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Help Support COASTER-net by Buying on Amazon!

November 21, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

Its the holiday season and I know that many of you are going to be shopping on Amazon to find those perfect gifts for family and friends. The good news is that you can help support COASTER-net with just one extra click of the mouse! If you click the following link before you start your shopping on Amazon, a percentage of your purchase will help support COASTER-net at ABSOLUTELY ZERO cost to you! Yup, all it takes is you entering Amazon using this link or the Amazon ad banners on our webpage! As always thanks for your continued support of COASTER-net and have a very happy holiday season!

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2015 COASTER-net Coaster Calendar Now for Sale

October 24, 2014 - Daniel Westfall

The COASTER-net Coaster Calendar is back, this time featuring 13 different coasters from 3 different countries and 10 different parks, including photos from eight of our best photographers on

You can order your calendars now by clicking the "Take Me There!" link at the bottom of this article or by pointing your browser to to place your order today!

If you have any questions regarding the calendar, please see this topics announcement in the "Community Updates and Announcements" forum.

Daniel Westfall

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Ride Gallery Update

October 22, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

Hey Coaster Fans! The Ride Gallery Department has been hard at work over the past month and content is starting to be added on a consistent basis! Within this update, we have a mix of new and old coasters as well as exciting thrill rides. These have been written by multiple members of the RG team so give them a big thanks when you get the chance. Below find links to all of the coasters and rides that we have recently completed. If there is a coaster that you do not see on our list, let us know and we will get it completed!

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Amusement Park News

Reality Queen Wants to Place Theme Park on Private Island

Kardashian interested in buying Turtle Island

November 20, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

I was checking out in the local grocery isle and I happened to look at the magazines that were there to purchase on a whim. Of the six magazines located at the front, four of them had Kim Kardashian located on the front cover. The name is everywhere and she is in the news once again and this time it is theme park related. According to, Kim Kardashian has plans to buy a private island off the coast of Australia and build a theme park for her daughter North West. According to the article, Kardashian is on a tour selling her latest perfume and reports have said she is interested in throwing down $5 million to buy Turtle Island right off the coast of Queensland in Australia.

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Impossible Feat Mastered at Disney World

2 Men ride all 46 rides in one day

November 20, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

When an enthusiast goes to a theme park, many times the thought is to try and ride every ride they can throughout the day. In larger parks, this is deemed impossible and is cause for multiple day attendance which is exactly what the park wants. An impossible feat for any theme park attendee would be to ride every attraction at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. If I were to tell you this actually happened, you would not believe me, but according to the New York Daily News, two men were able to accomplish this feat. According to the article, Shane Lindsay and Ted Tamburo were able to ride all 46 rides at all four parks at Disney World on November 7.

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Gravity Group Unveils Swichback Wooden Coaster

New coaster style to pay homage to the switchback railway

November 19, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

In the fast pace competition of roller coasters, the wooden coaster has made a comeback with companies like Rocky Mountain Coasters creating new technologies that allow wooden coasters to do elements that only steel coasters could do. Not to be outdone, The Gravity Group has come up with a state of the art, first ever wooden switchback coaster! The new coaster style was announced yesterday at the 2014 IAPPA conference in Orlando Florida. The company says that they have already partnered with a park in Texas to open up one of these coasters next season. According to the company, ZDT’s Amusement Park in Seguin, Texas will be the place to receive the first switchback wooden roller coaster.

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The Golden Loops: The People's Choice of Amusement Awards
Your opinion and vote matters!

Trade Show Bound
A Different Type of Road Trip

A Year to Remember
Look Back at 2014 for

Your Vote Counts
2014 COASTER-net Roller Coaster Poll

The Predator That Brought Me to Halloween Horror Nights 24
A review of Halloween Horror Nights 24

Freezing a Maelstrom
Another Disney classic falls prey to "Characterization"

East Coast Coasters - Part 2
Canada Eh?

Coastin' in the Deep South - Carowinds
Surprises in the Carolinas

East Coast Coasters - Part 1
Six Flags New England

Conneaut Lake Park: Looking for Tomorrow at the Expense of Today
Why we should let the park close once and for all

Best New Ride of 2014...Kind Of...
Why it's okay that Flying Turns won

What's New for 2015 at Cedar Point? Here's Some Ideas
Dark ride, water park or coaster?