The Tale of The Wild Mouse Roller Coaster

Posted on January 26, 2012

The Wild Mouse roller coaster is one of the smaller specimens in the kingdom of roller coasters, but it is by no means to be overlooked. Its compact size and ...

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Cedar Point: A History of the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World”

Posted on January 21, 2012

For the past fourteen years, Cedar Point has been named “Best Amusement Park in the World” by Amusement Today. There’s no doubt that the park’s scenic location on a Lake ...

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Crazy Train: The History of Mine Train Roller Coasters

Posted on January 14, 2012

The Mine Train roller coaster has been a family favorite since the 1960s. They are always fun and exciting without being too hard on the nerves. Rather than pushing the ...

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The History of Dollywood

Posted on January 6, 2012

When two brothers from North Carolina opened the Rebel Railroad in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, they had no idea that it would one day be among the most visited amusement parks ...

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Busch Gardens: The History of America’s Favorite Beer Garden

Posted on December 28, 2011

These days we associate Busch Gardens with the East Coast of the United States, but the 100-plus year history of the amusement parks starts in Pasadena, California. It was there ...

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Brick by Brick: The History of LEGOLAND

Posted on December 22, 2011

With the recent opening of Legoland Florida, the total number of Legoland parks has been bumped up to five. Legoland Florida is the second Lego theme park to open in ...

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The Colorful Tradition of the Main Street Electrical Parade

Posted on December 16, 2011

If ever there was a parade that embodied the spirit of a magical evening, it is Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade. Debuting in 1972, this colorful parade is still marching ...

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Forgotten Amusement Park Rides: The Caterpillar

Posted on December 9, 2011

When we mention a Caterpillar ride, the name may ring a distant bell for some of our readers, while for others, it probably just draws a blank. In the mid-twentieth ...

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Disneyland’s Enchanted Tiki Room and the Invention of Audio-Animatronics

Posted on December 3, 2011

As is the case with many technologies now common at amusement parks, Audio-Animatronics (a Disney trademark) is the handiwork of that illustrious group of imaginative engineers, Walt Disney Imagineering. ...

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The Evolution of the Simulator Ride

Posted on November 27, 2011

Of all the amusement park rides out there, one of the most popular doesn’t actually go anywhere. And yet, you still feel like you’ve been on an extensive journey after ...

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