Alexander: It’s time for us to spread our wings and travel beyond the immediate Shanghai metro and deeper into the Yangtze Delta megaopolis, (namely the Jiangsu province, which is home to the next several parks on our tour).
Alexander: It’s so great to finally be back at one of our absolute favorite places, Shanghai Disney! And this time we aren’t freezing our butts off like we were in January of last year!
Sean: Get ready for a whole lot of China! One of the more “Chinese” parks of the trip was Happy Valley Shanghai, home to dilapidated areas, closed coasters, some pleasant and unpleasant surprises and… a Pizza Hut! Let’s take a look at the park with one of China’s biggest coaster lineups! Continue reading “Happy Valley Shanghai – 2019 Trip Report”
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, of course, 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”
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 to The Next Level. Every guest in there, including myself, shared one common goal: Ride Helix.
Derrion: Wow! In all my years living in Southern California, I finally was able to get to California’s Great America. This was my second Cedar Fair park, behind Knott’s Berry Farm, and I could not have been more blown away! Lets take a look at some of the highlights from my first visit.
Preston: Spooky season has arrived and with that comes my favorite haunt of the year: Halloween Horror Nights! Let me just say, before we get into the thick of the review, that this year was incredible! The overall ’80’s theme really works well! We were able to attend Fan Preview Night on Thursday the 12th along with a revisit on Saturday the 14th. I’ve done all the mazes and I’m ready to give you my full ranking of them all!
Derrion: We had the pleasure of attending this years media event at Fright Fest! As always, Fright Fest does not disappoint and is sure to be a great season. Continue reading for an update on the continued success of Fright Fest and catch some of the spooky new additions to the park.
Nick: After a year of speculation and rumors, Busch Gardens Tampa has finally confirmed the details of Gwazi’s conversion into a hybrid coaster. Iron Gwazi will stand 206 feet tall, and take riders through a dozen airtime moments, three inversions, and reach speeds of 76 miles per hour! Read on for more details!
Continue reading “Iron Gwazi Coming to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2020!”
Nick: SeaWorld’s new coaster for 2020 has finally been unveiled! Ice Breaker will be SeaWorld’s first multi-directional launch coaster, launchingboth forwards and backwards! It will also have Florida’s steepest beyond vertical drop, a 93ft spike at a 100° angle! Read on for more!
Continue reading “Ice Breaker Coming to SeaWorld Orlando in 2020!”
Derrion: Wow! What a hot day it was in the park today. After the major Six Flags parks announcement for 2020 I thought it would be a great time to get back to the park to give our opinion on the subject. Many of the Southern California theme parks are transitioning to the Halloween season and I could not be more excited. Here is a quick look at what you can expect from this years fright fest and new additions to the park. Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – September 6, 2019”
Derrion: I had a great opportunity to make it in to the park today. The Halloween season is almost here! Lets take a quick look on some new updates in the park.
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!
Naaaaaaaants igonyamaaaaaaa bagithi babaaaaa! Yes, we recently got back from the Lion King Festival at Disneyland Paris. A special summer season and what a hot and busy day it was. Luckily, we know our way around the park so read all about facing a summer day at the Paris resort! Continue reading “Disneyland Paris – The Lion King & Jungle Festival – August 2019”
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!