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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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Season Three kicks off with our first event in 2018 which was the Media Day event for King Dominion's newest roller coaster, Twisted Timbers.

That's correct, we somehow got invited to spend a March Day at King's Dominion and become one of the first riders of this amazing RMC coaster (currently our favorite coaster for 2021). 

Now did we get permission because we are famous podcasters? well no.  Was it because we had 10k followers on Facebook? Sure...  Was it because we had a Make A Wish credit? not ever close.  We got to attend this media event because we were and still are members of ACE (money well spent).

So we kick off the season discussing the event, this amazing coaster, and much more.

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September 11, 2022

Episode 100 - ERT - Is Live…

We were sitting down and writing out our 100th episode of the Trimmed and Stapled Podcast when we thought, hey we have no life, why not make this one live.

At first we thought Saturday but you know we would be at a park somewhere, how about Sunday?  NFL weekend, nobody would watch, Monday??  Same issue so we thought.  Friday night, yea only happy couples do things on that day.

So join us tonight at 8pm EST for a live episode where we will discuss numerous things and answer a lot of questions (please have questions).

100 episodes down, many many many more to go....

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September 9, 2022

Episode 99 - ERT - BOOMER

Today's coaster style ERT is one that everyone loves, and everyone hates, and heck, everyone LOVES to HATE and that is the Vekoma Boomerang model.  Yes, these cloned rides are all over the US and even the world but for today we will be discussing and ranking the 13 that we have had the "pleasure" to ride over the past five years.  While the stats are all the same, not all boomerangs are created equal.

We will be discussing the two at Six Flags New England along with the one's at Six Flags St. Louis, Worlds of Fun, Hersheypark, Morey's Piers, Lake Compounce, Six Flags Great Escape, Kings Island, Dorney Park, Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, and Six Flags Darien Lake.

Some are inverted, some are modernized, and some are even 200 ft tall.  Some might even be a new credit (looking at you Jolly Rancher Remix).  So sit back and enjoy this LONG discussion about everyone's favorite neck snapping ride besides the SLC.

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September 6, 2022

Episode 98 - Weekend Only Q

The summer amusement park season is coming to an end here in the Northeast and most of the parks will be shifting to weekend only hours (hence the name) so in this episode we are discussing which parks we visited, which we still need to hit in September, and of course three listener / viewer questions.

Parks discussed include : Six Flags Great Escape, Keansburg Amusement Park, Niagara Amusement Park, Hersheypark, Dorney Park and Knoebels.  We talk about our experiences and of course the rides and food.

Thank you so much for sticking with us these last few months and we are turning over a new leaf and will be providing a new episode every Tuesday along with a lot of Friday ERT episodes as we quickly fly into the off season and season 3 of this podcast.

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We have a new Schedule for the off season which is as follows :

Sunday - 1 short & 1 full length (focus on or explore video)

Monday - 1 short

Tuesday - 1 full length and this podcast

Wednesday - 1 short

Thursday - 1 short

Friday - 1 short and either 1 full length or podcast (depending on if we have an ERT episode)

Saturday - 2 shorts.

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Thanks for enjoying the journey with us and can't wait to see you in the queue for the remainder of 2022

 

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Our 2017 amusement park season finally ended with one more ride at our home park (Hersheypark) we a quick ride on Cocoa Cruiser as credit 131.  When we finished we reflected on some other roller coasters we had the opportunity to ride together before the adventure and they included rides from Hersheypark, Knoebels, Kings Dominion, Cedar Point and even Dutch Wonderland.  This episode will also discuss those coaster credit which left our first year coaster count at 140.

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As August starts to fade into autumn and the amusement park summer season comes to a close, it's that time of year where the amusement parks start to announce their 2023 attractions.  This ERT episode will focus on the announcements from the Cedar Fair chain.  If you are not familiar with Cedar Fair, they own 11 different amusement parks in the US which include : Cedar Point, Valley Fair, Dorney Park, Knotts Berry Farm, Carowinds, Kings Dominion, Kings Island, Michigan's Adventure, Worlds of Fun, Canada's Wonderland, and California Great America.  While not all of these parks will be getting new attractions, we will be discussing all of them along with the new Season Pass options that some of the parks are also receiving.

Cedar Fair is an amazing chain and even though this won't be the greatest year in their history, the attractions coming are exciting.

