A Legacy Like No Other: Book Review

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 […]

Mystic Timbers Review: Epic Ride, Lame Effects

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 […]

Coaster of the Week: Loch Ness Monster

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 […]

Coaster of the Week: Steel Dragon 2000

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.


It is no secret that many different companies, departments, engineering experts, and managers are involved with the creation of a new roller coaster such as Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. There are many possible ways in which roller coaster layouts can be originally thought of, but here is one speculation for how […]