Author: Nick

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How to Be Brave with Koaster Kid Logan Joiner

When he was three years old, Logan Joiner was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He couldn’t talk, was terrified of loud noises, and was traumatized by storms, strangers, crowds, and most any other kind of stimulus. Logan was afraid of people: he...

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First Rider Auction and More Thoughts on Mystic Timbers

Mystic Timbers First Rider Auction Coaster101 writers Nick and Kyle recently participated in the Mystic Timbers First Rider Auction. Kings Island and Cedar Fair Charities joined up with the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation to give us fans a chance to raise...

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Is the Millennium Falcon ride Mission: Space 2.0?

Unless you’ve been stuck in a sarlacc pit, you’ve probably heard about the Star Wars themed lands coming to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019. Official information is slim, but we do know the expansions will be anchored by...

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Why 2017 is the Year of the Drop Tower Ride

We already unveiled our top ten most anticipated roller coasters for 2017 (and hopefully will be riding the number one coaster on our list next month). While 2017 is a weaker year for new coasters, it’s going to be a...

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A-Z Coaster of the Week: XLR-8

For our A-Z Coaster of the Week we’ve arrived at the letter “X” and must travel back in time to the days of Six Flags AstroWorld to find XLR8, the first “successful” suspended roller coaster. AstroWorld was a massive theme...