A MCBR is commonly used on many roller coasters across the world. It is an acronym used to stand for Mid-Course Brake Run. These are found near the middle of the ride to help assist with a few different things. One main thing is to slow the ride down to an appropriate speed to ensure […]Read More The Purpose of a MCBR and Benefits/Downsides
Today is a discussion for Home Parks. Many people have an idea of what this means but they don’t know the standard requirements to determine a park, a home park. A home park is the park that is closest to your location and the park you go to the most. A misconception is that you […]Read More What Are Home Parks?
If you ride a roller coaster with inversions, there are a lot of different inversions you can experience! In this blog post, you will learn a few types! Barrel Roll: A barrel roll is a basic corkscrew inversion! Boomerang: A type of inversion with two half loops connected to each other. Corkscrew: A corkscrew is […]Read More Types of Inversions on Roller Coasters
When you walk up to a ride, you will usually see a safety guide next to the ride. If you don’t, the park is in trouble. Safety guides for rides provide the “Thrill Rating” for the ride, which to be honest is not very accurate in my opinion. How is the rating determined? There is […]Read More Rides’ Thrill Rating – How is it Determined?
There are certain terms when a coaster reaches a certain height barrier! When any coaster reaches 200-feet, it is considered a Hyper coaster! The first coaster to break this height barrier is the Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point! When any coaster reaches 300-feet, it is considered a Giga coaster! The first coaster to break this […]Read More Coaster Terms for Height Barriers
On roller coasters, you can find many types of lift hills! From the traditional chain lift, from the launched magnets, or the new cable lift hill! All of these are all common types of lift hills! They can get confusing, though. I will be explaining each of these and then be talking about which is […]Read More Types of Coaster Lift Hills – What’s the Difference & The Best Type?
Someone recently asked me what the difference is between an amusement and theme park! I thought it was a great question and a lot of times people mix the two up! In this blog post, you will learn the difference of the two so you never get them mixed up! First off, we have amusement […]Read More Amusement Parks & Theme Parks – What’s the Difference?
A common question for people on roller coasters is what is the difference between floater and ejector airtime. In this article, I will be explaining each and telling how they impact the experience on a roller coaster! First up, we have floater airtime! This is the airtime that makes some people sick. Wondering why you […]Read More Floater and Ejector Airtime – What’s the Difference
Headbanging is coaster enthusiasts definition of being on a ride with a harness and when your head bangs on the harness during elements of the ride which is very uncomfortable and can ruin the ride. A lot of people think that it is not avoidable, but actually, it is. Normally, it only affects people who […]Read More Headbanging – What it is & How You Can Avoid It!