Sean: Alright y’all, we here! Finally I got the chance to visit one of the country’s best reviewed theme parks: Silver Dollar City! As a proud Dollywood season pass holder we rolled up and were given 50% off admission. Join us as we check out some of the country’s best coasters, food and scenery! Continue reading “You’ve Got a Great Past Ahead of You – Silver Dollar City Trip Report”
Jeff: Hey all, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Jeff, and I’m super excited to be providing some guest coverage for Coaster Kings, one of my favorite theme park sites. A little about myself: I’m an artist and painting instructor. I also work as a Scenic Artist at Knott’s Berry Farm. If you’ve been to Haunt in the last two years, you’ve probably seen my work in the mazes. If you want to see more, I’m @artbyjefflee on IG
I’m also a huge theme park fan. My favorite park is Knoebels and my favorite coaster
is was Volcano the Blast Coaster at Kings Dominion.
I drove out from California to Elitch Gardens in Denver for the opening of “Kaleidoscape” the new dark ride by Meow Wolf, an artist collective based in Santa Fe. For those not familiar with Meow Wolf, this passage from their website explains things better than I could:
Hi Readers! Check out this amazing art piece by our friend Jeff Lee!
“Cordelia and Walter”
Boysenberries and white acrylic paint on canvas, 2019
18″ x 24″
I guess I was mainly inspired by Knott’s Berry Farm’s impressive ability to add boysenberry to pretty much anything. I wanted to find a way to incorporate actual berries as artistic materials. The hardest part of the whole process was finding boysenberries in February. I was about to give up and use blackberries instead when I found frozen boysenberries at Mother’s Market. Continue reading ““Cordelia and Walter” a Boysenberry Art by Jeff Lee”
Derrion: Universal Studios Hollywood has so many different projects on the horizon. I appreciate the time the park has taken to continue to expand. Lets see what is going on this week in the park! Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Park Update – Early April 2019”
Derrion: Hey folks we decided to head to the park for a quick Six Flags Magic Mountain update. The crowds are coming back, so be mindful of the days you will be visiting the park. We recommend going during the middle of the week for the best experience. Lets check out some of the parks most recent changes! Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Park Update- Early April 2019”
Alex: One of Europe’s most anticipated new rides this season opened its gates just this weekend at PortAventura! We were there to discover the first dark ride at the park.
Derrion: The Boysenberry Festival is back at Knott’s Berry Farm and what an amazing day it was! With so many treats, wines, beers, and rides, there is nothing not to love about the famed seasonal event. Lets take a look at what you will find this year.
Sven: We just came back from our first park of the European theme park season! Walibi Holland was so kind to invite us for the opening of Wilderness, a new themed area. This also included a construction tour of Western-Europe’s first RMC coaster: Untamed! Find out more about this exciting area and ride! Continue reading “Walibi Holland Update – Opening of Wilderness – April 6th 2019”
Alexander: It’s early Spring and the regional parks of North America are waking up from a long winter’s nap! We had the pleasure of starting our 2019 seasonal-park season at Six Flags Over Georgia! We enjoyed solid operations, saw some fresh changes, and of course rode some great rides!
Alexander – Welcome to the media day for Legoland Florida’s LEGO Movie World! This was mine and Sean’s first time at this particular Legoland, so we were thrilled to finally check it out!
Preston: We’ve got a lot to check out during this Disneyland Resort Update. Galaxy’s Edge is RIGHT around the corner and Project Stardust is not over with quite yet. In this update, we take a look at Star Wars Land construction, the new Pixar Pals Parking Structure, Jessie’s Critter Carousel, the Grizzly River Run refurbishment, and more!
Derrion: It is great when I get a little time to visit the parks. It has been a very busy month and I love how theme parks make all your problems seem to disappear. Needless to say I needed amusement park therapy and decided to head to Universal Studios Hollywood. It was a very busy day in the park but let’s take a look at some new changes and more construction progress on the new additions coming to Universal Studios Hollywood. Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Update- March 25, 2019”
Alexander: NOW OPEN! Sea World’s newest area, themed to everyone’s favorite Muppet hangout: Sesame Street! There’s lots to do in this new area for all ages! Let’s check it out!
Alexander: I’m not saying that we have a Pennsylvania Coaster Kings branch yet…but I’m also not saying we don’t. Long time collaborator Joel Brewton, on behalf of ACE, has provided us with his photos of this past week’s Steel Curtain event at Kennywood. Enjoy!
Alexander: Greetings, Florida fans! It’s been a while since we did a general park update for Busch Gardens Tampa, but today’s the day! Let’s take a look at all the progress taking place as 2019 and 2020 projects charge on!