Four Couples Renew Wedding Vows on Roller Coaster at LEGOLAND® California Resort!
February 14, 2014

Carlsbad, Calif. (February 14, 2014) – Valentine’s Day was a wild ride for four San Diego couples as they renewed their marriage vows on Coastersaurus, one of three roller coasters at LEGOLAND® California Resort. The vows were renewed live on the roller coaster during “John & Tammy in the Morning,” a local FM radio program airing on KSON.

Tammy Lee, who recently became an ordained minister, recited the vows to David and Evonne Borgardt of San Marcos, Kim and Aaron Dean of Temecula, Bob and Rhea Tabler of Ramona and Derrick and Michelle  Ford of Chula Vista while cruising at 20 miles per hour prior to Park opening.  The couples were selected after listeners called in sharing their wedding stories.

“Some people say that marriage is a little like riding a roller coaster,” said host John Flint. “I say that’s incorrect. I say it’s exactly like riding a roller coaster!” Flint gave a toast during a brief reception at LEGOLAND® Hotel where the couples shared champagne and cupcakes.  LEGOLAND California Resort treated the couples and their children to a night stay at the new hotel and tickets to enjoy the family theme park and SEA LIFE Aquarium.

Coastersaurus is one of more than 60 rides shows and attractions at LEGOLAND California. For more information, visit

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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