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.
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 […]
In August of 2016, a 10-year-old boy was decapitated by the tallest waterslide in the world, known as Verrückt which is German for “insane,” at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City. Let’s take a look at why this ride was truly “insane” and should have never opened in the first place, shall we? 1. The ride […]