Author: John

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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...

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Universal Studios Florida Shines in Sharknado 3

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, the third installment in the satirical, sharks-in-a-tornado TV movie franchise, premiered on SyFy tonight. Spoiler alert: it was so bad that it was — still really bad. The acting was just as (if not more)...

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Coaster101 Photo Contest 2015: Vote

It’s time to vote for your favorite coaster photographs in our 2015 Photo Contest! Voters, you have your work cut out for you, as we received many outstanding entries this year. Many thanks to the talented photographers who submitted their work. The...

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Kentucky Kingdom to Open Storm Chaser Coaster in 2016

Kentucky Kingdom announced plans today for Storm Chaser, the park’s fifth roller coaster. The park has enlisted Rocky Mountain Construction to use portions of the former Twisted Twins coaster to build the new coaster. “Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) is on the leading edge of coaster...

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Last Chance to Enter Photo Contest is Tomorrow

Attention roller-coaster photographers, tomorrow is the last day to enter the Coaster101 Photo Contest. We have three categories to enter this year: original, edited and Instagram (new this year). Photo entries will be accepted through tomorrow, Sunday, July 19, 2015...

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Roar Closing at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announced today that its Roar wooden coaster will close on August 16, 2015. Big announcement today! We're closing our iconic wooden #rollercoaster Roar on August 16. More to come! https://t.co/PFktlNpe4e — Discovery Kingdom (@sixflagsDK) July 16, 2015...