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Animating Roller Coaster Tycoon World

The RollerCoaster Tycoon World team continues to push forward on the fourth installment in the RCT series. Yesterday, they shared an interesting look at the process of creating one of the many flat rides that will be available to players...

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Carowinds Announces Inaugural “Coaster Campout”

Do you love roller coasters? Do you love camping? What about supporting a good cause? All three you say? Carowinds has the event just for you. The inaugural Carowinds “Coaster Campout” will take place on Thursday/Friday, August 13-14, and is an opportunity...

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Coaster101 Photo Contest 2015: Results

Drum roll, please! It’s time to unveil the winning entries for our eighth annual photo contest! We received many outstanding entries this year. Below are the results as voted by our readers. First place winners, be on the lookout for an email...

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Thunder Road’s Last Day, In Photos

On May 23, Carowinds announced that Thunder Road would close on Sunday, July 26. After over two months of celebrating Thunder Road’s 39-year legacy, the day for the Thunder Road’s “last ride” finally arrived yesterday. Ever since I moved to North Carolina in...

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Carowinds Announces “Bands, Brews & BBQs”

As a native North Carolinian, I know there are three things that people in the Carolinas love; good music, good beer, and good barbecue. (And yes, here, in the Carolinas, “Barbecue” is a food. It is not an event. That’s a...

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Meet Raptors at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood has a 750-pound, prehistoric spin on the theme-park “meet and greet.” Adjacent to the Popular Jurassic Park—The Ride, the all-new “Raptors Encounter” experience “pits guests in a daring face-to-face standoff with these terrifying, now free-roaming carnivores.” Tipping the scales at...