You might have heard of this park called Europa-Park. We already wrote several times about this incredible park, which also blooms as a resort more and more. Last year, they proved that even more with the addition of Rulantica, a heavily-themed indoor waterpark and basically their second gate. We’ll guide you through, discovering this special place and how you need to prepare yourself for a visit! Continue reading “A Guide to Visiting Rulantica, Europa-Park’s Water Park”
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is adding a new food festival with incredible dining options. This exciting news also includes details on attractions that will be reopening that were previously closed, including Alpengeist and Verbolten! Check out all that the food festival has to offer! Continue reading “Taste of Busch Gardens – Coming to Busch Gardens Williamsburg”
We’ve seen parks of all types, locations, and architectural styles. Some parks, however, were just very weird. After a fun trip down memory lane we created this list of the 10 weirdest parks in the world. Enjoy! Continue reading “10 Weirdest Theme Parks in the World”
Europe holds quite a few smaller theme parks that have plenty of reasons to visit. That’s why we love to put those parks in the spotlight as they often have big parks to compete with. Today, we want to talk about a smaller park in Poland and 5 reasons to visit. Let’s go to Legendia! Continue reading “5 Reasons to visit Legendia”
We’re fortunate enough to have ridden all traditional Giga coasters in the world (that means lift-hill followed by several additional elements). We figured we may as well create a ranking of them all! We know our opinion can be a bit shocking at times, thus we asked Instagram followers on @thecoasterkings to guide is in creating this list. Some of the poll responses we just couldn’t agree with, but thank you readers for making the ranking process fun. Continue reading “All Traditional Giga Coasters in the World – RANKED”
While Knott’s Berry Farm theme park remains closed, Knott’s Ghost Town is the setting for the all-new, limited time outdoor food and retail experience, Knott’s Taste of Calico. During this specially ticketed outdoor event, guests will be able to take a nostalgic stroll through the streets of Calico, sample unique Knott’s culinary creations including boysenberry specialties, visit local crafters and shop at our unique stores. Continue reading “Knott’s Taste of Calico”
Alexander: Greetings! Who’s ready for another Coaster Kings Top 5? This time we’re looking at one of B&M’s most enduring product lines, the Flying Coaster!
Sven: While we can’t really travel much to theme parks at the moment, why not start planning to do so? At some point, all of this will have to be over so why not be prepared and start dreaming about our theme park trips? That’s why we’ll help you with our new article series: European Coaster City Trips! First up: Brussels in Belgium! Continue reading “European Coaster City Trip: Brussels”
Sean: Disney loves their (mine) train themed coasters and every Disney Resort is home to at least one signature version! Today we take a look at five of the eight spread around the world to make our ranking. The selection ranges from classic Big Thunder Mountain Railroad installations to new-age versions such as Expedition Everest and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Continue reading “Our 5 Favorite Disney Mine Train Roller Coasters”
Sean: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is reinvesting in its properties more than ever, and a park where that’s very apparent is the vibrant and exciting SeaWorld San Antonio. Our last visit was a little less than 3 years ago, and the park feels completely different! Continue reading “SeaWorld San Antonio 2020 – A Park Reborn”
Sven: It’s over! Goodbye 2010, goodbye 2011 and so on. In the past 10 years we had some great coaster additions all over Europe. Some pretty unexpected while others seemed only normal that they would eventually be built. I’m sure you’re already thinking of quite some coasters and so did we. Read along about a whole decade of new major coasters in Europe! Continue reading “The 10s of Europe – A Decade in Review”
Alexander: We’re very fortunate to have ridden as many coasters as we did this calendar year – from America to the Netherlands to China, we covered a lot of ground for some highly sought-after credits.
Some rides, however, really blew us away despite their unassuming nature – we didn’t plan trips around these great rides, and yet, they stick out in our minds as some of the best coasters we hit this year. Continue reading “Our Top 10 Biggest Surprise Coasters of 2019”
Alexander: Welcome to Coaster Kings‘ countdown of the 20 best coasters that turned 20 years old this year!
The Coaster Class of 1999 had a lot of stars (still the most coasters to open in one year), so let’s take a look at the best of the best!
Sven: The end of the decade is near and that’s the time to look back on what happened in the coaster kingdom. In this article, we take a closer look at 10 coasters that changed the game in Europe. Some of them are included because of “being the first”, others because they caused a trend, some because of their uniqueness and other reasons. So it’s not a list of the 10 best coasters of the decade, but of those who defined it. Let’s get to it! Continue reading “10 European Coasters that Define the Decade”
Derek: Holiday in the Park kicked off the season at Six Flags Magic Mountain and runs daily until January 5th. Many returning favorites are featured around the park along with some tweaks and new additions. A large Christmas tree now stands tall next to Santa’s Cottage and Coca-cola polar bear photo ops are positioned in a few locations including across from Food Etc. and next to Studio 6F.
Alexander: We’ve hit a huge milestone, folks! Our very first IAAPA! We’re so excited to see what the convention has in store for us!
Alexander: Welcome to our comprehensive countdown of Cedar Fair parks! Before we begin, let’s talk about the two Cedar Fair parks that are not featured on this list, and why:
Sean: Obviously we like Vekoma’s products, and though admittedly some can be a bit rough or intense to the point where most modern riders find them uncomfortable, not all Vekoma coasters are created equally. Vekoma’s newest products have taken the world by storm and are considered some of the best thrill rides ever created, none however, are located in the United States. Let’s take a look at what the 5 Best Vekoma coasters are in the US, leaving out obvious Disney-fan favorites this time. Continue reading “The 5 Best (Non-Disney) Vekomas in the US!”
Alexander: Here’s the scoop.
We missed out on a day of parks (I’m sure everyone can relate) while we were in Nederlands. Victims of circumstance, and with several credits in question, Sean and I decided to try and cram two small Dutch parks into 1 hour.
Exactly one hour.
Sean: This week’s list of 5 coasters is inspired by the trip Alexander and I took to Asia last fall! We rode over 60 awesome (and not-so-awesome) coasters in Japan and we have narrowed it down to our 5 absolute favorites! Let’s take a look: Continue reading “Our 5 Favorite Coasters in Japan”