STEEL VENGEANCE REVIEW: The World’s Greatest Roller Coaster?

I feel like pipe dreams of all sorts are pretty common with coaster fans. What if this park built this coaster from this manufacturer? What if this coaster was renovated/retracked etc. I definitely have my wishlist of things I’d like to see done in the theme park world. Occasionally though, a wish comes along thatContinue reading “STEEL VENGEANCE REVIEW: The World’s Greatest Roller Coaster?”

MILLENNIUM FORCE REVIEW: The most successfully executed modern roller coaster

Happy Holidays everyone! Apologies for not posting at all these past few months. I’ve been working a ton at my job with not a lot of days off so I’ve been exhausted. That being said I was working on this post a little bit at a time, and I finally got it done. I’m hopingContinue reading “MILLENNIUM FORCE REVIEW: The most successfully executed modern roller coaster”

MYSTIC TIMBERS REVIEW: Kings Island’s wood coaster legacy continues with this modern, twisty Out-&-Back

Wooden coasters are a big part of Kings Island‘s history. It all started with The Racer in 1972, which ignited a brand new interest among amusement parks for building large-scale thrill coasters. Then in 1979, The Beast came along, earning a legendary status of being the “biggest, baddest, longest wooden coaster in the world.” ThenContinue reading “MYSTIC TIMBERS REVIEW: Kings Island’s wood coaster legacy continues with this modern, twisty Out-&-Back”

THE BEAST REVIEW: Still the most radically unique wooden coaster to ever exist

It’s 1978, and a young and ambitious Kings Island is still riding the waves of a roller coaster renaissance that started with its own Racer in 1972. New coasters are popping up all over the country, and height and speed records are being broken left and right. The wood coaster to beat at the time?Continue reading “THE BEAST REVIEW: Still the most radically unique wooden coaster to ever exist”

LIGHTNING ROD REVIEW: The world’s fastest wood coaster speeding its way through the Smokies.

Rocky Mountain Construction. If you call yourself a roller coaster enthusiast, you should be familiar with these three words. If not, I’ll fill you in with the basics. Rocky Mountain Construction, or RMC, is the latest and greatest roller coaster design firm to hit the industry. They specialize in creating ground-breaking wood and steel coastersContinue reading “LIGHTNING ROD REVIEW: The world’s fastest wood coaster speeding its way through the Smokies.”

VOYAGE REVIEW: a 10-year analysis of Holiday World’s record-breaking wood coaster

When I first saw the announcement for this roller coaster in 2005, I knew it would be special. The ride rendering looked like one of those fantasy roller coasters some crazy enthusiast would dream up in No Limits. Except this one was being built for real… The late Will Koch, park president at the timeContinue reading “VOYAGE REVIEW: a 10-year analysis of Holiday World’s record-breaking wood coaster”

THUNDERBIRD REVIEW: New for 2015 at Holiday World

It’s May of 2015, and pretty much all parks around the country have opened their gates for the season. Many of which have some shiny new rides to show off to the world, and one of the most notable additions to the roller coaster world plopped down in the middle-of-nowhere, Indiana. Actually, the real nameContinue reading “THUNDERBIRD REVIEW: New for 2015 at Holiday World”