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As our second season comes to a close, there was one more park we visited after our Morey's Piers adventure and that was Playland's Castaway Cove in Ocean City, NJ.  Even though we visited this pier that has four coasters on it, we only rode one, the new for 2017 S&S coaster called GaleForce.  This short episode discusses the park and how this new attraction was riding it's first year (not perfectly). 

2017 was a huge year for us kicking off our 125 Roller Coaster Challenge and we ended our adventure at this seaside amusement pier.

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As we finish up our second season the past month had one thing in common, the Jersey Shore so in this ERT Paul & Janine (yes she is still alive) discuss the amusement piers they have visited and of course rank them.

The piers include Coney Island (yes it is technically NYC but for this episode we are considering it Northern North NJ), Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Casino Pier, Steel Pier, Gillian's Wonder Pier, Playland Castaway Cove, and Morey's Piers.

Sit back, relax, stick a umbrella in the sand, open up your cooler and put your toes in the sand because this episode is 100% summer fun (with a hint of strong opinions)

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August 1, 2022

Episode 93 - Doo Wop

It has finally arrived.  Yes this episode was promised almost two months ago but after a lot of research and so many different scripts, we have finally got you the Doo Wop episode which is a brief history of not just Morey's Piers, but the amusement piers of Wildwood, NJ.  Why are we putting it that way?

While Morey's Piers is what we currently have on the Wildwood Boardwalk, in the late 70's and 80's (i.e. when Paul was a kid), there were six piers operating and in this episode we will be discussing the "lost piers".  Who remembers Hunt's Pier (also known as the NEW Hunts Pier, Conko's Party Pier, and finally Dinosaur Beach).  How about the Hellhole and Meteor from Sportland Pier?  How about the Nickel's Midway Pier with it's Dracula's Castle and two roller coasters.

The more we dug into the history, the more we learned and remembered, even digging through old photos to prove that there were some lost credits in the past.

Kick back and enjoy this highlight history of Wildwood which turned into a true labor of love.

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Our 2022 coaster season is in full swing and with it being the beginning of the month, it's time to let you know how our July came out and what our goals are for August as our summer starts to wind down.  Paul was all over the Northeast this past month with stops at Six Flags Darien Lake, Niagara Amusement Park (actually mostly their Splash World), Land of Make Believe, Casino Pier, Dorney Park, Hersheypark, Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Storybook Land.  So many new parks (and coaster credits were had).

So enjoy this episode and find out what adventures await in August (and which coaster is lining up to be their 350th coaster).  Stay tuned for the long awaited Doo Wop episode as Season 2 comes to a close.

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While we continue to have writer's block when it comes to our Morey's Pier history episode, Doo Wop, here is another chapter in our "revisited" themed episodes and this one focuses on our home Cedar Fair park, Dorney.

We will discuss the changes to the park in the last five years and how our opinions have changed on different food options, flat rides, the future of the park and of course, their coaster lineup.

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The 2022 season is in full swing, actually we just hit the midway point of the year and it's time for our Q episode.  So where did we go in June?  What do we have planned for July?  What is our favorite water park?

Yep, this episode let's you know about our adventures at Hersheypark, Knoebels and CLEMENTON PARK!!  Yep, it is back and we will let you know all about this park.  Also we are looking at visiting eleven parks in July.

Sit back, relax and enjoy this update episode as we work on finishing up the history of Morey's Piers this week

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As we finish season two we are already looking ahead to some new ideas for season three and one of them is the "Revisited" monthly segment where we go back to parks we did when we started the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge five years ago and see what has changed.  While we were going to kick this off in September, Paul had his birthday where he went back to our home park of Hersheypark and rode all 13 coasters so it just made sense to do this episode now.

So what has changed in the past five years, well when it comes to Hersheypark, a lot is an understatement.  Whether it is turning Reese Cup Challenge into Cupfusion, adding a water coaster to the Boardwalk, and even adding a 200ft B&M coaster while making a Vekoma Boomerang into a pretty fun experience, this park has done a lot.  On top of that, Paul will be discussing all the coasters and which have gotten better (looking at you Sooper Dooper Looper) and which need to simply go (you know who we mean, we don't have to say it out loud).

