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Introducing the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge - Trimmed & Stapled Podcast

We know what you are thinking, “Great another podcast about roller coaster top ten lists and ride debates”. Well yes, sort of…

While Trimmed & Stapled will include our thoughts and opinions on the best hyper coasters we have ridden, which Disney parks has the best theming, and which wooden coaster needs to become the next RMC hybrid, we would also like to take a different approach.

Each week we will spend about a half hour discussing our journey while we try to ride 125 new credits a season. So along with our lists we want to share our experiences, tell you why we choose to visit a particular park, why we did the coasters in a particular order and our journey from being GP to actually proudly calling ourselves enthusiasts.

125 Roller Coaster Challenge started out as a family adventure and each week we want to share that with you because when it is all said and done, the best memories come from the people who shared the ride.

Trimmed & Stapled debuts on December 1st, 2020 and will have a new adventure every Tuesday. Come share the ride with us

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The 2nd amusement park on our first road trip takes us to where North and South Carolina meet............ Carowinds!!

After hearing so much about FURY 325, Paul & Devin were beyond excited.  Did FURY live up to the hype?  What about the other coasters in this park?  Did they get some Bar-be-que?

These questions and more will be answered in this episode and more. 

Check out our current trips on our Instagram, 125rollercoaster and make sure you follow us on our podcast site : https://www.trimmedandstapledpodcast.com for a chance to win some amazing amusement park swag.  Winners are drawn after every 20 followers.

We can't wait to see you in the queue.

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Today we are continuing our discussion of Busch Gardens Williamsburg with a park walk through.

Join Paul as he goes through every section of the park and discusses the rides, the food, and the beauty. Paul will also discuss Water Country USA (yes, actually a waterpark) along with why Busch Gardens Williamsburg is his second favorite amusement park so far.

Remember to Follow Us on our podcast website https://www.trimmedandstapledpodcast.com for a chance to win gifts from Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Sea World Orlando, Hersheypark, Six Flags Great Adventure and Knoebels.

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This week the journey continues to ride 125 roller coasters in 2017 with our first road trip.

Paul & Devin mapped out a three park / week long trip with the first stop being Busch Gardens - Williamsburg (formerly known as The Old Country).  Paul & Janine discuss the prep for the trip and then each roller coaster at the park.

Which is their favorite between Griffon and Verbolten?  Where does Apollo's Chariot rank in their hyper list?

Busch Gardens Williamsburg was their first venture away from home and it is really where the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge was born.

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Spring is here and we can't wait to see you in the queue

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Here is the episode you have all been waiting for.  Sharpen your pitchforks, Summon your inner Philadelphia sports fan, and get ready to be shocked and stunned as Paul reveals his Top 25 roller coaster.

Yep, there will be some very unpopular opinions in this episode but we warned you last week when rides like Rougarou, The Bat, and even a ride from La Roude made the top 50.

Will Steel Vengeance be the top coaster?  Will it even be the top RMC?  Which park will have the most in the top 25?  Sit back and enjoy this episode because even if you don't agree, at least you will be entertained.

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As the 2021 season kicks off, why not discuss our favorite coasters so far?

Paul is flying solo today and will be discussing his Top 50 Roller Coaster so far.  While many people rank coasters by their height, speed, and hype, every one of these coasters has one thing in common, an amazing ride experience. 

The ride location in the park, a particular signature element that is unique to that coaster, or even a personal moment that makes this ride stand out from the crowd.  There are so many factors as to why a coaster makes this list and Paul goes into great detail discussing not just the coaster, but all the factors as to why it makes the our Top 50.

This episode discusses coasters 50 to 26 with the list concluding next week.

Let us know your thoughts so far and remember to follow us on social media at 125rollercoaster on Facebook and Instagram

We can't wait to see you in the queue in 2021.

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March 1, 2021

Episode 24 - Quad Q

As the first of the month begins, it's time for our newest Queue episode and one of us is already hitting the parks as this airs.

While February was another disappointing month for trips, March starts with DISNEY and ends with well, DISNEY (and a hint of Fun Spots and a touch of Sea World).

