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Sol Spin at Knott’s Berry Farm Opening TODAY

The new flat ride opening in the Fiesta Village section of Knott’s Berry Farm, Sol Spin, is going to be opening, somewhat unexpectedly, TODAY! This means it’s opening in time for the final weekend of the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, great...

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Disneyland Encyclopedia Book Review + Giveaway

If a university ever offered a “Disneyland 101” course, The Disneyland Encyclopedia by Chris Strodder would be a solid textbook candidate. Full disclosure: I’ve never visited Disneyland — only its younger sister in Orlando. While Florida’s Magic Kingdom was no...

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Efteling Readying Massive Symbolica Dark Ride

Dutch theme park Efteling is celebrating its 65th anniversary by preparing to open Symbolica: Palace of Fantasy, a dark ride and the park’s single-largest attraction to date. Opening July 1, 2017, the family-friendly dark ride will take guests seated inside...

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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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Mystic Timbers Media Preview

Today, we were lucky enough to get the chance to preview one of the most highly anticipated new roller coasters of 2017, Mystic Timbers at Kings Island. Members of the media were granted the first rides on the new coaster...

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Universal Orlando Announces 2017 Holiday Plans

Anyone looked at a calendar recently? (I have, it’s April.) Universal Orlando is already getting into the Holiday spirit, announcing their plans for the 2017 Holiday Season today. Beginning in November, Universal Orlando will be transformed for the holiday season, featuring an...

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The 2016-17 A-Z Coaster of the Week Roundup

After 26 weeks featuring 26 different roller coasters, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet, we finally wrapped up our 2016-2017 version of our A-Z Coaster of the Week series, and I thought it would be interesting to...