Hurler @ Kings Dominion | Roller Coaster Reviews

Patrick Wisniewski is on the staff at Theme Park Central. You can follow their latest updates on Twitter – @ThemePrkCentral. Hurler is a wooden roller coaster experience designed by International Coasters Inc. The ride opened in 1994 at Kings Dominion, originally themed to the 1992 film, Wayne’s World. The ride is located in the Grove section of the park. Hurler begins by ascending up a 83 f...[Read More]

Fahrenheit @ Hersheypark | Roller Coaster Reviews

The coasters that seem to generate the most buzz, both in our niche community of enthusiasts, as well as in the general public, tend to lean towards the gargantuan. Earlier this year when the Intimidator coasters launched, the lion’s share of the buzz was reserved for the 305 foot tall version introduced at Kings Dominion, Intimidator 305, built by Intamin. That’s not to say the Carowinds Intimida...[Read More]

Nighthawk & Batwing | Roller Coaster Reviews

Nighthawk & Batwing | Vekoma Flying Roller Coasters Flying roller coasters are about the closest thing to human flight that the amusement industry can offer. Riders are treated to a thrilling face down riding position with nothing between them and the ground, but the ride’s restraints. My first Vekoma flyer was Batwing at Six Flags America in Maryland. While I’m a huge B&M fan,...[Read More]

Intimidator 305 @ Kings Dominion | Roller Coaster Reviews

Kings Dominion’s Intense NASCAR-Themed Giga Coaster Doesn’t Dissapoint The train rockets around the final turn. Guests waiting in the queue hear it roar by and into the final brakes. Somehow the short stretch of magnetic brakes slow the charging train to a crawl. Immediately, the train erupts with adrenaline-fueled applause and laughter as Intimidator 305 has just delivered another thr...[Read More]

Sky Rocket @ Kennywood | Roller Coaster Reviews

I’m a big fan of launched coasters, they’re still new enough that almost all of them offer unique elements, and certainly all of this new generation of launched coasters have something to offer enthusiasts. If there is a gripe to be had with launched coasters, it’s that too often they under perform when compared to their like brethren, the traditional chain or cable lift rides. True, the idea of a...[Read More]

Swamp Fox @ Family Kingdom | Roller Coaster Reviews

I remember reading somewhere that during the first Golden Age of Roller Coasters the most dangerous roller coasters were the most popular. When a roller coaster got a reputation of sending riders to the hospital the queues overflowed. Guests would line up for a hours to brave the ride. I witnessed a modern day microcosm of this when I noticed Swamp Fox’s longer than usual wait for the back s...[Read More]

Maverick @ Cedar Point | Roller Coaster Reviews

Cedar Point has never been a den of mediocrity. Though recent history points towards skyline shifters like Top Thrill Dragster and Millennium Force, perhaps even Arrow’s penultimate creation in the venerable Magnum XL-200, it is easy to forget that Cedar Point has been the home to several other record breakers. At its debut, Gemini, Cedar Point’s lone racing coaster, was the tallest roller coaster...[Read More]

Space Mountain @ Disney World | Roller Coaster Reviews

Space Mountain is easily one of the most venerable of modern coasters, a true legend in its own time and it has been hallowed since its inception, but does it deserve the hype?

California Screamin’ @ Disney’s California Adventure | Coaster Reviews

Jacob Sundstrom is the chief editor of Coasterdom, a theme park blog site that specializes in editorials from his unique perspective. When Jacob is not writing about theme parks and roller coasters, he can be found sipping kahlua on the beach, studying for a test, or watching a baseball game. You drift out over the water, into the mist cooling the super magnets that power the ride through over a m...[Read More]

Superman Escape @ Warner Bros. Movie World | Coaster Reviews

Ashely Irvine is the creator of Theme Park News Direct, one of Australia’s largest theme park news sites. TPND for short, brings you unbiased and accurate news, as well as business reports, photos and blogs, from the amusement and leisure industry. It is also regularly published in mainstream and industry newspapers, magazines and websites. Superman Escape at Warner Bros. Movie World: Not Wi...[Read More]

Nemesis @ Alton Towers | Coaster Reviews

Nick is the founder and lead editor of Theme Park Tourist, a website which covers the latest news, reviews and money-saving tips for theme parks around the world. The site includes an extensive database of special offers and discounts for popular parks, as well as a “New Attraction Watch” which keeps track of the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for upcoming rides and shows. You can foll...[Read More]

Shivering Timbers @ Michigan’s Adventure | Coaster Reviews

Aric Davis is a working writer, body piercer, and the author of From Ashes Rise. He rarely updates his website, www.aricdavis.com, but plans to someday. When not writing, Aric can be found riding rollercoasters, playing hockey, listening to punk rock and knocking holes in people. If you’re at a park in the Midwest and see a guy covered in tattoos with really big ear piercings, it’s pro...[Read More]

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