KINGS DOMINION REVIEW: It’s Kings Island, Except Not At All

I spent much of my childhood visiting Kings Island in Mason, Ohio with my family every summer despite living 4.5 hours away in Nashville. The park was just down the road from my grandparents’ house in Springboro, so it was an easy weekend trip for us. Kings Island is truly my second home. I loveContinue reading “KINGS DOMINION REVIEW: It’s Kings Island, Except Not At All”

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?”

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”

40 things that may make you a coaster geek…

I came to the conclusion years ago that everyone is a nerd for something. I.E., everyone has that one hobby/activity they’re REALLY into. A lot of times it’s broad stuff like music, sports, photography, art, science or whatever. Then there are those of us that are really into super specific things to the point whereContinue reading “40 things that may make you a coaster geek…”