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NPR Interview on the 200th Birthday of Roller Coasters

April 13th was considered the 200th anniversary of the first roller coaster. These very simple early roller coasters were inspired by the ice slides of Russia. ...

Comic Book Roller Coasters – Round 4

We’ve reached the final four in the Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament. Before moving on, let’s look back at Round 3 which saw yet another super ...

Kings Dominion’s Hurler Getting an RMC Upgrade for 2018

Kings Dominion’s wooden roller coaster Hurler has been closed since the end of the 2015 season. Now enthusiasts are seeing signs of a rebirth. In the Loop...

Top 9 New Roller Coasters for 2017 – Part 2

Here are my top picks for the best new roller coasters opening in 2017. As I stated in Part 1, I decided to focus on North America. Again, let us know how you&#...

Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament – Round 3

It’s time for Round 3 of the Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament. There was a particular showdown in Round 2 that created a tie for days. With the tie f...

Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament – Round 2

Ready for Round 2 of the Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament? Now that the play in round is over, we’ve got our Top 16 squaring off in eight super-power...

Review: Big Apple Coaster (Manhattan Express) at New York New York Casino

Big Apple Coaster (formerly Manhattan Express) is one of the most notable features of the Las Vegas skyline. You’ve probably seen it in countless movies a...

Comic Book Roller Coasters Tournament – Round 1

I thought it would be fun to combine two things that I really enjoy, roller coasters and comic book characters. And there are so many super hero and super villi...

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Great Reviews Great America's Gold Striker

Positive Reviews for Great America’s Gold Striker California’s Great America’s new wooden coaster Gold Striker has been open for a while now and the reviews have been very positive. It sounds like this exciting GCI woodie was just what the park needed. It’s always good to see...

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