About Us

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!


Hello fellow enthusiasts, it’s Romain here! I’ve grown up in the Paris region in France and I’d have to say that at the start, I was totally scared of big rides. I couldn’t even get to sit in one of them without being scared to death. However one day changed it all, the day I went on Oziris for the first time, the B&M invert at Parc Asterix. I discovered during the ride that roller coasters were amazing and that I shouldn’t be scared of them. This day I had become an enthusiast. Since I’ve traveled the world to ride the best ones and I’ve still a long way to go! But being an enthusiast isn’t about roller coasters only, the best part is to meet people, sometimes incredible people and have fun with them! That’s the best part of it! I hope to share the amazing moments I have the chance to live in my reports and to make you travel along me and the CK team! Cheers and see you all in the parks!

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.


My name is Robert and I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. Theme parks have been an important part of my life ever since I was a child. I attended Emerson college in Boston where I studied film production. Upon graduating, I returned to Los Angeles and worked for a talent management company where I assisted in the management of actors, writers, and directors. However, my heart was always in the themed entertainment world so I decided to make a career jump. Now I work for a global experience design and production firm that specializes in the creation, design, and master planning of theme parks, destination resorts, museums, expos, live shows and more all around the world. Horror aficionado, animal lover, long bath advocate, and Maverick = bae.

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.


Disclaimer:

Coaster Kings (including California Coaster Kings, European 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 © 2013-2020 Coaster Kings, All Rights Reserved.


2 Replies to “About Us”

  1. Hi California Coaster Kings, Managers, Directors, Cast Members, Merchandise Guest Services Disney Parks members and all Walt Disney Imagineering member! This is Jeffrey Baek! 5 things about my complaint about Disneyland:

    #1. Please BRING BACK “CAPTAIN EO” at Disneyland Resort in California in 2015:

    Hi! This is Jeffrey Baek!

    I am really SAD that CAPTAIN EO is removed at Disneyland resort in Anaheim California,

    MJ CAPTAIN EO 3D was been my most favorite attraction ride ever I been,

    I don’t know when If you and Disneyland will ever return Captain EO again,

    especially I HAATED ANY SNEAK PREVIEWS and even I also HATED HISTA, (Honey! I Shrunk The Audience is F+ and 0% poor rated and worst)

    BUT I do love CAPTAIN EO “BETTER” at Disneyland as long as I wish it would be bring CAPTAIN EO back at Disneyland once again hopefully soon as possible, because I would be very excited to go IF CAPTAIN EO ever comes back at Disneyland, otherwise IF NOT, then I will be SAD and find other things to go other fun rides, BUT CAPTAIN EO is my mainly favorite attraction that I always be wanted to attend and support of that best ride in theater special effects.

    Also, that I live in California, and the problem, that it is hard for me to fly all the way to Orlando Florida and i don’t have that big money enough, and so it is better IF CAPTAIN EO was be best resume in California, because as long as I live in California who near by my area, and I am soooo upset that CAPTAIN EO is removed last year, and I really really HATED Stupid SNEAK PREVIEW in Tomorrowland Theater and I only had a wish that IF CAPTAIN EO is ALSO be RESUME better to reopen at Disneyland Resort in California to reopen again in the magic eye theater again and i like Captain EO better than other media imagineer because it was cool moving seats and floor and 3D with 3D glasses was great special effects, air conditioner was freshed and so I just hope that CAPTAIN EO would resume this summer as well in Disneyland and this time Disney Imagineer DOESN’T HAVE To ADD up the “TRIBUTE” as CAPTAIN EO TRIBUTE BUT just back to original title with set up the sign and TV media screen to put the titled “CAPTAIN EO” but the same special effects in the theater and so i just hope that CAPTAIN EO is better to come back in California, because it is nearly where I live right now and so hope you understand and alot other Captain EO fans out there who wants it back in California, and remain Captain EO to stay forever at Disneyland and no more sneak previews that happened to other countries, BUT CAPTAIN EO is better to resume back to Disneyland Resort that I supported and so hope you understand, CAPTAIN EO in California is mostly I live and so hope this possible work out well? (or maybe IF its after STAR WARS Episode VII is final sneak previews is done at Disneyland right after when Star Wars 7 comes out in theatres everywhere, then possibly to bring back Captain EO) Thanks.

    #2. COMPLAINING ABOUT “SPLASH MOUNTAIN” at Disneyland Resort and what to replacing Splash Mountain in Critter Country into something replacing different attraction like a show or better ride than this worst Splash Mountain because..

