Steel Hawg is an S&S El Loco coaster at Indiana Beach, a small boardwalk amusement park located in Monticello, Indiana. The El Loco coaster model is known for throwing a bunch of thrilling elements together in a super compact layout on a small footprint. There are only 6 El Loco’s in the world–two of which
In 2010, Universal changed the game in theme parks forever by opening The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure. The crowds it drew were insane. It singlehandedly took Universal from “that other resort in Orlando” to a serious player in the Orlando tourism industry; and Disney got caught with their pants down.
Back in June we received the exciting news that Splash Mountain at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom would be re-themed to the animated film Princess and the Frog. While I think this is a welcomed change to the ride, it did cause me to reflect on how much Splash Mountain matters to me. I’ve gone
In 2011 a new roller coaster manufacturer named Rocky Mountain Construction sprung onto the scene with a never-before-seen concept. The company wanted to take the rough and dated Texas Giant wooden coaster at Six Flags Over Texas and make it steel. Nowadays wood-to-steel conversions have popped up at numerous theme parks, but RMC would start
The MGM/Hollywood Studios I knew as a kid is gone. It’s dead. It’s over. The Streets of America, The Backlot Tour, “Lights, Motors, Action!”..they’re all gone now. Arguably the biggest loss was The Great Movie Ride inside the replica of the Chinese Theater. As a kid it was always one of my favorites and usually
When I think Six Flags, I tend to think about amusement parks with a heavy emphasis on thrills and roller coasters. This isn’t a bad thing at all, but as someone who prefers a wholesome “theme park” experience (which includes a variety of rides, delicious food, and an immersive atmosphere), I don’t expect to enjoy
2019 marks Six Flags Great America’s second year doing Holiday in the Park. I visited the event twice last year and thought it became my favorite time to visit the park. All the lights and holiday decorations made for such a wonderful and welcoming atmosphere that you usually don’t see at a Six Flags park
A Couple Weeks Ago in a Theme Park Far, Far Away… Star Wars and Disney. Two entities that have redefined how we look at entertainment time and time again. With Disney, it was the first sound cartoon with Steamboat Willie and the first full length animated movie with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. In
Manta is a B&M flying coaster with four inversions, which are two inline twists, one corkscrew, and one pretzel loop. This coaster opened at SeaWorld Orlando in 2009 and is still holding up. The manta ray-themed queue is quite enjoyable, with drawings, paintings, and a fairly large aquarium with a wide variety of fish. There
2019 is officially coming to a close, and with that I always like to reflect on everything Limitless Park has accomplished throughout the year. Since the site’s inception in 2016, the members and I are constantly looking for new ways to grow our brand. I usually keep the numbers and statistics to myself (quantifying things
Every year I take a trip to Six Flags New England for Holiday in the Park. In my opinion, this is the best event that Six Flags puts on. There are always some changes each year, and I was excited to see what they were. Characters Six Flags’ Main Street, Caroll Drive, is covered in
Kumba is a fast paced and intense B&M (Bolliger & Mabillard) sit down steel roller that opened in 1993 at Busch Gardens Tampa. Kumba is one of five B&M sit down coasters in the world, making it a special and rare experience. Kumba opened as Busch Gardens Tampa’s second roller coaster, with seven unique inversions.
The Safari Off Road Adventure at Six Flags Great Adventure is a staple New Jersey attraction. Operating since the 1970’s as a drive-thru attraction, it got a major facelift in 2014. Six Flags Wild Safari Park merged with Six Flags Great Adventure to create Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari. Together, they became the U.S.’s
Overall, Smuggler’s Run is a great ride and is a must-do at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s not perfect, but it is a ton of fun. And being able to take control of the Millenium Falcon is amazing and a dream come true for any Star Wars fan. Final score: 9/10 . . . . .
As a huge Disney fan, visiting an international Disney park had always been a dream of mine. With all the interesting comparisons that people make to the American parks, it would be weird of me to not have that dream. However, I didn’t think I would get the opportunity to visit one any time soon.
