125 Roller Coaster Challenge - Trimmed & Stapled Podcast

125 Roller Coaster Challenge - Trimmed & Stapled Podcast

Introducing the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge - Trimmed & Stapled Podcast We know what you are thinking, ”Great another podcast about roller coaster top ten lists and ride debates”. Well yes, sort of... While Trimmed & Stapled will include our thoughts and opinions on the best hyper coasters we have ridden, which Disney parks has the best theming, and which wooden coaster needs to become the next RMC hybrid, we would also like to take a different approach. Each week we will spend about a half hour discussing our journey while we try to ride 125 new credits a season. So along with our lists we want to share our experiences, tell you why we choose to visit a particular park, why we did the coasters in a particular order and our journey from being GP to actually proudly calling ourselves enthusiasts. 125 Roller Coaster Challenge started out as a family adventure and each week we want to share that with you because when it is all said and done, the best memories come from the people who shared the ride. Trimmed & Stapled debuts on December 1st, 2020 and will have a new adventure every Tuesday. Come share the ride with us

Episodes

August 16, 2022 11 min

As our second season comes to a close, there was one more park we visited after our Morey's Piers adventure and that was Playland's Castaway Cove in Ocean City, NJ.  Even though we visited this pier that has four coasters on it, we only rode one, the new for 2017 S&S coaster called GaleForce.  This short episode discusses the park and how this new attraction was riding it's first year (not perfectly). 

2017 was a hu...

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As we finish up our second season the past month had one thing in common, the Jersey Shore so in this ERT Paul & Janine (yes she is still alive) discuss the amusement piers they have visited and of course rank them.

The piers include Coney Island (yes it is technically NYC but for this episode we are considering it Northern North NJ), Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Casino Pier, Steel Pier, Gillian's Wonder Pier, Playland Castaw...

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August 1, 2022 24 min

It has finally arrived.  Yes this episode was promised almost two months ago but after a lot of research and so many different scripts, we have finally got you the Doo Wop episode which is a brief history of not just Morey's Piers, but the amusement piers of Wildwood, NJ.  Why are we putting it that way?

While Morey's Piers is what we currently have on the Wildwood Boardwalk, in the late 70's and 80's (i.e. when Pau...

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Our 2022 coaster season is in full swing and with it being the beginning of the month, it's time to let you know how our July came out and what our goals are for August as our summer starts to wind down.  Paul was all over the Northeast this past month with stops at Six Flags Darien Lake, Niagara Amusement Park (actually mostly their Splash World), Land of Make Believe, Casino Pier, Dorney Park, Hersheypark, Jenkinson's Boa...

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While we continue to have writer's block when it comes to our Morey's Pier history episode, Doo Wop, here is another chapter in our "revisited" themed episodes and this one focuses on our home Cedar Fair park, Dorney.

We will discuss the changes to the park in the last five years and how our opinions have changed on different food options, flat rides, the future of the park and of course, their coaster lineup.

Let&#...

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July 1, 2022 16 min

The 2022 season is in full swing, actually we just hit the midway point of the year and it's time for our Q episode.  So where did we go in June?  What do we have planned for July?  What is our favorite water park?

Yep, this episode let's you know about our adventures at Hersheypark, Knoebels and CLEMENTON PARK!!  Yep, it is back and we will let you know all about this park.  Also we are looking at visiting eleven parks in ...

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As we finish season two we are already looking ahead to some new ideas for season three and one of them is the "Revisited" monthly segment where we go back to parks we did when we started the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge five years ago and see what has changed.  While we were going to kick this off in September, Paul had his birthday where he went back to our home park of Hersheypark and rode all 13 coasters so it just made...

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June 15, 2022 24 min

So what have we been up to?  Glad you asked.  Our May and early June schedule was pretty solid and we got to revisit a lot of our local parks.  Even though we went there to enjoy the rides, food, and fun, we also got A LOT of content for our new YouTube channel (yep, we are hyping that again).  In this episode we discuss the following :

1. How are the two new Jolly Rancher themed rides at Hersheypark?

2. What's new at Dorney Pa...

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We are back!!!  Did you miss us.

We are sorry for the almost month delay in getting you out this episode but we know it was worth the wait.  Morey's Piers has some great roller coasters but to not have an episode about the food and the flat rides would be a sin.

