Kings Dominion Fantasia: Act 1 – Americana Pastime

Click here to watch this on YouTube I’m just having some video editing fun here. As a roller coaster fan, Kings Dominion is great local park to spend the day. Also, Origins: A Cirque Experience is a must see! It’s laugh out loud funny from the start to a gravity defied awe-inspiring end. Music: Americana…

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…

Expedition West Virginia indoor waterpark concept art

Expedition West Virginia theme park was a huge project. I fully expected to get this entire theme park built, so I spent hours, days, weeks into months reading, learning and developing as much as I could. Though I didn’t get far with local contacts (and in the process started to learn how business, government and…