Sean: It’s the launch month of the brand new Orca Encounter at SeaWorld Orlando, replacing One Ocean. The park is also constructing their brand new roller coaster, Ice Breaker, and Aquatica’s new water slide. This, and some more roller coaster can be found in today’s update! Continue reading “SeaWorld Orlando Update – Orca Encounter, Ice Breaker and more!”
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”
Sean: This Holiday Season, like most, brings heavy crowds to some of our favorite SoCal parks. Six Flags Magic Mountain’s parking lot reached capacity at 4pm and the crowds inside the park confirm the craziness! Let’s take a look at some of the wild crowds, wait times and lines at Six Flags Magic Mountain on December 29th. Continue reading “Crazy Holiday Crowds at Six Flags Magic Mountain”
SeaWorld San Diego announced the name of their new Dive Coaster at IAAPA in late November: “Emperor“! The ride’s named after the World’s largest penguin, the Emperor Penguin. Let’s take a look at the construction of 153 feet tall 2020 Dive Coaster coming to the West Coast. Continue reading “Emperor Update – SeaWorld San Diego – December 7th, 2019”
Alexander: Our first park visit following our China excursion was a quick stop at Busch Gardens Tampa for, among other things, some fresh photos of Iron Gwazi! Let’s take a look:
Alexander: Finally! After a couple months of delays, our summer Dollywood visit actually happened – just in time to ring in the fall season!
It was an extremely busy day at Dollywood, but since we were in the area for a wedding anyway, we couldn’t not stop for a look at the brand new Wildwood Grove and a few rides on some of our faves!
Preston: It’s the tail-end of summertime here in Southern California, which means plenty of Disneyland trips to pack in! This week, we’re back with another update for you guys. Today’s feature will have an in-depth look at the new Pixar Pals Parking Structure and ongoing construction that is taking place with the Magic Way Pedestrian Bridge. We also are going to see the beginnings of the new hub area that will connect the Pixar Pals and Mickey and Friends Parking Structure, and we are going to check out some Avengers Campus (OFFICIAL NAME!!!) construction. We got a chance to check out a fun after-hours AP opportunity too. Let’s go!
Sean: Our travels have been taking us all over the continent lately, that included a visit to Six Flags New England! The park is home to a fascinating mix of production model coasters and world-class custom rides. The park is clean and maintained but has made some questionable decisions in their lifetime. Let’s take a look! Continue reading “Six Flags New England – Trip Report – June 2019”
Sean: Alex and I were thrilled to be back in Valencia where we previously lived. Of course no visit to Los Angeles is complete without a visit to Six Flags Magic Mountain! We already launched a quick trip report from our visit, but here’s the construction update for West Coast Racers you probably wanted to see! Continue reading “West Coast Racers Update – Mid-June 2019”
Alexander: Who’s ready for a visit to America’s oldest amusement park!? Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut was kind enough to host us on our visit – their hospitality is something we’ll never forget! Continue reading “Lake Compounce”
Sean: Kings Island is one of our favorite Cedar Fair parks, even though we adore most parks in the chain. The atmosphere and landscaping are on-point! Let’s take a look at what makes Kings Island so great, even after the departure of Firehawk! Continue reading “What Makes Kings Island So Great? – Trip Report”
Sean: Good morning from a park we’ve always wanted to visit, for the strange reason that no one really talks about the park besides their lack of new attractions. Let’s head in to the Michigan’s largest theme park, and find out what we think of the aesthetic and attractions!
Cassie: Hello, we are the newest region for The Coaster Kings reporting from the Ohio region. We are on the road a lot this summer, so don’t worry the Ohio stuff will come. Continue reading “Waldameer Time!”
Sean: Alex and I trekked from Orlando to Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Georgia with our Nighthawk Vekoma shirts on in anticipation of the four new Vekoma credits we’d be getting that day! – Join us as we explore the third Herschend Entertainment theme park! Continue reading “Wild Adventures at Wild Adventures”
Alexander: Welcome to a very special Coaster Kings update: our first official visit to Cedar Point (I visited in 2003, 2012, but this was Sean’s first time). We had mixed expectations for the park, but we ended up having an excellent time!