15 to 15: Counting Down to Coaster101’s 15th Birthday

We’re fast approaching Coaster101’s 15th birthday — on June 15th, we will have been online for 15 years. Starting today, we’re giving away one Coaster101 Prize Pack per day through the 15th. We couldn’t have made it this long without our readers, so we want to celebrate and give thanks to you while celebrating the past 15 years.

So over the next 15 days, we’ll be looking back on our 15 years online, highlighting some of our top posts, memories and more. And each day, you’ll have the chance to win a Coaster101 Prize Pack, stuffed with Coaster101 swag, souvenirs from parks across the globe and, for some, a Visa gift card.

Here’s how giveaways will work:

  • Different days will have different methods of entry — each day’s post will detail how to enter.
  • Each day, the entry period will run from when the post is made (typically in the morning) until 11:59 p.m. ET. We’ll email the winner the next day.
  • To remain eligible for your prize pack, you will need to respond with your name and mailing address within 24 hours of receiving the email notification.
  • One entry per person per method (some days may have multiple methods of entry).
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to ship Prize Packs outside of the U.S.

Coaster101 15 to 15 Giveaway #1

A Coaster101 Prize Pack (contents will vary)

Today’s entry method is simple — using the comment section below, comment the year when you first remember visiting Coaster101 (or use your best guess).

You can enter now through 11:59 p.m. ET tonight.

Update: Congrats to Jordan S. for winning Giveaway #1!

Good luck, and we look forward to looking back on the past 15 years with you!


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17 Responses

  1. Derek says:


  2. Jacob says:

    First year I visited Coaster101 was 2014!

  3. Colleen Koval says:

    2017 for me!

  4. Allison says:


  5. Jordan says:

    2017! Visited Kings Island for the first time in a couple years, and it got me back into coasters. Coaster101 very soon came up as I followed Coaster related content

  6. Ben says:

    I think it was 2017 when my friend sent me an article from the site!

  7. Aidan Higgins says:


  8. Robert Hicks says:

    2012, when I rode my first big coaster, loch ness monster.

  9. Josh Barnett says:

    2014! My birthday is on June 15, 2004!!

  10. Jeffrey Markowitz says:

    2017 I think!

  11. Christian C says:

    I remember reading C101 about 7 years ago or so!

  12. Luke Otten says:


  13. Trey Berndt says:

    Pretty sure it was 2019. My friend sent me an article ha!

  14. Jeremy says:

    November 6, 2012, when you guys were mentioned on Coaster Critic’s post on favorite theme park websites.

  15. Xander says:

    Around 2016

  16. Tyler Schuh says:

    I’m guessing around 2017. I have always been a big fan of the march madness bracket you do!

  17. Laura says:


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