Legacy of Arrow Documentary – Review

day-six-of-arrow (1)On Saturday January 23rd, several ACE Members/ Film makers premiered their newest work, a wonderful documentary telling the story of one of the most influential theme-park ride and rollercoaster manufacturers the world has ever seen, Arrow. On January 30th, a week later, the crew came down south to Six Flags Magic Mountain to show coaster-fans their work. I was there and must say it was wonderful! Continue reading “Legacy of Arrow Documentary – Review”

The 5 Best Coasters in California That Opened In The ’90s

20140726_171437 (Large)The theme-park industry is always changing, every decade again record-breaking coasters push the limits of technology and that of riders in new innovative ways. Coasters become more massive, taller, faster, and longer by the years. A very important transition period in the coaster manufacturing industry was the 90’s, the usual coaster was well-established and the usual coasters were increased in size, new ways of designing them were invented, and new kinds of coasters made the rounds. For example Bolliger and Mabillard seperated from Intamin and created some coaster kinds the world hadn’t seen before, such as the Inverted Coaster. Let’s take a quick look around the state and see what the 5 Best Coasters in California That Opened in the ’90s are!  Continue reading “The 5 Best Coasters in California That Opened In The ’90s”

A Day Turns Into A Year – 2015 Turns Into 2016

CCK new logo 001It’s December 31st 2015. It’s hard to believe that another year has passed. 2015 was one heck of a wild ride, what a year it was for us here at California Coaster Kings, and the amusement industry as a whole. Let’s celebrate the great memories of the year past, while also looking for even better things to come. Please join us as we look back at 2015 and all the amazingness it brought and as we look into the magical future of 2016, which seems to be another amazing year for parks and park-goers in California! Continue reading “A Day Turns Into A Year – 2015 Turns Into 2016”

Knott’s Berry Farm and GhostRider Update – Late December 2015

20151222_163245 (Large)We were back at Knott’s Berry Farm to celebrate some more Merry Farm! Of course the Ghost Town and GhostRider construction is moving along rapidly. In this update you’ll find a lot of GhostRider construction, some general changes around the park, and we’re taking a look at the current changes that are being made around Ghost Town for the 75th Anniversary make-over!  Continue reading “Knott’s Berry Farm and GhostRider Update – Late December 2015”

Merry Times at Knott’s Merry Farm 2015!

[yasr_overall_rating size=”medium”]20151121_173107 (Large)One of the best holiday events around has returned more spectacularly than before; Knott’s Merry Farm! From snow fall in Ghost Town to an incredible ice show in the Charles M. Schultz Theater, Knott’s Merry Farm is one event you can’t miss this Holiday season! Let’s take a quick look at this year’s event! Continue reading “Merry Times at Knott’s Merry Farm 2015!”

Ghost Town’s 75th – GhostRider’s AMAZING Makeover!

Ghost Town_MarshallIt’s finally November and Knott’s Berry Farm just made a marvelous 2016 announcement. It’s Ghost Town’s 75th year, and Knott’s will be going big by changing up some of Ghost Town, and the classic Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant will be refurbished. Perhaps the most exciting for all coaster enthusiasts… GhostRider will receive new trains, and some incredible alteration. Let’s take a look at all the changes coming to Knott’s Berry Farm in 2016! Continue reading “Ghost Town’s 75th – GhostRider’s AMAZING Makeover!”

Joy is in Season at Knott’s Merry Farm 2015

Snoopy's Merriest Tree Lighting Santa and Snoopy (Large)Knott’s Berry Farm loves the Holidays, and so do we! Of course the wonderful tradition of Knott’s Merry Farm is returning to the Buena Park theme-park this year. Including the return of some popular Merry Farm activities and attractions. Let’s see how Joy is in Season at Knott’s Merry Farm 2015: Continue reading “Joy is in Season at Knott’s Merry Farm 2015”

The 5 Best Coasters in California to Ride at Night

DSC_0454 (Large)It’s still that Halloween time of year, and all Californian parks stay opened late into the night for their annual haunts. Which means we all get to experience the best coasters around the state in the dark. Throw in some occasional cold nights, and you may find yourself experiencing the very best night-rides on some of them. In this top 5, we’ll be taking a look at the, arguably, 5 best coasters in the state when it comes to the experience guests will have when riding them at night! Here are the 5 Best Coasters in California to Ride at Night! Continue reading “The 5 Best Coasters in California to Ride at Night”

Knott’s Scary Farm 2015 – Scare Zones and Show Reviews

DSCN2072 (Large)California Coaster Kings attended the Opening Night of this year’s spectacular Knott’s Scary Farm! Thanks to the Fright Lane and Skeleton Key passes we manage to visit all shows, all mazes, all Skeleton Key rooms, and all Scare Zones! In this particular review we’re taking a look at the event’s three Scare Zones, and at their shows: Elvira’s Asylum, and The Hanging: Straight Outta Calico. Continue reading “Knott’s Scary Farm 2015 – Scare Zones and Show Reviews”

Knott’s Scary Farm 2015 – MAZE Ratings and Reviews

DSCN2057 (Large)California Coaster Kings attended the Opening Night of this year’s spectacular Knott’s Scary Farm! Thanks to the Fright Lane and Skeleton Key passes we manage to visit all shows, all mazes, all Skeleton Key rooms, and all Scare Zones! This year’s event had 11 ‘mazes’, two of which weren’t exactly ‘mazes’. Either way; In this particular review article, we’re looking at the 11 mazes the event had this year. Each is rated in 4 categories: Length, Scare, Set, and Experience. Each will also have a quick review!  Continue reading “Knott’s Scary Farm 2015 – MAZE Ratings and Reviews”

The 5 Best Hidden-Gem Moments on Coasters in California

DSC_0417 (Large)This state of endless roller-coasters, and almost every type of coaster, park, and audience, has a lot of highlight attractions. We’ve all gone crazy over several roller-coaster additions over the years, but there are some hidden-gem moments on coasters around the state, that we believe makes them a great deal better than they would’ve been without. This time we’re taking a look at the 5 Best Hidden-Gem Moments on Coasters in California! Continue reading “The 5 Best Hidden-Gem Moments on Coasters in California”

The 5 Best Launches in California

20140620_122128 (Large)In this awesome state with a huge variety of different parks and coasters, we’re very fortunate to have a bunch of different launches. Whether it’s hydraulic, LIM, LSM, or Fly-Wheel, we’ve got it all in this state! Where as some states lack launches, we’ve got some that launch you up in the sky, into pitch black Egyptian tombs, or backwards through rare elements. In fact, there are a total of 10 Launch Coasters in California, with a total of 17 launches! Let’s check out the 5 Best Launches in California! Continue reading “The 5 Best Launches in California”

Raphael’s Universal, Ghost Town, and Radiator Springs 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 continue in the third of many iCCK articles. Let him take you to the Disney’s California Adventure, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Knott’s Berry Farm, in this brand new article! Continue reading “Raphael’s Universal, Ghost Town, and Radiator Springs Adventure.”

Knott’s Scary Farm 2015 Announcement Event!

The HangingOne of the best events each year, is the Knott’s Scary Farm Announcements event. Media and crazy-awesome Knott’s passholders gather at the park’s largest theater to witness the moment at which Knott’s Berry Farm reveals all the details of that year’s Haunt. And this year sure didn’t disappoint, great new mazes, awesome upgrades of old mazes, and much more great news. I was at the event, and here’s how it went!  Continue reading “Knott’s Scary Farm 2015 Announcement Event!”