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Kurt Dahlin aka The Coaster Guy


My name is Kurt Dahlin, but you probably know me better as The Coaster Guy. My love for roller coasters goes back to when I was just a little guy, or at least my introduction to roller coasters. I was less than ten years old when my cousin Janet took me on my very first roller coaster. It was the Giant Dipper at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and it scared the daylights out of me. However, there was something about it that I really liked. It wasn’t until I was a little older that I realized it was the adrenaline rush from the speed that I craved.

Kurt Dahlin aka The Coaster GuyI was born in the Bay Area of Northern California, but I actually grew up in Oregon. It’s a beautiful place to live, but there’s not a lot in the way of roller coasters. Most of the adrenaline action I saw was in the form of carnival rides at the county and state fairs. I had the occasional trips to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Six Flags, and Universal Studios, but they were very few and far between.

Kurt Dahlin aka The Coaster GuyIt wasn’t until my company relocated me and my family to Santa Monica in 2005 that I was able to reconnect with my passion for roller coasters. We spent most of our first year in SoCal at Disneyland, with occasional trips to the other area parks. When we moved to the Santa Clarita Valley, we found ourselves just up the road from Six Flags Magic Mountain. With my sons getting older and all of us looking for bigger thrills, we figured that Six Flags was just the ticket for us. When I started looking online for a good source of information about the park, I couldn’t find anything. At least nothing that was as in-depth as I wanted and dedicated to just that park, so I decided to do it myself and The Coaster Guy was born.

I uploaded my very first blog post on December 8, 2010 and haven’t looked back. I was initially concerned that I wouldn’t have enough material to keep the site going on a regular basis for very long, however here I am years later and I have a huge backlog of information to post that I simply haven’t had time to get to yet. I’ll keep posting new information as often as I can if you promise to keep coming back. Thank you for visiting and please check back often!

-Kurt Dahlin aka The Coaster Guy