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?”

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.”