The Coaster101 Turns 13 Birthday Giveaway

We’re celebrating our 13th birthday today! That’s right, we’re officially a teenager. And because Coaster101 wouldn’t be possible without our readers, we want to give back to you! Keep reading to learn how you can enter to win one of three Coaster101 Prize Packs!

But first, a little history about Coaster101:

I started the website on June 15, 2005 as a rising freshman in high school. I knew very little about blogging — and much less about web design and coding. But when I learned that I could create a website for free (thanks, Freewebs!), I jumped at the opportunity.

Coaster101 Over the Years

Both our content and design have changed over the 13 years we’ve been online. Many of those changes are thanks to the team of talented writers/coaster enthusiasts who have joined me to grow Coaster101 into what it is today.

Below are some of those changes (for the better, I think) over the last 13 years:

Our Top 13 Posts

In celebration of the big “13,” below are our top 13 posts ranked by page views since we started counting in 2013:

  1. Coasters-101: Escape from Gringotts Secrets Revealed
  2. Walt Disney World’s “Keys To The Kingdom” Tour Review
  3. Coasters101: Coaster Physics Calculations
  4. Top Five Must-Dos at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Number 2 is My Favorite
  5. 13 Tips to Save Time, Avoid Long Lines, and Experience More Rides at Amusement Parks
  6. C101ParkMadness: Semi-Finals RESULTS
  7. Designing a Safe Backyard Roller Coaster with Paul Gregg
  8. Coasters-101: How the Hogwarts Express works
  9. Six Flags Magic Mountain Colossus Closure Confirmed
  10. Coasters-101: Launch Systems
  11. Secrets Behind Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean
  12. Coasters-101: Wheel Design
  13. Should You Eat Before Riding a Roller Coaster?

Coaster101 Turns 13 Birthday Giveaway

To celebrate our 13th birthday, we’re offering you the chance to win one of THREE Coaster101 Prize Packs filled with souvenirs, prints, park maps and more. Below is just a few of the items you may find in one of the prize packs:

  • Park maps from theme parks from across the country
  • Coaster101 sunglasses, stickers, koozies, drawstring bags and more
  • Park apparel
  • Souvenirs
  • Prints and posters
  • Postcards
  • And much more

Enter the Giveaway

Use the widget below to enter — you have multiple ways to enter!

The entry period runs through June 18, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

UPDATE: Thank you to all who entered! We’re humbled by the thoughtful comments posted.

Congratulations to our three winners: Isak L., Matthew S. and Ray S.

Again, we can’t thank you enough for your support of Coaster101. Without you, the website would not be what it is today.

Here’s to many more years of coaster riding and writing!


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17 Responses

  1. Eric says:


  2. Jack says:

    This is why I love this site

  3. Andrew says:

    Came for the Stilwell, stayed for the articles/pictures/contests. I really enjoy what you guys do and hope you know how much we all appreciate you.

  4. Jean Lines says:

    Enjoy keeping up the enthusiast life with your help!

  5. Jarrah says:

    Wow, those packs look pretty awesome!

  6. Brianna Simkins says:

    Keep on with the updates and keep on RIDING!

  7. Ben says:

    Happy birthday,!

  8. Ben says:

    Happy birthday,! You guys really do a good job keeping us all in the loop (buh dum tss)

  9. Ethan says:

    Well done guys!

  10. Eric A. says:

    Thanks,, and congrats. Always look forward to your articles!

  11. Thrill Central says:

    Keep up the great work!

  12. Ray says:

    Love the updates

  13. Gregory Wood says:

    Enjoy reading all of the articles that are posted. This is one of my favorite coaster sites.

  14. Isak says:

    Always love reading your articles.

  15. Zachary says:

    Happy birthday! 😉 The escape from gringotts one is great!

  16. Zachary says:

    I always enjoy your content.

  17. Nick says:

    Thanks for entering the contest and thanks for the kind words everyone! Your comments help inspire us to keep doing what we’re doing.

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