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Volcano, The Blast Coaster at Kings Dominion

Virginia’s Only Active VolcanoI was there the first day this coaster opened in the Summer of ’98. Thanks to the LIMs (linear induction magnets) whic...

Top Coasters

Top Ten Roller CoastersAs most roller coaster enthusiasts, I’ve got a top ten. Kumba at Busch Gardens Africa (Tampa, FL), is my all-time favorite roller c...

Roller Coaster Reviews

More Past Roller Coaster ReviewsRaging BullSix Flags Great AmericaBorn: 1999Drop: 208′Speed: 73 mphMake & Model: Bolliger & Mabillard Hyper Coaste...

Roller Coaster Day = My Birthday

Suddenly my hobby makes a lot more sense. I found out today that I was born on National Roller Coaster Day. Back on August 16, 1898, Edwin Prescott submitted a ...

’06 Coaster Season Starts Off Chocolatey

I hate waiting in lines just as much as the next guy. Maybe even more so. When I go to theme parks my time is usually limited and I’ve often got a long dr...

Coaster Rehab

Coasters are over 100 years old. The oldest operating coaster in the world is Leap the Dips at Lakemont Park (b. 1902) in Altoona, PA. Leap the Dips operated fr...

Final Destination 3

My wife and I must have a thing for bad horror movies. We just seem to end up at more of them than we probably should and we usually aren’t rewarded with ...

Mr. Six Headed to Retirement Home

As the coaster season is already underway and theme parks begin their heavy marketing and promotions, don’t expect to see that creepy, old geezer dancing ...

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