Author: John

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Dragon Challenge Closing at Islands of Adventure

The Universal Orlando Resort blog confirmed a bombshell rumor that has been circulating for months: Dragon Challenge, formerly known as Dueling Dragons, will be removed from the park this September. The iconic dueling inverted coaster’s removal will make room for...

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Coaster101 Photo Contest 2017: Vote

It’s time to vote in our 2017 roller coaster photo contest! You have your work cut out for you this year. As you’ll see below, we received some amazing photos. Picking your favorites won’t be easy. The voting period will...

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Jim Reid-Anderson is Six Flags CEO Once Again

Six Flags unexpectedly announced yesterday that former CEO Jim Reid-Anderson would once again serve as the company's chairman, president and CEO effective immediately. He replaces John M. Duffey, who has retired after only 17 months in the position. Reid-Anderson served...

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Coaster101 Photo Contest 2017: Enter Your Photos

Calling all amateur and professional photographers! It’s time to enter your best photographs in Coaster101’s annual roller coaster photo contest! Like last year, we have three entry categories: “original,” “edited” and “Instagram.” See below for more information on each category...

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Skyline Attractions Sells First Skywarp Ride

Skyline Attractions revealed today that the three-year-old company has sold its first Skywarp ride model, which is scheduled to open at an undisclosed park in the summer of 2018. The company formally announced the sale on its website. Skyline describes...

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10 Hersheypark Tips from a First-Time Visitor

I visited Hersheypark for the first time last week. Prior to visiting, I received some tips and recommendations from friends and Coaster101 readers. These pointers were extremely helpful as I had not done as much research beforehand (aside from the...

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My First Visit to Kennywood Park

Kennywood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been near the top of my amusement park bucket list since I first saw photos of it in my first roller coaster book. As a child, I viewed Kennywood as the quintessential American amusement park —...