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Lightning Rod Reopens at Dollywood After Months of Downtime

Lightning Rod yesterday reopened at Dollywood after more than three months of downtime. The coaster last operated in early July. Until last week, when the American Coaster Enthusiast (ACE) Southeast region’s Twitter account shared a photo of the coaster testing,...

A Few Minutes With Graphic Designer Kristopher Werner

Earlier this year at the Twisted Timbers Media Day, we met graphic designer Kristopher Werner. In addition to his logo work with both Koaster Kids and Coaster Studios, Kris has also created some great Kings Island-inspired art with his “Coaster...

SeaWorld San Diego Opening Tidal Twister in 2019

SeaWorld San Diego announced today plans for Tidal Twister, a first-of-its-kind compact dueling coaster that will open in 2019. Tidal Twister will accelerate riders to a top speed of 30 mph, twisting and banking through a figure 8-shaped track with...

Coaster101 Photo Contest 2018: Results

The wait is over — the results of the 2018 Coaster101 Photo Contest have arrived! This year was perhaps the most challenging to date for the Coaster101 team to select our favorites. Below, we are proud to present two winners...

What You’ll See Inside LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus officially opened its doors to the public on Friday, September 28th and Coaster101 was invited to attend the special celebration. Merlin Entertainment’s 12th and newest LEGOLAND Discovery Center in North America and 22nd worldwide is located at...

Fear Is Waiting For You: SCarowinds 2018 Reviewed

For the 19th consecutive year, the midways at Carowinds have been transformed into SCarowinds, the park’s annual Halloween event. Featuring six mazes and six scare zones — including the new for 2019 “Dead Man’s Landing” and “The Hollow,” SCarowinds has...