COASTING FOR KIDS ON JUNE 8

Coasting for Kids will take place on June 8 at eleven theme parks owned by Cedar Fair: California’s Great America, Canada’s Wonderland, Carowinds, Cedar Point, Dorney Park, Kings Dominion, Kings Island, Knott’s Berry Farm, Michigan’s Adventure, Valleyfair and Worlds of Fun.  The purpose of this coaster-riding marathon is to raise funds for Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit storybook resort in Kissimee, FL that provides weeklong fantasy vacations for kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families.  It’s a worthy cause.  Online donations may be made at http://support.gktw.org/site/PageNavigator/coastingforkids.html.  I will be participating at Dorney Park, where the lineup includes Steel Force, Talon and Hydra.  Video is of Talon, a seriously underrated coaster and one of the best inverts I’ve ridden.