Coaster Kings Radio Episode 3: What’s Up With This Manufacturer?

Get ready for an episode full of reviews! This includes Time Traveler, Copperhead Strike, Tigris, Popcorn Revenge and Wilderness! In that area, RMC Hybrid Untamed will open soon and we talked to park director Mascha Van Till! After that, we spin the Manufacturer Wheel of Fortune and speak out about our favorite coasters from the manufacturer that pops up. Enjoy!

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Walibi Belgium Update – Karma World – April 2019

Sven: It’s the Easter weekend and it’s sunny side up in Belgium. Guests are flowing in theme parks and we walked among them in Walibi Belgium. At the start of the season, the park reopened a new themed area: Karma World. Discover more about the new food, a repainted Cobra and most importantly the world’s first Erratic Dark Ride: Popcorn Revenge! Plus an update on the brand new coaster!

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You’ve Got a Great Past Ahead of You – Silver Dollar City Trip Report

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”

Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape – Now at Elitch Gardens

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:

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“Cordelia and Walter” a Boysenberry Art by Jeff Lee

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”

Walibi Holland Update – Opening of Wilderness – April 6th 2019

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”

Disneyland Resort Update – March 26th, 2019

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!

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Universal Studios Hollywood Update- March 25, 2019

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”