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!
Continue reading “Small Parks of NorCal – CCK & CCCK Take NorCal Pt.4”
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.
Continue reading “Canada’s Wonderland – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 9”
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”
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!
Continue reading “Seabreeze – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 6”
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”
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!
Continue reading “Dutch Wonderland – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 5”
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”
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”
Sean: The second park on our 10-park tour was the classic Knoebels Amusement Park and Resort located in Elysburg, Pennsylvania! This hidden pay-per-ride park has some of the world’s best classic rides and wooden roller coasters, including the infamous Flying Turns! Continue reading “Knoebels – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 2”
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!
Continue reading “Adventure Park U.S.A. – CCK & CCCK Take the Northeast – Pt. 1”
Alexander: Who puts the fair in Cedar Fair?
Who has flair that’s beyond compare?
Who has some areas that are… a little bit bare?
(and be that as it may, I don’t really care)
It’s Valleyfair in Shakopee Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis / St. Paul!
Continue reading “Let’s Dillydally at Valleyfair!”
Alexander: Sometimes work brings me within reach of some unexpected roller coasters. Some may be more notable (Schwarzkopf in Moscow) than others, but hey; a credit’s a credit.
This time, work roulette has landed me in one of the county’s most notable cultural centers: New Orleans! While this vibrant city once played host to an amazing major amusement park or two, these days a charming kiddie park is what makes up NOLA’s roller coaster presence.
Continue reading “Carousel Gardens, New Orleans”
Alexander: A week after Coaster Con XL concluded, I was still craving some Texas thrills!
I didn’t have time to visit Texas’s cardinal theme park on my con visit, but shortly after going back to work I decided to make some time and run down to Dallas for a visit!
Continue reading “Coaster Con XL Hangover (Part IV) – Six Flags Over Texas”
Alexander: Welcome to the third and final installment of CCCK’s Coaster Con coverage, featuring Sea World San Antonio!
Sea World is technically the 2nd park of Con, but since we hit ZDT’s early, it’s the third of three parks in our report.
Let’s get wet, shall we?
Continue reading “Coaster Con XL – Part III – Sea World San Antonio”
Alexander: Welcome to our next host park for Coaster Con XL: ZDT’s Amusement Park!
Technically this is the 3rd and final park of the tour, but a lot of ACErs went a little early to get some extra time with the park.
You see, ZDT’s is very small. With 450 people in attendance, there’s no telling how long the line might get for the park’s signature attraction, Switchback, during ERT! So naturally, lots of ACErs hopped over to ZDT before and after the official ACE visit to make sure they got plenty of rides on this amazing coaster!
Continue reading “Coaster Con XL – Part II – ZDT’s”