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Lightning Rod Soft Opens at Dollywood

Could the long wait for Dollywood’s record-breaking Lightning Rod coaster be over? After a lengthy delay due to “extended ride commissioning,” the coaster entered the technical rehearsal (or soft opening) phase today, according to Dollywood’s website and multiple guest reports. The wooden coaster’s...

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Carolina Harbor Media Day Report

After “making a big splash” last August with the announcement of Carolina Harbor, and working tirelessly throughout the off-season and the early spring to make the concept a reality (Construction Updates: #1, #2, #3, #4), Carowinds officially opened the “largest water park...

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Trip Report: A Day at Lake Winnie

My first and most recent trip to Lake Winnepesaukah (Lake Winnie for short) was last year during the park’s Halloween event, so I only saw the park after the sun had set. I was impressed by what the quaint park had to...

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Lake Winnie’s Twister Top Spin Video

Lake Winnie outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee, this year debuted Twister, a Moser Rides’ Maverick model that is everything you know and love about the top spin — and then some. The “Maverick” model (or this variant of the model) features a 21-seat...

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First Look at New Shanghai Disneyland Attractions

Several years in the making, Shanghai Disneyland will open to the public on June 16 of this year. In preparation for this grand opening, Shanghai Disneyland began soft openings for invited guests over the weekend. Photos and videos of several of the...

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Review: Storm Chaser Touches Down at Kentucky Kingdom

Two Coaster101 writers recently visited Kentucky Kingdom to preview the park’s newest roller coaster, Storm Chaser. The Rocky Mountain Construction coaster utilizes the support structure from the park’s former Twisted Twins, a dueling wooden coaster built by the now-defunct Custom Coasters...