Author: John

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Zippin Pippin: Then and Now

My first ride on the Zippin Pippin was a blur. Only five years old, I was unknowingly coaxed onto the old wooden roller coaster at Libertyland in Memphis, Tennessee. I remember...

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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Roller Coaster

Is this the future of the roller coaster? Someone has combined the technology of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset with a ride on a real roller coaster. And it’s all synchronized....

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Six Flags Mexico Opening SkyScreamer in 2015

Yesterday, Six Flags Mexico revealed that it will add Skyscreamer, the tallest spinning attraction in the country: Soaring an astounding 242 feet in the air, SkyScreamer will provide guests breathtaking, panoramic views...

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New Theme Park Simulator Game: Parkitect

Be on the lookout in 2015 for a new theme park simulator game currently in development: “Parkitect.” Parkitect is a new “business simulation game that charges you with the construction...

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Kings Dominion Expanding WaterWorks in 2015

Kings Dominion is continuing its 40th anniversary celebration with a major expansion to the park’s 20-acre water park, WaterWorks. The newly expanded water park will open in the spring of 2015. In...

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Ice Bucket Challenge on a Roller Coaster

If you’ve been on the internet (or just near it) within the last week, you’ve probably seen an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video. For those unfamiliar with the social media...

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Happy National Roller Coaster Day 2014

Although technically an “unofficial” holiday, August 16th has become known as National Roller Coaster Day among coaster enthusiasts, and while I’m not sure who designated this date as a celebration of roller coasters, I fully...