Disneyland Paris – The Lion King & Jungle Festival – August 2019

Naaaaaaaants igonyamaaaaaaa bagithi babaaaaa! Yes, we recently got back from the Lion King Festival at Disneyland Paris. A special summer season and what a hot and busy day it was. Luckily, we know our way around the park so read all about facing a summer day at the Paris resort! Continue reading “Disneyland Paris – The Lion King & Jungle Festival – August 2019”

Disneyland Paris – Marvel & Phantom Manor – June 2019

Sven: It’s hot in Europe and yet, we go out to the parks to enjoy the coasters and more. To celebrate my birthday, I recently went to Disneyland Paris! It was time to visit Henry Ravenswood again after a long refurbishment. Also, the Walt Disney Studios really looks like a construction zone with the new Marvel Land coming up. Lots of tips in this one, see let’s go!

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Ride Review: Revolution – Celebrating 30 Years

Sven: You probably know that I live in Belgium. Coasterwise, we don’t have the tallest or the most thrilling coasters out there. However, we do have some unique coasters that can only be experienced in our tiny country. Today, we put one of those in the spotlight as it is a true icon in many ways. Raise your glass to 30 years of excitement thanks to Revolution at Bobbejaanland!

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Liseberg – Coasters You Want Nearby

Sven: Finally, we made it to Scandinavia! A region that was lacking on my theme park count (and thus also coaster count). Fortunately, we experienced a wonderful two days at Liseberg, the coaster kingdom of Scandinavia. A stunning launch coaster, a woodie full of airtime and one of the best family coasters out there. Oh and a wonderful dive too. Let’s get to it! Continue reading “Liseberg – Coasters You Want Nearby”

Toverland – The Little Theme Park that Could

Sean: Within a span of 17 years this amazing Dutch theme park went from indoor play ground with a rollerskater to a world-class theme park destination. Toverland opened in may of 2001 with a Vekoma rollerskater and took the world by storm adding one of the regions largest and most impressive wooden coasters, a launch coaster, large spinning coaster, water rides, and one of the world’s best B&M Wing Coasters. Let’s take a look at this Dutch amusement park that want from 0 to 100 real fast. Continue reading “Toverland – The Little Theme Park that Could”

Efteling – Een Wereld Vol Wonderen – May 2019

Sean: We recently went on a lightning fast 2-day trip to Europe for a concert, family, and 4 theme parks. The most time we spent on a single activity? Efteling. Not only is this park one of the world’s best theme parks, it’s also a personal favorite of ours! Join us at the Efteling, Een Wereld Vol Wonderen! Continue reading “Efteling – Een Wereld Vol Wonderen – May 2019”

Top 5 Indoor Coasters in Europe

Sven: Europe isn’t always sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. One of theme parks biggest enemies is the weather. Both too rainy and too scorching can be deadly for attendance. That’s why parks invest in indoor attractions. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re good rides! Let’s have a look at Europe’s best (completely) indoor coasters! Continue reading “Top 5 Indoor Coasters in Europe”

Coaster Kings Radio Episode 3: What’s Up With This Manufacturer?

Get ready for an episode full of reviews! This includes Time Traveler, Copperhead Strike, Tigris, Popcorn Revenge and Wilderness! In that area, RMC Hybrid Untamed will open soon and we talked to park director Mascha Van Till! After that, we spin the Manufacturer Wheel of Fortune and speak out about our favorite coasters from the manufacturer that pops up. Enjoy!

You can choose to download or listen to the podcast below, or right here on the website, SpotifyiTunes and Google Play Podcasts. Make sure to search for “Coaster Kings Radio” and subscribe!

Walibi Belgium Update – Karma World – April 2019

Sven: It’s the Easter weekend and it’s sunny side up in Belgium. Guests are flowing in theme parks and we walked among them in Walibi Belgium. At the start of the season, the park reopened a new themed area: Karma World. Discover more about the new food, a repainted Cobra and most importantly the world’s first Erratic Dark Ride: Popcorn Revenge! Plus an update on the brand new coaster!

