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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

Episodes

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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Our next episode is "Watch the Tram Car Please" discussing Morey's Piers and their Food and Flats

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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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We have a lot planned for May so make sure you subscribe, rate, review, and listen to our podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

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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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We have a double episode for you this week.

While today was supposed to be part two of our Florida trip featuring Sea World Orlando, it's also the first of the month which means our Q is due.

Those familiar with our podcast know the Q is where we discuss what we did the past month and our plans for the new month (with some listener questions thrown in) and this episode is no different (just Janine is missing). Our first half of this episode fulfills your Q needs but the second half about Sea World Orlando will keep listening.

Not going to lie, Sea World Orlando started off on the wrong foot with three major issues in the first two hours.  Is this park giving La Ronde a run for their money on our least favorite park?  Mako, Kraken, and Manta might have something to say about that and let's not forget the newest credit this park has, Ice Breaker.

Full review of the day, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Yes, we know this episode is a day late but we have a good excuse, PAUL JUST CAME BACK FROM FLORIDA!!!

This episode is part one of a three part series focusing on this trip.  Paul went to Sea World Orlando, Paul finally got to Universal Islands of Adventure, and the focus of this episode, Paul went back to Busch Gardens - Tampa and he got to ride IRON GWAZI.

Yes, he will be discussing this amazing new RMC but he will also be answering some additional questions.

How is the Mardi Gras events at this park?

How is the paint job going for Montu?

Do people actually like Tigris?

and is Kumba still the king of the B&M rattle?

Paul got to spend two days at this amazing park and got over 15 rides on the new purple tracked beauty thanks to having a Plat pass (the episode name is starting to make sense now isn't it).  Will Iron Gwazi live up the hype?  Is it better than Steel Vengeance?  How does it compare to VelociCoaster?

Check out this episode and we can't wait to share part two of this adventure entitled "Breakin the Ice"

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February 15, 2022

Episode 69 - ERT - Converted

When our listeners have a suggestion or a really cool idea, we love it and will make sure we cover it.  A month ago we had a suggestion from an anonymous listener on the Audible platform (we actually didn't know we were on it) who asked us our thoughts on the next RMC conversion which is a fantastic subject so here you go.  Which current roller coasters do we think RMC should turn into the newest Twisted Timbers, Steel Vengeance, and of course Iron Gwazi?

While you have to listen to the episode to hear the coasters, here are the parks that get mentioned : Morey's Piers, Indiana Beach, Hersheypark, Mt Olympus, Silverwood, Universal Orlando, Dutch Wonderland, and numerous Cedar Fair, Sea World and Six Flags parks.

We go over the Dinn and CCI coasters that would make good layouts along with five parks we think need an RMC.  Finally we give your our top 5 (actually 6 because Janine mentioned one that Paul forgot about).  So you love RMC coasters, this is our thoughts on who might be next to be CONVERTED.

Can't get enough of Paul & Janine?  Check out the BXG Podcast episode 81 where they sit down and discuss Cedar Point, Top Coasters and of course the sad history of Geauga Lake Amusement Park.  We had an amazing time being interviewed and make sure you follow our friends at BXG Podcast if all your cultural insights and fun.

Next week's episode will focus on Paul's recent trip to Busch Gardens Tampa and Sea World and will have his opinions of the parks and of course Ice Breaker and Iron Gwazi.  It will come out on Thursday due to being out of town (hard to pre record this episode when you have to ride them first).  Love to meet you and will be at Busch Gardens Tampa on the 18th and Sea World on the 22nd.

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Now that all the Top Coaster lists are done it's time to get back to our journey to 125 different roller coasters and we ended our first ever western road trip at Waldameer in Erie, PA.  This park is special not only because it is the 10th oldest operating amusement park in the United States, but because this small park proves that a regional / neighborhood park can survive in today's mega corporate world.

Nestled along the Lake Erie coast, this park had a beauty all of it's own.  This episode will discuss the history, flat rides, food, their amazing water park (Water World) and of course the coasters.  While we are only creating one episode for Waldameer, we hope that after listening to this one you are ready to check it out in 2022.

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Will be at Busch Gardens Tampa on Feb 18th and Sea World Orlando on Feb 20th.  Can't wait to see you in the queue in 2022.

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The excitement has been building, at least for Paul & Janine...... okay, maybe just Paul but it's finally time to share with the world our top 25 coasters as of 2021.

