Sponsor the Roller Coaster Tour


Karol at The Crossroads (roller coaster photo coming as soon as I have one!)Hi, I'm Karol. You can call me Carl or Karl, but not Carol. ;)

You’re probably wondering “why?” Why am I doing a roller coaster tour of the U.S.? (And ending at the fastest coaster in the world in Abu Dhabi!)

The truth is: because I want to. It’s that simple. More than that, who wouldn’t want to spend 3 months going on hundreds of roller coasters?

I spend a lot of time dreaming up weird or fun things to do because what’s the point of life if not to have fun?

Last year I built a guitar in India and participated in a weeklong water fight (Songkran) in Thailand, among other things. This year I’m going on a roller coaster tour.

I dreamed this tour up a few years ago, but logistically it wasn’t fitting into my schedule. Also, RollerCoasterTour.com was held by the previous owner for 9 years before he finally, graciously, sold it to me. :)

My full time “job” is over at RidiculouslyExtraordinary.com, where I write 2-3 times per week about personal freedom and being your best self.

The goal with RollerCoasterTour.com is 3-fold:

1) To inspire others to go after their goals, no matter how out there they may be.

2) To have fun.

How You Can Help

Hey, thanks for wanting to help! You rock!

There are few ways to help.

1)┬áSpread the word! Share this site with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Follow me on Twitter here –> @KarolGajda

2) Meet me at a park and ride roller coasters with me!

Thanks for hanging out!

– Karol


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L April 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Hi Karol,

This looks like a fab trip…….Enjoy!
I love the design of this site and was just checking out the Charfish site, i like their philosophy, but i have a question……….why no ‘Facebook’ button in your updates options?



Karol April 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

Hi L, creating a new facebook fan page to run will be too much work while I’m tour. I already have the RidiculouslyExtraordinary.com website and fan page + this website to update. :)


Mary May 16, 2011 at 9:31 pm

This is awesome. I hope that you have a lot of fun. I’ve only been to a handful parks but my personal favorite is this one


Karol May 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I haven’t been there yet, but looking forward to it. :)


Kevin Stone May 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

I am both jealous and sorry for you at the same time. We once did a two week roller coaster tour of the midwest. Hit thirteen or fourteen different parks; some forty or fifty coasters. By the end of it we were toast. So while I envy what you’re about to do I… don’t… envy what you’re about to do. Make sense? I’m confused. Anyway, good luck! I’ll be following along.


Karol May 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Haha! I have a feeling I’ll be pretty burnt out as well. :)


Tim May 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Best of luck man, hit me up once you get to Busch Gardens Tampa!


Brian May 21, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Do you know when you will make your way through texas?


Karol May 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm
Drake May 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I have a couple of questions for you Karol, how much is this trip costing you? And how long did it take to save money for this trip?


Karol May 21, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I don’t know how much it will cost yet. It depends on how many parks give me a media pass and how many places I decide to stay with friends. I didn’t save up for the trip. I just make stuff happen. :)


agus May 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm

hey Karol!
Im from Argentina and I always dreamt about doing a coaster tour! so my best wishes for you, have fun!!!


Karol May 21, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Thanks Agus!


Adrian & Ian May 22, 2011 at 1:16 am

Good luck Karol. We’ve done 2 7000+ mile similar trips from east to west (you can read our blogs at http://www.coaster2coaster.com/trips/trips.html). If you need and advice let us know. We’ll be following your blog with envy!


Karol May 22, 2011 at 7:52 am

Whoa! Those are some intense trips. :) Thanks for following Adrian & Ian!


Tyler May 22, 2011 at 8:34 am

Damn, I knew if I did not get on this someone else would. When you make it to FL let me know, I have access to every park in Orlando and Tampa.


Karol May 22, 2011 at 8:50 am

Thanks Tyler. Feel free to join us! :)


Mike May 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm

So what is your count of coasters you hope to hit on this trip?
Will you also post a final count of the actual?


Karol May 25, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I don’t have a count. I’m also not keeping a running tally as far as a specific number. I am posting every coaster I go on though.


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