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Coaster101 turns 4 today

It’s hard to believe that Coaster101.com has been online since June 15th, 2005. Four years ago, I saw a link to a Freewebs website… at that moment I realized how simple it was to create a website – something I...

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Six Flags files for Bankruptcy

Six Flags, the theme park operator, filed for bankruptcy early Saturday in Delaware after failing to reach an agreement with lenders to reorganize its debt. Six Flags is the latest company to prove unable to cope with its debt load...

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A Day at Busch Gardens Africa

I was at Busch Gardens Africa on June 4th and I have to say this park never fails to disappoint. All of the operations were excellent which kept the lines nonexistent. The staff is helpful and friendly, for the most...

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Variable Ticket Prices

Here’s how it would work : The initial ticket prices would assume perfect weather and all rides fully functional for the year. That way rates could be adjusted down based on the actual daily conditions. If the weather looks to...

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Cedar Point Interview

We recently asked Tony Clark of Cedar Point’s On Point! blog some questions about the park. Here’s what he had to say: Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with us! So what exactly does...

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Be a Good Neighbor

A few weeks ago Alton Towers changed the wheels on Nemesis, their B&M inverted coaster. The local district council was soon flooded with complaints from nearby residents that the rumbling noises from the coaster made their lives “unbearable.” Unbearable? I’m...

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Diamondback Emergency Stop

Diamondback is Kings Island’s newest coaster and recently a train of riders got an added surprise when they went for a spin on the coaster. The train was stopped on the mid-course brake run due to a safety mechanism. No...