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!
Sven: Bobbejaanland continues construction on their biggest coaster yet! Fury will be a record breaking coaster by Gerstlauer. This Triple Launch Coaster will be part of a brand new area called Land of Legends. See for yourself how construction continues!
Alexander: Tigris at Busch Gardens Tampa bay has been open for a couple weeks now – with a few rides under our belt, we decided to take some time to do a little photo shoot with Florida’s newest coaster!
Sean: Are you all ready for the next adventure? A Great Adventure, if I may? This week’s out-of-state trip brought us to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. Home to trend-setters and record breakers such as El Toro and Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure has one of the world’s best coaster lineups. Let’s see what we thought of the park’s operations and rides! Continue reading “Six Flags Great Adventure Trip Report – Late April, 2019”
Alexander: We’ve hit a different regional park every week this April. After Silver Dollar City the previous week (and Six Flags Over Georgia the week before), our next stop is Carowinds!
Hello All! Jeff here again. After a lovely morning at the Kaleidoscape media event (see that report here), I returned the next day, Saturday April 13 for the first day of a Passholder Preview weekend before the park opened to the general public on Saturday, April 20. Continue reading “Elitch Gardens Passholder Preview – Mid April”
Sean: Alright y’all, we here! Finally I got the chance to visit one of the country’s best reviewed theme parks: Silver Dollar City! As a proud Dollywood season pass holder we rolled up and were given 50% off admission. Join us as we check out some of the country’s best coasters, food and scenery! Continue reading “You’ve Got a Great Past Ahead of You – Silver Dollar City Trip Report”
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”