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Carowinds – Taste of the Carolinas 2017 Are you ready for some great Carolina cooking?  Of course!  Who isn’t?!  Since we couldn’t wait to #TasteCarolina, we of course visited on opening day.   Saturdays and Sundays from April 22 through May 14, the midway outside of Harmony Hall at Carowinds turns into a smorgasbord of […]

Lightning Rod Roundup 2 Over the weekend, Coaster Crew had its first event of the year at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This event, Lightning Rod Roundup 2, occurred on Saturday (Dollywood’s opening day). Last year, we had a very similar event, but unfortunately Lightning Rod was not operating that day. We were really hoping […]

Cedar Point Winter Chillout 2017 On February 25th, Cedar Point held its annual Winter Chillout for coaster enthusiasts to tour the park during the offseason. The event was $50 a person and all proceeds went to the charity A Kid Again. According to the park, they were able to raise over $40,000 for the charity. […]

Are you going crazy because you miss riding roller coasters? Are you looking for something fun to do in the offseason? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then making a trip to the Chalet Toboggan Chutes located in the Cleveland Metroparks is perfect for you! We recently tried this out on New […]

Last June, it was announced that Dolly Parton had purchased the Lumberjack Feud dinner theater.  After finishing the season with the then-current operator, the show was closed and underwent extensive renovations both inside and out.  Having not attended the original version, comparisons can’t be drawn, but the updated theater looks amazing with great curb appeal […]

Last year, Carowinds began asking #WaterYouDoing2016.  The “seacret” was revealed in grand fasion last fall and throughout the fall and winter months we have been kept up to date on all the construction and changes going on in the then Boomerang Bay water park.  Now, the time has finally arrived to see (sea?) what awaits […]

Kings Dominion is celebrating Spring with their 3rd annual Spring Bloom Festival.  Saturdays and Sundays through May 15, you will find special floral displays lining International Street, samples of internationally-inspired cuisine beneath the Eiffel Tower at the International Food Faire, live entertainment, and more. International Street is the focus of the Spring Bloom namesake, with […]

Carowinds kicked off their second annual Taste of the Carolinas event this past weekend.  Every Saturday and Sunday from April 9 through May 1, the celebration of Carolina culture and cuisine will be set in the heart of the park alongside the coasters and other attractions.  We had the opportunity to visit on opening day […]

Admit it.  At some point in your life you’ve seen a hamster, mouse, or other similar tiny creature rolling around in a little plastic ball and you’ve considered, if only for a moment, what it would be like to kick it or, maybe, roll it down the stairs.  Depending on your strength of character, you […]

Christmas Eve is just one week away.  If you’ve already bought and wrapped all your gifts and have them safely under the tree with pretty bows and ribbons – congratulations.  For many, though, it’s probably time to at least consider a shopping trip so our friends and family don’t end up with Slim Jims and […]

  Six Flags Over Georgia’s Holiday in the Park kicked off this past weekend.  This is their second year being open for the holidays and they have expanded with more shows, more decorations, and more themed lands.  Opening day held mild temperatures and low crowds – an excellent combination for exploring the holiday offerings and […]

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