You may know that we traveled to the People’s Republic of China last fall to visit some of the world’s coolest theme parks. Every park stands out in their own way, especially in Asia. However, there is one park that ranked on our “worst parks” list but I can’t wait to revisit. I was in awe the entire time. In a way it was one of my favorite experiences ever. To set the mood, imagine a sprawling resort over mountains, spreading across a bay on the South China Sea. Golf courses, hundreds of villas, hotels, worlds to explore. Now imagine it all being abandoned. Continue reading “A Forgotten Report for a Forgotten Resort”
Weekends this October, families will experience the spooky, kooky fun of one of the only kid-friendly Halloween events in Central Florida! At LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s Brick or Treat, guests will enjoy safe, neighborhood-style trick-or-treating with plenty of candy, seasonal shows and exclusive LEGO® characters in the ultimate kids Halloween celebration—and, it’s all included in general admission. Continue reading “Safe, Spooky FUN comes to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort for Brick or Treat 2020”
Knott’s Berry Farm reopened their hotel, and Randy from the FUNnelcake Blog was there to check it out!
“Stay where you play.” The Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel has always been a favorite place to spend the night. Back in March, the hotel closed for what we all thought would be just a few weeks. Well, five months later, guests are finally being welcomed back into the 320-room facility, just steps away from Knott’s front gate. Continue reading “Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel Reopens – Take a Look Inside!”
SeaWorld San Diego is the next park in California to be cleared for reopening after gaining zoo designation by the state. SeaWorld joins other destinations in California with similar guidelines. Indoor attractions and aquariums for example, will remain closed. Theme park attractions such as roller coasters and water rides will also not be operating.
HA! Lockdown was tough, and though the United States is running behind on getting this under control, some parks have reopened across the states, and other continents! Join us for a new season, and a new way of visiting parks. Friendly reminder to wear your mask. Continue reading “Coaster Kings Radio – Season 2 – Episode 10 – Please Wear Your Mask”
Honestly, I’ve never been more excited for a new coaster in Belgium. This new Intamin Mega Coaster looks so cool and you’ll want to read this update. After the completion of the lift hill and the Non-Inverting Cobra Roll, a new element has been finished! Continue reading “Walibi Mega Coaster Construction Update – August 18th 2020”
Neal Thurman, known to many for his work with Six Flags as Park President of Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Six Flags Great Adventure, and most recently Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles and Hurricane Harbor Phoenix, has left the Six Flags Corporation and is joining SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (SEAS) as Park President for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Continue reading “Neal Thurman Leaves Six Flags Magic Mountain to Join Busch Gardens Tampa Bay”
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”
For the most part, things are quiet over WDW all things considered. EPCOT was no exception, with its 500 acres comfortably swallowing up modest crowds. As far as comfort and peacefulness goes, there may have never been a better time to go!
Alexander: Our long-awaited return to Disney was one for the books, with crowds well below anything we’ve seen at WDW. Here’s to our first Magic Kingdom update in a while. Continue reading “Magically Quiet: WDW’s Magic Kingdom – August 2020”
Sean: 2020 may have thrown all of our international plans out the window, but that does allow for more time to revisit our favorite parks (if operating) throughout the United States! We were honestly afraid that after the recent removal of our favorite, Vortex, Kings Island wouldn’t feel the same, but we had a great time. Continue reading “Kings Island – Early August 2020”
Alexander: With 2020 being as stressful as it is, we figured a Platinum Pass and a trip to Ohio would be a nice way to help cope. Our Cedar Point visit wasn’t perfect, but we’re grateful to have been able to go at all.
Sven: After our visit to Plopsaland earlier this month, we also had to visit the other Belgian park that’s building a big new coaster for 2021: Walibi Belgium! There is quite a big difference between the two construction sites so you’ll definitely want to see these pics!
Alexander: In the wake of Indiana Beach’s miraculous return to operation following the announcement of permanent closure in late 2019, we decided to head to the park as soon as possible to check it out!
Alexander: For many, one of the highest-anticipated coasters of 2020 is Hersheypark’s Candymonium B&M Hyper. Eager to check it out for ourselves, we raced over to Hersheypark shortly after they reopened to the public in early July.