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Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit construction

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit, the new coaster going in at Universal Studios Orlando is beginning to look pretty impressive. See for yourself: Photos by Adam Roth – Courtesy of www.themeparkreview.com   What’s that over there?   Building a coaster is...

Disney and Interactivity

A new blog that’s not about food or drinks!   The amusement park visitor of today is vastly different than the visitor of yesteryear. Visitors, especially the younger generations, are expecting more and more customized entertainment experiences. The days of...

Soft Drinks and Season Passes

This is a continuation of my profit-maximizing an amusement park series in regard to soft drinks versus gate pricing.   Soft drinks play an important role in amusement park economics. Soft drink sales are the backbone of many amusement parks’...

Attraction Awards 2009

Welcome to the 2009 Coaster101.com Attraction Awards! The results are posted below. The results were very interesting, thanks to everybody who voted!    This year we have five new categories:   Behehoth – Canada’s Wonderland   Hard Rock Park   The...

More on Food versus Gate Pricing

Another small park recently converted to Holiday World’s pricing formula. Magic Springs, in Arkansas, went to free drinks and sunscreen last year. They increased the gate by $7 (now $45.99 + tax in 2008) and parking by $2 (now $9)....

Mr. Freeze Review

I’ve always heard alot about the Mr. Freeze at Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags over Texas, but I’ve never given the two rides much thought until I took a trip to Six Flags St. Louis back in August....

Gate versus Food Price: Holiday World

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana, is a small family-owned and operated park with just four roller coasters. The park has been voted the “World’s Friendliest Park” and the “World’s Cleanest Park” for five years in a...

Wild Adventures Interview

We got the chance to ask Bob Montgomery, the general manager of Wild Adventures, some questions about they plan to do with the park in the future: How is it working with the “African” theme that you don’t see in...