Sven: To celebrate my birthday and because I really needed a theme park instead of my Orlando planned trip, we went back to Walibi Holland! One of the coaster capitals of Europe with the beloved Untamed, Goliath and Lost Gravity. However, we needed to adapt a bit because of their Covid-19 measures.
Sven: So Efteling has been open since the end of May but, as I live in Belgium, I wasn’t allowed to cross the border until this week. What kind of measures can you expect at the park regarding Covid-19? And how about we talk about their newest coasters: Max & Moritz?
Alexander: Eager to explore how different parks tackle CDC–based measures for limiting the spread of germs, Sean and I set off for a couple new parks (plus a 3rd, major favorite of ours) opening for the 2020 season.
It looks like Kentucky Kingdom had already begun planning their 2021 addition before the Coronavirus pandemic hit. We recently discovered height waivers filed by the park back in February for the addition of a 108ft tall roller coaster not-so-subtly named “Raptor”. As you can see on the document below, the construction was planned to take place from September 2020 until May of 2021.
Sven: So imagine you’re in charge of a group of parks and you can switch up rides between them. That’s what we did in this article: Give & Take Coasters! We start off with a European Parques Reunidos edition where we will exchange rides between Bobbejaanland, Movie Park Germany, Parque Warner and Mirabilandia! Continue reading “Give & Take Coasters – Parques Reunidos Edition”
Alexander: The day has finally come! Universal Orlando Resort is the first park to begin their staged-reopening, starting with CityWalk! Let’s take a look at all the changes in place! Continue reading “Universal CityWalk Re-Opening Trip Report”
We’re very excited to report that Universal Orlando Resort is partially reopening CityWalk this week with social distancing guidelines in place. See below what attractions, shops, and restaurants will be open: Continue reading “Universal Orlando CityWalk: Limited Reopening on May 14”
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!
Sean: We’re back with another list! This time we’re looking at a smaller company than the past few lists, but with tremendous value nonetheless. Herschend Family Entertainment operates three theme parks in the US: Wild Adventures, Silver Dollar City and Dollywood. Let’s find out what their 5 best coasters are! Continue reading “The 5 Best Herschend Family Entertainment Coasters”
It’s time for an episode all about Herschend Family Entertainment: America’s Theme Park Sweatheart. But mostly Silver Dollar City and Dollywood.
Alexander: Everyone that knows us knows we live for a good Arrow coaster – especially their loopers. We love nothing more than getting rattled around on some of Arrow’s rowdier concoctions, which brings us to this fairly-exhaustive list of our favorites (though we’re still missing some cool ones, like Fantasia Special and HotWheels Sidewinder). Continue reading “The 5 Best Arrow Loopers”
Alexander: Beginning with resort-saving Space Mountain de la Terre a la Lune in 1995, Disney was the unlikely champion of the modern launch coaster; before Premier Rides, Intamin, and other industry juggernauts had their hand at next-generation launchers, Disney partnered with Vekoma to create the first new catapult-propelled coaster in over a decade (one that, unlike its predecessors, would run multiple trains on a circular track.
Sean: The unique collection of Cedar Fair parks are home to some of the world’s greatest and biggest coasters. While all parks are currently closed due to COVID-19, now’s a good time to discuss the company’s best coasters: Continue reading “The 5 Best Cedar Fair Coasters”
Alexander: It’s no secret that the 4 (sorry, 3) Tower Of Terror rides are some of Disney’s most popular and iconic attractions. “Why not rank them?” We asked ourselves (and if you’re wondering how we squeezed a “Top 5” out of this, your answer lies at the start of our list).
Documents have been uncovered on the LA County permitting website that show plans for a new roller coaster for Six Flags Magic Mountain! The proposed ride, an RMC Raptor/single rail coaster would re-use the former Green Lantern station and use some of the area currently occupied by Tidal Wave. Read on to take a closer look!