Author: Nick

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Redefining Roller Coaster Types for the Modern Era

Since Disneyland’s Matterhorn opened in 1959, roller coasters have been divided into two main categories: steel roller coasters and wooden roller coasters. According to the Roller Coaster Database, there are over 4,000 roller coasters operating worldwide today. Of these, only...

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How to Be Brave with Koaster Kid Logan Joiner

When he was three years old, Logan Joiner was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He couldn’t talk, was terrified of loud noises, and was traumatized by storms, strangers, crowds, and most any other kind of stimulus. Logan was afraid of people: he...

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First Rider Auction and More Thoughts on Mystic Timbers

Mystic Timbers First Rider Auction Coaster101 writers Nick and Kyle recently participated in the Mystic Timbers First Rider Auction. Kings Island and Cedar Fair Charities joined up with the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation to give us fans a chance to raise...

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Is the Millennium Falcon ride Mission: Space 2.0?

Unless you’ve been stuck in a sarlacc pit, you’ve probably heard about the Star Wars themed lands coming to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019. Official information is slim, but we do know the expansions will be anchored by...