Kraken opened on June 1, 2000 at SeaWorld Orlando. The B&M floorless coaster was actually SeaWorld Orlando’s first roller coaster. It provides a very lengthy ride, with 4,177 feet of track that makes it the second longest floorless coaster in the world. Kraken is themed to mythical sea creature called (you guessed it) Kraken. This
Arguably my favorite time to visit a theme park is during a halloween event. I’ve only been to a handful so far, but I’ve enjoyed each one that I’ve visited tremendously. Last year I attended Halloween Haunt at Kings Island for the first time and had a lot of fun, despite the high levels of
A Dream Come True I’ll never forget how excited I was when I first heard the news that Disney had bought Star Wars and was resurrecting the franchise. I’ve enjoyed most of the content they’ve brought forth since then, and I’m looking forward to their new movies and series. However, when Bob Iger announced that
A Great American Classic American Eagle is a dueling wooden coaster that opened at Six Flags Great America in 1981. It opened as the fastest and tallest wooden roller coaster in the world. It also had the longest drop on a roller coaster. These records have been beaten many times since then, but Eagle still
Valleyfair’s Eye Candy Steel Venom is an Intamin Impulse launch coaster that also functions as Valleyfair’s only launch coaster. In my opinion, this ride does an excellent job at drawing guests in to the park and getting them excited for what’s to come. Sure, Wild Thing does race around by the entrance, but it’s a
New for 2019 Arriving only 2 years after a 4D Free-Spin clone titled “The Joker”, Six Flags has continued investing in Great America by adding Maxx Force, a record breaking air launch coaster. Although I can definitely recognize that Great America did not need this addition, I am still incredibly satisfied with my home park
A Wild Ride Wild Thing is a Morgan hyper coaster that opened in 1996. It was actually the first Morgan roller coaster to ever be built, and the first Morgan hyper coaster that I had ever ridden. I was pretty excited to ride it since I had only experienced Intamin and B&M Hypers before. I
My 100th Roller Coaster My recent trip to Valleyfair a special one, as it marked the day I would hit my 100th roller coaster. The park only had 7 roller coasters, so it was pretty easy to determine which one I wanted to be my 100. It would be Renegade, the park’s GCI wooden coaster
A Coaster That Everyone Knows… Seriously. Ask anyone what Space Mountain is and I guarantee they’ll say “oh it’s that big white dome at Disney World!”. It’s an icon that can be recognized from all across the world (literally, because almost every international park has a version of the ride). That said, just because a
20 Years of Being Incredible? The Skyline of Universal Islands of Adventure has changed quite a lot since 2007 (the opening of Hogsmeade). But one of the most iconic sights that haven’t changed is The Incredible Hulk coaster found at Marvel Superhero Island. This is an old school B&M sitdown and was also the first
In 2019, Disney has given a fresh, healthier twist on some of their food at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. This is great, because it provides a lot of different flavors and options for everyone. Today I’m going to show you my personal favorite dishes from the festival. I would highly recommend trying
Raging Bull – The Only B&M Hyper TWISTER Coaster Six Flags Great America is my home park, and it’s home to a lot of roller coasters. Towering above them all at 202 feet is Raging Bull, the tallest coaster in the park. Built by B&M in 1999, it is the second hyper coaster the company
Banshee – The Longest Invert in the World King’s Island is the host of many well-known coasters. We’ve already covered different highly regarded coasters at the park such as Diamondback and The Beast, and both coasters have received great scores from us. Another coaster that is often talked about at King’s Island that we haven’t
Flight of Fear – Is it good? Or is it Joker’s Jinx? In 2018, I was lucky enough to take not one, but two trips King’s Island in Mason, Ohio. On my first visit in August, I managed to ride every coaster at the park (excluding the kiddie coasters) except for one: Flight of Fear.
Diamondback – The Best Hyper Coaster? Okay, with other hyper coasters like Mako and Shambala, it’s probably not the best hyper coaster out there. That said, many consider Diamondback to still be a top-tier hyper coaster. I got to ride it back in August, and I must say, out of all the hyper coasters I’ve
The Beast – The Longest Wooden Coaster in the World King’s Island is home to many long wooden coasters. However, none is as long or as woody as The Beast, otherwise known as the longest wooden coaster on the planet. Opening to the public in 1979, this “beast” of a coaster has been thrilling riders
Mine Blower – 2017’s Most “Mind Blowing” Coaster? Fun Spot is something of an afterthought in the Orlando entertainment industry. They’ve always stood in the shadow of Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and even SeaWorld Orlando. In 2010, FunSpot began making plans for rapid expansion in their two Orlando area parks. In 2013 the first
Who said Limitless Park can’t review zoos? The Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in America. Located in the Bronx of New York City, it is known for its gorillas, elephants, flamingos and everything else in the animal kingdom. The zoo is run by the Wildlife Conservation Society, which owns a network of Zoos,
