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Michigan’s Adventure Trip Report

Last weekend I had the opportunity to make my first visit to Michigan’s Adventure. Not knowing exactly what to expect or how crowds would be, I went into the day with the goal to at least ride the park’s seven...

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Jurassic War Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Floorless Coaster

From time to time, I still have the urge to open up the nearly 11-years-old RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. After seeing this summer’s box office smash Jurassic World, I was inspired to build a roller coaster that would be “set” following...

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Baron 1898 a great addition to Efteling

Returning from a short European trip, and a few random thoughts about  a new ride on the coaster circuit for us , Baron 1898 at Efteling – the eagerly awaited Bolliger and Mabillard dive machine. Efteling is always a great...

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Worlds of Fun Expanding Planet Snoopy in 2016

Worlds of Fun has announced an expanded Planet Snoopy family area for 2016. The expansion will include five new rides: Woodstock Gliders – “Young guests control their own flight with moveable stationary wings.” Flying Ace – “Get your aviators glasses...

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Kings Dominion to add “Delirium” in 2016

There was great speculation of what would replace the now-closed (and for sale) Shockwave at Kings Dominion when the park announced the coaster’s August 9 closure in July. We now know what will be occupying that space — “Delirium.” Delirium will be...

The entrance to the Ghostrider wooden roller coaster, was the original entrance to the Gold Mine at Knott's Berry Farm. In the original Gold Mine, visitors would enter the mine and walk through it down to the lower gulch where, for a fee, they could pan for real gold at Knott's Berry Farm. Construction on the original Gold Mine started in 1947. Ghostrider premiered in 1998. The pit dug for the gold mine serves now as the queue line, and the starting loop around to the chain lift for the roller coaster. Panning for gold can still be done at Knott's Berry Farm near Boot Hill.


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Knott’s Berry Farm Closing GhostRider for Refurbishment

Knott’s Berry Farm’s Ghost Town is turning 75 next year, and in preparation for the anniversary they’ve announced a couple of closures.  The more positive of the two announcements is that GhostRider, the park’s huge wooden coaster, is closing on...