The Night of Dead Thursday
It was that time of year again, the third Thursday in October, otherwise known as Dead Thursday. All was quiet on this particular day, and particular night for that matter. Nobody was at work, or in school. Everyone stayed in the comfort of their own homes, and did not leave for any reason: not to socialize, run errands, or even get mail. The chances of dying in a car accident, or being murdered, on this day was nine times out of ten.
At One Point, These Two Theme/Amusement Parks Weren't So Different
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey, and Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, are two amusement/theme parks in the Mid-Atlantic that garner much deserved attention from coaster enthusiasts, each with its own different reasons. When you mention Kings Dominion, people instantly think of the ultra-intense, high g-pulling, gray/blackout-inducing Intimidator 305, or perhaps the RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) conversion of former wooden coaster Hurler, that is now Twisted Timbers. Now, bring up Six Flags Great Adventure, and people think of the Intamin pre-fabricated wooden coaster featuring tons of airtime and hairpin turns that is El Toro, or perhaps the tallest (and second fastest) roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka.
Through the Eyes of a Virginia Coaster Enthusiast: Dollywood Review
Dollywood is an amusement park located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in the Smokey Mountain regions of the United States. This park has been on my bucket list since 2013, one of the earliest of my coaster enthusiast years, and almost a decade later, I finally was able to make a trip to this park. I can already say after first impressions, this is perhaps the second most beautiful theme/amusement park I've had the privilege to visit, only behind Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia.