Author: Kyle

Lakemont Park to Reopen in 2019

It’s been 18 months since we last heard anything regarding the fate of Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania. In March of 2017 the park announced that it would be closing for renovations with plans on opening the following May. Today...

Small Park Showcase: Camden Park

Recently we had the chance to spend an afternoon at Camden Park in Huntington, West Virginia! Camden Park originally opened as a picnic park in 1903 with rides being introduced in 1907. The slowly developing park had only six rides...

A Quick Trip to Kings Island

Last weekend I was able to visit Kings Island for the first time as a guest in a couple of years. I was able to attend media day for Mystic Timbers last spring, but I was looking forward to riding...

Catching Up with Cedar Point’s Tony Clark

It’s hard to believe that it has been almost one month since we previewed Cedar Point’s newest coaster Steel Vengeance. We were able to catch up with the park’s Director of Communications, Tony Clark to get his reaction to this...

Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point: Best Ride Ever?

This week, Coaster101 writers Kyle and Larry had the privilege of attending media day for Cedar Point’s new coaster Steel Vengeance! This coaster has driven the coaster community bonkers over the past year and now it is just days away...

Silver Dollar City Adding Time Traveler in 2018

Silver Dollar City announced today that it will be adding Time Traveler, the world’s fastest (50.3 mph), steepest (90 degrees) and tallest (100 feet) spinning coaster. “Time Traveler speaks to the dreamer in each of us. This custom-designed coaster defies...

Mystic Timbers Media Preview

Today, we were lucky enough to get the chance to preview one of the most highly anticipated new roller coasters of 2017, Mystic Timbers at Kings Island. Members of the media were granted the first rides on the new coaster...

Breaking: Lakemont Park Closed for Summer 2017

This afternoon Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania announced to the public that it would not open its gates for the 2017 summer season. The park released the following statement via Facebook:   LAKEMONT PARK TO UNDERGO RENOVATIONS DURING SUMMER OF...