Top 3 Family Roller Coasters

Top 3 Family Roller CoastersThis week’s Top 3 is fun for all ages. Not all roller coasters push the limits of human g-force tolerance like Kingda Ka. Family roller coasters are crowd-pleasers that are usually pretty tame. Italian Job Stunt Coaster at Kings IslandSeveral former Paramount parks (Kings Island, Kings Dominion and Canada’s Wonderland) are home to launch coasters with Mini C...[Read More]

SheiKra Featured on Discovery Channel

SheiKra will be featured on Discovery Channel’s show BUILD IT BIGGER, which premieres Tuesday, July 10th at 10 PM (ET/PT). In the show, they refer to Sheikra as the world’s tallest dive coaster. I’m sure it was at the time they filmed, but since late May that title has been transfered to Griffon. Speaking of Griffon, I will finally get a chance to ride it tomorrow. Expect a full ...[Read More]

Harry Potter’s Magic is Coming to Islands of Adventure

Harry Potter Attraction Planned for Universal’s Islands of AdventureWarner Brothers and Universal will be teaming up for a new Harry Potter attraction at Orlando’s Universal Islands of Adventure. It has been described as the world’s first fully immersive Harry Potter themed environment. Also, as a theme park within a theme park. Guests will be able to visit the village of Hogsmeade, th...[Read More]

Led Zeppelin Roller Coaster Track Arrives

New Led Zeppelin Coaster UnderwayWhite steel track is starting to arrive at the new Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach. The track will be used to erect the Bolliger & Mabillard Led Zeppelin Coaster. The Zeppelin themed roller coaster will feature onboard speakers playing “Whole Lotta Love” and six loops. The coaster’s layout can be seen here. Hard Rock Park is scheduled to open i...[Read More]

Hard Rock Park | Led Zeppelin Coaster

Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach to Feature a Led Zeppelin Roller CoasterThe new Hard Rock Park set to open in 2008 in Myrtle Beach will feature a large Bolliger & Mabillard looping coaster with themed after legendary rock band Led Zeppelin. The station will be a zeppelin and the ride will be synchronized to their hit “Whole Lotta Love”. Members of the band apparently worked with Ha...[Read More]

Trump Spares Amusement Park, For Now

Steel Pier Gets a Brief ReprieveSteel Pier, located in Atlantic City opposite The Boardwalk from Trump Taj Mahal, has been given a Trump had planned to demolish the park during this off-season so that he could begin work on some new condos. Now it seems that Steel Pier will get at least one more summer to operate. According to Wikipedia, the Steel Pier has some historical significance.“It wa...[Read More]

Top 3 Coaster Movie Appearences

Roller Coasters in HollywoodThis Thursday I’m counting down my top three coaster movie appearances. Coincidently, all three happen to be in horror/thrillers. A few honorable mentions go to: Fatal Attraction, Big, and Titanic. Coaster @ Playland ParkFear (1996)Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William L. Petersen, Alyssa MilanoThis must have been a break out role for Wahlberg. He sh...[Read More]

TomKat & Dan Snyder Visit Six Flags America

How the Top 1% LiveI bet you never thought I’d be using one of those celebrity couple nicknames on this site. Earlier this month, Washington Post reported that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes attended the Monday Night Football Game at Fedex Field in Maryland. If you tuned into that game, maybe you remember the camera showing Dan Snyder with Tom Cruise up in the press box. Snyder is a slick entre...[Read More]

SuperCoasters | National Geographic

Next week, Wednesday June 14th catch one of the final airings of “SuperCoasters” on the National Geographic Channel. The show takes a look at the enginneering and physics that powers today’s modern thrill machines. I’ve missed it the last couple of airings. I’ll make sure I DVR it this time and I’ll write a review after it airs. More info.

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 a scary experience. Nothing different when we caught Final Destination 3. But, I have to admit I was curious to see how Hollywood would do the doomed coaster thing. From some of the images I’d seen and the trailers I was pretty sure t...[Read More]

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