Last Updated: 12.17.17
Hi! My name is Brandon and I love roller coasters! I have loved them since I was 8 years old! I am going to tell you a little bit about me and then tell you how and why I created Coaster to Coaster! My home park is Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH, and I continue to visit the park multiple times a year! I love riding roller coasters when I go there and I also enjoy their HalloWeekends Halloween event that starts in mid-September! I was fortunate enough to get season passes in 2013 and I have had them since! I love roller coasters because it is a very exciting thrill in just a few minutes! Each one is different and unique and has its own elements which deliveries it’s own thrill to guests! Other than roller coasters, I like to write, watch YouTube videos, play the Piano and Trumpet, swim, read, and bike ride!
In May of 2017, I started a YouTube channel under my own first and last name (Brandon Perkins)! At the time, I had a video editor Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate which I got for Christmas of 2016! I posted 1 video per week which was a vlog from my visit to Cedar Point that weekend, or footage from it! During this time, I wasn’t very good at video editing and I didn’t have a high-quality camera. I also had a blog where I wrote articles, but I still wasn’t very good at making a website and I didn’t know how to customize it and make it very fancy.
In June of 2017, I went to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL for a week after my school got out and I was going to post vlogs from my trip after, but then I decided to revamp my YouTube channel and I deleted my Blog which at the time was a lot of work and I didn’t have the time to do it! I then used the money I saved up to that time to buy the Nikon A900 and a green screen, stand, and studio lights! I also combined that with the APEMAN A60 Action Camera and Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate which I had already owned! The channel name, brandontotheparks lasted for a month! The videos weren’t really quality and I really wanted to make a successful brand! I took the YouTube Creator Academy, joined the Freedom! MCM Network and with them I get Epidemic Sound, Epoxy, Freedom! Academy, and more tools to help with my brand! I created a website and watched videos from the YouTube creator Pinnacle Studio Pro where I learned how to edit and practiced with the old brandontotheparks vlog footage! I also watched tutorials on how to use PicMonkey to edit thumbnails! I created a website and all of this took around 2 weeks! I was finally ready to start my brand and make it successful! I also had to come up with a name which is really hard for coaster related channels because a lot of names people have already thought of! I thought of Coaster to Coaster because I go from coaster to coaster at parks and I thought for people who like coasters it was a perfect name!
On July 29th, 2017, Coaster to Coaster started! I first posted a blog post and then a YouTube video and I have tons of blog posts and YouTube videos where normally 2-3 of each come out per week!
In September of 2017, I created a merch store for Coaster to Coaster and Haunt to Haunt which at the time wasn’t launched yet! I also learned how to use Fotor, a thumbnail editor because PicMonkey wasn’t free anymore. The latest thing I did is I changed the intro and outro of my YouTube videos for Haunt to Haunt! I created Haunt to Haunt as a series/season of Coaster to Coaster during the Halloween season! I thought of the name because if you go to many haunts (which are what people call places you get scared or a haunted maze)! I also made a Haunt to Haunt logo! I changed the backgrounds for my website, YouTube channel, and Twitter with a Haunt to Haunt logo on them with a Halloween background! The most recent thing I did is that I updated this website and worked on the layout of it!
Coaster to Coaster has been so amazing from when the 2017 year comes to a close! It will mark 5 months of this project on December 29th, 2017! Thank you to everyone who supports this project by buying merch, subscribing to my YouTube channel, following me on Instagram & Twitter, and following my blog! I hope you enjoy Coaster to Coaster as the journey on this project continues as much as I will! Here’s to another year of Coaster to Coaster!