Category: Features

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Review: Revamped Legend at Holiday World

Holiday World’s late president Will Koch reviewed more than 200 suggestions from roller coaster enthusiasts in the late 1990s during the design phase of the park’s now iconic Legend wooden coaster. In fact, he posted initial design plans for the coaster online and...

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A-Z Coaster of the Week: Big Dipper

Welcome back for week two of our annual “A-Z Coaster of the Week” series! This week we will take a look at Camden Park’s Big Dipper. Camden Park is located in Huntington, West Virginia and is home to four roller...

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A-Z Coaster of the Week: Arkansas Twister

Welcome back to our annual “A-Z Coaster of the Week” series. This year, we’re selecting some unique or lesser known coasters to highlight. We’ll share trivia, history and the coaster’s need-to-know stats. First up is Arkansas Twister at Magic Springs...

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2016 SCarowinds Social Media Preview Recap

Last night, Coaster101, along with several other Charlotte-area bloggers, had the opportunity to preview SCarowinds, which opens to the public on Friday. If you were following us on Twitter, you were able to go “Behind The Screams” as we toured...

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An Interview with Jack Rimer of CoasterDynamix

When I was growing up as a young roller coaster enthusiast, I found it near impossible to find roller coaster models to build. Sure, there were K’Nex roller coaster sets, but nothing super realistic that mimicked an actual roller coaster. Enter CoasterDynamix....

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SCarowinds Adding New Scarezone & Maze for 2016

Last year was my first visit to SCarowinds, which is Carowinds’ annual “Halloween Haunt” event. After last year’s experience, I was curious how the event would change for this year’s event, now in its 17th season of operation. When the SCarowinds...