What’s the Best Defunct Coaster You’ve Ridden?

Roller coasters like Wildcat, Disaster Transport, and Son of Beast will be or have already given their final rides this year. With all of these roller coasters retiring in 2012, it got me thinking about the best roller coasters that I’ve ridden that are now no longer with us. Let’s discuss our favorite defunct coaster this week and least favorite next week. It’s So Hard to Say Go...[Read More]

What Roller Coaster Would You Ride in a Coaster Marathon?

While I make it a goal to try to ride new roller coasters as much as possible, there are other enthusiasts that pride themselves in having 100 or even 1,000 rides on a single roller coaster. Last month, Kings Island celebrated a 70-year old man’s 7,000th ride on Diamondback. Could there be a better testament to B&M’s smooth rides? Roller Coaster Marathons – A Test of Coaster ...[Read More]

Top 3 All-Time Favorite Roller Coaster Rides

Reader DC suggested I write the antithesis of Top 3 Worst Roller Coaster Experiences, my all-time favorite roller coaster rides. I’ve ridden over 200 roller coasters and had probably over a thousand actual rides. Of those rides these are the three that stand out the most. 3 – A Train of Our Own On Raging Wolf Bobs at Geauga Lake (Fall 2005) I do a lot of solo trips, so it was fun visit...[Read More]

Roller Coaster For Sale: Still No Buyers for the Big Dipper

Big Dipper is the sole survivor of the now defunct Geauga Lake Amusement Park in North Eastern Ohio. In 2007, Cedar Fair closed the amusement park while keeping the adjacent water park, Wildwater Kingdom, open. Several of the park’s largest roller coasters found new homes and others were scrapped. Thunderhawk migrated to Michigan’s Adventure, Head Spin transformed into Carolina Cobra a...[Read More]

Top 3 Smoothest Wooden Roller Coasters

Top 3 Thursdays is back by popular demand! Everyone knows that wooden roller coasters have a reputation of throwing riders around like rag dolls. But what about those few exceptions. Wooden roller coasters that are buttery smooth? Believe it or not they DO exist. In this late edition of T3T, I’m going to countdown the Top 3 Smoothest Wooden Roller Coasters that I’ve ridden. #3 Raging W...[Read More]

Kings Dominion’s Two New Rides for 2009

Kings Dominion Gets Two New Flat Rides for 2009 Last year, Kings Dominion received the B&M floorless coaster Dominator from the defunct Ohio park Geauga Lake. Now, Kings Dominion will get two new-ish flat rides for 2009. Cedar Fair is harvesting the Americana Ferris wheel and a swinging pendulum ride called El Dorado from Geauga Lake. Some think that it’s hard to believe that this is Ki...[Read More]

Boomerang Coaster Coming to Carowinds

Relocated Boomerang Coaster Coming to Carowinds in 2009ScreamScape has pretty much confirmed the rumors that Carowinds will be getting a relocated Vekoma Boomerng next year. The coaster is shuttle coaster that was formerly Head Spin at Geauga Lake. As with several other Geauga coasters, Head Spin will find a new home at another Cedar Fair park. Someone came across a construction company’s jo...[Read More]

Roller Coaster Museum Proposed for Geauga Lake

Two Possible Fates for Geauga Lake’s FutureNewsPlusNotes has posted an ad showing the parcels of land for sale in and around Geauga Lake. The blue area in the center of the map labeled “Not Available” is for Wild Water Kingdom. If things continue as planned it will be the only thing left of the park. Meanwhile, the American Coaster Enthusiasts are trying to save the Big Dipper an...[Read More]

Dominator @ Kings Dominion | New Coaster for 2008

Kings Dominion Adds Dominator for 2008Another Geauga Lake orphan has found a new home. Today, the official announcement was made that the B&M floorless coaster Dominator will dominate the Kings Dominion skyline next year. An Inviting Concrete SettingIn true Kings Dominion fashion the ride will be located on top of the existing park instead of in the acres and acres of untouched wilderness surr...[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]

Michigan’s Adventure Gets Thunderhawk in 2008

Cedar Fair Moves Thunderhawk to Michigan’s AdventureAnother roller coaster is on its way out of the soon-to-be coasterless Geauga Lake. The Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster Thunderhawk is going to be sent to another Cedar Fair park in Muskegon, MI known as Michigan’s Adventure. It’s a compact inverted coaster with five loops. They’re are dozens of Vekoma SLCs around the wor...[Read More]

Geauga Lake Changes to Water Park

Geauga Lake to be Changed into a Water ParkCedar Fair announced today that Geauga Lake, an amusement park in Eastern Ohio, will be transformed into a water park. The proverbial writing was on the wall. As I reported in “Geauga Lake Loses More Coasters”, rumors of Cedar Fair moving Dominator and Thunderhawk to other parks have been making the rounds on the ‘Net. Roller Coasters on...[Read More]

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