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In my current quest of living on impulse I happened to be in Charlotte. I saw signs for Carowinds and … well … I couldn’t resist. It had been almost 2 months since I last rode a roller coaster. Since Carowinds is a Cedar Fair park and I have  a Platinum Pass, it wouldn’t cost […]

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The Economics (and Official End) of Roller Coaster Tour

July 12, 2011

I’m calling it. I’m not sure what my next excursion is going to be (although I’m strongly leaning towards moving to Nashville for a couple months), but I’m not going on any more coasters for a while. Maybe never. As I’ve said a thousand times before I’m not a coaster enthusiast. This was simply something […]

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In Which Tour Goes On Hiatus and I Get Another Idiotic Comment

July 2, 2011

I’m not well. I severely downplayed what happened at Six Flags Over Texas due to ego and not wanting to scare my family/friends who read this site. Driving from Arlington, TX to Hot Springs, AR a few days ago took me ~8 hours when it’s only a 4-5 hour drive. I had to stop regularly […]

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In Which I Black Out at Six Flags Over Texas

June 28, 2011

Blacking out might be going too far although my vision did go near black / really blurry 3 times. It was really hot today at over 100F/38C. As many people who know me know, I absolutely love heat. Unfortunately, I haven’t been in this kind of heat for a long time and I just wasn’t […]

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Shocked By The Steel Eel at Sea World San Antonio

June 27, 2011

I got to Sea World about 15 minutes before it opened and it looked packed. There were people everywhere and even the will call line had about 10 people in front of me. Whoa! But don’t worry, I cut that whole entrance line you see in the photo above. I don’t have a kid or […]

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas Makes Children Cry

June 26, 2011

Last month I wrote a quick message on my Posterous about how I’d increase Six Flags’ revenue $1 million within 12 months. That has nothing to do with anything here except that I’m thinking about fleshing out what I wrote there and posting it here on RollerCoasterTour.com. Now I actually think what I’d implement would […]

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Slingshotting 216 Feet Up In Downtown Denver at Elitch Gardens

June 22, 2011

This morning on the way to Elitch Gardens Kristin said “I’m a little nervous.” My response was “yeah, I get nervous too.” Little did we know what we were in for. :) We met Jimmy, who would show us around the park, at the front gates and got right to it. We started out easily […]

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Night Rides at Lakeside Amusement Park

June 21, 2011

I just got back from Lakeside Amusement Park in Denver, CO. The “adult” rides don’t open until around 7pm so I headed there around 8 when the sun was setting. There was only one coaster on my list today, the Cyclone. It’s a classic wooden coaster that has been around since 1940. I paid my […]

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Becoming An Honorary Mormon At Lagoon Theme Park

June 18, 2011

I’m just kidding. Don’t get mad at me. After the park today I actually went on an unexpected tour of the Mormon temple in Salt Lake City conducted by two very nice girls. They were exceptionally friendly even after finding out about my own non-beliefs and I respect that. Too bad I didn’t get to […]

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No Cliché Headline About Las Vegas, Just The Thrill Rides

June 17, 2011

I woke up this morning with quite a bit of pain, but not as much as yesterday, so that made me happy. What made me happier? I drove over to Ronald’s Donuts to get vegan donuts (an apple rollup and a raspberry filled). It’s a rite of passage for any vegan who comes to Vegas. Of […]

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