Top 3 Amusement Park Resorts

This Thursday I’m going to take a look at the best amusement park resorts in the U.S. I’ve been to quite a few parks over the years, but I’ve only stayed a one resort; Walt Disney World when I was 8. So, how could I do a top 3 list? I can’t, but the travel experts over at the Hospitality Management Schools Blog can. They recently sent me their list of the 10 Best Amusement ...[Read More]

Music & Special Events at Theme Parks

Austin, a theme park fan and writer at Theme Park Syndicate is today’s guest blogger. Ah, the classic amusement park image: great rides, irresistible food, addicting midway games, and that genuine one-of-a-kind atmosphere of non-stop fun. Not much else a person could think of to compose a perfect day at the park. But there is one element which I feel is often overlooked: the special events w...[Read More]

Disaster Transport @ Cedar Point | Coaster Reviews

Disaster Transport: Not a Complete Disaster Even with Dated Theming & A Short Ride Disaster Transport is an indoor bobsled coaster at Cedar Point. It’s one of the parks few, if not only, large indoor rides. It opened as Avalanche Run in 1985. Then, in 1990, it was transformed to an indoor attraction and renamed Disaster Transport. I’m assuming Cedar Point did this to add a dark att...[Read More]

Most Overrated Roller Coasters

Most Overrated Roller Coasters: Which Roller Coasters Can’t Live Up to the Hype? There are roller coasters that are very highly regarded. Some of these rides deserve their status, while others are way over hyped or overrated in my opinion. “Overrated” lists will always be controversial as everyone has their own take on which rides are good and even which rides are as good as adve...[Read More]

Top 3 Roughest Steel Coasters

If you’ve read my blog for a while you’ve noticed how often I point out the rougher wooden coasters. Rides like the Cyclone at Six Flags New England and Wildcat at Hershey Park are abusive and terribly uncomfortable. This week, we’ll look at some of the roughest steel roller coasters around. This is a tough Top 3 to pull together. There are rides that have some pretty rough momen...[Read More]

Cedar Point & Holiday World Add Water Rides for 2010

Cedar Point’s Shoot the Rapids Yesterday, Cedar Point announced “Shoot The Rapids” their new water ride for 2010. The park’s many hints and clues via their OnPoint blog and social media sites seemed to hint to a roller coaster. But as with Holiday World’s 2009 Pilgrim Plunge, it seems like parks are starting to hype up and tease even non-roller coasters these days. I ...[Read More]

Cedar Point’s 2010 Attraction

UPDATE 9/4 – Cedar Point announced yesterday that the new ride is a water ride called Shoot the Rapids. I guess my prediction was wrong. Here’s a new post where everyone can discuss the Cedar Point’s Shoot the Rapids. Is Cedar Point Teasing Their 18th Roller Coaster for 2010? The Center of the Coaster Universe appears to be expanding. Cedar Point has been teasing a new 2010 attra...[Read More]

Theme Park News Round Up

I don’t typically do general news updates, but there’s been a lot of developments in the past few weeks that I haven’t written about due to all the traveling. Here’s a brief theme park news round up. Cedar Point Teases 2010 Attraction – Possible 18th Roller Coaster On the Way Somehow Cedar Point has found some room for another attraction on their crowded peninsula on ...[Read More]

Accident @ Cedar Point | Wildcat Injures Nine

Accident on Cedar Point’s Wildcat, Nine Treated for Minor Injuries Cedar Point’s off to a bit of a rocky start with the first roller coaster accident of the season. A car on the Wildcat rolled back into the station as it was ascending the lift hill. IT slammed into several cars in the station. Thankfully, injuries were minor. Nine people were treated for bruises and sprains at the park...[Read More]

Most Visited Theme Parks of 2007

Most Visited Theme Parks in North AmericaHave you ever wondered which parks have the highest attendance? Recently, the Themed Entertainment Association and Economics Research Associates released their Attraction Attendance Report for 2007. The majority of the most visited parks are in warmer climates and as such, they are open year round. The first seasonal park was Canada’s Wonderland which...[Read More]

New Coaster Rumored for Cedar Point in 2008

Cedar Point Rumored to Add its 436th Coaster in 2008Okay. We get it already Cedar Point, you have a ton of roller coasters! But they just can’t seem to control themselves. There’s nothing confirmed yet, but according to a few different sources Cedar Point’s blog OnPoint! has hinted at a new attraction for 2008. With the closing of Geauga Lake, and subsequent homeless coasters, en...[Read More]

Top Thrill Dragster vs. Kingda Ka | Roller Coaster Showdown

Twin Peaks: Kingda Ka vs. Top Thrill Dragster One of the most common comparisons in enthusiastland involves the two tallest and fastest roller coasters on Earth. It’s like Everest and K2. They are very similar strata coasters that launch riders from 0 to 100+ miles per hour in a matter of seconds. They both take riders over 400 feet into the air only to send them spiraling back down to Earth...[Read More]

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