For this week’s Top 3 Thursday, Aric Davis takes a look at Arrow’s three biggest design failures. Prepare for an entertaining history lesson. Give just about any historical subject a long look in the rearview mirror, and you’re going to see some ugliness. Some things are worse than others of course, but for every VHS player, there is a Video Disc unit, clinging to the unfortunate shado...[Read More]
Cedar Point has never been a den of mediocrity. Though recent history points towards skyline shifters like Top Thrill Dragster and Millennium Force, perhaps even Arrow’s penultimate creation in the venerable Magnum XL-200, it is easy to forget that Cedar Point has been the home to several other record breakers. At its debut, Gemini, Cedar Point’s lone racing coaster, was the tallest roller coaster...[Read More]
Space Mountain is easily one of the most venerable of modern coasters, a true legend in its own time and it has been hallowed since its inception, but does it deserve the hype?
Over the past few years, a change in roller coaster rankings has been afoot. Have you noticed? I know The Coaster Critic has, when Montu fell off of the top ten steel coaster list for the annual Golden Ticket Awards, he made mention in a blog post. I’ll admit it, at the time I thought nothing of it, but later, I had a revelation. No one questions the little wooden brother on the block. Aside from ...[Read More]
Jacob Sundstrom is the chief editor of Coasterdom, a theme park blog site that specializes in editorials from his unique perspective. When Jacob is not writing about theme parks and roller coasters, he can be found sipping kahlua on the beach, studying for a test, or watching a baseball game. You drift out over the water, into the mist cooling the super magnets that power the ride through over a m...[Read More]
Ashely Irvine is the creator of Theme Park News Direct, one of Australia’s largest theme park news sites. TPND for short, brings you unbiased and accurate news, as well as business reports, photos and blogs, from the amusement and leisure industry. It is also regularly published in mainstream and industry newspapers, magazines and websites. Superman Escape at Warner Bros. Movie World: Not Wi...[Read More]
Nick is the founder and lead editor of Theme Park Tourist, a website which covers the latest news, reviews and money-saving tips for theme parks around the world. The site includes an extensive database of special offers and discounts for popular parks, as well as a “New Attraction Watch” which keeps track of the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for upcoming rides and shows. You can foll...[Read More]
Aric Davis is a working writer, body piercer, and the author of From Ashes Rise. He rarely updates his website, www.aricdavis.com, but plans to someday. When not writing, Aric can be found riding rollercoasters, playing hockey, listening to punk rock and knocking holes in people. If you’re at a park in the Midwest and see a guy covered in tattoos with really big ear piercings, it’s pro...[Read More]