Coaster Blogger Forgets His One Year Anniversary, Scrambles to Write About It While Its Still RelevantA little over a year ago I merged my passions for roller coasters and writing and The Coaster Critic’s Blog was born. Initially, I didn’t think blogs were anything more than digital diaries where people rambled on about doing the laundry, their love lives, and how fast the kids are gro...[Read More]
The Coaster Critic’s Blog is kicking off the 2007 season with a slew of enhancements: The return of Top 3 ThursdaysNew theme park reviewsNew roller coaster reviews with videosMore additions to Coasterology 101 Also, readers can request my next review by leaving a comment at the bottom of the Theme Park Reviews page or the Complete Ride List page. You can stay “tuned-in” by subscr...[Read More]
I’m working on adding roller coaster videos to each of my coaster reviews. Thanks to YouTube, I can embed the videos into my posts. Quite often, the videos don’t do the rides justice, but I know a lot of people want to know as much as they can about the roller coasters they haven’t ridden. Especially today when I can see a POV or onride video of a coaster I’m not likely to ...[Read More]
I just finished up the November Coaster Quiz over at Coaster-Net.com. Pop on over and give it a try. I think it’s one of the toughest quizzes I’ve put together in a while. At least I think so. We’ll see after people start taking it. You might want to bone up on your Greek mythology first. Good luck! Click here.
The Coaster Critic Goes Web 2.0So it seems that there are some of us out there that would prefer not to go to the ‘hastle’ of having to follow a bookmark or even type in the url of their favorite sites. For the sites that they frequently visit these people would like the content delivered to them. That’s the whole driving force behind RSS feeds and readers. So it took me a year o...[Read More]
Earlier this week my blog was selected as ‘Blog of the Week’ over at That One Blog. Long time blogger, Thatoneguy, decided to compare Theme Park Blogs. He compared and rated About.com’s Theme Park Blog, A Disney Blog, Theme Park Experience, and the Coaster Critic’s Blog. In the end, he chose my blog as the Blog of the Week. Thanks for the kudos. Check out That One Blog. The...[Read More]
For my last major trip of the summer of ’06 I’m headed to Chicago for Six Flags Great America. I’m looking forward to riding another B&M hyper coaster (Raging Bull). Great America also boasts the Viper which was modeled after the Coney Island Cyclone. Since I won’t be able to make it to the real Cyclone maybe the Viper will do. While I’m in the area, I’m hop...[Read More]
I’m back from my trip to Dollywood. While there, I rode Thunderhead. According to coaster enthusiasts it’s the number one wooden coaster in the world. It as awarded the Golden Ticket in 2005. I’m not sure that it will be the top wooden coaster again this year, but I can see why it’s so popular.
I’ve returned and recuperated from my trip to Holiday World and Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. Voyage was awesome as advertised and has pushed into my Top Coasters list. Holiday World was a nice, smaller park I can see why it has the reputation it does with the coaster enthusiast community. And while Kentucky Kingdom lived up to its dubious reputation, I’ve got a shot glass with “Ke...[Read More]
In less than a week my coaster odyssey will take me to arguably the most highly anticipated coaster of the season. Namely, Voyage at Holiday World. Holiday World? You ask. It’s a small-ish park in southern Indiana that had humble beginnings as Santa Claus Land. When it opened in 1946 it was a Christmas-themed park it was the first theme park in the world. Take that Disney! Over the years it ...[Read More]
Just my luck. Every since Wednesday of this week the weather map of the country has shown a huge stationary storm just hanging out over Ohio. And it’s suspected to remain there for at least a few more days. I’ve already bought my plane tickets so I’m still going to go Cedar Point. Maybe I’ll get lucky and the dreary forecast will scare a lot of the park-goers away. Who̵...[Read More]
The first coaster I ride on my trip to Cedar Point will make my 100th new coaster. Here are the contenders: “The Historical Favorite” Magnum XL-200When Arrow built the Magnum in 1989, Cedar Point had set a world record by breaking the 200 foot barrier for the first time. Other than being a record-breaking coaster the Magnum has been a favorite of enthusiasts for years. It offers a daun...[Read More]