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, 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: 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.
4/13/17: Today was Media Day for the much anticipated wooden coaster, Mystic Timbers, at Kings Island. Members of coaster clubs and news crews from all around the area got their first glimpses and rides on the new coaster. Even though its height is a towering 109′, the speed clocks in at 53 mph, and it […]
Rides Ridden: Banshee (X5), The Bat, Drop Tower (X2), Adventure Express, The Racer, Flight of Fear, Firehawk, Windseeker, Vortex (X2), Backlot Stunt Coaster, The Beast (X2), Diamondback (X3) I love Kings Island, and I love Kings Island almost as much as Cedar Point. International Street sends your brain to Disney. The long walk to The […]
1. Millennium Force (Cedar Point) Watch Millennium Force here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbXPhOFRxTc Well, Millennium is Amusement Park Today’s Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World…again. The world’s first Giga coaster is as popular as ever, and here’s why: Millennium Force is one of the tallest and fastest roller coasters in the world at 310 ft tall and 93 mph. While plummeting […]
Welcome to the final update of “The Big Debate!” So far, Cedar Point and Kings Island are tied. This post will decide which park wins the debate. See my other four updates, especially update #1, for more details. This update will focus on summer employee options and accommodations. This update is more of a research […]