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Coaster Geeks Podcast Launch

Join Robert and Michele Forto as they launch their brand new podcast, Coaster Geeks. This fun show is about their travels across the country searching out some of the best coasters. On each episode you will hear about their travels, their favorite coasters, food at the park, attractions, special events, and more. This project has been talked about since they …

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ACE Preservation Conference: Michigan’s Adventure

The second and third days of the American Coaster Enthusiasts preservation conference was to be held at Michigan’s Adventure. After a quick photo of the group on the bridge at Indiana Beach, most of must jumped into our cars and headed some 200 miles north to the shores of Lake Michigan. As I was driving I had thoughts of the …

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ACE Preservation Conference: Indiana Beach

It has been quite the summer! The Rock n Roller Coaster Tour across America has taken me from Orlando to the Northeast to middle America and I find myself at my second American Coaster Enthusiasts Preservation Conference. This year we are at Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana and Michigan’s Adventure on the Great Lakes. Michele and I parted ways in …

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Rock n Roller 17: Where you Going Purty Boy?

Waking up to a very cool morning in Montana with frost on the windshield, we knew we had a long drive towards Denver. We headed down through Idaho and into Wyoming and up and over the very steep pass into the ski resort town of Jackson Hole. As we were on our way down the pass the air conditioning stopped …

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Rock n Roller 17: Silverwood

We arrived at about 4 am in Seattle on our red eye from LA. We were exhausted but knew we needed to press on. We had a long drive across the state of Washington to our next park, Silverwood in Idaho. We fueled up on coffee, beef jerky and some new fangled bee pollen energy pills from a side-of-the-road gas …

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Rock n Roller 17: LA and Magic Mountain

When in LA you must visit Hollywood right? We woke up early to drive down to the Sunset Strip and then up to the Hollywood Hills in search for the famous sign. We meandered through the park that leads up to the Griffith Observatory and we spent an hour looking for parking. We finally managed to squeeze into a tight …

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Rock n Roller 17: Santa Monica Pier

As we left Knott’s Berry Farm we looked at the map for our next stop, a nightcap at the Santa Monica Pier. “It’s only 25 miles away, thats nothing,” I proclaimed. Little did I know that 25 miles would take over two hours in the crazy and constant bumper-to-bumper traffic on the spaghetti of LA freeways. Remember we haven’t slept …

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Rock n Roller 17: Knotts Berry Farm

We kicked off the 2017 Rock n Roller coaster tour after a red-eye flight down to Los Angeles from Alaska. It seems that every affordable flight from Alaska to the Lower 48 or what we call “outside” to those who don’t live here. We scored an amazing deal on Kayak.com and found a one-way ticket for just 29 bucks. How …

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Rock n Roller 17: Guns n Roses at Mile High

The 2017 Rock n Roller coaster tour rolled on with a stop at Mile High to see Guns n Roses! Just like last year our road trip was book-ended with two concerts and both ended with the Gunner’s Not in this Lifetime Tour. Who would have ever thought that not only would this band get back together and do well …

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Rock n Roller 17: Louder than Life Festival

We arrived at day one of the Louder Than Life music festival around 2 pm. We went to ride a few coasters at Holiday World in Indiana first. This was still the Rock n Roller coaster tour remember and how could we not visit one of the coolest family-run theme parks in the middle of nowhere America? We found a …

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