The New York Times Travel section featured an article last Friday on the wooden roller coasters of Pennsylvania. Writer Cindy Price made a trek acroos Pennsylvania riding the Keystone State's notable wooden coasters. Her account includes rides (or mentions) of the Phoenix and Twister at Knoebels, Thunderbolt at Kennywood, Starliner and Leap The Dips (The oldest operating roller coaster) at Lakemont Park and Lightning Racer and Wildcat at Hersheypark.
"And absolutely none of it compares to this: the Ravine Flyer II — the wooden coaster that Derek Shaw claims “could be the best new ride this year in the world,” that thecoastercritic.com is picking for “sleeper hit of 2008,” and has been the talk of coaster forums all year long — costs exactly $4.50 to ride."
Read the full article: "A Good Old-Fashioned Thrill Ride". Hopefully I'll get to ride Ravine Flyer II and see whether it truly is the hit that I predicted it to be. More on Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer Park.