Occupation: Entrepreneur, Student
Residence: Willow, Alaska. A lovely wooded little hamlet that has the most spectacular views of Denali (Mt. McKinley)
ACE Region: Northwest
Track Record (Since 2015) Wood: 106 Steel: 238 Total: 344
Most difficult coaster to add to your track record: Lightning Rod at Dollywood
Most sought after coaster to get to: Space Mountain at Walt Disney World
What was the first coaster you rode: The Giant Dipper at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California. I rode this coaster with my Dad when I was 7 years old, he had to hold me down because I was so small I didn’t fit securely in the lap restraints. I laughed the entire length of that ride!
Personal top five wood coasters:
The Giant Dipper – Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Cyclone – Coney Island
Bolderdash – Lake Compounce
Roar O Saurus – Story Land
The Beast – Kings Island
Personal top five steel coasters:
Rip Ride Rockit-Universal Studios Orlando
Banshee – Kings Island
Verbolten – Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Cheetah Hunt-Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Aside from coasters, my favorite things to do in the parks: I love people-watching and watching the shows and the arts and crafts. I like the different themes, especially Hershey Park! I can’t wait to go to Universal Studios in Florida!
Parks Listed (since 2015):
Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Coney Island, Kings Dominion, Six Flags St. Louis, Cedar Point, Hershey Park, Dorney Park, Lake Compounce, Six Flags Great America, Six Flags Great Adventure, Enchanted Forest, Camden Park, Kings Island, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Silverwood Theme Park, Elitch Gardens, Lakeside, Six Flags Over Georgia, Lagoon, Holiday World, Sea World Orlando, Fun Spot Orlando, Story Land, Six Flags Great Escape, Six Flags New England, Universal Studios Orlando, Islands of Adventure, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Kentucky Kingdom, Valleyfair, Mall of America
Additional Comments: Growing up in California and visiting Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Great America (San Jose), and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk meant I grew up a coaster junkie! I always wanted to travel to Ohio to ride the coveted “biggest, scariest, fastest, most twisted coasters!” When I met my husband, I knew we would accomplish my travel plans and take on America’s greatest coasters! Now that the kids are grown, and we aren’t old enough to retire, we spend our summers touring amusement parks and catching rock concerts!