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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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COASTER-net Uncut Season 1 Episode 5 B&M vs Intamin

October 3, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

The great debate that has been raging on our forums and others makes its way to the Uncut studios! Join Andy and Danny as they duke it out over which ride manufacturer is better: Intamin or B&M!

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Amusement Park News

Rampage at Alabama Splash Adventure Reopens

ACE members first to ride

October 28, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

Coaster enthusiasts around the world love when there is news of a new ride being built, but the same can be said for a ride that has been closed for a long time and being reopened. This is exactly what is happening at Alabama Splash Adventure. This past weekend, the park opened up the recently renovated Rampage wooden roller coaster. The coaster originally opened in 1998, but when the park closed the doors the coaster sat idle. According to the Tuscaloosa News, this past weekend, the park opened up the coaster for the American Coaster Enthusiasts group if they wanted to be the first to ride the coaster.

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Amusement Park Execs Wager on World Series

Worlds of Fun and California's Great America Involved

October 28, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

One of the biggest thrills for a city is for their local sports team to go to the championship, and that is exactly the case for the cities of Kansas City and San Francisco. Not only are their teams in the World Series, but they have their biggest fans making friendly wagers throughout the cities. According to the Santa Clara Weekly, two local amusement parks and their General managers have put a friendly wager on the outcome of the series. According to the article, Worldís of Fun General Manager Frank Wilburn will pose and take a picture while wearing a San Francisco jersey and post them on their social media sites if the Giants win the series.

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Silver Dollar City's 'An Old Time Christmas' Presents NEW $1 Million Light Parade Starring Rudolph

Plus Musical Productions & 5 Million Lights

October 27, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

PRESS RELEASE: Silver Dollar City lights up its brightest season with a new $1 million light parade featuring the beloved Christmas character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for An Old Time Christmas. One of the nation's most acclaimed holiday festivals, An Old Time Christmas also features a 5-story Christmas tree with a light and sound show, Broadway-style musical productions, holiday foods and five million lights, November 1 - December 30 at the Branson, Missouri theme park. Rudolph's Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade, led by the most famous reindeer of all, debuts on the 50th anniversary of the television special. First airing in 1964, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is the longest-running, highest rated Christmas special in television history.

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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?

Coastin' in the Deep South - Dollywood
Where Themes and Thrills Collide

Pennslyvania Adventures Day 3 - Dorney Park
Another new park

The Fury of a Swarm of Centurions
Putting Together the Carowinds Teaser Pieces

Coastin' in the Deep South
Six Flags Over Georgia