Paul and Janine discuss their upcoming trips, some news in the amusement park world, and of course, some dates for when some of our favorite amusement parks are opening up in 2021.

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To see updates on our trips (we actually have photos up already from Disney) follow us on Facebook & Instagram - 125rollercoaster

We just gave away our first follower prizes (the winner is Julie Elizabeth) so remember to follow us on our site, https://www.trimmedandstapledpodcast.com to be our next winner.

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February 22, 2021

Episode 23 - OUCH!! 2020

As the new amusement park season starts to happen, why not reflect on the rides of the past?

Here are our 25 least favorite coaster so far with our 125 Roller Coaster Challenge and they all tend to have one thing in common........... they HURT!!

Whether it's Le Monstre at LaRonde, Mind Eraser at Six Flags America and Six Flags Darien Lake, or Runaway Mine Train at Great Adventure, all these rides are judged on their ride experience.  See if you agree with their picks and stay tuned for next week's episode where they discuss their 50 favorite coaster so far.

To see the complete ranking of all 290 coasters so far, check out our website at https://www.125rollercoaster.com and don't forget to follow us on our podcast website, https://www.trimmedandstapledpodcast.com

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The Trimmed and Stapled Podcast finish up Knoebels week (let's be honest, it was Knoebels FEST) with an discussion of their two amazing carousels.  But why stop there??

This episode is a Janine Rides Carousels take over with her not only discussing those two amazing rides, but also the carousels at Dorney Park, Hersheypark, and even the Magic Kingdom.

Janine knows her carousels as she talks about their history, their places in the parks, and even some fun facts.

If you ever was curious about these beautiful rides, this is the episode for you.

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We are about to hit the road for our fifth season of trying to ride 125 new roller coasters and you can follow all the action on Facebook and Instagram at 125rollercoaster

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February 10, 2021

Episode 21- ERT - Stick It

Knoebels = Amazing Food

Today's episode, Paul & Janine discuss their favorite places to eat while visiting this fantastic park.  Whether you are looking for a sit down meal, a place to grab a slice, or something to take on the ride home, we let you know not just what is available but where you can find it.

This is episode three of Knoebels Week and we have to say it is one of our favorite.  If you have visited Knoebels before, let us know what your favorite food item is and does it come on a stick?

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Knoebels Week is in full swing with Paul & Janine discussing a walk through of this amazing park with a focus on their collection of flat rides.

Discussions include their bumper cars which have been voted the best by the Golden Tickets, classic rides like Satellite, Galleon, Haunted Mansion, and the Crystal Pool along with some newer rides like Power Surge, Tumbling Timbers, and Stratos FEAR.

This is episode two of our four part Knoebels week marathon so if you are a fan or just want to learn more about this fantastic park, you will enjoy this discussion.

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It's Knoebels Week (and it's so nice we are going to do it twice).

Our first of FOUR Knoebels focused episodes goes through our history with the unique park and discusses their roller coasters (past and present).

Is the Phoenix really the top wooden roller coaster in the world?

Is Black Diamond really a roller coaster?

And which coaster was the best across from the Christmas Gift shop (Flying Turns, Whirlwind or Jet Star?)

Let us know your thoughts on this unique park.

Check out our website at https://www.125rollercoaster.com which follows this podcast with individual roller coaster pages for each coaster we have discussed, photos of each coaster, and our rankings on all 290 coaster we have ridden so far.

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January 31, 2021

Episode 18 - Q 3

It's the first of the month so it's time for THE QUEUE!!!

If you are new to the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge - Trimmed and Stapled Podcast, the queue is where Paul & Janine discuss what they did coaster wise the last month and what is on tap for the next.

Thanks to winter, not much new is happening so this month's queue is discussing amusement park news.

Featuring Hersheypark, Six Flags Great Adventure, Delgrosso, Disney, and even the Valentine's event at Field of Screams (yes, we are serious).

A shout out to our friends at In The Loop with their breakdown on what is going on a Conneaut Lake Park (sorry, the NEW Conneaut Lake Park) and check out Coaster-Net. com for a fun coaster related game.