Enjoy our Revisit to Hersheypark and have a great Father's Day Weekend

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So what have we been up to?  Glad you asked.  Our May and early June schedule was pretty solid and we got to revisit a lot of our local parks.  Even though we went there to enjoy the rides, food, and fun, we also got A LOT of content for our new YouTube channel (yep, we are hyping that again).  In this episode we discuss the following :

1. How are the two new Jolly Rancher themed rides at Hersheypark?

2. What's new at Dorney Park and how is Steel Force and Thunderhawk riding this season?

3. Why is Knoebels so awesome and why are the daily hours so short in 2022?

4. Why we don't have a Medusa shirt to give away and did Six Flags Great Adventure get a Home Depot credit card with all the new paint they are using?

5. Which of the tens of questions we get every month did we decide to answer in this episode of the Q?

All that an more will be discussed on this weeks episode.  Don't forget to get social with us.  How?

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Have a great start to the summer season and we can't wait to see you in the queue.

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We are back!!!  Did you miss us.

We are sorry for the almost month delay in getting you out this episode but we know it was worth the wait.  Morey's Piers has some great roller coasters but to not have an episode about the food and the flat rides would be a sin.

This episode discusses each pier and highlights both of these aspects.  We also throw in some information about the two water parks for good measure.  Highlights include : Zoom Phloom, Dante's Dungeon, Giant Wheel and of course Curley's Fries.

Thank  you for enjoying what we do here and we promise not to disappear like that again anytime soon.  Next week we are going over our Summer Time Q  discussing our trips to Hersheypark, Dorney Park, Knoebels and Six Flags Great Adventure and don't miss our conclusion on Morey's Piers with a brief history lesson called "Doo Wop"

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Many trips planned this summer so we can't wait to see you in the queue.

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Our final Brake Run Talk for our second season is one we have been excited for since we started our journey in 2017.  Paul welcomes The Legend from In The Loop. 

We have been huge fans of these guys since we first watched their videos as we planned our first trips and even today when we want to check out a new park, learn about a new zoo, or even figure out what a cruise is all about.  While all of the guys at In The Loop are fantastic, we love when Legend and Molly are showing us new merch, where the places are for the best drinks, and how to get all of our credits quickly.

We ask him how In The Loop started, How all the guys became part of the group, upcoming trips (hint, they are heading to Europe soon) and many other things.  As we wind down our second season, we are honored to have had the opportunity to take with Vince, Gabby, Chris, and The Legend this season and can't wait for our new Brake Run Talks in Season 3.

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Yes, it took 84 episodes but we finally got to our 125th roller coaster and it was at the amazing Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ.  While we won't tell you in the description which coaster got that honor, we will tell you which coasters we rode that day and will let you know we did a Facebook poll and they picked the winner that day.  Also the park was simply amazing and made us feel like VIP's that day with ride passes, exclusive ride on our 125th coaster and even a history book which will come in handy for our third episode we are doing in two weeks about the history of these piers.

So which ride will it be?

Flitzer which is now defunct

How about the original boomerang Sea Serpent (it isn't a clone if you are the first)

Great White which was the last CCI coaster ever built

Doo Wooper because who doesn't love a mouse themed to a 1960's hamburger stand

Fly the Great Noreaster which is the best SLC ever built (mainly because it was rebuilt)

or Rollies Coaster simply because it is a cool name.

Enjoy this episode as we reveal which of these coasters will forever be in our hearts as our 125th coaster credit.

Next week we will discuss the food and flats at this seaside amusement park.

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Our 2022 coaster count is at 12 but we will hit 125 or die trying.  See you in the queue.

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You asked for more and of course we are going to listen.  This week we have another coaster style episode focusing on those classic steel coasters, the mine train.  We have been lucky or unlucky enough to ride ten of these classic rides and they include : Trailblazer - Hersheypark, Runaway Mine Train - Six Flags Great Adventure, Dahlonega Mine Train - Six Flags Over Georgia, Big Thunder Railroad - Disney Magic Kingdom, Carolina Goldrusher - Carowinds, Cedar Creek Mine Train - Cedar Point, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - Disney Magic Kingdom, Thunderation - Silver Dollar City, Adventure Express - Kings Island, and River King Mine Train - Six Flags St. Louis.

We will discuss each coaster, the pros and cons and of course we will be ranking them in the end.  Some are great rides while others actually have made our OUCH episodes in the past.  Let us know your thoughts on these amusement park staples.

