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Peyton E. Derrick


West Melbourne


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Peyton is a writer and roller coaster enthusiast living just outside Orlando, Florida. She is currently seeking her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida, taking classes by day and hitting the theme parks by night. When she's not in the single rider line, you can find Peyton playing music or at the movies. 

Articles by Peyton E. Derrick:

Physics and Roller Coasters: G-Force

Sunday, March 28, 2021
Today we’ll be breaking down the distinctions between these three types of force: what they mean, how to recognize them, and which of your favorite rides may feature them. 

The Company Behind Silver Dollar City and Dollywood Just Bought Kentucky Kingdom. Here Are 4 Predictions for What This May Mean...

Monday, March 22, 2021
Today we’ll be running through 4 predictions for what we might see from the future of Kentucky Kingdom in its new ownership. By the end, you may just find yourself booking a trip to Louisville.

"WTF" Coaster of the Month - Eejanaika

Friday, March 12, 2021
Fuji-Q Highland’s 4th Dimension coaster Eejanaika is certainly a head scratcher and stomach turner. 

New Roller Coaster Track Innovation Could Usher in a New Golden Age of Roller Coasters

Thursday, February 25, 2021
GCI’s all-new steel track is “capable of anything,”

Bucket List Parks: Energylandia

Friday, February 19, 2021
This European park is not the largest on the continent. It does not boast the most coasters, nor the most diverse lineup. This park is new, just shy of seven years on the scene in an already cramped and confused theme park industry. So why is it a bucket list park?

WTF Coaster of the Month: Der Schwur Des Kärnan

Saturday, February 13, 2021
We're traveling to Northern German, into the castle Kärnan, where a Gerstlauer roars. 

How an Idea Becomes a Ride: Flat Rides

Thursday, January 28, 2021
There is one type of ride so integral, so thrilling, so ingrained in the history and future of amusement parks, yet so often pushed aside. 

Four Coasters Given a Second Shot at Life

Saturday, January 16, 2021
Second-chance coasters: they're more common than you'd think.

"WTF" Coaster of the Month: Panic Coaster - Back Daaan

Sunday, January 10, 2021
In a theme park landscape hell-bent on bigger and better, Panic Coaster - Back Daaan aims to give, children and adults alike, a break from the world, a break from reality, and a moment of beautiful panic. 

The Highly-Anticipated 2020 Coasters That Became 2021 Coasters...

Saturday, December 12, 2020
It would be an understatement to say that 2020 was an unexpected year for the theme park industry. With COVID-19 shutting down parks across the world, the majority of new-for-2020 coasters were pushed back due to constraints in funds, labor, and safety.

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