Alexander: Here at Coaster Kings, we like to see the good in things – or, at the very least, we like to criticize the parks we visit in a constructive way.
We’re doing things a little different today: we’ve got a list of 5 parks that are so dreadful it’s a miracle they’re even open.
Continue reading “Bottom 5 Worst Parks”
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”
Preston: The Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood are in full effect, so we decided to power through the Los Angeles traffic in order to check out all the Christmas festivities. In this update, we’ll take a look at everything Christmas, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash, as well as some CityWalk happenings.
Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Park Update – December 14th, 2019”
Universal has been hard at work for over a year clearing and grading land for their new theme park, Epic Universe. Last week, they filed construction plans for the Nintendo section of the new theme park with the Orange County Government. Thanks to a public records request, we’ve obtained the area’s site plan, so let’s take a look!
Continue reading “First “Epic Universe” Plans Filed – Layout of Super Nintendo World Revealed”
Alexander: We’ve made it to the final (new) park of our China trip! While a bonus visit to Shanghai Disney took place on the last day of our tour, Guangzhou Sunac was the last call for credits and new rides on the trip. Continue reading “Guangzhou Sunac Land – 2019 Trip Report”
Visit Six Flags Magic Mountain just before Christmas for an Exclusive Preview on West Coast Racers! Below find the dates and times for each of the pass and membership types!
Continue reading “BREAKING: Pass Holder Previews to be Offered on West Coast Racers!”
Preston: This past Saturday, we had the opportunity to attend Magic Mountain’s media event for Holiday in the Park. We were able to sample some of the new foods and treats they have available during the season for their holiday food festival. And, we took a lap around the park to take in all the beautiful Holiday decorations. And as a special Christmas present, we have some photos of West Coast Racers testing! Let’s dive in and check out all the offerings this year!
Continue reading “Holiday in the Park and West Coast Racers Testing – Six Flags Magic Mountain Park Update – December 7, 2019”
SeaWorld San Diego announced the name of their new Dive Coaster at IAAPA in late November: “Emperor“! The ride’s named after the World’s largest penguin, the Emperor Penguin. Let’s take a look at the construction of 153 feet tall 2020 Dive Coaster coming to the West Coast. Continue reading “Emperor Update – SeaWorld San Diego – December 7th, 2019”
Alexander: Following a bitterly cold December 2018 visit and an outrageously crowded Labor Day Weekend visit, we finally got a *complete* Dollywood day, full of LOTS of rides on some of our favorite coasters!￼
Continue reading “Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas 2019”
Preston: It’s Christmas time! The holidays have returned to Disneyland, and we returned to the resort on the inaugural day of the season. Here’s a look at some of the Holiday cheer that has been spread around both parks.
Continue reading “Christmas at Disneyland! – December 1st, 2019”
Sean: I don’t think I was ready. Ready to be in awe around every corner. Ready to be flabbergasted by record breaking attractions and truly amazing shows. Ready to give a park such high praise upon the first visit. Our visit to Chimelong Ocean Kingdom was eye-opening. Chimelong created a product no other company has even gotten close to – join us at our new favorite theme park on Earth. Continue reading “Chimelong Ocean Kingdom – Pure Astonishment”
Alexander: Let’s get festive! Busch Gardens Tampa is all decked out in holiday cheer for their Christmas Town even! Let’s take a look!
Continue reading “Busch Gardens Tampa – Late Nov Update + Christmas Town 2019”
Join us as we travel to the Far East in search of some of the best parks and coasters in the world. This episode of Coaster Kings Radio: More Sean. More Alex. More China!
Continue reading “Coaster Kings Radio Special – Cathay Catharsis Pt. II – South China”
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.
Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – Holiday in the Park 2019”
Alexander: Day 2 of IAAPA is upon us! Time for more booth visits and more exciting details for 2020 and beyond!
Continue reading “IAAPA 2019 – Day 2”