Scandinavia Series- Part 3: Särkänniemi, Finland

With the theme park season drawing to a close in many countries and people forced to stay home again, we thought we’d bring you a brand new article series. Expect regular updates from myself as we explore one of the most beautiful, cultural and historical regions of Europe: Scandinavia!

We’ll be taking you from Norway across to Finland, through Sweden and then down to Denmark. We’ll be providing you with detailed insights and top tips into the theme parks each of these countries has to offer. We will also be diving into which rollercoasters and attractions you aren’t going to want to miss out on. So grab a cup of coffee, a slice of cake and enjoy!

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Scandinavia Series- Part 2: Linnanmäki, Finland

With the theme park season drawing to a close in many countries and people forced to stay home again, we thought we’d bring you a brand new article series. Expect regular updates from myself as we explore one of the most beautiful, cultural and historical regions of Europe: Scandinavia!

We’ll be taking you from Norway across to Finland, through Sweden and then down to Denmark. We’ll be providing you with detailed insights and top tips into the theme parks each of these countries has to offer. We will also be diving into which rollercoasters and attractions you aren’t going to want to miss out on. So grab a cup of coffee, a slice of cake and enjoy!

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Hotel Charles Lindbergh- An Exclusive Experience by Day and Night

Phantasialand fans have been waiting on a new project for the last 4 years. It has finally come to life. In the middle of September, Rookburgh was unveiled to an eager audience. The project’s opening date was inevitably pushed back by the ongoing pandemic. This meant that an originally planned opening date of June wasn’t feasible. Therefore, the public’s anticipation and excitement had grown even more over the extra months of waiting.

Phantasialand’s brand new and third resort hotel, Charles Lindbergh, is intertwined with this exquisitely detailed themed world, and opened at the end of September. With a new lockdown recently announced in Germany, the resort has been forced to close again. Unfortunately, this meant the window of opportunity to visit this new hotel was very small. We were lucky enough to experience this brand new hotel in the middle of October, and will be providing you with a detailed insight into the experience it has to offer.

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Chessington Howl’oween – The South UKs best scare event?

The South of the UK is known for having a series of amazing scare events, from Shocktober Fest, Fright Nights and Screamland to Howloween and Brick or Treat we really are spoilt for choice in the South. 2020 was different though…so of the few events that ran, was Chessingtons the best?

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Coaster Kings’ Pennsylvania Coasters TOP 10

Hello everyone! We hope you’re enjoying the penultimate month of 2020 to the best of your ability.

After the launch of our Ohio Coasters TOP 10 article in August, we teased a follow-up article where we similarly scrutinize the coasters of Pennsylvania to compose a similar list. Then we forgot about it. Then, in the wake of regional-park-off-season, we remembered again! So, without further ado, we bring you our Pennsylvania Coasters TOP 10:

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Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience Review – Los Angeles

Welcome to Hawkins! Hawkins’ new mall to be exact, which laid the scene for the brand new Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience located in Los Angeles! With all of the restrictions of 2020, I was eager to see what this completely covid friendly drive through experience would be like. So buckle up and try not to run over Eleven as we delve into the Upside Down.

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Disneyland’s Roller Coasters Ranked

Byron: Although Disney parks may not be known for their high thrill attractions, they still feature some of the world’s most iconic and recognizable roller coasters. Disneyland Park in Anaheim California is no exception. Although everyone has their own preferences in rides, below you’ll find my personal ranking of Disneyland’s three major roller coasters, from the worst, to the best. Continue reading “Disneyland’s Roller Coasters Ranked”

Helix Ride Review

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.

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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!

Knotts Scary Farm Reviews – 2018

Derrion:  We had a blast attending this years media night for Knott’s Scary Farm! I’m always excited for the park at this time of year because they have one of the oldest running horror themed events for an amusement park. Knott’s Scary Farm holds a special place in my heart because I grew up attending the event with my family. This update will focus on a review of all the mazes and other additions to this years Knott’s Scary Farm .

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Holiday in the Park Opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain – 2016

gleampunk007-largeSix Flags Magic Mountain opened their huge Holiday in the Park event for the season and this year we find two new themed areas, a new show and an awesome Virtual Reality experience on The New Revolution. The Holiday event features one of the West Coast’s largest light shows, millions of lights, limited-time-only food, characters, and all your favorite coasters, of course.  Continue reading “Holiday in the Park Opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain – 2016”

California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part 5 (TOP 10)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESWe’ve rated and reviewed many coasters and rides over the last few years, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, and that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 10-1 (TOP 10!) in the California TOP 50 of 2016! Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part 5 (TOP 10)”

California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part FOUR (20-11)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESWe’ve rated and reviewed many coasters and rides over the last few years, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, and that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 20-11 in the California TOP 50 of 2016! Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part FOUR (20-11)”

California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part THREE (30-21)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESWe’ve rated and reviewed many coasters and rides over the last few years, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, and that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 30-21 in the California TOP 50 of 2016! Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part THREE (30-21)”

California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part TWO (40-31)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESWe’ve rated and reviewed many coasters over the last few years, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, and that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 40-31 in the California TOP 50 of 2016! Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part TWO (40-31)”

California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part ONE (50-41)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESWe’ve rated and reviewed many coasters over the last few years, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, and that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 50-41 in the California TOP 50 of 2016! Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part ONE (50-41)”

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest 2016 – MAZE Ratings and Reviews

20160924_203847-largeSix Flags Discovery Kingdom’s Fright Fest has opened for its 2016 run, and of course I was there to experience all mazes! This year’s line-up features six mazes, including the brand new Dark Oaks Mortuary . In addition, returning mazes like our favorite CarnEVIL welcomed me back this year as well. Let’s get to rating and reviewing them! Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest 2016 – MAZE Ratings and Reviews”

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2016 – MAZE Ratings and Reviews

img_1954-largeUniversal Studios Hollywood opened their popular Halloween Horror Nights events a few weeks back and sold out weekend after weekend. The park’s line-up of haunting attractions this year is great and popular IPs such as American Horror Story drew large crowds. Let’s take a look at the mazes (and Terror Tram) found at this year’s event! Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2016 – MAZE Ratings and Reviews”