I grew up in and around Portland Oregon (learned to use computers at OMSI). So I like to keep my finger on the pulse of the city. The advent of Blogs have made that so much easier. Brandon keeps an interesting blog for those who miss the Northwest.
One of his recent posts shows why the Disneyland Resort faces an uphill battle in its attempt to reclaim its former glory. The article he links to about the physics of g-force on rollercoasters is really scary.