Give Kids The World’s “Coasting for Kids” Returns!

After a several year break, Give Kids The World has announced that their popular “Coasting for Kids” event is coming back!

From 2009-2015, Coasting For Kids took place at Cedar Fair parks around the country. Coaster101 participated in 3 of these years; Nick at Cedar Point in 2009, Larry at Michigan’s Adventure in 2013, and Andrew at Carowinds in 2015.

Give Kids the World is changing it up this time around, and rather than a coaster marathon at the respective parks, fundraisers who raise at least $100 will instead enjoy a day at the park and some exclusive ride time on several signature attractions. The parks participating in 2017 (so far!) are Quassy Amusement Park in Connecticut on August 16, and Frontier City in Oklahoma on September 16.

EDIT (7/12/17): Give Kids The World has announced a third park will take part in this year’s Coasting for Kids — Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Saturday, September 9. Participants will get ERT on Griffon, InvadR and Alpengeist!

Like past editions of Coasting For Kids, there will still be recognition for the top three overall fundraisers at each park.

“I actually participated as a volunteer with Coasting for Kids before I joined Give Kids The World in my current role,” said Monai Rooney, Development Manager for GKTW. “It was a personal passion of mine to bring the event back, because it really resonates with our mission. We’re excited to bring a new version of Coasting For Kids back in order to make it accessible to as many people as possible!”

Whether you’re looking for the rush of a pulse-pounding coaster or just want to coast through a fun day with your family, there’s something for everyone — just like the inclusive attractions at Give Kids The World Village!

Give Kids The World Village is a 84-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Central Florida. Children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations, complete with accommodations, donated attraction tickets, meals and more. Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 154,000 families. For more information on their mission, visit

For more information about Coasting For Kids, visit, and stay tuned to Coaster101 for more information.