Our little adventure has 320 credits in the last four years so these top 25 coasters are truly the best of the best.  While we don't want to spoil the episode, here is a list of the parks where these coasters reside :

Dorney Park (we know, we are shocked also), Sea World Orlando, Dollywood, Kentucky Kingdom, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Carowinds, Hersheypark, Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens Tampa, Cedar Point, Knoebels (we bet it's Flying Turns), Six Flags Over Georgia, Kings Island, Six Flags New England, and Six Flags Great Adventure.

Now we know this list is going to be controversial but like the great Craig Ferguson says, "We Look Forward To Your Letters"  

We love getting feedback so make sure you let us know what we got right and where we were WAY off.  How can you let us know?

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Starting this weekend, we can't wait to see you in the queue

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January 28, 2022

Episode 66 - The Premature Q

Yes, we know it's not the first of the month but with our second part of "Simply The Best" schedule for that date (discussing our top 25 roller coasters) we figured we would knock out our Q episode a bit early.  What's a Q?  If you are new to our podcast, this is where we discuss what we did the past month and what we plan on doing in the upcoming month.  We also added Listener Questions into the mix and make some podcast announcements.

So what's on deck for this episode?

While January was slow, our February is picking up with a trip to Florida along with our yearly waterpark adventure.  We answer pressing questions like, "where is Devin?, "Are we going international?" and "which chain between Six Flags and Cedar Fair do we prefer?"

We also announce our first two (even three) guests on our new "Brake Run Talk" segment.

So yes this is a short episode but what do you expect when you have such a big one coming on Tuesday.  So enjoy this episode and send in your listener questions for our March Q.

We can't wait to see you in the queue in 2022.

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The wait is over, time for us to unveil our top 50 roller coaster for 2021.  This episode discusses our 50th to 26th coasters and to say there was some debate between Paul & Janine is the understatement of the day.  What started out with a lot of agreement shifting into head shakes and groans by the time our 35th coaster was discussed.

Parks where these roller coaster reside include : Holiday World, Kings Island, Kennywood, Six Flags Great Adventure, Cedar Point, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Carowinds, Luna Park (bet you can guess this one), Dollywood, Sea World Orlando, Hersheypark, Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Over Georgia, Silver Dollar City, Kentucky Kingdom, and Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream Mall (another one you should guess).

We have been lucky to ride 320 coaster so far in our journey and these are truly the best of the best.  Simply The Best 2021 (part 2) will be dropping next Tuesday and we can't wait to hear your comments.

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January 21, 2022

Episode 64 - Missed The Cut

In the last episode we just shared our 25 worst coasters and next week we are sharing our 50 favorite coasters, but there are a few coasters that dropped out of these lists.  For this ERT, we are going to be discussing the 6 coasters that are no longer the worst and the 10 coasters who aren't as amazing as they were in the past.

The amusement parks that have these rides include : Dollywood, Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, Kings Dominion, Six Flags Over Georgia, Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, King's Island, Hersheypark, Silver Dollar City, La Ronde, and Six Flags New England.

This episode is short but a great segway into our Top 50.

Let us know what you think about our choices and we can't wait to see you in the queue in 2022.

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January 17, 2022

Episode 63- Ouch 2021

It's that time of the year again, time for the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge worst 25 roller coasters we have ridden.  These coasters are so bad that most of them actually hurt.

Join Paul & Janine as we discuss each coaster and why they are on the list.  Not to ruin the surprise, we are going to share the parks where the rides are rather than give you the complete list.  The parks (and number of coasters they have that made the list) include:

Six Flags Great Adventure, Carowinds, and Six Flags New England each have three coasters on this list.

Kings Dominion, Six Flags Darien Lake, Six Flags America, and Canada's Wonderland each have two coasters on the list.

Hersheypark, Kings Island, Playland @ Rye, Knoebels, Conneaut Lake Park, Casino Pier, La Ronde, Worlds of Fun, and even the great Cedar Point have a ride on our list.

Yes, this episode is all about the bad and the ugly but never fear, our Simply The Best episodes are around the corner.  So take a listen and let us know your thoughts.

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Thank you for all the support in 2022 and we can't wait to see you in the queue in 2022.

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It's the most wonderful time of the year.  No seriously, it's time for the 125 Roller Coaster Ranking for 2021 and today's ERT is kicking it off with a discussion of the coaster styles we have already discussed in our second season.

So far we have talked about the floorless, inverted, classic wooden coasters, launched, looping and hyper coasters we have ridden but for this episode, we are going to rank each one of these coasters as they compare to each other for 2021.  Add in the fact that Janine who wasn't available for most of the coaster style ERT's will be able to give her fun opinions so this is a great way to get everyone ready for our Ouch 2021 episode coming next week.

