It’s the third week of our Coasters and Landmarks Line and we’re expanding with five international coaster-inspired designs. This week’s Global Coasters set is accompanied by a bonus design for our Crown Line. All designs are now available at 20% off until November 1st, we’re taking a closer look below: Continue reading “SHOP – 5 New Global Coasters + Bonus Design”
After quite some time, we finally got out to Walibi Belgium again to take a look at the finished layout of their well-known new Intamin mega coaster coming in 2021. We got some shots of work being done in its new area and some amazing views of the completed track.
I visit Parc Astérix very often as it is quite near from Paris and I have changed my mind quite a lot about which is the best rollercoaster at the park. Dragging 2.3M guests in 2019, it is one of the top european park that you must visit if you’re an enthusiast. Here is our ranking of the 7 coasters present at the park:
Back in October 2012 the UK heard about plans to build a huge park on the outskirts of London. Now eight years later we have a new update, possible ride manufacturers, and a possible opening year! Being built by London Resort Company Holdings, here’s what we know:
We just released a highly detailed and exciting discussion of Phantasialand’s newest area and world-class rollercoaster! Join us to Rookburgh and experience F.L.Y. in our newest Coaster Kings Radio episode with team members Sven and Nadja, and guest host Jan from Brake Section! Continue reading “Special Episode: Rookburgh & F.L.Y. at Phantasialand – Coaster Kings Radio”
Even though we are the Coaster Kings, we like to talk about other theme park related things from time to time. Today I wanted to talk about what is one of the most well-known attractions in the world. It’s called Talocan– and it’s located in Phantasialand in Brühl, Germany.
The Coaster Kings Shop is open for business! By now you’ve probably seen some of our various styles and designs, but did you know you can customize Coaster Kings swag with your own personal touch? The possibilities are endless:
You might have heard of this new ride that recently started its soft-opening at Phantasialand! Yes, the new generation Vekoma Flying coaster might be high on your list. But because of Covid-19, you might not be able to book a trip right away. Here you can have a slight teaser with only some visual spoilers! Plus, we give you some good advice for a first visit. Continue reading “F.L.Y. and Rookburgh – An Almost Spoiler Free Teaser”
Here’s a recap of the latest news at theme parks around Europe! Dino’s, Halloween and a brand new ride you want in your local theme park! Continue reading “What’s Next? – European Theme Park News – Week ending October 11th”
So you might have noticed on our European Coaster Kings Instagram channel that at the end of September, we did a small theme park trip. After 3 German parks (Holiday Park, Europa-Park and Tripsdrill), we stopped by at a regional French park which we had heard good things about: Fraispertuis City. If you are unfamiliar with the park, now’s the time to discover why you should pay a visit! Continue reading “Fraispertuis City – Last weekend of the Season – September 2020”
When your home park invites you to come and see what they have in store for Halloween, then we can’t say no! The cozy and adorable Bellewaerde Park in Belgium has got everything ready to celebrate Halloween from October 10th until November 8th! A coronaproof event for the family you’d want to see! Continue reading “Halloween Sneak Peek at Bellewaerde Park!”
Due to the current circumstances, Walibi Belgium decided to organize a different kind of event at the end of their season. As the music industry struggles, Walibi helps out by organizing “Walibi On Stage”: 8 days of music with more than 150 artists, including Eurovision contestants Loic Nottet and Blanche!
UPDATE: Due to the recent number of increased Covid-19 cases in Belgium, the event got unfortunately cancelled. Please follow the rules and stay safe!
You might have heard of this park called Europa-Park. We already wrote several times about this incredible park, which also blooms as a resort more and more. Last year, they proved that even more with the addition of Rulantica, a heavily-themed indoor waterpark and basically their second gate. We’ll guide you through, discovering this special place and how you need to prepare yourself for a visit! Continue reading “A Guide to Visiting Rulantica, Europa-Park’s Water Park”
One of the most underrated parks in the UK has to be Chessington, its fusion between a Zoo and Theme Park experience is a relatively unique experience that creates a very interesting atmosphere. With most of its hardware constructed in the 80s and 90s and updated to the modern-day we visit this unique park to not only explore its classics but also to take a peek into its future.
We recently visited Blackpool Pleasure Beach, winning 11 awards this year in the theme park awards it’s rated as one of the UK’s top attractions. Having such a large amount of rides in one small park provides something for everyone. Today we are going to rank our favorite coasters! Continue reading “Blackpool Pleasure Beach – Top 10 Rollercoasters”
We recently visited Europa Park, one of the most famous theme parks in the world. The park is considered the best theme park in the world by some enthusiasts. This report will focus on a collection of the best things to do and see at this diverse park. Of course, we will go into detail on the coasters they have on offer too!
