Sven: After years of looking forward to California’s theme parks, I finally took the flight to Los Angeles in February to discover some of the States’ most interesting theme parks. Yes, European Coaster Kings visited five of LA’s major parks to ride its coasters and more. Get ready for my experience at the several parks and how I compare them to our parks in Europe. I start off with Universal Studios Hollywood. Continue reading “ECK goes CCK: Universal Studios Hollywood”
Sven: Hey everyone! Today we’re launching our second vlog post! Discover more about Europe’s theme parks not only by our ECK blog post but with our new videos too! We launched our first one last year and now we have a brand new waiting for you. Check out the German theme parks!
Alexander: For a fun 1-day trip from Southern California, Sean and I decided to pay a visit to Salt Lake City’s Lagoon Amusement Park – “The Country’s Largest Family-Owned Amusement Park”!
It’s been less than 2 years since my last visit to Lagoon, but much has changed already! Let’s go see!
Knott’s Scary Farm, the first and largest Halloween event in Southern California has revealed exclusive and frightening new details for the return of its 46th season during a special appearance at the fan-favorite event Midsummer Scream in Long Beach. The Knott’s entertainment team held an exclusive panel for fans featuring a few of the Scary Farm masterminds including maze and set designers, producers along with costuming and makeup to share insight on what’s lurking in the fog for 2018. Continue reading “Knott’s Scary Farm 2018 – Midsummer Scream Scare Zone Reveal”
Sean: We just launched a new Six Flags Magic Mountain Update last weekend but we like to follow up with another quick update! In this update we’ll take a further look at the Cyclone Bay construction, CraZanity, and more!
Alexander: We’re back at the Thrill Capital of the World. We’ve got a great big Magic Mountain update for you all! Cyclone Bay, CraZanity, Jammin’ Bumpers, and more!
Nick: Today we stopped by SeaWorld Orlando to take a look at the progress of Infinity Falls, their new world class rapids ride opening later this summer. Crews are still hard at work finishing up the landscaping and theming around the attraction, so an opening date shouldn’t be too far off!
Sven: Yesterday we went to a theme park that you probably never heard about: Parc Saint Paul. It is one of the parks in Europe that opened a decent coaster this year so we had to test it out. Let’s talk about Wood Express, the newest Gravitykraft coaster of Europe! Continue reading “Parc Saint-Paul 2018 – Wood Express”
Sean: We needed a day in the sun with a beer and some coasters after a long week at work, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom was the perfect solution. The park was lightly crowded with plenty of re-ride opportunities! Too bad that some major attractions at the park were closed. Read on for a trip report/ park update with Harley Quinn footage! Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Update – July 18th 2018”
Alexander: Since we love lists, we thought it was time for something a little different: a ranking of all 50 States, in order of coaster quality.
Quality is key, here; it would be very easy to just list states based on # of coasters, but that wouldn’t be very interesting. We’ve compiled our countdown based on a comprehensive look at each state and its coasters, carefully scrutinizing each one down to every possible comparison.
We know which states have more or less; today we consider which are best. Continue reading “Top 50 Coaster States”
After months of rumors, teasing and hype, Kennywood finally unveiled their 2019 addition today, The Steel Curtain, a new record-breaking coaster from S&S Sansei Technologies, as well as a new themed area, Steelers Country!
Nick: Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration is now officially open at Universal Studios Florida. This new nighttime show combines fountains, water screens, and pyrotechnics with clips and music from some of Universal’s biggest franchises. It’s an excellent addition to the park and provides the perfect way to end your day. Read on for our thoughts and photos!
Henri: Excalibur: Secrets of the Dark Forest has a long history. All started back in 1996, when Warner Bros. Movie World Germany opened its gates. Our older fans will remember the attraction as Die unendliche Geschichte, themed after the famous german novel from Michael Ende. Everything changed in 2005, when the park got a big retheming. Mystery River could never live up to the fame that “Die unendliche Geschichte” had. 2018 is the big year for the classic Intamin Rapid River. Same attraction – new theming. Can Excalibur live up to the fame of the Warner Bros. Version? – let’s find out.
Sean: Six Flags Magic Mountain has started construction on a big new project before they even opened CraZanity. Cyclone Bay is currently under construction, and the park is moving fast to free up space and add their next additions. The park has yet to announce what their next new attraction will be, but for now we can take you along for a quick update on the construction! Continue reading “Cyclone Bay Construction Update – Six Flags Magic Mountain – July 12th 2018”
Sean: Six Flags Magic Mountain has opened their newest thrill ride, CraZanity, this week and not only is it a perfect fit for the park, it’s a true Six Flags Magic Mountain thrill ride. Six Flags Magic Mountain has the tendency to open record breaking attractions, and CraZanity is no different. Let’s take a look at the World’s tallest and fastest pendulum thrill ride! Continue reading “The World’s Tallest and Fastest Pendulum Thrill Ride is Now Open at Six Flags Magic Mountain!”