Which is the better invert, Montu, Banshee, Afterburn, Great Bear, Talon....?

Which has a better launch, Storm Runner or Verbolten?

Which hyper is king between Goliath at SFOG, Mako, Nitro, or Diamondback?

Is Phoenix still the best classic wooden coaster?  How does it compare to other wooden coasters?

So many questions will be answered and these ERT episodes are also fun with Paul & Janine not always agreeing on the rankings.

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King's Island month comes to an end but not without a special episode not only explaining why Kings Island is Paul's favorite amusement park so far, but actually sharing his top ten amusement parks and why each one is ahead of the other.  After 52 different amusement parks, it's always tough to pick favorites but this episode will include the following parks (in no particular order).

Holiday World - Kings Island - Six Flags Over Georgia - Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Kings Dominion - Cedar Point - Sea World Orlando - Busch Gardens Tampa - Knoebels - Dollywood - Six Flags Great Adventure - Carowinds - Hersheypark

Yes, we know there are 13 different parks on that list when we are doing a Top Ten List.  Three will be honorable mentions (see, you actually have to listen to the episode to find out the order.

So as we say goodbye to Kings Island Month, our next three weeks will be discussing our rankings and boy do we ever have some crazy thoughts.

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Our roller coaster style episodes are back and this time we are discussing everyone's favorite style, the hyper coaster (coasters whose height is between 200 to 299ft).  Paul and Janine (yes she is back to kick off 2022) are good to go for this episode and we will be discussing the 17 different coasters they have ridden that fit into this category.  They include :

Skyrush & Candymodium - Hersheypark

Mako - Sea World Orlando

Superman Ride of Steel &  Ride of Steel - Six Flags America & Darien Lake

Steel Force & Mamba - Dorney Park & Worlds of Fun

Goliath - Both Six Flags Over Georgia & LaRonde

Apollo's Chariot - Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Intimidator & Behemoth - Carowinds & Canada's Wonderland

Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood

Magnum XL 200 - Cedar Point

Superman The Ride - Six Flags New England

Nitro & Diamondback - Six Flags Great Adventure & Kings Island

We won't be ranking them but we will be taking about our experiences, what we love and what we hate about each ride.  If you like opinions, this episode is for you (we welcome your comments).

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January 4, 2022

Episode 59 - Buckeye Battle

Kings Island month is at the halfway point but never fear, this episode not only focuses on this amazing amusement park but it's sister park up the road.  Yep, today we are comparing and contrasting Kings Island with Cedar Point.

We are judging them on ten categories which include : Staff, Flat Rides, Waterparks, Food, Kid's Sections, Park Layout, Cleanliness,  Embracing their History, Ambience, and of course their Roller Coasters.

What are your thoughts?  Did we get something wrong?  Let us know in the comments section and which of these two parks do you love the most.

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December 31, 2021

Episode 58 -First Q of 2022

Happy New Years!!

We are kicking off 2022 with our first Q episode which discusses what we did the past month and what we are planning on doing the following month.  We are also adding a new feature to our Q episodes with us answering some listener questions throughout the episode. 

Some highlights include :

Discussing the Christmas Candylane event at Hersheypark (and our new YouTube channel where we have some footage of their new Treeville section.

How can we afford to visit all these parks every year (we focus on meal plans, season passes, memberships, and even discuss hotels for Six Flags, Cedar Fair, SeaWorld and some smaller parks).

Why do we never discuss shows when we talk about the parks?

What are our plans for this spring?

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Welcome to our second episode of Kings Island month and today we are going to be focusing on the Food and the Flats.  So why is the episode entitled, "I'm Blue, Da Ba Dee..."?  Well first of all, we know you have that annoying song now playing in your head but also if you have every been to Kings Island, you know they are famous for their blue soft serve ice cream.  So where can you find it?  Well that is why you listen to this podcast.  Other things we will be discussing include :

Every Cedar Fair park has a Panda Express, where can we find it at Kings Island?

Do they have any extreme flat rides?

Is there anything else but Flight of Fear and Orion in Area 72?  Why is it called Area 72?

Can I get to the water park (Soak Zone) from inside Kings Island?

You have the questions, we are here to help provide you with some answers.  Yes, Kings Island has an amazing list of roller coasters, this episode tells you about all the other things that make this park simply amazing.

 

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