Residence: Willow, Alaska. A lovely wooded little hamlet that has the most spectacular views of Denali (Mt. McKinley)
ACE Region: Northwest
Track Record (Since 2015) Wood: 80 Steel: 206 Total: 286
Most difficult coaster to add to your track record: Lightning Rod at Dollywood
Most sought after coaster to get to: Space Mountain at Walt Disney World
What was the first coaster you rode: The Giant Dipper at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California. I rode this coaster with my Dad when I was 7 years old, he had to hold me down because I was so small I didn’t fit securely in the lap restraints. I laughed the entire length of that ride!
Personal top five wood coasters:
The Giant Dipper – Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Cyclone – Coney Island
Bolderdash – Lake Compounce
The Lightning Racer – Hershey Park
The Beast – Kings Island
Personal top five steel coasters:
Banshee – Kings Island
Valravn – Cedar Point
Verbolten – Busch Gardens Williamsburg
The Volcano – Kings Dominion
Goliath – Six Flags America
Aside from coasters, favorite things to do in the parks: I love people watching and watching the shows and the arts and crafts. I like the different themes, especially Hershey Park! I can’t wait to go to Universal Studios in Florida!
Parks Listed (since 2015): Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Coney Island, Kings Dominion, Six Flags St. Louis, Cedar Point, Hershey Park, Dorney Park, Lake Compounce, Six Flags Great America, Six Flags Great Adventure, Enchanted Forest, Camden Park, Kings Island, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Silverwood Theme Park, Eltich Gardens, Lakeside, Six Flags Over Georgia, Lagoon, Holiday World
Additional Comments: Growing up in California and visiting Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Great America (San Jose), and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk meant that I grew up a coaster junkie! I always wanted to travel to Ohio to ride the coveted “biggest, scariest, fastest, most twisted coasters!” When I met my husband I knew that we would accomplish my travel plans and take on the greatest coasters America has to offer! Now that the kids are grown and we aren’t old enough to retire, we are spending our summers touring amusement parks and catching rock concerts!
Check out our travels by searching on social media using the hashtag(s) #rocknroller16 #rocknroller17 an the category Coasters on this website.