Holiday Park, located in Germany is a sister park to Plopsaland in Belgium and is renowned for its world-class Intamin megacoaster: Expedition GeForce. There’s a lot more to see and do in the park, but a trip to this smaller sized park, is worth it for a ride on the coaster itself.
Here’s a recap of the latest news at theme parks around Europe! Ready for some Halloween events or do you prefer a New Orleans style celebration first? Continue reading “What’s Next? – European Theme Park News – Week ending September 20th”
PortAventura World, the main Southern Europe theme park resort, will build a brand new park dedicated to La Liga, the Spanish football league.
According to a Belgian news site, Merlin looks into building a theme park near Charleroi Airport. The former industrial site could transform into a world of Lego with attractions, restaurants and even hotels. Could this be the first new Legoland opening in Europe? Continue reading “Legoland Coming to Belgium?”
I would visit Efteling any day. Yet, on a sunny day right after the summer, the park really blossoms. On top of that, during these special times, the Dutch parks are probably the only ones that don’t require you to wear a mask in Europe. Time for a walk through the park! Continue reading “Efteling – A Mask Free Day at a Theme Park – September 2020”
A new environmental study has been published for the Intamin75 project at Parc Astérix, under the form of a 416 pages PDF ! It revealed several facts about the coaster, the area and more. Let’s dive into the details of spectacular coaster for France! Continue reading “Details on New Intamin Blitz Coaster for Parc Astérix!”
The addition of the two new Vekoma coasters gave us the need to travel and discover the amazing park that Tripsdrill is. That’s a little more than a month after the opening of their new coasters, we visited the park on August 8th.
We’ve seen parks of all types, locations, and architectural styles. Some parks, however, were just very weird. After a fun trip down memory lane we created this list of the 10 weirdest parks in the world. Enjoy! Continue reading “10 Weirdest Theme Parks in the World”
After a recent second video teaser, Movie Park Germany already revealed more about their brand new attraction for 2021. Yes, coaster fans, the park announced a brand new coaster by Intamin! Continue reading “Multi Dimension Coaster coming to Movie Park Germany in 2021”
In August, we figured we could try to plan a little trip on a weekend to hit the two Madrid parks. The day after visiting Parque de Atracciones on the 15th August we made our way to Parque Warner. Continue reading “Parque Warner Madrid – August 2020”
Europe holds quite a few smaller theme parks that have plenty of reasons to visit. That’s why we love to put those parks in the spotlight as they often have big parks to compete with. Today, we want to talk about a smaller park in Poland and 5 reasons to visit. Let’s go to Legendia! Continue reading “5 Reasons to visit Legendia”
HA! Lockdown was tough, and though the United States is running behind on getting this under control, some parks have reopened across the states, and other continents! Join us for a new season, and a new way of visiting parks. Friendly reminder to wear your mask. Continue reading “Coaster Kings Radio – Season 2 – Episode 10 – Please Wear Your Mask”
Honestly, I’ve never been more excited for a new coaster in Belgium. This new Intamin Mega Coaster looks so cool and you’ll want to read this update. After the completion of the lift hill and the Non-Inverting Cobra Roll, a new element has been finished! Continue reading “Walibi Mega Coaster Construction Update – August 18th 2020”
Sven: After our visit to Plopsaland earlier this month, we also had to visit the other Belgian park that’s building a big new coaster for 2021: Walibi Belgium! There is quite a big difference between the two construction sites so you’ll definitely want to see these pics!
Sven: And we’re back with another update on a Belgian park! This time, one that will open a spectacular roller coaster next year and a brand new hotel this year. Get ready for a big construction update on Plopsaland De Panne!
Alex: Months after its original opening date, PortAventura has opened its doors this week with tons of new COVID-19 preventive measures. A light celebration of its 25th Anniversary that has been obviously cut down due to other important issues taking place right now. Let’s take a look at the first day of the season!
Sven: The Belgian parks got green lit to open on July 1st. What park did we choose to visit first? Well, only Bellewaerde opened with a new coaster this year so that made it easy to choose. You might not have heard of this sister park to Walibi Belgium, Walibi Holland and Parc Astérix but well, here’s your chance to discover the mini Busch Gardens/Animal Kingdom of Belgium.
Sven: I hope you have already heard of Parc Astérix. It’s the theme park less than an hour away from Disneyland Paris with rides that DLP doesn’t have. Major coasters and 4 water rides! We went for a two day stay and enjoyed their newest hotel: Les Quais de Lutèce. You’ll want to see this!
Sven: To celebrate my birthday and because I really needed a theme park instead of my Orlando planned trip, we went back to Walibi Holland! One of the coaster capitals of Europe with the beloved Untamed, Goliath and Lost Gravity. However, we needed to adapt a bit because of their Covid-19 measures.
