Tremendous buzz and rave reviews surround EPCOT’s new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coaster. Meanwhile, Magic Kingdom’s TRON Lightcycle Run is testing, and opening details are imminent. With these two gargantuan, futuristic, resort-defining Vekoma launched coasters making their landfall at Walt Disney World within a year of each other (after no major, high profile coaster since Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest since 2006), it begs the question: How are these coasters unique to each other, and which one is “better?”Continue reading “TRON vs Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Rewind: Which Coaster is Better?”
Where can you eat food from a large selection of European countries and cultures in one day? Where can you ride attractions themed to and landscaped to a bunch of different European nations? That’s right! It’s Europa-Park!Continue reading “Trip to Europa-Park in 2022”
There’s no better thing than a brand-new Disney park themed land opening up. This is particularly true for Disneyland Paris’ neighboring park Walt Disney Studios that has always struggled with a smaller-than-usual attraction lineup. As part of a large expansion to the theme park, Avenger Campus will be home to several rides, restaurants, shopping and entertainment attractions. Let’s take a look at all that Avenger Campus will have to offer!Continue reading “What to Expect at Marvel Avenger Campus at Walt Disney Studios in Paris”
Tucked away in the wine country town of Cleebronn, Germany, is truly one of the great hidden gems of the theme park world: Erlebnispark Tripsdrill. Obscured by rolling hills of grapevines, Tripsdrill is an uncannily large park considering its off-the-beaten-path location about 35km north of Stuttgart.Continue reading “Erlebnispark Tripsdrill 2022”
“Hollywood in Germany!” was the 1996 slogan of newly-opened Warner Bros. Movie World – 26 years later, Movie Park Germany near Bottrop remains one of Germany’s premier themed parks. Attractions include Star Trek: Operation Enterprise, Movie Park Studio Tour, Van Helsing’s Factory, Area 51, and Excalibur – Secrets of the Dark Forest; join us for a tour around through what we still call “Hollywood in Germany”.Continue reading “Hollywood In Germany! – A Tour of Movie Park Germany in 2022”
We’re privileged to have enjoyed over a week of theme parks across Europe this Spring, many of which I (Alex) hadn’t visited in nearly a decade and were new for Sean entirely. The first of 9 parks we’ll be covering is one of Germany’s northernmost parks, the lovely Hansa Park.Continue reading “Hansa Park 2022”
If you’ve been keeping up to date with us lately, you’ll know that we’ve been taking you on a tour of the major theme parks in Denmark and all of their latest developments. Not only has Denmark had the blessing of an epic development like a brand new Vekoma, called Fønix, just on the other coastline you can find a brand new development, called Dinosaurland, which has recently opened up its doors to the public. We checked out Dinosaurland on the opening weekend at Djurs Sommerland. We were also very lucky to have an exclusive meeting with the park’s CEO! So expect all the interesting updates in this article!Continue reading “Roaring into a new world of Dinosaurs at Djurs Sommerland”
Truly one of the most underrated parks in the country, SeaWorld San Diego is really a can’t-miss park for any enthusiasts visiting Southern California. Now with an amazing signature thrill coaster, it’s increasingly apparent just what a multi-faceted experience SeaWorld San Diego is.
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Tivoli Gardens is one of those parks which changes upon the seasons. The park can look completely different depending on whether you visit in spring, summer, autumn or winter. Tivoli has recently reopened for the 2022 season and the park couldn’t look more decked out for spring. There are beautiful flower beds all over the park and the cherry blossom is looking more vibrant than ever before. Fountains dance on the lakes and the crowds are out in full in the spring sunshine. Today we will take a look at the latest additions to the park and everything that caught my eye during my day at Tivoli.
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After 2 years of cancellations due to the pandemic, the spring funfair and festival in Cologne has come back and the event couldn’t be more popular with the public. Not only is it a perfect location for meeting friends and getting together for a drink, it’s also filled with food stalls, game stalls- and most importantly for us- rides and attractions! There’s even a brand new ride which is making its world premiere as well as a rollercoaster! So join me as I take you through the details of the exciting event this year and if you’re feeling extra adventurous- why not visit yourself? You’ve got until 1st May!
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There are many top places to visit in the UK with beautiful beaches and fantastic funfairs and plenty of doughnuts! Many of these places have a variety of rollercoasters, flat rides, dark rides and amongst these are hidden gems! Here we talk about my first ever trip to Skegness in the UK and take a look at what Fantasy Island has to offer.Continue reading “Fantasy Island Park Report – Skegness, UK.”
Did you know that Legoland Billund is the world’s original Lego park? If not, now you sure do! Therefore Legoland Billund houses a lot of the original Lego attractions- such as the original Dragon rollercoaster. Emma and I headed out to Legoland Billund to explore the park and see what’s new. It was my first time, however Emma has already visited the park- you can read her take on the park here.Continue reading “Legoland Billund- The Original Park Keeps Going Strong”
In the Midwest and eastern U.S. we are always excited for the reopening of our seasonal parks and the start of another coaster season. Among the parks with the earliest season opening is Carowinds. So on March 11th my friend Pete and I made the trek from central Ohio to this unique Cedar Fair Park. We arrived very late on Friday night and went to bed with visions of Fury 325 in our dreams.Continue reading “Carowinds Opening Weekend”
Rising from the ashes, Fønix at Fårup Sommerland spread its wings for the first-time last week. We kindly got invited by the park to experience the ride and have a look behind the scenes. What a new addition for the park and Europe! Read more about our experience and discover the whole park and its cute atmosphere, including the other major coaster: Orkanen and Lynet.Continue reading “Rise of Fønix at Fårup Sommerland”
Happy 30th anniversary for Disneyland Paris! The celebration started at Europe’s biggest theme park resort. We go through some of the festivities, including a review of the 30th anniversary Passholder Night. Plus, we also give you an update on Avengers Campus at the Walt Disney Studios!Continue reading “30th Anniversary at Disneyland Paris”
2022 is so far proving to be a pretty strong year across Europe, with some major new hardware opening up in the coming months. Above all, Denmark is opening up a major new Vekoma coaster as well as a Mack family coaster, both of which we will we be heading to check out next month. Furthermore, UK has got plans for two major rollercoasters coming at Thorpe Park and Chessington over the coming years. However, for this year, a brand new family rollercoaster, called The Farmyard Flyer, will be opening on the 1st April at Paultons Park.Continue reading “Flying into 2022 with the Farmyard Flyer”
Let’s face it, the UK dark ride scene is nothing to scream about in comparison to countries such as the Netherlands or Germany, but I want to take a peek in our dark ride collection here in the UK!Continue reading “Dark Rides – What you can find in the UK!”
With Spring around the corner, it’s time for Knott’s Berry Farm’s annual Boysenberry Festival! Coaster Kings were invited to the media preview night where we got to sample tons of Boysenberry inspired food and drinks and you can read all our thoughts below!Continue reading “Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival 2022 Media Preview Night ￼”
This past summer Alex, Sean, and Sven recorded an episode of Coaster Kings Radio discussing attractions they consider the weakest link at many major theme parks. Inspired by this episode we’ve decided to expand the concept to more parks starting with the Cedar Fair chain. Do note that we’ve decided to exclude kiddie coasters/rides while they might not be the best attractions, they do serve an important role at most parks.Continue reading “Weakest Links of The Cedar Fair Chain”
After some lengthy off season maintenance for two of Central Florida’s most beloved coasters, SheiKra and Montu are back online and looking good as new! We also enjoyed some quality time with some of the park’s other coaster favorites!Continue reading “Montu and SheiKra Reopened! Busch Gardens Tampa Trip Report”