Next Episode kicks off our three part on Morey's Piers in Wildwood New Jersey discussing the coasters (past and present), the food and flats and even the history of this seaside amusement resort.

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It's the first of the month and unlike the last few Q episodes, we actually have a lot to share.  We went to a lot of parks in April and they include : Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Hersheypark, Six Flags America, Six Flags New England, Kings Dominion, and even Quassy.

Check out this episode where we discuss...

How much time do you need to enjoy Quassy?

Does painting a boomerang make is a better ride?

How windy is too windy for the Gods?

Does Relief Band actually work?

and who themes better in 2022.

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April 29, 2022

Episode 82 - Dashed!!

As our first year with the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge comes to an end, our 125th roller coaster is in sight.  We set up this New England trip (Six Flags New England, Quassy and the subject of this episode, Lake Compounce) with having Boulder Dash as our 125th coaster.  Does that happen?  Did we make some mistakes during this trip?  Find out in this episode.

Also this episode will discuss the roller coasters of Lake Compounce along with a full walk through focusing on the food, flats, and the beauty of this Connecticut park.  So will Lake Compounce be a disappointment or will we reach our goal of 125 coasters on this fantastic summer day.

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Shout out to Austin and his fiance who we met at Six Flags New England last weekend.  We can't wait to meet more of you guys in the queue in 2022.

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When we were starting our journey in 2017 we watched a lot of YouTube channels to get an idea of what we were getting ourselves into and on the top of that list was Airtime Thrills.  We have always loved his rankings, his knowledge, and of course his passion for amusement parks and roller coasters.  So when we reached out to him about our little podcast and he agreed to sit down with us and do this episode, we were beyond, well thrilled.

Enjoy this episode where we discuss what got him interested in starting a YouTube channel, where he is taking the channel and of course his thoughts on his top flat rides, amusement park snack, and which YouTube influenced him as he started.

If you want to see the video version of this interview, check out our YouTube Channel at 125 Roller Coaster Challenge where we are quickly catching up to him in subscribers (he is close to 65k and he just became our 125th subscriber).  Remember to get social with us!!

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Our next episode gets us to our 125th roller coasters, well maybe, at Lake Compounce.

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This episode we are bringing back the style, the coaster style episodes that is.  In the past we discussed hyper coasters, inverts, and even launched.  Today we are talking about our favorite RMC coasters. 

For those who don't know, RMC stands for Rocky Mountain Construction and they are some of the inventive coaster in the past ten years.  These coasters are all over most coaster enthusiasts top 25 and it is the same for us.  Today we will be discussing the following coasters and at the end ranking them (just because that is what coaster nerds like Paul do).

Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom

Steel Vengeance  - Cedar Point

Twisted Timbers - Kings Dominion

Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England

Iron Gwazi - Busch Gardens Tampa

Twisted Cyclone - Six Flags Over Georgia

Lightning Rod - Dollywood

Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City

Jersey Devil - Six Flags Great Adventure

So this is the episode that we have gotten a lot of requests for so we always want to give our listeners all we can.  Want to tell us what you think?  Let's Get Social

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Our first year of the 125 Roller Coaster was about one thing, getting to 125.  While we have made a few mistakes in our first year (you will hear the big one soon) we have a few regrets also and one of them is we did a few hit and runs in 2017.  What is a hit and run?  We would run into a park (usually one of the smaller ones) and get the credit and go.  We did that with Waldameer, we did it with Conneaut Lake Park, and we did it with the subject of this episode, Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury CT.

 

We ran into this park because we knew this was the day we were going to get our 125th roller coaster credit at another park so we came and went within an hour to grab Wooden Warrior at 121.  We have since learned a lesson from doing this which is you have to come and enjoy these smaller parks because they truly are hidden gems.  So in this episode we will be talking about some of the history of Quassy, we will talk about Wooden Warrior and do a walk through of this historic park.

But as a bonus we will also be discussing our YouTube channel and what type of videos we are focusing on and we will finally let you know our thoughts on Relief Band.  Yes, we have finally given this device a decent test and we are not going to hold back.  If you get motion sickness like Paul, this is a must listen too.

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Welcome to part two of our Six Flags New England episodes.  Today Paul & Janine will be discussing the Flats, Food and Fun as we walk through this great Six Flags park.  Highlights will  include :

Where can you get Mac & Cheese in a Bagel Cone

Is there a place where you can get the perfect view of the Connecticut River?

