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The 2016 Rao family vacation, or, we rode 55 coasters in eight days, baby!

The 2016 Rao family vacation, or, we rode 55 coasters in eight days, baby!

August 28, 2016, 11:16 AM · It began with a really big dream and ended with some really tired feet!

The 2016 Rao Family Vacationbegan with a dream to travel to eight different amusement parks in two weeks on a Clark Griswold-like road trip. It was an epic dream which would have included stops at Kings Island, Cedar Point, Hershey Park, Dorney Park, Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, Carowinds, and Dollywood, and would have encompassed well over 70 roller coasters along the way. However, as with any epic dream, the boring reality of budgets and human stamina eventually take precedence and our eight park dream trip became a five park Cedar Fair excursion. Let's look at the highlights, and our picks for the best coasters on the trip. Keep reading...

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Orlando theme parks to start giving out free insect repellent

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News update: Watching Disney's Electrical Parade, Dining Deals at Universal

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