Residence: Willow, Alaska. We are about an hour and a half north of Anchorage and at least a five hour flight to anywhere
ACE Region: Northwest
Track Record (Since 2015): Wood: 56 Steel: 133 Total: 189
Most difficult coaster to add to your track record: Lightning Run at Dollywood
Most sought after coaster to get to: Mystic Timbers at Kings Island
What was the first coaster you rode: The Big Dipper at Camden Park in Huntington, WV. I rode this coaster when I was really young. It was in my home town and what got me hooked!
Personal top five wood coasters:
El Torro at Six Flags Great America
Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce
Cyclone at Coney Island
The Beast at Kings Island
The Voyage at Holiday World
Personal top five steel coasters:
Banshee at Kings Island
Lochness Monster and Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Gatekeeper at Cedar Point
Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Three favorite parks:
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Holiday World and Kennywood (tie!)
Aside from coasters, favorite things to do in parks: I love the different theme elements at the parks and I always seek out unique food like the huge S’mores shake at Hershey Park.
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, Holiday World, Kennywood, Camden Park, Kings Island, Kentucky Kingdom, Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Enchanted Forest.
Additional comments: The kids are grown and moved out of the house and now it is our turn to travel. We started our annual coaster tour in the summer of 2015 with visits to Busch Gardens, Coney Island and Kings Dominion. In the summer of 2016 we embarked on a coaster tour that took us from Colorado to Maine to Texas. We hit up almost every park along the way. In the summer of 2017 we will be continuing our tour in California and along the Rocky Mountain region.