘m a bit jaded after covering proposed parks over the years that never came to be, but it looks like the Grand Texas Theme Park project might be the real deal. The Houston-area theme park is scheduled to open in New Caney, Texas in the summer of 2015. AstroWorld’s Greezed Lightning Will Not Be Returning to Houston Recent updates include news that AstroWorld’s Schwarzkopf ...

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