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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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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...

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Ghostbusters Dark Ride Coming to Motiongate Dubai

While ghost-busting fever sweeps the globe with this weekend’s release of the Ghostbusters film reboot, the Motiongate Dubai theme park announced it will open the world’s first Ghostbusters-themed dark ride later this year. According to the theme park, Ghostbusters: Battle for New York...

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Review: Justice League at Six Flags Great America

The new-for-2016 Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Great America introduces a much-needed 4D interactive dark ride to the Chicagoland amusement park’s arsenal of attractions. The ride opened to the public in late May, and I had the chance to...

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Star Trek Coaster Coming to Movie Park Germany in 2017

A Star Trek coaster is landing at Movie Park Germany — the theme park announced this week that a Star Trek-inspired launched steel roller coaster will open in 2017. The roller coaster, officially named Star Trek: Operation Enterprise, will be a Mack...