Introducing the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge - Trimmed & Stapled Podcast
We know what you are thinking, ”Great another podcast about roller coaster top ten lists and ride debates”. Well yes, sort of...
While Trimmed & Stapled will include our thoughts and opinions on the best hyper coasters we have ridden, which Disney parks has the best theming, and which wooden coaster needs to become the next RMC hybrid, we would also like to take a different approach.
Each week we will spend about a half hour discussing our journey while we try to ride 125 new credits a season. So along with our lists we want to share our experiences, tell you why we choose to visit a particular park, why we did the coasters in a particular order and our journey from being GP to actually proudly calling ourselves enthusiasts.
125 Roller Coaster Challenge started out as a family adventure and each week we want to share that with you because when it is all said and done, the best memories come from the people who shared the ride.
Trimmed & Stapled debuts on December 1st, 2020 and will have a new adventure every Tuesday. Come share the ride with us
Episode 114- Simply the Best 2022 (Part 1)
Last week we talked about the 26 roller coasters that caused us pain so now it’s time to talk about the one’s that give us joy. Sit back and relax while we discuss our top 100 coasters from 100 to 51. This is the longest podcast episode we have ever done but it will be well worth the listen.
We will be discussing roller coasters fro Hersheypark, Dollywood, Lake Compounce, Cedar Point, Busch Gardens Tampa, Morey’s Piers, Seabreeze, Knoebels, Six Flags New England, Kennywood, Kings Island, Six Flags Darien Lake, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Waldameer, Silver Dollar City, Lakemont Park, Carowinds, Six Flags America, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Casino Pier, Kings Dominion, and even La Ronde.
Each coaster gets a little love as we go through the rankings and let us know in the comments if you agree with the rankings.
Episode 113 - Ouch 2022
The new year is upon us so it is time for our roller coaster rankings and like last year, we kick it all off with our "Ouch" list which is the 25 (in this case 26) worst roller coasters we have ridden. This is a double episode because we breakdown the coaster styles, which parks have these coasters and even discuss the 8 coasters who have left the list either because we got better rides on them, or which is more likely, we found worst coasters to ride.
So sit back, grab a drink, and get ready to throw us a lot of comments because some of this picks will be controversial and we are ready for the debate.
Next week we will start our "Simply the Best" list with our top 100 to 51 coasters so let us know your thoughts and we can't wait to see you in the queue in 2023
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Episode 112 - Can You Tell Me How To Get...
Sweepin’ the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet.
Come On, you know the lyric, I’m sure you are probably singing them to yourself as you read this. Yep, we finally got to our actual home Sea World Park (yes, we claim it is Busch Garden’s Williamsburg but the miles don’t lie), Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA.
This episode takes you back to our journey on our second year of the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge and how we got to ride the new for 2018 roller coasters, Oscar’s Wacky Taxi.
We discuss our day at this park along with a full park walk through so if you ever wanted to visit this iconic Philly area park, sit back and enjoy this episode.
Episode 111 - ERT - Our Promise for a New Year
Hello Hello Hello, Welcome to the 125 Roller Coaster Challenge - Trimmed & Stapled Podcast.
Yes, we have had the honor of saying that for a little over two years and 110 different episodes but lately we have been dropping the ball so in this episode we will be letting you know our plans for all of our social media, YouTube and this podcast in 2023.
How many polls a week will we be doing on Instagram? Are we still doing giveaways?
Are we seriously doing TikTok now?
What are we doing with the YouTube channel now that the snow is falling and the local parks are closing?
You have questions, this episode will provide the answers, we hope.
If not, send us a comment, DM or if you are old school, write us a letter and mail it out. We answer everything we can and love to know what you think.
Episode 110 - ERT - 50 for 50 (Part 2)
We are back with the second part of which amusement park we are looking to visit in 2023. As Paul hits the 50 milestone, his goal is to visit 50 parks in one year and this episode continues where episode 108 ended with the next 25 parks on the target list.
Some are local, some are parts of planned trips and even some are crazy day trips but all in all, listen to this episode to see where the 125 Roller Coaster gang will be next year (and will be filming for the YouTube channel).
Did we miss a park you want us to visit? Are there parks on this list that we shouldn’t even waste our time with? Let us know in the comment section and have an amazing holiday season.
Episode 109 - Queued Up For The Holidays
Yes we are a little late with our Q episode this month but hey, we have been working a lot on some projects so better late than never. In this episode we are discussing not only our local holiday events but answering some listener questions and this month they are pretty good.
1. Where do you think Wildcat’s Revenge will rank in the Hersheypark coasters and in RMC’s overall?
2. Meal Plans - Are they worth it?
3. What else is there to do in the Hershey area?
See, these are pretty good questions and we are answering them along with updating everyone on what is going on with our YouTube channel now that we are starting to run out of daily content.
Enjoy this episode and our next two episodes feature :
Our second part of our 50 for 50 parks we are planning on visiting in 2023 and our Sesame Place episode featuring Vapor Trail and Oscar’s Wacky Taxi.
I have binge listened to this series over the last few weeks. I really enjoy hearing Paul and Janine share their stories along with tips and tricks to enjoy the different theme parks.
Great coaster content!
Just getting started on this podcast, and I’m already 4 episodes in. Can’t stop listening! Love it! So happy you guys get to support your son in his journey with a fun alternative to just sitting and waiting. ❤️
Love this show. Learning why the 125 roller coaster challenge happened in the first place + great hosts = a great podcast!