Below is a list of tools and resources I personally use (or have used) to help me with finding information or products on roller coasters or theme parks, putting together my eBook, and creating my blogs and websites. I highly recommend each and every one (and wouldn’t list it here if I didn’t). Some of these premium services do come with a price (just being honest here), but seriously I wouldn’t risk mentioning them here if I didn’t know they work great and will save a lot of people time and money.

Theme Park Books

  • Things to Do in Theme Park Queues - An entertaining book, iPhone app, Android app and Kindle eBook that will make your visit to a busy theme park even more enjoyable. Filled with tips, travel advice, activity ideas, games, trivia, planning suggestions and more, these products help remove the "downs" from your theme park visit.
  • Theme Park Design - Contains fascinating and detailed information about theme parks and how they go from a blue sky concept to reality. It's a very easy read which will sometimes have you laughing out loud. Remember: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But if it is broke, it better be fixable in one night."
  • What Would Walt Do? – The story of a construction worker during the creation of the Walt Disney World resort after the death of Walt Disney.
  • Disney World Saving Guide - An ex-Disney employee reveals tips on how to save money on your next vacation to Disney World.
  •  Coasters 101: An Engineer's Guide to Roller Coaster Design: “If you are a nerd, then you will love this book. Interesting… enjoyable.”
  • Observation Wheels: Guide to the World's Largest Ferris Wheels - Learn fun facts about seventy of the biggest Ferris wheels in the world.
  • Creating My Own Nemesis - John Wardley's autobiography. Designer of Alton Tower's Nemesis, Oblivion, and Air. Great stories, like how a roller coaster may have saved a young woman's life. I recommended it to all theme park fans!
  • The 50 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters Ever Built - Where are the most terrifying roller coasters found? Who designs them? Which park builds the craziest rides? Found out by reading The 50 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters Ever Built!
  • Secrets of the Forbidden Journey: The Unofficial Guide to the World's Ultimate Theme Park Attraction

Theme Park Games

  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D - From constructing the wildest roller coasters to picking out the perfect spot for your stores and amenities amidst jam-packed crowds, you can finally enjoy the classic RollerCoaster Tycoon experience on the 3DS.

Theme Park Apps

  • Guess the Coaster: Hard core coaster enthusiasts and play this quiz game on their mobile devices to test their coaster knowledge!
  • Disney Theme Park Picture Quiz: Test your Disney Theme Park knowledge with this fun picture quiz app. Try to guess the theme park the pictured attraction resides in while unveiling as little of the photo as possible!

Theme Park Websites and Blogs

  •  Happy Fun Land Park blog – A transparent look into the world of theme park design as a new and exciting park is being designed and built in Suzhou, China. Entertaining, informative, hilarious, and more -  this is the theme park blog we’ve all been waiting for!

Website Tools

  • Aweber: The internet’s most powerful email opt-in service and email marketing and broadcasting tool. This is what I use to build and send my free email newsletters.
  • HostGator: Website hosting with easy to use, one-click automatic WordPress installation, and excellent customer service. I highly recommend Host Gator for your first website.
  • Kontera: Help pay for your website by placing relevant in text ad links on your blog posts and articles.
  • Namecheap: Very affordable site to quickly and easily register your perfect domain name. I registered here.
  • Socrates: This is the WordPress theme and framework that RCT4 Release Date runs on, with built in navigation and easy customization.

Miscellaneous Links

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). These are all things that I have experience with that I am recommending because they are helpful and are companies that I trust, not because of the commissions that I may earn from you using these products. Please do not spend money unless you feel it’s for something you really need and will help you reach your goals.

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