Total Timber Tour 2

Total Timber Tour 2

June 5 - June 26 2010 | 7935 Miles, 27 States, 22 Days | 154 Roller Coasters, 24 Parks
About the Tour

After 18 trips to the US over 20 years, Adrian & Ian, 2 Roller Coaster Enthusiasts from the UK, have ridden over 700 Roller Coasters, and visited more than 100 Theme and Amusements Parks around the world. Before this trip, they had ridden almost every wooden coaster in the US.

In 2010, after a failed attempt 2 years earlier, they embarked on this trip with one mission - to complete their boast that they have ridden every operating wooden coaster in the US*.

The remaining coasters were spread from Alabama to California and the trip took in some new steel coasters spread across the country. It covered 24 parks, 6 new to them and 154 coasters in total, 41 new to them.

The ‘Total Timber Tour 2’ travelled from New Jersey, through Canada, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas, Southern Alabama, and through to the West via New Mexico. The climax of the tour was a ride on ‘Terminator Salvation: The Ride’ at Six Flags Magic Mountain, California - a new wooden coaster that opened in May 2009. In all, the tour crossed 27 state lines, and totalled 7935 miles!

You can see their adventures of the trip via the daily blog which tracked the route as the pair worked their way from East to West. This website peaked at 8900+ hits a day during the tour.


*Excluding those SBNO (Standing, but non-operational), those under construction until the trip is complete and junior rides that have a maximum rider height limit


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Lake Compounce

After flying into Newark, NJ from London, the tour starts off with a quick stop at Lake Compounce, Bristol CT, home to one of the best coasters in the country - Boulder Dash - for a few laps in the evening.

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Great Escape

A re-visit to one of our favourite American parks - Great Escape at Queensbury, NY - home to the world-class Comet coaster.

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La Ronde

Our route will take us into Canada through Montreal and a chance to visit a new park, for us at least, La Ronde.

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Canada's Wonderland

It will be nearly 9 years to the day since we visited Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, just outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The reason for wanting to revisit is to try the 2008 230ft Behemoth.

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Kings Island

Back into the 'States and Kings Mills, near Cincinnatti, OH to Kings Island. A park we've visited many times before, but not since the 2009 230ft Diamondback opened.

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Kings Dominion

A long drive to Doswell, VA and another familiar park, but the draw of a brand new 305ft giga-coaster, Intimidator 305, means we have to add it to the itinerary.

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