Alexander: It’s wintertime in Florida! It’s cool out, but still great weather for Sea World Orlando’s amazing coasters!
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”
Sean: Journey to Atlantis at SeaWorld San Diego closed last month to undergo a lengthy, but much needed refurbishment. Journey to Atlantis opened in 2004 as the second water coaster SeaWorld had obtained from Mack Rides. Over the years many of the effects stop working and the coaster/flume hybrid has gotten increasingly rougher. Worry no more, as we will discuss in this update, Journey to Atlantis will be completely re-tracked and some of its original effects will be brought back! Continue reading “Journey to Atlantis – Rebuild Update – Late November 2018”
SeaWorld San Diego was presented with three Brass Ring Awards by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions during the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 held earlier this week in Orlando, Florida.
Laughter rings out at Sea Lion and Otter Amphitheater as California sea lions Clyde and Seamore put on their own hilarious holiday TV special; playful dolphins jump and splash, celebrating the season with a tropical twist in the Dolphin Island Christmas show; the Christmas story is told from a new point of view, through the eyes of the animals, in SeaWorld’s live nativity musical performed under the stars; families gather to share nostalgic moments with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends; more than a million holiday lights shine brightly at SeaWorld, including the park’s iconic 320-foot Skytower Tree of Lights at the center of it all; and the big guy himself listens carefully to the Christmas wishes of little ones at Santa’s Christmas Village. New for 2018 is Rudolph’s Movie Experience performed daily and special performances of the 3 Kings Procession (Jan. 1–6 only). Continue reading “SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION HAS SO MUCH TO ‘SEA’ AND DO”
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: 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!
SeaWorld San Diego’s Inside Look is back by popular demand. This one-of-a-kind experience, free with park admission, will give SeaWorld guests the unparalleled opportunity to step behind the scenes to see what the veterinarians see, go where the rescue team goes and learn for themselves how the animal experts at San Diego’s premier marine-life park care for thousands of animals every day and rescues hundreds of ill and injured animals every year. Continue reading “‘INSIDE LOOK’ IS BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER AT SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO”
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: Today we stopped by SeaWorld Orlando to take a look at the progress of Infinity Falls, their new world class rapids ride opening later this summer. Crews are still hard at work finishing up the landscaping and theming around the attraction, so an opening date shouldn’t be too far off!
Nick: Hello everyone! My name is Nick, and I’ll be joining the California Coaster Kings team to bring you updates and coverage from the Florida theme parks! I’ve been a huge fan of theme parks all my life, so I can’t wait to start creating and sharing content with all you CCK readers!
Continue reading “California Coaster Kings Goes Florida!”
Sean: I am going to say it right off the bat, I am absolutely in love with the country’s two Busch Gardens parks. After dying over how amazing Busch Gardens Tampa was, I am now back to share with you all my fascination with the smaller, higher-detailed Busch Gardens Europe, a.k.a Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Continue reading “Our First Trip to Busch Gardens Williamsburg”
Sean: One of our favorite parks in California is SeaWorld San Diego. Of all the SeaWorld parks it has the heaviest focus on animals while also offer great entertainment and a good selection of rides. There is always a ton to do and see at the park, and this trip we tried to check out as much as we could, including the new Electric Eel, San Diego’s tallest and fastest coaster! Continue reading “Our Fantastic Summertime Trip to SeaWorld San Diego – 2018”
Sean: It is not often a summer nighttime event is overwhelmingly spectacular, and then there’s SeaWorld San Diego’s Electric Ocean. After dark the park turns into a light and sound filled wonderland with a ton of entertainment and scenery to admire. This year we finally got the chance to experience Electric Ocean. Join us to learn more about one of the nation’s best nighttime theme park events! Continue reading “Electric Ocean at SeaWorld San Diego”