We think Rougarou is the best Floorless coaster in the USA and possibly the World.
Is it? That’s irrelevant – there’s no true way to measure that figure anyway. This article, like all “best/worst” statements, are always subjective and merely an opinion. But to say we, personally, enjoy this more than any other Floorless coaster, is a fact – and here’s why:
It’s our second year presenting a fresh-take on award categories for the theme park and coaster world. With a few returning categories, and a variety of new categories, this is Crystal Crown Awards 2021 – Recognizing Unusual Theme Park Highlights.
Besides being known for Ikea, Spotify and H&M, Sweden can show off with its green landscapes! So what would be a visit to the country without going to explore the forest? To be fair, we didn’t go hiking or wildlife spotting. But we did see quite some animals and trees in the town of Kolmården! Plus, we saw an unusual sight in Europe: an RMC Topper Track!
Paris’ Indiana Jones gets a bad rap. For pretty much its entire existence, the ride has been overlooked because of bigger coasters and better Indy-themed rides – but we think this odd little ride deserves more credit.
The year is 1860. Thunder Mesa has been virtually wiped off the map by an earthquake, with its infrastructure largely destroyed. Big Thunder Mining Co. is now shuttered, but indigenous spirits still possess the mine trains to this day.
While we’ve ranked all of Disney’s Space Mountains before, such an article can only spend so much time showcasing the pure brilliance of Disneyland Paris’ Space Mountain. After another recent trip to our french Disney home park across the pond, we decided to highlight this dazzling masterpiece of a roller coaster in a dedicated article.
On our 2019 trip to China, we didn’t plan on riding Rex’s Racer at Shanghai Disneyland. The new credit was tempting, but we assumed the line would be too long for us to want to take time away from all of the superb rides Shanghai Disneyland has to offer – after all, we already had the Paris and Hong Kong ones.
On Shanghai Disneyland day the crowds were light, and when we checked out the new Toy Story Land we couldn’t help but notice Rex’s Racer going out with empty seats. “Eh, why not” we said. After riding, it occurred to us that we’ve now ridden every coaster Disney has ever built – but not for long. Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleds will open at Hong Kong Disneyland before we know it, and with no plans for a Hong Kong Disney visit in our near future, we knew our every-Disney-coaster-ridden claim had an expiration date on it.
Naturally we decided to write an article ranking all operating Disney coasters – it may have taken 2 years for us to get around to it, but we’ve finally put it together. As Califloridian DLP passholders, we take our Disney coasters seriously, and with 30-ish coasters we had a lot to consider.
Due to the pandemic our last visit to Six Flags Magic Mountain (Sean and Alex) was early 2020. We were so excited to head back and spend a day and night at the Valencia theme park. The housing development behind the park that’s currently under construction provides some great views of the park. Let’s see how Magic Mountain’s collection of coasters is holding up!
One of our favorite parks in the country is Silver Dollar City. After a week delay, during which we went to Dollywood instead, we finally made it back out to the Ozarks for two days at the charming park.
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and DC, today unveiled plans to add yet another record-breaking coaster—WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage—to its unparalleled thrill ride lineup. Six Flags Magic Mountain’s record 20th roller coaster—the most at any theme park in the world—will debut as the tallest and longest single-rail coaster on the planet where riders will fly over 3,300 feet of track, towering 13 stories and soaring at speeds up to 58 miles-per-hour. The new coaster will be located in the six-acre DC UNIVERSE™ area of the park, which will be expanded and entirely remodeled to include a new, innovative restaurant and bar experience, plus retail locations featuring exclusive DC branded merchandise.
Despite actually having a trip planned to sister theme park Silver Dollar City, we ended up ditching our flights and jumping in the car to drive to Dollywood this week. While the drive from Orlando isn’t particularly convenient, it was good to get out of the city for a quick trip to one of our favorite parks. Let’s look at our day at the park including the good and the bad.
There’s nothing more coveted by coaster enthusiasts than an amazing night ride on one of their favorite coasters. As we get into the Halloween season many parks are staying open later. So we thought we’d rank what we consider the ten best parks for night rides. Get ready to add some evening park visits to your bucket list!
The awakening of a monster in Gröna Lund brought us to Stockholm this year. In the subways, the park found something lurking that guest can now enjoy at the park. We’re of course talking about Europe’s newest B&M: Monster!
Halloween Horror Nights has returned to Universal Studios Hollywood and they have returned with a clear goal in mind – to scare the living daylights out of us! But how is this event holding up after last year’s absence? With many old mazes and a few new, explore the frights with us as we delve into this year’s haunt!
Let’s get the camera rolling cause we visited Movie Park Germany this month! We couldn’t resist visiting to experience their brand new rollercoaster: Movie Park Studio Tour. A special launched family coaster which offers both a dark ride and a coaster. Next to that, I guided our European Coaster Kings members Alex from Spain and James from the UK during their first visit to the park. Want to know the tips? Continue reading!