Several quality of life updates made to the site.

In the last couple days, I’ve gone and made a couple small changes to the site which I hope will result in a better user experience.

I implemented page caching on most of the areas on the site which should result in much faster load times. No more waiting for our huge list of parks to load! I’ll keep working on getting the algorithm right, but generally I’d expect the overall experience to be much better.

I’ve also started making some tweaks to the photo update pages to make them easier to browse. There is a spotlight photo that is now featured at the top of the update and I’ve taken out pagination and replaced it with infinite scroll which should make viewing, especially on mobile much easier. Finally, at the end of each update there will now be recommendations for what related content might be interesting to look at next.

Let me know if you run into any issues. Still many more little things I’d like to get done.

A Cedar Point themed quiz is now available!

Prove your knowledge of Cedar Point’s attractions, theaters, restaurants and resort areas. Randomly generated every time, try it for yourself in time for some Memorial Day weekend fun.

The quiz can be found here:

Registration is not required to participate in the quiz. It is only required if you’d like to top the leaderboard. Looking for a bigger challenge? Try the original 25 Random Questions quiz where all of the content on the site is up for grabs!

Stay tuned as more themed quizzes as well as many more photo update content is coming soon!

Introducing Quizzes!

Today we have introduced a new site discovery feature to allow you to learn more about theme parks. The new quiz engine has debuted containing a randomized set of 25 questions every time featuring all the various theme parks and attractions on the site.

A scoring system was developed such that you get points based on correct answers and how fast you answer. Feel free to share your score on Twitter and Facebook and register using our brand new site registration integration if you want to be featured on the leaderboard. Site registration is not required to participate.

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Introducing the Theme Park Archive blog!

Hello Theme Park Archive readers!

Today we’re introducing a new feature to the site: this blog.  This new addition should help continue to keep the site fresh and updated with new content we wade through the offseason (for most parts of the US) and park updates are less frequent.

In this section we hope to educate readers of exciting news and announcements from theme parks this site covers, to announce exciting events, and allow us to add new editorial content highlighting the best of the industry.