This episode discusses each pier and highlights both of these aspects.  We also throw in some information about the two water parks for good measure.  Highlights includ...

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Our final Brake Run Talk for our second season is one we have been excited for since we started our journey in 2017.  Paul welcomes The Legend from In The Loop. 

We have been huge fans of these guys since we first watched their videos as we planned our first trips and even today when we want to check out a new park, learn about a new zoo, or even figure out what a cruise is all about.  While all of the guys at In The Loop are fanta...

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May 10, 2022 24 min

Yes, it took 84 episodes but we finally got to our 125th roller coaster and it was at the amazing Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ.  While we won't tell you in the description which coaster got that honor, we will tell you which coasters we rode that day and will let you know we did a Facebook poll and they picked the winner that day.  Also the park was simply amazing and made us feel like VIP's that day with ride passes, ...

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You asked for more and of course we are going to listen.  This week we have another coaster style episode focusing on those classic steel coasters, the mine train.  We have been lucky or unlucky enough to ride ten of these classic rides and they include : Trailblazer - Hersheypark, Runaway Mine Train - Six Flags Great Adventure, Dahlonega Mine Train - Six Flags Over Georgia, Big Thunder Railroad - Disney Magic Kingdom, Carolina Gol...

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May 1, 2022 21 min

It's the first of the month and unlike the last few Q episodes, we actually have a lot to share.  We went to a lot of parks in April and they include : Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Hersheypark, Six Flags America, Six Flags New England, Kings Dominion, and even Quassy.

Check out this episode where we discuss...

How much time do you need to enjoy Quassy?

Does painting a boomerang make is a better ride?

How windy is too windy for t...

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April 29, 2022 25 min

As our first year with the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge comes to an end, our 125th roller coaster is in sight.  We set up this New England trip (Six Flags New England, Quassy and the subject of this episode, Lake Compounce) with having Boulder Dash as our 125th coaster.  Does that happen?  Did we make some mistakes during this trip?  Find out in this episode.

Also this episode will discuss the roller coasters of Lake Compounce alon...

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When we were starting our journey in 2017 we watched a lot of YouTube channels to get an idea of what we were getting ourselves into and on the top of that list was Airtime Thrills.  We have always loved his rankings, his knowledge, and of course his passion for amusement parks and roller coasters.  So when we reached out to him about our little podcast and he agreed to sit down with us and do this episode, we were beyond, well thr...

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April 19, 2022 27 min

This episode we are bringing back the style, the coaster style episodes that is.  In the past we discussed hyper coasters, inverts, and even launched.  Today we are talking about our favorite RMC coasters. 

For those who don't know, RMC stands for Rocky Mountain Construction and they are some of the inventive coaster in the past ten years.  These coasters are all over most coaster enthusiasts top 25 and it is the same for us.  ...

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April 17, 2022 21 min

Our first year of the 125 Roller Coaster was about one thing, getting to 125.  While we have made a few mistakes in our first year (you will hear the big one soon) we have a few regrets also and one of them is we did a few hit and runs in 2017.  What is a hit and run?  We would run into a park (usually one of the smaller ones) and get the credit and go.  We did that with Waldameer, we did it with Conneaut Lake Park, and we did it w...

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Welcome to part two of our Six Flags New England episodes.  Today Paul & Janine will be discussing the Flats, Food and Fun as we walk through this great Six Flags park.  Highlights will  include :

Where can you get Mac & Cheese in a Bagel Cone

Is there a place where you can get the perfect view of the Connecticut River?

Is there any rides without a DC license?

We will be going over all the stores, food locations, flat rides...

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April 2, 2022 10 min

It's the first of the month and the weather is getting warmer so you know what that means!!  It's time for some coaster adventures and even though March was a bit light with some Busch Gardens Williamsburg trips, April is going to be EPIC!!

Hersheypark, Six Flags America, Six Flags Great Adventure, Knoebels, Kings Dominion, etc....  There are so many local parks opening up (come on Dorney, join the fun) and we will be visit...

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March 29, 2022 33 min

Our journey to 125 roller coasters returns with our first ever trip to the New England area and a visit to their flagship park - Six Flags New England.  In this episode we go over why we compare this park to Kennywood while answering the following questions.

How did Superman The Ride win 5 Golden Ticket awards?

Are there any roller coasters at the park not named after DC characters?

and Are RMC coasters really that good?

We are bac...

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