We clearly love theme parks and roller coasters, but here is some additional information on who we are:
We are Coaster Kings. We’re a combination of 4 brands that currently cover many regions including, but not limited to, California, Europe and Florida. We frequently provide our readers with insightful and detailed park updates from parks around the globe. In addition, we post many other kinds of coverage, such as exclusive tour-reports, specials, series of articles, interviews, ride reviews, show reviews, etc. If you’re looking for special event coverage, we got you as well! We thoroughly cover all seasonal events as well, from all Halloween related events, to all Holiday related events.
– It is our goal to cover more theme parks and attractions in more parts of the world. In the future, the website’s content will diversify even more! Stay tuned for all the goodness we have coming your way. –
Meet the crew!
This site and its brands require a lot of passion and love to maintain. We’re proud to have a fun and passionate team with theme park enthusiasts from around the globe! (Additional Team Member profiles are coming soon).
Sean Verheijen: I was born and raised in The Netherlands and throughout my youth frequently visited Movie Park Germany and Walibi Holland. A few years back I moved to Los Angeles and founded California Coaster Kings to showcase my love for the industry. Alexander Dickey and I now live right behind SeaWorld Orlando. As for my profession, I am part of an Operations Leadership team for Marriott International. With lots of passion and help from friends and other amazing correspondents we worked hard to improve and turn the brand into what it is right now, including the switch from California Coaster Kings to just Coaster Kings. We thank you for support!
Sven Popelier: Hey everyone! The name’s Sven and I’m from the heart of Europe: Belgium. Being central, I’ve got the fortunate opportunity to visit loads of parks with just a few hours of driving. I now consider my home park Walibi Belgium but Disneyland Paris definitely deserves the same title. For me it’s not only about the thrill, but also theming, storytelling and offering an interesting mix of rides. Besides being a theme park enthusiast, I love music, traveling, board games, Disney, Harry Potter and collecting.
Alexander Dickey: Sup. I’m Alex. I’m from NorCal, but live in SoCal with Sean, my partner in crime and my partner in life. I lived in Nashville for 15 years, so the southeast is home as well. I work for a major airline that allows me to travel all over the world (hence the name “Cabin Crew Coaster Kings”). I’ve been riding roller coasters for about 25+ years now; thrilled to be riding all the time, plus taking photos and writing reports for you all to enjoy. Namaste.
Nick Chandler: I was born and raised in Orlando, so I’ve been going to the theme parks for as long as I can remember. Growing up and going to the parks so frequently caused me to fall in love with them. The rides, shows and overall atmosphere was just so enthralling to me. I liked them so much that when I was old enough to get a job, theme parks were my first choice. I spent 11 years working in various front and back of house positions at several of the major parks here in Orlando. Nowadays the parks are just a hobby for me, so joining the Florida Coaster Kings team is the perfect way to keep my passion for the parks alive and create fun and exciting content!
Alex Estevez: Attracted to rollercoasters thanks to theme park video-games such as Theme Park World and RCT3, the construction of Shambhala at PortAventura showed me what’s outside. As a beginner in traveling, I’m eager to discover first hand all of the themed experiences Europe has to offer. By joining the European Coaster Kings crew I am able to share my point of view and the uniqueness of the European industry with the world, as well as improve my English skills. Writing from Spain, my home park is PortAventura but Efteling is my favorite! In addition to theme-parks, I also love photography, lighting and music. See you around!
Derrion: Hi Coaster Royalty! I primarily grew up in Moreno Valley, CA and completed my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2015. While in college, I became an ambassador for Undergraduate Admission at UC Riverside, Programmed Film and Lecture Media events for Campus Entertainment, and hosted the Black Graduation in 2015. I got my first job as a ride operator during this time at Castle Park in Riverside, CA and soon after for Disneyland. I have always had a fondness of roller coasters and dreamed of one day being able to design them. It would be my ultimate goal to have my own amusement park one day! When I was 7 years old , I conquered my fear of thrill rides by riding Supreme Scream at Knott’s Berry Farm and from that point, I knew I would be able to enjoy any attraction. To this day Xcelerator is my favorite coaster in California and I look forward to venturing out and increasing my coaster count around the world. Currently, I work for NBCUniversal’s Universal Studios Consumer Insights Department and strive everyday to be an exceptional coaster king by being fearlessly intuitive and of course riding roller coasters!
Preston Ewing: Hello hello coaster connoisseurs! My name is Preston. I’ve lived in Southern California my entire life and have grown up going to amusement and theme parks nearby. I’ve had a Disneyland annual pass since I was three years old and have been going ever since! Other than the Disneyland Resort, I also currently have passes to Six Flags, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Universal Studios Hollywood. My favorite roller coaster in California is Twisted Colossus. Can’t get enough of that RMC goodness! Ever since I was around ten or eleven years old, I’ve been a huge roller coaster enthusiast. I attribute my love for roller coasters to Silver Bullet at Knott’s Berry Farm, as that was the first coaster I went on with inversions. Catch you later!
Supporting team members for regional and social media coverage include Derrion King, Zachary Anderson-Yoxsimer and Alex McLaren in California, as well as Ayme Temmink, Dorian Josse, Jan Koch and Henri Rush in Europe.
Coaster Kings (including California Coaster Kings, European Coaster Kings, Cabin Crew Coaster Kings and Florida Coaster Kings) is not affiliated with Six Flags Corporation, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, NBCUniversal/Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, Sea World Parks and Entertainment or any other theme park or any theme park subsidiaries. Additionally, all content provided on thecoasterkings.com, or by any Coaster Kings brands are not to be used by any other party unless permission is given. Copyright © 2013-2019 Coaster Kings, All Rights Reserved.