Is there any rides without a DC license?

We will be going over all the stores, food locations, flat rides, and even the theaters in this episode so this is a must listen to if you are planning on adding this park to your 2022 travels.

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It's the first of the month and the weather is getting warmer so you know what that means!!  It's time for some coaster adventures and even though March was a bit light with some Busch Gardens Williamsburg trips, April is going to be EPIC!!

Hersheypark, Six Flags America, Six Flags Great Adventure, Knoebels, Kings Dominion, etc....  There are so many local parks opening up (come on Dorney, join the fun) and we will be visiting them all this month.

Check out our YouTube page to get your coaster fix in a minute.  Yep, we love shooting the shorts and we add at least two a day so make sure you subscribe.  Also, don't forget to get social!!

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Our journey to 125 roller coasters returns with our first ever trip to the New England area and a visit to their flagship park - Six Flags New England.  In this episode we go over why we compare this park to Kennywood while answering the following questions.

How did Superman The Ride win 5 Golden Ticket awards?

Are there any roller coasters at the park not named after DC characters?

and Are RMC coasters really that good?

We are back doing what we love, discussing parks and coasters, but what if you want to know the latest coaster and amusement park news?  Check out our new live podcast, 125 RCC Live, wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Also, get your coaster fix in a minute or less with our YouTube page - 125 Roller Coaster Challenge.  The home of the shorts.

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Our first Brake Run Talk was a huge success so why not see if lightning strikes TWICE.  

On Wednesday March 23rd at 8pm we will be talking with Gabby Gomes who is not just a part of the Coasters & Brews family, but also a very amazing female coaster enthusiast and we will be talking about her favorite coasters, her artwork, and what's it like being a female in a majority male hobby.  

We are honored that Gabby would take the time to talk with us and remember to watch it live to ask some questions throughout the episode.

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Yes, we are a bit late (okay, about two weeks late) on getting this ERT out but we now know how important Paul is to the process.  Yep, he got the flu and it messed up the entire process.  The good news is that he is back and he finally got this ERT edited and ready to go.

The 125 Roller Coaster Challenge is based in the mid atlantic and because of that, their coaster season usually does not launch til April but this year was an exception.  Trips to Busch Gardens Tampa, Sea World Orlando, Universal Studios - Islands of Adventure and even Busch Gardens Williamsburg have already occurred and because of that, Paul got to ride three to the newest and most anticipated coasters of the year.  Yes, Paul in a three week span got to ride VelociCoaster, Pantheon, and Iron Gwazi and in this episode, he will review them and give you the correct (yes correct) order for these amazing coasters.

Do you agree?  Let us know!!  How??  Well let us tell you.

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Our first episode of Brake Run Talk discusses Six Flags Great Adventure with fellow coaster enthusiast Vincent Viola.

This is Vince's home park and while Paul & Janine know Great Adventure pretty well, Vince will provide some incites along with stories and tidbits about this Six Flags flagship on the east coast.

We love this park and having Vince as a life long insider gave us some amazing tips such as where to find the best meal, what was Batman & Robin - The Chiller like, and of course our mutual love of El Toro.

Brake Run Talk is a monthly episode of the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge - Trimmed & Stapled Podcast and will be live on Facebook & YouTube.  An audio version will be released on the podcast and can be found wherever you get your podcasts. 

Our next episode will feature Gabby Gomez from Coasters & Brews so keep an eye on our social media pages for information on when that episode will drop.

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The final leg of our epic Florida trip takes Paul for the first time to Universal Studios - Islands of Adventure.  Yes, he was there to enjoy this stunning and perfectly themed park but he was also there to get three big credits (yes, he left Flight of the Hippogriff for another trip).  In this episode he will answer the following :

Is Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure worth the triple digit wait times?

Is Incredible Hulk a launch or looping coaster?

City Walk, could there be a better place to go on a Friday night?

Which island is his favorite (it's a tie but not what you think they would be)

Does he even know anything about Harry Potter and does it really matter at Universal?

and of course, does VelociCoaster live up to the hype?

Paul fought the President's Day crowds to explore this amazing park and he has some thoughts, but we all want to know yours.  Tell us your favorite island.  Your favorite flat ride?  Where do you like to eat at when there?  How can you let us know?

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Our coaster season is in full swing and we can't wait to see you in the queue in 2022.

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