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Club COASTER-net Discounts Have Returned

January 26, 2015 - Daniel Westfall

We've been working this off-season to get just the right mix of discounts for you and to find additional discounts that you may have been looking for. Through a new program we will now have access to discount for Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Studios Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld Parks, Busch Gardens parks, all Six Flags parks and more, as well as select hotels, restaurants, and even discounts to some concerts and other events. We're also going to continue some of our most popular discounts like Holiday World, but they now have an online discount program so you will now be able to print your tickets at home or even at the hotel the night before.

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COASTER-net is Now Hiring

December 27, 2014 - Daniel Westfall

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It's that time of year again when we are looking to fill vacancies for various positions on the COASTER-net Team. We have openings for at least two writers on our News team, and one to two writers for our Park Gallery and Ride Gallery. We're also looking to expand our Downloads department with the release of NL2, Theme Park Studio, and addition of Roller Coaster Tychoon World either being recently released or coming soon. Lastly we'd love to add to our team of Photographers from around the world. While the duty of "Photographer" will not give you any Staff benefits by itself, it's a great way to get your name out there as we choose photos form our photographers every year to feature in our COASTER-net Coaster Calendar.

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Merry Christmas from COASTER-net

December 24, 2014 - Daniel Westfall

Merry Christmas to all of our Members, Fans, Followers, and Friends. We hope that you are experiencing a good time with your friends and family this year. This has been an exciting year for us and we're glad to have each and every one of you as a part of it. There's a lot coming for 2015, but we're not quite ready to announce all that yet, so stay tuned to COASTER-net's View From the Top newsletter to get the latest on what's going on and what's coming for 2015. As always though, the most important thing to us around here is the people, and I personally want to invite each and every one of you to be a part of our forum Community if you have not become a part already.

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Amusement Park News

Disney World Pulls EPCOT Starbucks Mug with Purple Monorail

Purple monorail was involved in accident

January 30, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Walt Disney World is pulling one of its exclusive new Starbucks coffee mugs sold at Epcot, because the mug's design includes one of Disney's monorails with a purple stripe.

The controversy: Disney's Monorail Purple was involved in a deadly 2009 crash in which Monorail Pink backed into the purple train, killing its pilot, 21-year-old Austin Wuennenberg.

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Roller Coaster Fun in Costa Rica

Parque Nacional de Diversiones thrills for years

January 30, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Many of the roller coaster attractions at the Parque Nacional de Diversiones (National Amusement Park) in Costa Rica have already thrilled and entertained thousands of riders in other countries. Such is the case of Boomerang, a thrilling roller coaster designed and built by the dependable Dutch firm Vekoma. Boomerang was rescued from Playcenter, a Brazilian amusement park located in the outskirts of the gargantuan metropolis of Sao Paulo. Sadly, Playcenter stopped operating after nearly 40 years, and many Brazilian fans hoped that Boomerang would be relocated within their country. Sadly for them, but to the advantage of Costa Rica, the National Amusement Park acquired Boomerang, which was shipped in various pieces during 2012.

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Dark Ride or Dive Coaster in 2016 for Cedar Point?

New report said dark ride in, dive coaster out

January 29, 2015 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Rumors have been flying for about 10 days that Cedar Point in Sandusky is planning to add a dive coaster to its renowned stable of roller coasters. But one well-versed observer of the park and the theme-amusement park industry in general is convinced otherwise.

A dark ride is whats next up for Cedar Point, Gary Slade, publisher of Amusement Today, said Tuesday by phone from his Arlington, Texas, offices. Im convinced a dark ride is the missing piece. Its what is next on the it list for Cedar Point.

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