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Walibi Holland Update – Opening of Wilderness – April 6th 2019

Sven: We just came back from our first park of the European theme park season! Walibi Holland was so kind to invite us for the opening of Wilderness, a new themed area. This also included a construction tour of Western-Europe’s first RMC coaster: Untamed! Find out more about this exciting area and ride! Continue reading “Walibi Holland Update – Opening of Wilderness – April 6th 2019”

Coaster Kings Radio Episode 2: The Grand Opening

Our second episode is now live of our pretty new podcast: Coaster Kings Radio! In this episode we make a nice overview of all the big coasters coming in 2019 to California, Florida, Europe and beyond. Who’s ready for a ride in Untamed, Hakugei, Maxx Force, Tigris, Hagrid’s…? Oh, and we also talk about the new Gwazi news and lots more.

You can choose to download or listen to the podcast below, right here on the website, or on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes and Google Play Podcasts. Make sure to search for “Coaster Kings Radio” and subscribe!

Coaster Kings Radio Episode 1: The Media Preview!

We have launched our Coaster Kings Radio podcast! Get to know us and find out about some of our favorite rides and attractions! Of course we discuss some awesome information such as the new rides for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Universal Orlando Resort and MORE! – Hasta!

You can choose to download or listen to the podcast below, right here on the website, or on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes and Google Play Podcasts. Make sure to search for “Coaster Kings Radio” and subscribe!

Europe Top 10 Coasters – 2018

Sven:  The end of 2018 is near and thus it’s the perfect time to look back at this year’s theme-park season! The three brands will each present their top 10 coasters of this year and we’re starting off with Europe! The last few years, we’ve been very lucky with new coasters. Not just great ride experiences, but storytelling that enhances the overall experience. With that in mind, here’s our top 10!

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Europa-Park Update – Winter Season – December 2018

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”

Icon – Blackpool Pleasure Beach VS Wicker Man – Alton Towers

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”

Phantasialand Update – F.L.Y. and Rookburgh – September 5th & 6th

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”

Highlander at Hansa-Park – The World’s Highest Gyro Drop Tower

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”

10 Coasters That Should Be RMC’d (And 10 That Shouldn’t)

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.

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Freizeitpark Plohn Reveals Dynamite Layout!

Sean: Freizeitpark Plohn is located in Lengenfeld, Germany, and is home to five roller coasters. This amusement park is well known for their adorable action-packed GCI wooden coaster “El Toro“, but will soon be known around the world for their new coaster “Dynamite“. Dynamite is the second Mack Rides Big Dipper and Freizeitpark Plohn just revealed the layout!  Continue reading “Freizeitpark Plohn Reveals Dynamite Layout!”

Ride Review: Excalibur – Movie Park Germany

Henri: Excalibur: Secrets of the Dark Forest has a long history. All started back in 1996, when Warner Bros. Movie World Germany opened its gates. Our older fans will remember the attraction as Die unendliche Geschichte, themed after the famous german novel from Michael Ende. Everything changed in 2005, when the park got a big retheming. Mystery River could never live up to the fame that “Die unendliche Geschichte” had. 2018 is the big year for the classic Intamin Rapid River. Same attraction – new theming. Can Excalibur live up to the fame of the Warner Bros. Version? – let’s find out.

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Toverland Update – Fenix and Port Laguna – July 9th 2018

Sven: Get ready for a magical update! In the Netherlands, there is blooming theme park that really stepped up its game with the opening of not one, but two new themed areas. But most importantly, in one of those areas, there is big brand new coaster that’s deliciously fun. A few days after opening, we visited Fenix at Toverland! Continue reading “Toverland Update – Fenix and Port Laguna – July 9th 2018”

Disneyland Paris Update – Marvel Summer of Heroes – June 17th 2018

Sven: Since the Walt Disney Company took over the resort in Paris, we have seen quite a few changes. One look at the event calendar and you’ll have a hard time planning when to visit. Traditionally, the summer seasons holds a special theme though and this year, something brand new awaits you. What they can’t do in California, they can do in Paris: the Marvel Summer of Heroes! Continue reading “Disneyland Paris Update – Marvel Summer of Heroes – June 17th 2018”

Horrorland: The New and Exciting Scream Park in Spain

Alex: One of the most exciting times for theme park fans is Halloween. It is the season where parks transform themselves to create the most terrifying experience to their guests. Even though its still far away, the preparations are well on its way. But something new is coming… Continue reading “Horrorland: The New and Exciting Scream Park in Spain”