In 2016, SeaWorld Orlando was in a dark place. Attendance had continued to fall, and bad press plagued the company as a whole. SeaWorld needed something big, and it needed it soon. At the Orlando park, this meant adding a new thrill ride in the form of Mako. The 200 foot tall B&M hyper coaster
On June 30th, Disney opened their latest addition to their Hollywood Studios theme park: Toy Story Land. The area features a new queue for the dark shooter ride Toy Story Midway Mania, a spinning attraction named Alien Swirling Saucers, tons of Toy Story Meet n Greets, and a counter service restaurant known as Woody’s Toy
My first time ever hearing about Hershey Park was on a television program named Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination. This TV show traveled to Hershey Park to film some world-class coasters, such as Skyrush and Fahrenheit. Just a few weeks ago, I was finally able to ride both of these coasters, and experience everything Hershey
When the New Fantasyland expansion opened at the Magic Kingdom in 2012, its most popular element was arguably the Be Our Guest Restaurant. Be Our Guest is a table-service restaurant themed to the 1991 Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast. Ever since it’s opening, Be Our Guest has been one of, if not the
In 2017, Cedar Point, America’s Roller Coast, began giving hints and announcements toward their new addition in 2018. Mean Streak had already been surrounded by construction, and its long run was placed in the books. Many coaster enthusiasts were leaning towards the idea that Mean Streak would live on in a brand new form designed
Back in 2017, Six Flags announced that my home park, Six Flags Great America, would be receiving Mardi Gras Hangover, the world’s largest Larson super loop. This made me very, very excited. Way more excited than any human being should ever be for a super loop. For the next few months, my brother and I,
Fireworks over Cinderella Castle: an image that has become synonymous with Disney Parks and the Disney company as a whole. From 2003 to 2017, Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams, was the nighttime fireworks show that would wow guests every night in the Magic Kingdom. I loved this show. I have many good memories
You can feel the breathe of your banshee beneath you, smell the beautiful landscape surrounding you, and hear a stampeding herd of animals below you. Avatar Flight of Passage isn’t just a theme park ride. It is a triumphant experience that reinvents the standards of what Disney attractions should be. As much as I love
Back in September, I paid a visit to Mt. Olympus Theme and Water Park in the Wisconsin Dells. Despite being a native Wisconsinite, I had never actually been to this park before. It was quite interesting to finally ride some coasters at what is, if you don’t count Six Flags Great America, my home(state) park.
July 9th marked my first visit to Six Flags America, a smaller theme park located in Bowie, Maryland, just 30 minutes out of Washington D.C. We only spent a few hours at the park, due to me coming down with a cold, but we were able to get on 6 of their 9 coasters. Here
Back in April, I paid my first visit to Knott’s Berry Farm, a theme park located in Buena Park, California. Although I only spent about 5 hours there, I’d like to think I got a good feel for what the park had to offer. That said, I only rode a handful of the attractions there,
Here’s my full review of Xcelerator, a launch coaster located at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. Xcelerator was manufactured by Intamin in 2002. The coaster has a height of 205 feet, a 90 degree drop, and an extremely intense launch acceleration of 0 – 82 mph in 2.3 seconds.
Here’s my official review of Six Flags Great America’s new for 2017 coaster, The Joker. Joker is a 4D Free Spin coaster manufactured by S&S Worldwide. The ride consists of winged-seat cars navigating a vertical track while doing various flips and beyond 90 degree drops. It also uses track from the company RMC, allowing for
On May 13th, I got to experience the Drop of Doom Virtual Reality experience on the Giant Drop at Six Flags Great America. The 227 ft. drop tower received Samsung Gear VR headsets to provide the feeling of being hoisted up 100 stories to the tops of skyscrapers in a massive city being attacked by
Here’s my full review of Goliath, an RMC Wooden Coaster at my home park, Six Flags Great America. I had plans to review this coaster along time ago, but just recently rode it again at my most recent trip to Great America on May 13th. Therefor, I decided to scrap the old review and rewrite
Today we’re reviewing California Screamin’, a launch coaster at Disney’s California Adventure. California Screamin’ was manufactured by Intamin, and was introduced in 2001. The coaster has a height of 108 feet, length of 6,072 feet, and a top speed of 55 mph. It also has one inversion: a vertical loop. In order to review this coaster,
Today we’re reviewing Vertical Velocity, the inverted impulse coaster at Six Flags Great America. Vertical Velocity was manufactured by Intamin, and was introduced in 2001. The coaster has a height of 185 feet, length of 630 feet, and a top speed of 70 mph. The ride experience involves launching out of the station, up a twisted spike, flying backwards
Today we’re kicking the 2017 season off with one of my favorite coasters-if not my favorite coaster: Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts! Wicked Cyclone is an RMC hybrid coaster that was introduced in 2015. It has 3 inversions, reaches a height of 109 feet, and a speed of 55 mph.