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7 Stages of Riding Out a Coaster Breakdown

There’s no good time for a coaster to break down — especially when you’re in line. And you have X number of minutes left at the park to ride X number of coasters. You’re halfway through a line when you hear the dreaded spiel over...

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Where have all the wood coasters gone?

A non-enthusiast coworker recently told me “they don’t build wooden roller coasters anymore.” This statement is, of course, completely false. Just ask the Gravity Group who are on track to open seven new rides this year. But I have seen...

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Pirate Island Boat Ride at the Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the best themed zoos in the country. That’s why a record breaking 2.47 million people visited in 2014. Attendance was driven upwards by the new Heart of Africa section that opened last...

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A History of Carowinds’ Thunder Road

On May 23, 2015, Carowinds announced the closure of its iconic racing wooden roller coaster, Thunder Road. Originally opened in 1976, Thunder Road has taken nearly 40 million riders on a wild ride across the North Carolina and South Carolina...

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MagicBands 101

When I returned from my recent trip to Walt Disney World the question I was most often asked was: what did you think of the MagicBands? How do they work and when do you use them? I think the best...