Park Hoppin’

Getting high in Colorado

Getting high in Colorado

PARK HOPPIN’ WITH PAUL RUBEN Since 2014 it is legal to buy cannabis in Colorado, but I much prefer adult beverages to Mary Jane.

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Sunshine on a rainy day

Sunshine on a rainy day

PARK HOPPIN’ WITH PAUL RUBEN Monday of IAAPA Attractions Expo week I made a quick trip to Busch Gardens Tampa to ride the park’s spectacular new drop tower from Intamin, Falcon’s Fury. While there I made some new friends, pictured here.

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Coney Island comeback continues

Coney Island comeback continues

PARK HOPPIN’ WITH PAUL RUBEN It had been two years since I last visited Coney Island, birthplace of the outdoor amusement industry. 

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Tubin’ in the Dark

Tubin’ in the Dark

by Paul Ruben

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By 23/05/2014 Read More →

Where A Million Diamonds Shine

by Paul Ruben Innovation is to be celebrated, to be cherished. That’s why I was so pleased to revisit Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to experience the crown jewel in the park’s New Fantasyland, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. 

It’s a Jungle Out There!
By 07/02/2014 Read More →

It’s a Jungle Out There!

by Paul Ruben It’s rare that I travel any further south in Florida than Walt Disney World. But the World Waterpark Association’s 33rd Annual Symposium and Trade Show brought me to West Palm Beach last fall. While in South Florida I discovered three new things.

Swing Time
By 23/12/2013 Read More →

Swing Time

by paul Ruben Have you ever heard of Venetian Swings? I hadn‘t until about 20 years ago when I first visited Crossroads Village in Flint, Michigan.

Fun Spot grows up
By 07/11/2013 Read More →

Fun Spot grows up

by Paul Ruben Can you think of an amusement park that began life as a family entertainment centre?

Parks and Locomotion
By 14/10/2013 Read More →

Parks and Locomotion

by Paul Ruben I had come to Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, to ride, photograph and write about GateKeeper, their new Wing Coaster from B&M. It’s a spectacularly thrilling ride, and I was mesmerised by it until, wandering around the park, something else caught my eye.

Restore The Shore
By 07/08/2013 Read More →

Restore The Shore

by Paul Ruben It’s been 10 months since Hurricane Sandy came aground at Brigantine, New Jersey, just north of Atlantic City.