Sven: So Efteling has been open since the end of May but, as I live in Belgium, I wasn’t allowed to cross the border until this week. What kind of measures can you expect at the park regarding Covid-19? And how about we talk about their newest coasters: Max & Moritz?
Sven: So imagine you’re in charge of a group of parks and you can switch up rides between them. That’s what we did in this article: Give & Take Coasters! We start off with a European Parques Reunidos edition where we will exchange rides between Bobbejaanland, Movie Park Germany, Parque Warner and Mirabilandia! Continue reading “Give & Take Coasters – Parques Reunidos Edition”
Sven: While we can’t really travel much to theme parks at the moment, why not start planning to do so? At some point, all of this will have to be over so why not be prepared and start dreaming about our theme park trips? That’s why we’ll help you with our new article series: European Coaster City Trips! First up: Brussels in Belgium! Continue reading “European Coaster City Trip: Brussels”
Sven: As corona spreads everywhere, it was a matter of time before theme parks had to start to take measures. Even though the season hasn’t started, the parks that are open do everything they can to remain open. Have a look at some of the impacts and what we think will come for the start of season.
UPDATE (12/03) on Disneyland Paris, Efteling and Parque d’Atracciones Madrid
Two years after a fairly miserable day at Disneyland Paris resort in Spring ’18, we decided it was time to give the troubled French resort another shot – and boy are we glad we did! Our experience was a total 180º from our last visit!
Sean and Alex recently went to Disneyland Paris. Was it as horrible as last time? Could they appreciate the resort while the Walt Disney Studios is one big construction site? Or did they get seduced by the many coasters the resort has to offer? Continue reading “Coaster Kings Radio Episode 7: Jump to Hyperspace”
Alex: The French park Futuroscope is finally getting its first coaster this 2020 season. Check out the details and what’s new this season on this article!
Sven: “Into the Unknooooooooown…” Yes, not “It’s A Small World” will get stuck in your head when you visit Disneyland Paris this time a year. The Frozen Celebration at Disneyland Parc offers a mini season to attract more guests during the low season. In the Walt Disney Studios, there’s also Legends of the Force -Star Wars. Let’s get to it! Continue reading “Disneyland Paris – Frozen Celebration – January 2020”
Sven: Recently we joined many guests to have a final day of Phantasialand before the end of the season. Wintertraum is an absolute hit for the park and yes, you can even ride Chiapas. How did you close the European theme park season? Continue reading “Phantasialand Update – Final day of the season – January 2020”
Sven: It’s over! Goodbye 2010, goodbye 2011 and so on. In the past 10 years we had some great coaster additions all over Europe. Some pretty unexpected while others seemed only normal that they would eventually be built. I’m sure you’re already thinking of quite some coasters and so did we. Read along about a whole decade of new major coasters in Europe! Continue reading “The 10s of Europe – A Decade in Review”
Sven: Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a great start of the New Year and maybe, you celebrated it at a theme park! We were fortunate enough to celebrate it at Efteling. Find out why you too should consider doing the same next time. Next to that, we have an update on the park, including the construction of Max & Moritz! Continue reading “Why You Should Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Efteling – December 2019/January 2020”
Sven: The end of the decade is near and that’s the time to look back on what happened in the coaster kingdom. In this article, we take a closer look at 10 coasters that changed the game in Europe. Some of them are included because of “being the first”, others because they caused a trend, some because of their uniqueness and other reasons. So it’s not a list of the 10 best coasters of the decade, but of those who defined it. Let’s get to it! Continue reading “10 European Coasters that Define the Decade”
Sven: Last Sunday we did our final Halloween park this season: Disneyland Paris. No spooky mazes but lots of entertainment by Disney. The big star this year was Ursula, who sang beautifully to all the unfortunate souls. Next to that, we had a look at what’s new in the Studios including Spider-Man construction! Are you brave enough to read? Continue reading “Disneyland Paris – The Final Day of Halloween – November 2019”
Sven: Like other parts of the world, the Halloween spirit arrived at many of Europe’s theme parks. One of those park celebrates it for the 21st time: Movie Park Germany! As it is known to be one of the better events, we went to Bottrop for the first time to see the event’s mazes and enjoy the atmosphere!
Byron: After taking a break from writing on the site, I am thrilled to be writing again, and what better way to return than to review a ride of Helix’s caliber.
Helix is a Mack Rides roller coaster at Liseberg in Gothenburg Sweden. It features two launches, seven inversions, several strong airtime moments and a sprawling terrain-based layout. Helix was the bucket list coaster for me ever since it opened in 2014, and after years of anticipation, I had the chance to ride it in the summer of 2018. I was so excited I could barely contain myself and before I knew it, I was packed in like a sardine ascending the crowded Liseberg escalators leading us to The Next Level. Every guest in there, myself included, shared one common goal: Ride Helix.