Sean: A beautiful but cold day in Orlando (cold and Orlando don’t usually belong in the same sentence) was spent at the Universal Orlando Resort! We had just recently visited Universal Studios Japan and were excited to visit the largest resort in the chain. Continue reading “Universal Orlando Resort – Early December 2018”
Alexander: It’s wintertime in Florida! It’s cool out, but still great weather for Sea World Orlando’s amazing coasters!
Nick: Last weekend we got invited to Legoland Florida to check out their Christmas Bricktacular event. We had a great time exploring the park and checking out their holiday offerings, so read on to explore with us!
Sean: Weekdays are great days to visit Busch Gardens Tampa, and so we wound up there. No queues, all coasters were operating, and the weather was gorgeous. In this update we’ll feature our experiences along with a Tigris construction update. The new Premier Sky Rocket II coaster is coming along nicely! Continue reading “Busch Gardens Tampa and Tigris Update – December 6th, 2018”
Nick: A permit recently filed with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection revealed some exciting new details about the Star Wars hotel, which is currently being built adjacent to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Read on to take a closer look!
Nick: Want to take a lights-on, 360° virtual tour through select scenes from some of the best houses at Halloween Horror Nights 28?! Read on to find out more and check out the tours!
Nick: Busch Gardens invited us to the opening night media party for this year’s Howl-o-Scream, so my good friend Lars and I headed down to Tampa to check it out! If you’ve read my Halloween Horror Nights review, you already know I love the Halloween season and all the theme park events that come with it, so getting to go to Howl-o-Scream this year was a real treat, especially since I hadn’t been since 2016. So how was the event? Read on to find out!
Continue reading “Howl-o-Scream 2018 Review!”
Nick: Infinity Falls doesn’t officially open until October 4th, but on Friday, September 28th SeaWorld announced that the ride would have a soft opening period beginning that afternoon. I headed to the park immediately after work in hopes of riding, and sure enough, it was open! Read on for my thoughts on this awesome new rapids ride!
Nick: I absolutely love Halloween, so it should be no surprise that Fall is my favorite time of year here in Orlando. All the major theme parks offer excellent Halloween events, but my favorite has to be Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. I’ve attended the event several times already this year, so I figured it was time to share my thoughts on this year’s haunted houses and scarezones – read on for the full review!
Alexander: Generally, when planning a visit to Walt Disney World, a stay-length of 3 days minimum is what people consider (because 1 & 2 day passes aren’t exactly a great value – the longer you stay, the cheaper each day is). But what if you had just *1* day to pile on Walt Disney World’s highlights?
Upon being gifted 2 “Magic Your Way” 1-day passes (during a quick visit from our native LA), Sean and I did just that: Walt Disney World in ONE DAY! This was Sean’s first time at any of WDW’s 4 parks, and our goal was to hit as many of the resort’s coasters and signature rides as possible! Let’s GO!
Nick: Busch Gardens Tampa made their 2019 announcement on September 12th, introducing Tigirs, a new triple launch coaster for the Stanleyville area. They also teased a revamped version of Gwazi coming for 2020, implying that Rocky Mountain Construction might be involved! Be sure to read on for all the details!
Nick: I recently made the trek out to Busch Gardens Tampa with the sole intention of photographing their coasters to create a nice backlog of content for posting to our Instagram page. I ended up taking over 500 photos, so I figured I’d showcase some of my favorites in an article here!
Nick: Earlier this summer, Toy Story land opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The land’s signature attraction is Slinky Dog Dash, a Mack Rides LSM launched family coaster. We recently got to go check it out, so read on to find out our thoughts!
Nick: Yesterday, we took a walk around Universal Studios Florida to check out the progress of Halloween Horror Nights 28 scare zone construction. We also popped into Islands of Adventure to see the new coaster being built in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmede. Let’s take a look!
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.