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Roller Coasters: Wood VS Steel

Roller Coasters: Wood VS Steel

There’s a well known rivalry surrounding roller coasters. It’s not one of height, speed, or length; but one of material – wood vs steel. As most of you already know, the first roller coasters were made out of wood, but… Continue Reading

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Europa Park: Explained – Part 2

Europa Park: Explained – Part 2

Europa Park: Explained – Part 2 Since its debut in 1975, Europa Park has expanded at a seemingly ever increasing rate. Currently the resort is currently home to 5 hotels, as well as over 100 different attractions, including 13 roller… Continue Reading

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Knoebels: Explained

Knoebels is a humble amusement park and resort located in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Not only is the resort family-owned and operated, but is advertised as America’s largest free-admission park. Guests can enter the Knoebels grounds, and utilise a whole host… Continue Reading

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What is: Phantom’s Revenge – Kennywood

What is: Phantom’s Revenge – Kennywood

Phantom’s Revenge is a steel terrain coaster, located at Kennywood, in Pennsylvania USA. The ride broke two records upon debut; becoming the world’s fastest roller coaster as a result of featuring the world’s longest roller coaster drop. However, these impressive… Continue Reading

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What is: Steel Vengeance – Cedar Point

What is: Steel Vengeance – Cedar Point

Steel Vengeance is a steel hybrid roller coaster, located at Cedar Point, in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. The ride, which was manufactured by American company, Rocky Mountain Construction, became the park’s third operating hybrid roller coaster – after the likes of… Continue Reading

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Universal’s Islands of Adventure: Explained

Universal’s Islands of Adventure: Explained

Universal’s Islands of Adventure is one of two theme parks located at the Universal Orlando Resort. Fittingly, the park is located in Orlando, Florida, USA; and shouldn’t be confused with it’s neighbouring park, Universal Studios Florida. Interestingly, Islands of Adventure… Continue Reading

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What is: Shambhala – PortAventura World

What is: Shambhala – PortAventura World

What is: Shambhala Shambhala is a steel roller coaster located at PortAventura World, in Salou Spain. The ride opened to the public as Europe’s tallest roller coaster, taking guests up 76m (249ft) high before allowing them to plummet back towards… Continue Reading

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Explained

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Explained

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a combination of marine park, animal park, and theme park; located in Vallejo, California, USA. During the attraction brief time as a theme park, Discovery Kingdom has accumulated close to 40 different rides, including a… Continue Reading

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Six Flags Great Adventure: Explained – Part 2

Six Flags Great Adventure: Explained – Part 2

To watch part 1, click the I icon at the top right hand corner of your screen. Six Fags Great Adventure: Explained – Part 2. As stated previously, the original plans for Great Adventure depicted a large complex. Unfortunately, this… Continue Reading

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What is: Wicker Man – Alton Towers

What is: Wicker Man – Alton Towers

Wicker Man is a wooden roller coaster, located at the Alton Towers Resort, in Staffordshire, England. The ride opened to the public as the first Wooden roller coaster to be built within the United Kingdom in over 20 years. On… Continue Reading