LOLiday World

Alexander: Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana is an iconic brand in the American theme park landscape, famous for its friendly staff, spotless midways, excellent value, enormous water park, and stellar collection of modern wooden coasters.

Holiday World’s reputation is often louder than the park itself; the moves they make at this point are often not as boisterous as the enthusiast communities’ response to them. Everything – from management conflict to new rides – has been hotly discussed over the last 15+ years or so, and whether one’s opinion is positive or negative, it goes without saying that opinions of Holiday World are often strong ones. Continue reading “LOLiday World”

Cabin Crew Coaster KINGS ISLAND

Sean: Summer is almost here and that means theme-park season has begun! We have made quite some trips around the globe already this year, but there is no better time than Spring to explore some of the United  States’ best parks. In this Cabin Crew Coaster Kings report, I’ll be sharing my first time experience at Kings Island. Enjoy! Continue reading “Cabin Crew Coaster KINGS ISLAND”

Slagharen

Alexander: Hello again, peeps!

The shortest update of our Europe visit is Attractiepark Slagharen. We only spent an hour and a half at this little park (the rest of the day was spent at Movie Park Germany), but what a gem this place is! Continue reading “Slagharen”

NASCAR Speed Park Trip Report

Alexander: Following our ideal Dollywood day, Sean and I popped over to nearby NASCAR Speed Park so that Sean could get a ride on the park’s resident coaster, Speedway Drift.

NASCAR Speed Park was so kind to host us during our visit (especially since it’s a very expensive coaster credit), but we have some concerns about the park’s future. We hope that, if nothing else, their good customer service can keep them afloat.

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Como Town & Daytona Beach Amusements – CCCK Layover Adventures

Alexander: Being a flight attendant has many perks, not the least of which is getting paid to go places that happen to have roller coasters nearby!

My recent layovers to Minneapolis and Daytona Beach were fruitful in the credit department. Two new parks, two new coasters!

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Small Parks of NorCal – CCK & CCCK Take NorCal Pt.4

Alexander: Who’s ready for a whirlwind tour of the tiny parks of Northern California??

There’s so much personality and charm tucked away in these little spots; some of them we hadn’t even heard of before we planned this trip, but we’re so glad we took the time to visit each one!

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Canada’s Wonderland – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 9

Alexander: We’ve got a BIG one today, folks. One of the world’s largest regional parks is our oyster today: it’s Canada’s Wonderland!

It’s a Saturday, but we have guidance from locals and FastLanePlus! Let’s see how this 15-credit-saga unfolds.

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Darien Lake & Fantasy Island – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 7 & Pt. 8

Alexander: It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the parks of Buffalo, NY.

(Just kidding. No it doesn’t)

With oddball regional parks, you roll the dice. Sometimes you win (Seabreeze), sometimes you lose (Dorney Park), and sometimes the dice spontaneously catch fire and explode (Buffalo Parks).

Shall we dive right in? Continue reading “Darien Lake & Fantasy Island – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 7 & Pt. 8”

Seabreeze – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 6

Alexander: The adventures continue with state #3 of the trip: up-state New York, in the lovely northern tip of Rochester, home to Seabreeze Amusement Park!

This classic coaster gem is a must-see for any coaster historian. Half of their roller coasters sport very unique and significant historic designations!

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – CCK & CCCK Take NorCal Pt. 2

Sean: In this mix of our Northeast trip reports of some of the continent’s best theme parks and our NorCal trip to hit every coaster in the state of California, we now launch our report of our Six Flags Discovery Kingdom late-summer visit a few days back! The park was a bit of a struggle in the past season or two, but we had a wonderful time!  Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – CCK & CCCK Take NorCal Pt. 2”

Dutch Wonderland – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 5

Alexander: Welcome back, peeps!

Everyone knows the East PA Big Three (we sincerely hope you enjoyed Sean’s coverage of these amazing major parks), but there’s more to East PA than KnoeDornShey.

Today we’re taking a look at an often overlooked but totally wonderful little park, Dutch Wonderland!

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Hersheypark – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 4

Sean: Time for park 4 on our trip around the Northeast! Perhaps my favorite regional park I’ve ever visited, though it may very well be considered a destination park… HERSHEYPARK! I had expectations, quite a few of them, and they were all exceeded. What a fun park with an abnormally solid lineup of coasters that are all unique in their own way! Let’s venture to the ‘sweetest place on earth’!  Continue reading “Hersheypark – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 4”

Dorney Park – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 3

Sean: The third park on our 10-park tour was the Cedar Fair property with three inverted coasters! (Sadly Possessed was closed all day). This regional amusement park was nothing to write home about… but it DOES have a very fun collection of rides we hold very dear, including Stinger and Demon Drop! Let’s find out what else makes this park so unique! Continue reading “Dorney Park – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 3”

Adventure Park U.S.A. – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 1

 

Alexander: Welcome to California Coaster Kings & Cabin Crew Coaster Kings‘ latest adventure: An American Northeast trip through Maryland, East Pennsylvania, Up-state New York, and Ontario, Canada!

We’ve got 10 parks and 60+ coasters to enjoy, so let’s get started!

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