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Our website is now live so check it out at www.125rollercoaster.com for coaster information and our coaster rankings.

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Our Six Flags Great Adventure Week continues with Paul & Janine discussing everything about this park.  Some of the highlights include :

Is it possible to get trapped in the safari?

Is Panda Express better than Chop Six?

Which flat ride is our favorite?

and where are the best places to use your meal plan?

Yes, this episode will tell you all the in's and out's of this flagship Six Flags park.

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Paul & Janine are back and this week our quest takes us to Six Flags Great Adventure.

This is one of Six Flag's flagships and you can see why.  Even though this park has some of the best coasters in the U.S., on this particular day it was raining so our team focused on some of the lesser hyped attractions.

Find out why every visit has to include a ride on the O's (Nitro, El Toro, and Bizzaro), why is Runaway Mine Train our least favorite mine train, and of course, where will we be putting up an memorial bench someday.

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We are back with another amusement park / roller coaster lesson and this time Paul is flying solo.  Why is that?  Well, the topics on this ERT is completely for the coaster nerd at heart and we didn't want to put Janine or Kylee through it.

Paul will discuss the different types of amusement parks (there are five of them) and how the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge compares similar coasters and how we decide where each coaster fits best.  We have 36 different categories depending on how riders are seated, the height of the coasters, and even who created it.

This episode is made for discussions so please comment if you agree or disagree with our categories, let us know how you decide if a racing coaster is one or two credits, and  ask us any coasters questions you might have.

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This ERT is something a little different with Paul & Janine sharing their top five amusement parks.  Nothing shows the contrast between them better than this list.

Will Janine pick all Disney Parks?  Will Paul even care about theming?  Does the meal plans factor into their top five lists?

Let us know your top five amusement / theme parks.

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This week we say goodbye to our home park and discuss the remaining coasters along the way.  Hersheypark is simply an amazing park and the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge is proud to call it home.

Paul & Janine discuss Laff Trakk, Storm Runner, Sooper Dooper Looper, Comet, and even Roller Soaker in this episode and give some final love to the park that chocolate built.

We also got our 20th follower and would love to congratulate jsparacino59 on being our first amusement park swag giveaway winner.

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Dorney Park week continues with Paul & Janine discussing the Wildwater Kingdom experience and where to get a decent bite to eat while visiting the park.

They also answer the question, "What's an AlFUNdo and why would we float with it?".

Thanks for all the support as we past the 400 download milestone along with finally getting our 20th follower.  Stay tuned to find out who wins their choice of amusement park swag and when we are doing our next giveaway.

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It's Dorney Park Week!!! (which is five more days than Cedar Fair gives this park a year).

Paul and Janine discuss their home Cedar Fair park and try to figure out why it just doesn't get the love it deserves.

They will be discussing Dorney's flat ride collection, go on a walk through of the different sections of the park, and of course debate their coaster lineup. 

This episode actually has a lot of different opinions when it comes to the Dorney Park coasters with Paul hating Thunderhawk and Janine REALLY hating Hydra. 

Thank God they can agree, Talon is by far the best coaster in the park.

Sit back and enjoy this first part of the Dorney Journey with our ERT this week discussing their waterpark and of course, the food.

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January 8, 2021

Episode 10 - Queue Two

Happy New Years and we are celebrating the end of 2020 with our second "queue" episode.  Paul & Janine are recapping their adventures in December and will be sharing their FOUR major 2021 trip plans.

Where are they heading?  Take a listen and find out.

Thank you for everyone who has listened to us this first month and we just passed the 300 download threshold.  Remember to Follow Us on your favorite podcast platform for a chance to win some great amusement park swag and let us know your 2021 plans.

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The 125 Roller Coaster Challenge crew finally kicked their first park and that park is Six Flags America. 

Paul and Janine do a quick walk through to discuss some of the other attractions at this park while giving their opinions on Superman - Ride of Steel, Joker's Jinx, the conversion of Apocalypse to Firebird and the fun of Ragin' Cajun.

