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Bolliger & Mabillard vs Intamin | Roller Coaster Showdowns

Bolliger & Mabillard and Intamin are responsible for creating many of the most popular and successful steel roller coasters of the past two decades. Bolliger & Mabillard: Creating Innovative Crowd-Pleasers for the Masses Bolliger & Mabillard are known for their fun, crowd-pleasers that appeal to a wide range of theme park-goers. Riders often remark on their creations’ smoothness ...

Wordless Wednesday | Make More of These Please

More on Disk’O Rides: Thoughts on Cedar Point’s New 2014 Rides See all Featured Photo & Wordless Wednesday posts

POV Monday – X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain Video

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s X2 is one of the most extreme roller coasters around. Seated in 4th dimension roller coaster trains, riders are rotated in different positions through out an already intense and twisted layout. Video Highlight As with many roller coaster videos, this one just can’t do this ride justice. The experience of plummeting down the first 215 foot tall drop head down ...

Theme Parks with the Most Roller Coasters

Theme Parks with the Most Roller Coasters If you’re wondering which theme parks have the most roller coasters, I’ve updated a list that includes all of the amusement parks in the World. I used the Roller Coaster Database counts and if you click on the park name it will take you to a full list of the rides. Counts that include 2014 roller coasters are marked with an asterisk (*). Observ...

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...

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