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!
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!
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.
Sup. I’m Alex. I’m from NorCal, but live in Orlando 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, making these international park trips and visits just a tad easier. 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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Hi Folks! I’m Kai, I’m from Kent in the United Kingdom and have grown up visiting Theme Parks. I have countless memories visiting parks like Alton Towers and Chessington. Nowadays my local parks are Thorpe Park and Chessington but being half German I’m regularly visiting North German parks like Heide Park and Hansa Park. I enjoy a good thrilling coaster with a highly detailed story, making my #1 coaster Karnan! I also run the YouTube Channel At The Parks!
Hi, my name is Arthur. I live in Aalst, Belgium, which is located in between the three major theme parks in Belgium. However, I consider my home park to be Walibi Belgium. Ever since i started watching No Limits Coaster Simulation videos and afterwards watching and playing RCT3, I’ve been obsessed with coasters and I started to get interested in real life coasters and theme parks and how exactly they operate. For that reason, I’ve been working at Walibi Belgium during school breaks since I was 16 years old, and I am now studying Civil Engineering at Ghent University in the hopes of using these studies to go work at a coaster manufacturer in the future.
Since childhood, I have been interested and passionate about theme parks, photography, and performing arts. My dream as a child was to visit PortAventura, I was always asking questions about the park and I spent several summer afternoons visiting its website. Once I was tall enough to ride all the rides my parents took me to the park. That day marked a turning point in my life. Some years later, my family surprised me with a trip to Disneyland Paris. That trip gave me a new point of view of the theme park industry and I started getting interested in parks and resorts all over the world. Since then, I managed to visit some other parks (although I still have a lot of it on my bucket list), I also enjoy reading books about the subject and collecting merchandise. I participate in some theme park online communities and I have been a Staff Member at Tibidabo amusement park.
Hello, my name is Emma and I live in West Sussex in the UK! I love nothing more than spending a day at a theme park and enjoying all of the snacks they have to offer! My love for all things coaster came about from countless hours playing Theme Park World and of course RollerCoaster Tycoon! Last year I went on a trip to Europe and visited some amazing parks. My top parks so far are definitely Europa Park and Phantasialand! If I had to ride one rollercoaster for a whole day it would be Taron! See you at the parks!
Hi there, my name is Nadja and I am from a rather small town in Germany. When you asked me in 3rd grade what my biggest wish was, I would have answered “owning a roller coaster”. Almost 20 years later is still don’t own one but I still love to spend my vacations at theme parks. In 2019 I took it a step further and worked for the Walt Disney Company as a Cultural Representative in Disney World, Orlando. Epcot became literally my second home and I bet I still could navigate my way around the World Showcase with closed eyes (and an iced coffee in my hand)! I am sure I will go back there some time soon but in the meantime, I plan to visit a lot of theme parks in Europe.
Hi everyone. I’m James and I’m from Reading, England. I love to travel and explore different places and countries, enjoy skiing and am a huge fan of live music shows, concerts and festivals. From a young age, I was lucky enough to visit theme parks with my family and my local theme park, Thorpe Park, helped me to conquer my fears of going upside down when I was younger! Now I absolutely adore coasters and enjoy exploring new parks and getting a thrill fix. My favourite theme park is Phantasialand so I can often be found there; even though it’s not my home park, it feels like it is, and my favourite coasters are Taron and Taiga! I’m also studying engineering management at university and love product design, so hope to work in the theme park industry when I’m older.
Hello! My hometown is Santa Clara, California where I spent most of my teen summers at California’s Great America. I moved to the Cincinnati area for my bachelors degree in history, then to Virginia for my masters in public humanities, and back to the Cincinnati area for my first job in higher education. I now reside in Springfield, Ohio where I work in college admissions. Springfield is an easy drive away from both King’s Island and Cedar Point so that’s where you will find me most summer nights and weekends. I am one of most obnoxious Arrow fanboys you will ever meet and am still a little raw at the loss of Vortex. Outside of coasters and parks I love classic cinema, museums, architecture, and history.
Coaster Kings currently exists out of 4 theme park media brands. Besides California Coaster Kings, the brands are: European Coaster Kings, Cabin Crew Coaster Kings (retired), and Florida Coaster Kings.
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