    I really HATED “SPLASH MOUNTAIN” and so that is why I never attend to go on that worthless ride for alot of reasons and alot of my co-workers, teachers, family and alot of managers and friends at my church who DO NEVER ACCEPT to go Splash Mountain ride, and it seems right now than before that the way I see the new video on YouTube, it seems that there are NOT many much crowd people drawing huge line for Splash Mountain that much long anymore than before, so perhaps,
    IF i hear about IF something NEW change for replacing SPLASH MOUNTAIN that can change into different attraction LIKE A SHOW or different RIDE as better change something else as much better than Splash Mountain as it is time to REPLACE “Splash Mountain” this year 2015 to replace into SOMETHING ELSE as better as possible can be,

    as I just don’t wish Splash Mountain would remain last long forever,

    AS Better WATER adventure ride in Critter Country could be more better and funner to replace this summer as replacing SPLASH MOUNTAIN as into “MAELSTROM” and because I do really interested in some better water rides as like a raft rapids, and so since when MAELSTROM was used to be there as water ride as boat Viking that was used to be at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida USA, but since Walt Disney World is now closed forever, while they were changing into FROZEN ride that coming 2016, and so now this time and this summer 2015, as if hopefully if you guys and Walt Disney Imagineering members can discuss about REPLACING “Splash Mountain flume ride” to having at Critter Country at Disneyland Park in Disneyland Resort in Anaheim California In Orange County USA, as something I do not like Splash Mountain and a lot of people who disliked Splash Mountain that cannot last long and so I thought, that if you guys can discuss with Walt Disney Imagineer to plan this year summer 2015 to change into another new better and SAFETIER of cold water ride attraction to have “MAELSTROM” ride to be Replace SPLASH MOUNTAIN this year and plan to announce Disneyland to be permanently final day closing forever of Splash Mountain in Disneyland in Anaheim California to make way for more excited original Viking boat of water ride as MAELSTROM to be reopening for new Critter Country at Disneyland Park In Disneyland Resort in ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA USA this year 2015, and so more fans could enjoy ride as better than ever? Hope you understand and got this suggestion as possible to be working this out well hopefully?

    The Last Ride Ever on Maelstrom at Epcot Walt Disney World for TPR POV

    #3. STITCH ENCOUNTER (Show Interactive and motion with RIDE effects) to REPLACE for Tomorrowland INNOVENTIONS for all fans of LILO & STITCH as exactly in english dubbed based on place taken as DISNEYLAND HONG KONG Resort was showed as for English in California in the attraction of TOMORROWLAND, AS guests can expect to experince with new screen with interactive show and DARK RIDE movement inside the Room with adventures with Lilo and escapes from Captain Gantu was appeared and make way for STITCH ENCOUNTER to REPLACE “Disneyland INNOVENTIONS” to be reopen for 2016 or 2017 for kids and all age? It is best for replacing INNOVENTIONS to changed into “STITCH ENCOUNTER”

    Funny moments with Stitch…

    #4. BRING BACK of the OLD Original version Walk through of robotic animatronic figures with Sleeping Beauty and Sleeping Beauty’s friends of characters and villain Maleficient and all other set decoration to REPLACE it back to REPLACE the CARTOON and art of that new design to MAKE WAY for THE RETURN of the OLD version of “SLEEPING BEAUTY WALK THROUGH Castle maze IN ORIGINAL OLD VERSION as all set decoration with all same old robotic animatronic characters of figures, AS exactly where all the animatronics figures that appeared showed in every rides just like SNOW WHITE, PINOCCHIO and more Fantasyland was used and so for 60th Anniversary that reopened that it is time to BRING THE VERY OLD VERSION with animatronic Sleeping Beauty in old ways in the past to bring back in old original classic way to REPLACE the cartoon design in the return of the OLD walk through of SLEEPING BEAUTY WALK THROUGH CASTLE in OLD decades where it was?

    Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough 1999

    #5 Please KEEP the HATBOX GHOST to still Stay as even also remain Hatbox Ghost as well for during HAUNTED MANSION HOLIDAY such as Fall Halloween Time and Christmas Time just like same basic normal day but to decorate little bit holiday for Hatbox Ghost but to keep Hatbox Ghost to have it stay for any holiday season as even when Nightmare before Christmas of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park in Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California as well?

    AND

    #6. Make for new under refurbishment for SPACE MOUNTAIN into changing new single song to play the mix (like recently when Disneyland used to be playing Red Hot Chili Peppers at Space Mountain during ride for a limited time for example) and so this year make the song changing to play the famous single song as PSY-Gangnam Style to make extended Limited engagement in a limited years of SPACE MOUNTAIN ride to RE-Theme added to

    “SPACE MOUNTAIN: Xtreme Viral” for the fans of PSY for making limited time OR maybe remain permanetly either one?

    So Hope you understand these 6 things as what needs to be better for Disneyland Resort this year 2015 or 2016…, thanks

    Regarded by:

    Jeffrey Baek

    jeffreybaek80@gmail.com

    +1 (949) 422-0750

    http://www.disneyland.com
    http://www.wikipedia.org

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