Halloween music: Happy, Happy, Happy Halloween song

In October 2007, for the first time in my life, I experienced trick-or-treat by giving out candy. I wasn’t allowed to celebrate Halloween growing up. My adult, yet child-like, view on the event was such a great time I started singing “Happy, Happy, Happy Halloween” in deep tones the way you hear it in this…

KNEX Intamin impulse inverted roller coaster car train track

Recently, I rediscovered K’NEX, my childhood … err … young adult hobby. With a ton of potential hidden in giant bins, I realized that I could use K’NEX today to think of solutions for non-amusement related ideas. Little did I know, I’d find old models like this one. I love Intamin impulse coasters. Apparently, I loved…

Flight of Fear created Twisted Timbers (Kings Dominion Universe)

Fan Theory: I thought of this last night and posted it to Reddit r/rollercoasters. Having a lot of fun here. In the Kings Dominion Universe, Twisted Timbers’ backstory is caused by The Outer Limits alien saucer. The ship was quickly and quietly moved by military operation to a hangar located in the remote jungle near…

B&M Wing Roller Coaster concept art

Though I don’t draw as much today, every now and then I get inspired. When B&M debuted their wing roller coaster in 2011 … I was floored, ha! Really, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Many years ago, while in high school, I drew up something extremely close to their wing coaster trains. I called it the…

Losing Legends

It’s early morning. Half awake, I check the news feeds. One headline is as bright as the morning sun, “Marty Sklar has died.” These are moments in time where I feel profound loss. Even though I don’t personally know or have ever met Mr. Sklar or other Imagineers, I feel deeply connected to what they…

Expedition West Virginia™ Overview

This was my big dream, my big project, my big … well … failure. It was totally worth it! If you ever try to Dream, Do like Walt Disney, then you’ll know what I mean. The education I got from doing all of this was invaluable. It translated into so many other areas of our economy….

Ranked: B&M Inverted Coasters

B&M Inverted roller coasters are an easy “must ride” whenever I visit a park. Seeing news about Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Great America on TV for the first time was a memory written in stone. Since I haven’t posted an update in a while and for fun because Theme Park Review recently posed this question, I…

RMC Mean Streak Cedar Point 200 ft high

Got to thinking about RMC breaking 200 ft. with The Roller Coaster Formerly Known as Mean Streak. It makes sense IMO. Here’s my quick and dirty concept to see what that looks like.

Spacewarp Bandai hyper roller coaster toy model

Oh how I loved Spacewarp! The first time I saw it was many, many years ago in a mall toy store. There was no way I’d let my parents off the hook. I didn’t get my first set, the Black Wolf kit, that day. Some weeks later I did get it and the wait was…