Sven: This might be my final theme park of the year but what a way to end it. Europa-Park in winter was a first for me, but pretty sure it won’t be my last. Get ready for a Rulantica update, Piraten von Batavia update and Christmas atmosphere in of the world’s best theme parks! Continue reading “Europa-Park Update – Winter Season – December 2018”
Alex: Now that we said goodbye to the 2018 European peak theme park season, let’s look back to a few of our trips. Here at European Coaster Kings we took advantage of our last days of summer holidays to enjoy some of the best European parks! 7 days, 5 parks and 4 countries! Let’s go!
Sean: Coaster Kings started as California Coaster Kings, likely where you know us from. Now we’re changing. We’re the same people. With the same coverage. On a new website. Continue reading “What is Coaster Kings?”
Alex & Sven: These are exciting days for theme park fans: IAAPA is being celebrated in Orlando! That means tons of exciting announcements and surprisingly, they’re about Europe! One of the most impressive ones is definitely the new coaster for Walibi Belgium!
Alex: Halloween was already a few days ago, but that doesn’t stop us to visit some horror fun! We made a final visit to Horrorland, the new scream park in Spain and we were greatly surprised by its evolution.
Sven: Last Sunday, we ended the European theme park season in a park that won’t even be closed. Nevertheless, we had a good reason to visit Efteling on this sunny day in November: Fall colors!
Sven: We just came back from the UK trip of 2018 for theme park fans: Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Alton Towers. These two big parks both opened a brand new coaster this year and so we could not resist paying them a visit. But which one of the two is the best according to us: Icon or Wicker Man? Continue reading “Icon – Blackpool Pleasure Beach VS Wicker Man – Alton Towers”
Alex: Halloween is an exciting time for theme parks and guests alike. This American tradition is already spreading out at every corner of the world, and Spain is getting their first scream park this year. Horrorland opened its doors this week and we were invited to their pre-opening event!
Sven: This week, the Bob coaster at Efteling finally reopens! However, take a ride before it’s gone cause it won’t be running much longer. A replacement has been announced and it’s something quite different: Max & Moritz! Continue reading “Max & Moritz replaces Bob at Efteling”
Sven: This week we paid a visit to the EAS in Amsterdam! It’s the event to see all types of companies related to theme parks and more! 570 exhibitors and almost 16 000 visitors. Discover what was there to see! Continue reading “IAAPA European Attraction Show 2018 in Amsterdam”
Sven: After a big trip in Europe in five different countries, we’re back to tell you all about it! We won’t be posting chronologically, as we want to start with Europe’s biggest new coaster this year: Hyperion at Energylandia! Continue reading “Energylandia – Hyperion – September 2018”
Sven: During a little break on our European Tour, we want to share this update with you guys regarding Rookburgh and more importantly, F.L.Y. ! The world’s first launched flying coaster is well on its way and during our visit, they added some new towers! Check it out, right here. Continue reading “Phantasialand Update – F.L.Y. and Rookburgh – September 5th & 6th”
Hold on tight cause you’re about to drop deep in Hansa-Park! The German theme park is going high once more after the construction of Schwur des Kärnan, one of Europe’s highest coasters. This time, it’s a thrill ride and not just any: Highlander! Continue reading “Highlander at Hansa-Park – The World’s Highest Gyro Drop Tower”
Alexander: Here at Coaster Kings, we like to fantasize about how things could be. We like imagining how things could be better (or at least different), especially when it comes to coaster performance.
By now, pretty much every enthusiast has had a “this needs to be RMC’d” moment when riding a wooden coaster that isn’t what it could be, but in the wake of a baker’s dozen Rocky Mountain Coasters Iron Horse projects since 2011’s game-changing New Texas Giant, the conversation has changed.