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How to Handle the Off-Season Blues

The winter blues have us all in a funk. Well, at least those of us who don’t live in a warm climate year round. Up here in Ohio, winter can be brutal and leave you feeling depressed and blah. From November to May, unless you live near an indoor family fun center, you have to travel quite a ways to get your airtime fix! While YouTube is quite the source of POV (Point of view) videos and constructio...

Does Coaster Count Define You As An Enthusiast?

Do your roller coaster and theme park counts define you as an enthusiast? Before the 2011 coaster season I had set two goals for myself. Those goals for me were to get to at least one new park and get to a total of 75 coaster credits. To most coaster enthusiasts those two goals were fairly minor. While for me, the goals could have been quite a feat to be accomplished as I am not made of money! In ...

A Theme Park Geek Gives Thanks

What is Chris from Thrill Network thankful for? Every November many across the Nation think about what they are thankful for each year. I am no stranger to that tradition. However, since I’ve become a bigger amusement park enthusiast this year than in the past, I figured I would come up with a list of things I’m thankful for in the amusement park industry!

Katie’s Most Awe-Inspiring Rides

Have you ever had that one experience at a park or on a roller coaster and was in complete awe of what just happened? Over the last 6 to 7 years I haven’t had many of those experiences, but there are a few that come to mind. Tornado at Stricker’s Grove Back in 2005, I took my very first trip to Stricker’s Grove in Ohio. I had never been there, had no idea what to expect, and I was not only a...

Rick Davis of the DAFE Lists His 5 Favorite Halloween Haunts

ThrillNetwork’s Rick Barber asked Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts founder, Rick Davis, all about Halloween haunts. Davis shares his five favorite haunts and tells us about his own home haunt. ThrillNetwork: How many haunts have you been to (seasonal, part time, full time)? Rick: Honestly, I don’t know. Trying to remember back to what I did as a kid (when there were a LOT more parks open) I...

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