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My Final Rides on Dueling Dragons

I last visited Islands of Adventure in 2006 — I spent a couple of hours at the park after a long day at the neighboring Universal Studios Florida. The visit consisted of a lap around the lagoon with a couple...


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...


Review: Joker at Six Flags Great America

Joker at Six Flags Great America is now open! I visited the park on Saturday for the grand opening of the new-for-2017, fourth-dimension-style coaster. It’s Great America’s 14th roller coaster (15th if you count American Eagle’s two tracks). Joker at Six...


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...