Category: Features

Really? Chang at Great America?

This is a new series in which we ask certain parks… REALLY!?! What were you guys thinking? With the rumors of Six Flags possibly moving Chang from Kentucky Kingdom to Great America in the coming years, I thought this would...

Oddest Coaster in the World

I have to say I’ve been quite mesmerized by this coaster… or contraption. It’s name is Cobra and it’s being constructed at Conny-Land (website includes catchy theme song) in Switzerland. The ride was announced in the summer of 2006, so...

Guess the Coaster: Round 4

No one was able to guess the last “Guess the Coaster”. It was California Screamin’ at Disney’s California Adventure! I decided to make this week’s a bit easier:

Vekoma Computer Model

In my spare time I have been working on several amusement park attraction computer models using CATIA V5. My biggest and hardest project I have taken on is making a recreation of a Vekoma flying dutchman (Firehawk at Kings Island)....

Adios, Big Bad Wolf

Yesterday was the last day to get one last ride on Big Bad Wolf. Unfortunately I never had the chance to ride Big Bad Wolf, I did at least get to see her in all her glorly when I visited the...

Trip Report: Six Flags over Georgia

Coaster101 recently returned from a trip to Six Flags over Georgia, one of the original Six Flags parks. The park features Goliath, Batman: The Ride, A good sign that we didn’t get too lost on our 10 hour overnight drive....

The Flying Wallenda

Saturday, August 15th, 2009, Nik Wallenda attempted his highest career walk. The 5/8 inch tight rope was suspended 262 feet in the air at Kings Island.

Dollywood’s next coaster…

I’m usually not one to listen to the “dippin dots guy” but in this case I believe it might be a little more believable. During my last visit to Dollywood, I had a nice conversation with one of the train...