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Coaster101 Photo Contest 2016: Results

With a record number of entries for this year’s photo contest, we had our work cut out for us. Choosing our favorites was not easy, but I’m pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Coaster101 Photo Contest below. These...

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Guardians of the Galaxy coming to California Adventure in 2017

Disney California Adventure will transform its Tower of Terror attraction into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout in time for the 2017 summer season. Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced today at San Diego Comic Con what fans have been...

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Carowinds Begins to Tease for 2017 (And Our Speculation!)

Last week, Carowinds‘ YouTube channel posted a cryptic video with the title “2017…” Inside this video, there are various screenshots from around the internet discussing the Los Angeles Times report from February that Carowinds, along with other Cedar Fair parks, would...

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Coasters-101: How Launch Coasters Store Energy

In this edition of Coasters-101 we’re going to examine how launch coasters store their energy. Launched coasters are becoming more and more common. Even wood coasters are getting in on the game. Launch systems, from electromagnets, pneumatics, hydraulics,and friction wheels,...

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Coaster101 Photo Contest 2016: Vote

The time has arrived to cast your vote for your favorite coaster photos! We received a record number of photo contest entries this year — many thanks to everyone who entered! The voting period will run through Tuesday, July 26, 2016...

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Book Review + Giveaway: American Coasters 2

Packed full of beautiful roller coaster photography, the American Coasters 2: Coast to Coast book is author and roller coaster enthusiast Thomas Crymes’ followup to 2013’s American Coasters (which we reviewed here). Keep reading for a chance to win a copy of...