Category: Trip Reports

Columbus Zoo Expansion Opens

After over a decade in development, The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is poised to open it’s largest expansion in zoo history, the Heart of Africa. Coaster101 got a sneak peak of the new region before it opens to the general...

Six Flags Great America May 2014 Update

Six Flags Great America opened for weekend-only operations earlier in the month, and last weekend I traveled to the park to see — besides Goliath — what all had changed since I last visited in June of 2013. One of the most...

FireChaser Express is fun for the whole family

Last month Dollywood opened FireChaser, a dual-launch family coaster, and Coaster101 recently got to experience the awesome new addition. The Gerstlauer built coaster occupies the site of the former Adventure Mountain climbing attraction and even reuses some of the thematic elements....

Trip Report: Carowinds

The weather was going to be perfect on Saturday April 5, and I had a great deal on tickets from LivingSocial, so I decided I would make the two hour drive west to Carowinds. For those of you who don’t...

Trip Report: Busch Gardens Tampa

On January 21, I made my first trip to Busch Gardens Tampa in roughly 15 years. I don’t remember the exact date I was last there, but if I recall correctly, Gwazi had just opened, and it was before I...