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Southern California, Utah & Nevada Coaster Trip – Part 7: The Coasters of Las Vegas & Primm

Southern California, Utah & Nevada Coaster Trip – Part 7: The Coasters of Las Vegas & Primm Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix On Monday August 8 we headed back to Las Vegas for the last leg of our trip. We arrived at Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix in Las Vegas, NV around 12:30.  Operating since 1993, this Family Entertainment Center has a kiddie coaster.   Dragon Coaster: (Wisdom Rides, Kiddie, 2000) This gave the expected ride – 1 ride. They also have Dive Bomber Airplanes; Tornado Twister; Super Fun Slide; Go Karts; Sprint Kart Speedway; Adult Gran Prix; and Kiddie […]

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Southern California, Utah & Nevada Coaster Trip – Part 6: ACE Preservation Conference at Lagoon

Southern California, Utah & Nevada Coaster Trip – Part 6: ACE Preservation Conference at Lagoon Lagoon Amusement Park After an early morning drive on Friday, August 6 from Fillmore, UT we arrived around 9:00 a.m. at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, UT for ACE Preservation Conference 2016.  Operating since 1886, this is one of the oldest amusement parks in the country.  I visited in 2012 and enjoyed my day and eagerly looked forward to spending more time here.  We had an unusual schedule in that we had 2 full days at this park, Friday and Sunday with a tour of […]

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Southern California, Utah & Nevada Coaster Trip – Part 5: Six Flags Magic Mountain

Southern California, Utah & Nevada Coaster Trip – Part 5: Six Flags Magic Mountain One of my main reasons for suggesting southern California for this trip was to go to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA.  With more coasters than any park in the world and knowing it could be crowded, we originally planned a day and a half.  Once the final Preservation Con schedule was released, the need to be in Utah Friday morning shortened our half day to 2.5 hours, but at least that was more than just one day.  The challenge would be that among the […]

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