The 5 Best Pre-lifts in California

DSC_0134.JPG (Large)Pre-lifts. That small hint of what’s next to come. That exciting rush before you even reach the lift-hill. Pre-lifts come in many different forms, from well-themed indoor ones, to speedy drops out of the station, to funky little twists and turns. In a state full of coasters, there are quite a few pre-lifts, but which ones stand out the most? Here are California’s 5 BEST pre-lifts!  Continue reading “The 5 Best Pre-lifts in California”

Knott’s Berry Farm Update – June 26th 2015

unnamed (16)Summer is finally here in beautiful Southern California. School is out and summer camps have started. Knott’s Berry Farm has been very busy getting ready for the summer months. Over all, quite a bit of work has been going on around here. A lot of rides have been undergoing routine maintenance and refurbishments. There are also new shows that have been underway for a few weeks now including “Blockbuster Beagle” Snoopy on Ice and Vertical Impact. We were expecting to find large crowds at Knotts Berry Farm, but we were pleasantly surprised to find a relatively empty park. Continue reading “Knott’s Berry Farm Update – June 26th 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 TOP 50 – 2015 – Part TWO (40-31)

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 40-31 in the 2015 California TOP 50!  Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2015 – Part TWO (40-31)”

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)”

Ghost Town Update Memorial Weekend 5-25-2015

tSilverbullet (Large)Well folks, it’s officially ‘Roller Coaster Season’. Theme Parks across America have opened their doors to the public and people are pouring in from miles away. Knott’s Berry Farm felt the force of the Memorial Day weekend, with crowds as large as Halloween Haunt! Knotts Berry Farm was very gracious to give out free admission to our Veterans and Military personnel all Memorial Day weekend. As you’ll see, a lot of people took them up on the offer. Continue reading “Ghost Town Update Memorial Weekend 5-25-2015”

Voyage to the Iron Reef – RIDE REVIEW

20150517_143128 (Large)Voyage to the Iron Reef has opened and seems to be a hit with the guests. We personally are a big fan of the ride, for many different reasons. The unique theme of the ride, and the fact that it’s perfect for the line-up of rides at Knott’s, really add to the list of reasons we are a fan of the new addition. Find out why Voyage to the Iron Reef is a great new addition! Continue reading “Voyage to the Iron Reef – RIDE REVIEW”

Voyage to the Iron Reef opens at Knott’s Berry Farm!

DSC_0328 (Large)We were very thankful to be invited to the official media day event for Knott’s Berry Farm’s newest attraction, Voyage to the Iron Reef. Voyage to the Iron Reef is an interactive 4D dark ride manufactured by the TrioTech, and we honestly really enjoyed it! The event was spectacular and the ride itself far exceeded our expectations as well. The ride officially opened today, on May 15th, but annual pass holders were able to ride during parks hours on the same day as the event, the 13th. Continue reading “Voyage to the Iron Reef opens at Knott’s Berry Farm!”

The 5 Best Vertical Loops in California

20150409_193336 (Large)Ever since the first successful loop in the world premiered here in California, the vertical loop’s been among the most common inversions on coasters around the world. And in all honesty, who isn’t a fan of the Vertical Loop? There are all sorts of them out there. From those that rush through them at high speeds to those that leave riders hanging upside down! In the state of California, we’ve got quite a few loops, all are unique in their own way, let’s see what the 5 best are!  Continue reading “The 5 Best Vertical Loops in California”

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”