Ep. 18: Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind roller coaster review - Epcot Walt Disney World
Coastin' the Country
by WGN-TV
2y ago
The highly anticipated new roller coaster Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind officially opens at Walt Disney World's Epcot. Marcus Leshock was there to ride it on media day and gives his full review. We also talked with Disney Imagineer Liz Diaz about how the ride works and what the design process was like. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info ..read more
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Ep. 17: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway opens at Disney World
Coastin' the Country
by WGN-TV
3y ago
After a 91 year wait, Mickey Mouse finally has his own ride at Walt Disney World. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway has opened in the former location of the Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios. We talked with one of the people who rode it on media day, Alan Dalinka of MousePlanet.com. What is the ride like? Is it a worthy replacement to GMR? What kind of changes could be coming to the Disney Parks with the new leadership change? And how is coronavirus impacting Disney Parks ..read more
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Ep. 16: What should Cedar Point add in 2021?
Coastin' the Country
by WGN-TV
3y ago
Marcus Leshock talks with Cedar Point's Tony Clark about everything the amusement park is doing for their 150th season in 2020 - and we look ahead to what could be coming in 2021. We also talk about the latest news in the amusement park industry ..read more
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Ep. 15: Six Flags Great America Tsunami Surge update, No Coaster Con recap
Coastin' the Country
by WGN-TV
3y ago
Marcus recaps his trip to the American Coaster Enthusiasts No Coaster Con and talks with Six Flags Great America after their presentation there. They give us an update on the construction of their new water coaster Tsunami Surge. We also break down the latest news in the theme park world, including Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Orlando, and the latest rumors about the big 2021 attraction coming to Busch Gardens Williamsburg ..read more
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Ep. 14: Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and Rise of the Resistance - everything you need to know
Coastin' the Country
by WGN-TV
3y ago
Marcus takes his first trip to Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World for the opening of the new attraction, Rise of the Resistance. We spent a few days exploring all Galaxy's Edge has to offer and rundown the things you must do and how to get the best possible experience when visiting ..read more
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Ep. 13: S&S AXIS roller coaster prototype breakdown with Tim Baldwin of Amusement Today
Coastin' the Country
by WGN-TV
3y ago
Marcus talks with Tim Baldwin of Amusement Today about his experience riding the new Axis roller coaster prototype from S&S. The ride takes passengers along a track and has them flipping 360┬░ horizontally. Tim talks about what it was like to ride it, what it's like to visit a manufacturer like S&S and when he thinks we might see it in an actual theme park ..read more
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Ep. 12: Kings Island announces ORION giga coaster!
Coastin' the Country
by WGN-TV
3y ago
We talk to Don Helbig of Kings Island in Mason, Ohio about their newly announced GIGA COASTER - ORION! Don answers all of Marcus's questions about the backstory of the ride, how it was created, how the construction process should play out and everything else Kings Island ..read more
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Ep. 11: Silver Dollar City announces giant raft ride Mystic River Falls
Coastin' the Country
by WGN-TV
3y ago
We talk to Silver Dollar City President and General Manager Brad Thomas about Mystic River Falls, their new raft ride featuring an 80-foot tower lift and a 45-foot final drop - the largest in the Western Hemisphere. We talked about the history of Silver Dollar City, the significance of the real Mystic River in the Marvel Cave, and just how this ride and new $30 million Rivertown section fit into the rest of the park ..read more
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Ep. 10: How wave pools work, Maxx Force opens
Coastin' the Country
by WGN-TV
3y ago
We head to the Raging Waves water park in Yorkville, Illinois to get a behind the scenes look at how wave pools work. The new launch roller coaster Maxx Force opens at Six Flags Great America and Marcus describes what his first ride was like. And we talk about that disturbing video featuring a fight at Disneyland ..read more
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Ep. 9: Gatlinburg SkyBridge at Skylift Park in Tennessee
Coastin' the Country
by WGN-TV
3y ago
Marcus visits the longest suspension bridge in North America, the Skybridge at Skylift Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. A chair lift system takes guests up to the top of the Smoky Mountains and now you can walk across a suspension bridge 140 feet in the air, with glass panels in the center than let you look straight down. We talked with them about why the created the attraction and we give you some tips if you plan to visit ..read more
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