California’s Great America Update – August 30th 2015

image9It’s that beautiful period of limbo between the summer season and Haunt season where the crowds just seem to melt away. After the cessation of weekday operation, there has still been a lot to cover at the park. Floortex is continuing in its semi confirmed transformation, and Halloween Haunt preparation is in full swing. Dare we say we have a leaked list of this years mazes and scare zones? Perhaps. Let’s continue and find out. Continue reading “California’s Great America Update – August 30th 2015”

Raphael’s Northern California Adventure

iCCK logo 001Raphael, our special correspondent from Brazil, visited California for the first time this July. As a Florida park-fan, he decided to visit the opposite coast, and visited almost every single park in the state. His enthusiasm and great re-telling of his Californian adventures, mark the beginning of California Coaster Kings’ newest set of articles and trip reports. – iCCK is a more personalized, background-rich way of providing coverage. Here’s Raphael’s Northern California Adventure. Continue reading “Raphael’s Northern California Adventure”

California’s Great America Update – July 20th 2015

IMG_1444 (Large)It was a pleasure to finally be back at California’s Great America after a rather long break from coverage. We do apologize for the recent CGA coverage break but we are returning to our normal schedule so expect much more in the future. Since we haven’t been at the park in a bit, a lot has been going on including Vortex’s conversion and Haunt preparation so let’s quit stalling with this introduction and talk about it. Continue reading “California’s Great America Update – July 20th 2015”

California TOP 50 – 2015 – Part FIVE (10-1)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESCalifornia Coaster Kings rated many coasters, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 10-1 in the 2015 California TOP 50!  Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2015 – Part FIVE (10-1)”

California TOP 50 – 2015 – Part FOUR (20-11)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESCalifornia Coaster Kings rated many coasters, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 20-11 in the 2015 California TOP 50!  Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2015 – Part FOUR (20-11)”

California’s Great America Update – June 9th 2015

DSC_0653 (Large)We were very happy to be back at California’s Great America for another update, and good thing we were as there is a lot going on. Huge numbers of school trips were at the park, major construction is being done, new theming has been added, and an old ride is getting a new look! So, I could fill this intro with so more nonsense, but I think we’d both much rather get started with this update, so let’s do it! Continue reading “California’s Great America Update – June 9th 2015”

California TOP 50 – 2015- Part ONE (50-41)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESCalifornia Coaster Kings rated many coasters, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 50-41 in the 2015 California TOP 50!  Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2015- Part ONE (50-41)”

California’s Great America Update – May 25th

image (7) (Large)– Due to technical difficulties this post was delayed, we’re proud to present it to you at this time! – We were back at California’s Great America for memorial day update. As it has been awhile since we last visited the park, we have lots to talk about including awesome Gold Striker operations, memorial day crowds, new midway games and even more, so let’s get started! Continue reading “California’s Great America Update – May 25th”

The 5 Best Drops in California

20141024_171632 (Large)Pretty much every coaster includes drops. Some are hardly considered drops, and some have riders fall out of the sky hundreds of feet. In addition there are quite some types of drops. We’ve decided to bring you the 5 best drops in California, from twisted drops, to those that invert riders, the state of California has a great coaster collection, and thus a great collection of thrilling and unique drops! Continue reading “The 5 Best Drops in California”

California’s Great America Update – April 18th 2015

DSC_0120 (Large)We told you we’d be returning soon, and we kept that promise. It was hectic, to say the least. The combination of the Super-Cross event taking place at the nearby Levi’s Stadium, and the concert being held at the park by local radio station 99.7, things were pretty insane. There is also lots going at the park such as the reopening of quite a few rides, so let’s continue shall we? Continue reading “California’s Great America Update – April 18th 2015”

California’s Great America Update – April 15th 2015

image (26) (Large)We were ecstatic to start our coverage of this park on opening day, and we are even more excited to continue so expect more coverage in the near future! Today was a great day to be at the park! Crowds were light, the sun was out, and we couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more. This however, doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a lot going on, there has been. We saw everything from ride closures and openings, to new food menus, and even potential future attractions, so let’s get started! Continue reading “California’s Great America Update – April 15th 2015”

The 5 Best Coasters in Northern California

DSC_0044 (Large)Northern California parks are hours away from the Southern California theme parks. Yet, they’re in the shadow of these Southern California parks. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that there are a few great parks up state, such as Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, California’s Great America, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Gilroy Gardens. We’ve decided to take a look at the coasters we find in Northern California, many of which are thrilling and world-class attractions. Here’s the list of the 5 best coasters in Northern California.  Continue reading “The 5 Best Coasters in Northern California”