It’s dreaded, but it always comes if you’re not living in a southernmost state. The off-season refers to the period of time that a theme park is closed, usually due to the cold weather. Even though northern parks in the Six Flags and Cedar Fair chains now have successful holiday offerings, once the new year […]
Recently, I finished the book “Always Cedar Point: A Memoir of the Midway.” This wasn’t just a book, however. This was an experience. The book was written by a former General Manager of Cedar Point, John Hildebrandt. John worked as a marketer at Cedar Point, eventually being promoted to Director of Marketing, GM of Dorney […]
Hi everyone! What a wild 2018 it was! Between going back to Disney and working for Cedar Point for the first time on top of managing college, I have once again abandoned The Theme Park Doctor for quite some time…since the beginning of the park season, to be exact. However, I have been keeping up […]
Once upon a time, there was a large wooden roller coaster. Created by the Dinn Corporation, it was a massive structure with many dips and turns. In fact, it was the tallest and fastest wooden coaster in the world at 161 ft tall and 65 mph in 1991. From the outside, it looked incredible. It […]
Mystic Timbers, the 2017 Kings Island hit, is as smooth as wooden coasters come. The ride delivers plenty of airtime, and not the painful kind like most wooden coasters, such as The Racer at the opposite end of the park. That one leaves you banged and bruised after flying out of your seat at the […]
Park: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA) Height: 130 ft. Speed: 60 mph. Length: 3,240 ft. Inversions: 2 Year opened: 1978 Type: Steel, Custom looping Manufacturer: Arrow Dynamics, S&S Worldwide trains Fun facts: -Loch Ness Monster is the only roller coaster in the world with two interlocking loops. -The coaster recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with […]
Park: Nagashima Spa Land (Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan) Height: 318 ft. Speed: 95 mph. Length: 8,133 ft. Inversions: 0 Year opened: 2000 Type: Steel, Giga Manufacturer: D.H. Morgan Manufacturing, B&M trains Fun facts: Steel Dragon is the longest roller coaster in the world.