The Amusement Park Guide: Coast to Coast Thrills

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Globe Pequot Press, 2001 - Amusement parks - 303 pages
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This guidebook to the most thrilling fantastic amusement parks in North America, covering more than 290 locations, delivers the goods - what to see, what to do, and when - or where to go for the rides of your life. Check 'em out! Spiderman Adventure: This Orlando ride has it all - moving vehicles, 3-D filmed action, and live action. Millennium Force: Experience a 300-foot, 80-degree drop on North America's tallest coaster in Sandusky, Ohio. Hold on! Soarin' Over California: Sit below glider wings, swing into a dome-shaped movie screen, and fly from the Golden Gate Bridge to the San Diego Bay - while your body remains in Anaheim. Hypersonic XLC: Go from 0 to 80 in 1.8 seconds on this pneumatically powered coaster in Doswell, Virginia. (4 3/4 X 8 1/2, 336 pages, b&w photos, icons)

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Foreword ix
The Parks
United States
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About the author (2001)

Tim O'Brien serves as Southeast editor for Amusement Business Newsweekly, an international trade publication for the outdoor mass entertainment industry. He calls the job a "great marriage" because it combines his experience as a reporter and editor with his love of parks (and roller coasters). Tim is also an accomplished photographer.

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