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Amanda Dwyer




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Amanda is a self-proclaimed Disney adult and lover of all things theme parks. When she's not keeping track of theme park news, watching Disney vlogs and documentaries, or helping someone plan their next trip, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, Sulley.

Articles by Amanda Dwyer:

Arrow Development: The Story Of How This Ride Manufacturer Revolutionized The Theme Park Industry

Thursday, November 30, 2023
No other ride manufacturer has had the same impact as Arrow Development. For nearly six decades, under a few different names, Arrow pioneered innovations that made way for the modern marvels of theme park engineering we know today...

The Troubled Second Life of Goliath at Six Flags New England

Sunday, November 26, 2023
Three identical boomerang coasters opened in 2001 at three Six Flags parks and only one of them is currently operating today. Let's look at where it went wrong for Goliath at Six Flags New England...

KINGS DOMINION: Was The Addition of Intimidator 305 A Mistake?

Friday, November 24, 2023
Fueled by rivalry with nearby parks, Kings Dominion took a risk when it added giga coaster, Intimidator 305 in 2010. Was it worth it? Let's explore the past of this controversial coaster...

SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA: Will New Splash Coaster Live Up To Its Texas Predecessor?

Thursday, November 16, 2023
Six Flags has decided to change manufacturers when it comes to its new splash coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia. How does the new coaster measure up to Aquaman: Power Wave at Six Flags Over Texas? Let's find out!

KINGDA KA: Is The World's Tallest Roller Coaster Due For An Upgrade?

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Kingda Ka is approaching its 20th birthday, and with the strata coasters now utilizing updated technology, is it time that Kingda Ka sees some major upgrades?

Could Six Flags Be Moving To Incorporate More Theming Into Its Parks?

Friday, November 3, 2023
Could the new "Steamtown" themed area at Six Flags America and the recent merger of Six Flags and Cedar Fair indicate a new shift toward incorporating more theming in the Six Flags parks? Let's check it out...

Hiking Through History: The Abandoned Rose Island Amusement Park

Friday, October 27, 2023
Once a thriving summer oasis, Rose Island Amusement Park has now been reclaimed by nature. However, guests can continue to enjoy the history and beauty of the park by hiking through its ruins...

Is Six Flags St. Louis Fading or Ready to Rise?

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Six Flags St. Louis, while one of the original Six Flags parks, has lacked major investment for years. Although Rookie Racer just opened, it is time for this park to receive a large investment or it may be lost in the dust of its competitors...

Divergent Destinies: The Tale of Six Flags Great America and California's Great America

Thursday, October 19, 2023
These two Great America parks were once united under the same ownership. However, since the mid-1980s, the two parks have taken distinctly different paths with one set to close its doors in the near future. Let's look at the differing histories of the Great America theme parks...

Builder's Blunders: Son of Beast's Missed Shot at Greatness

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Son of Beast had all the potential to be an incredible wooden coaster. Unfortunately, a series of missteps would lead to this coaster securing its legacy as one of infamy and issues. Let's look at where it all went from for this behemoth wooden monster...

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