They give their official rankings of all 10 roller coaster credits at Six Flags America (Mind Eraser is so bad it took 11th place) and why the employees of this park are some of our favorites.

Six Flags America is simply a great time so make sure you plan a visit in 2021, you won't be disappointed.

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Our Holiday Gift to you is this episode that will help you understand what the heck we are talking about every week.

Paul and Kylee will go through some of the terms, coaster manufacturers, and park we talk about every week. 

That's correct, you will learn why we are Trimmed & Stapled, what is an ERT, why Disney is so important to steel coasters and why every coaster enthusiasts favorite letters are RMC.

While this episode is far from complete, this will give you the knowledge to enjoy this podcast even more.

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January 8, 2021

Episode 7 - Halfway Home

This weeks adventure returns back to our home park, Hersheypark where Paul and Janine not only discuss the next four coasters ridden, (Skyrush, Great Bear, Lightning Racer and Wild Mouse), but also her favorite subject....................... FOOD.

That's right, we will be discussing if the Hersheypark Dining Plan is worth the price and where you can get the best snacks in the park (yes calm down, we know all about the mini donuts).  We will also let you know our favorite hidden gems both inside and outside the park to grab a bite and if the King Size Milkshakes are worth it.

We would love to know your thoughts in the comments and remember to follow us to find out when we put out your next episode (and for a chance to win some great amusement park merch).

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Kylee is back from college and it's time to learn a bit more about this member of the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge family. 

Even though she has only ridden 96 coasters, she has no problem sharing her thoughts on her favorite amusement parks and her top ten roller coasters so far.

While some of her choices will be controversial to most coaster enthusiasts, her passion for those coasters is contagious. 

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Six Flags America was the first new amusement park for us and kicked off the adventure.  While there are a lot of critics about this park, what did the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge team think?  Did they really start out at the worst amusement park in America?

Paul and Janine discuss their first impressions, what they think about the staff at Six Flags America, and of course how were the roller coasters.  Join in the discussion while we give you our thoughts on Batwing, Mind Eraser, Roar, and one of the oldest roller coasters in North America, Wild One.

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This special ERT episode gets the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge into the holiday spirit.  Paul and Janine discuss their two local amusement parks holiday light displays, Sweet Lights at Hersheypark and Joy Through The Grove at Knoebels.  Whether it is the price, the music, and of course the snacks, they agree both displays are simply amazing but one is a MUST visit in 2020.

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January 8, 2021

Episode 3 - The Dynamic Duo

As our quest for 125 Roller Coasters begins, Paul and Devin head to Hersheypark and along the way they learn a few things from YouTube, buy a lot of season passes and even become members of some clubs.  Janine shares her thoughts on these adventures along with more Knoebels love.

Wildcat and Trailblazer get the honor of becoming the first two coasters on the board, find out why and a few tidbits of information about both of these coasters.

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Our first ERT (Extended Ride Time) talks about the six local amusement parks that we visit numerous times per year (Dorney Park, Hersheypark, Six Flags America, Six Flags Great Adventure, Knoebels, and Kings Dominion) and why only one is considered our "home park".  Paul and Janine rank each park and tell you why we love them and a few things they need to improve.

They also discuss why you need to follow this podcasts (yes, it's giveaways), where you can follow us (Facebook - 125rollercoaster / Instagram - 125rollercoaster and our website (you guessed it, 125rollercoaster.com ) and why line jumping is just wrong.

 

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Paul & Janine discuss the origin of the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge along with why Trimmed & Stapled is actually three different podcasts rolled into one, and what food items Knoebels likes to put on sticks.

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Welcome to the Trimmed & Stapled Podcast. 

125 Roller Coaster Challenge started out as a family adventure and each week we want to share that with you because when it is all said and done, the best memories come from the people who shared the ride. 
 
Trimmed & Stapled debuts on December 1st, 2020 and will have a new adventure every Tuesday. 
 
Come share the ride with us.
 
Featuring Paul & Kylee
Music - Brownie Mary
 
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