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 […]
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 […]
Park: Kings Island (Mason, Ohio) Height: 110 ft. Speed: 65 mph. Length: 7,359 ft. Inversions: 0 Year opened: 1979 Type: Wooden, terrain-hugging layout Manufacturer: Kings Island Fun facts: *The Beast remains the world’s longest wooden roller coaster. *There are 2 books based off of the ride by R.L. Stein. *The Beast has 2 lift hills.
Rides Ridden: Valravn, Millennium Force, Maverick, Magnum XL 200 (X2), Witches’ Wheel (X2), Gemini, Mean Streak, Rougarou, Wicked Twister, Power Tower (drop side-X2), Power Tower (shot side), Corkcrew, Gatekeeper, Blue Streak, Raptor, Sky Ride, CP & LE Railroad, Windseeker Look at this fake-looking picture I took of Lake Erie from Wicked Twister’s queue. So photoshop-esque. […]