After years of frequent maintenance on the wooden roller coaster Joris en de Draak at Efteling, the amusement park has decided to equip the ride’s track with steel rails, effectively transforming it into a hybrid coaster.Continue reading “Efteling’s Joris en de Draak Wooden Coaster to Receive Steel Track”
Efteling is a park we simply cannot get enough of – a trip to Europe simply feels incomplete without a visit here.Continue reading “Efteling: World of Wonders – 2022”
This week’s Crown Rating discusses our first European park of the series – none other than a World of Wonders (Wereld Vol Wonderen in Dutch): Efteling! Efteling is known for its dedication to storytelling in their fairytale forest, which has since extended to the park’s notable dark rides and coasters.Continue reading “Efteling – Crown Rating”
Hello and welcome to part one of our 2 part article on our favourite European theme park foods. Today myself (Emma) and James will be talking all about our favourite foods, snacks and restaurants. We want to dive into the best food in Europe and share with you, and find some more theme park gems along the way. We sadly haven’t visited all the theme parks in Europe (wouldn’t that be a dream) so these are our favorites that we have personally experienced.Continue reading “Our Favourite European Theme Park Food – Part One”
All over Europe people are waking up and looking out the window to see snow on the ground. Although parks are shut, thankfully there are still people around to take photos of our favorite places all dressed in white!
We have found our favorites from this last week to show you!Continue reading “10 Amazing Coaster Snow Shots from around Europe”
There are many ways to show your love for roller coasters and theme parks, and for many of our readers these attractions are a way of life. Today we’re taking a look some of our own coaster tattoos, as well as readers’ theme park and roller coaster tattoos!Continue reading “Roller Coaster and Theme Park Tattoos”
It’s the third week of our Coasters and Landmarks Line and we’re expanding with five international coaster-inspired designs. This week’s Global Coasters set is accompanied by a bonus design for our Crown Line. All designs are now available at 20% off until November 1st, we’re taking a closer look below: Continue reading “SHOP – 5 New Global Coasters + Bonus Design”
Airtime, a solid mix of forces, stellar inversions, launches, drops, etc. There are so many ways to really make a good coaster. What makes an overall good experience, however, often depends on the surrounding infrastructure. In this article we’re highlighting some of the best coaster queues in the world that really elevate the overall experience of the attraction.
I would visit Efteling any day. Yet, on a sunny day right after the summer, the park really blossoms. On top of that, during these special times, the Dutch parks are probably the only ones that don’t require you to wear a mask in Europe. Time for a walk through the park! Continue reading “Efteling – A Mask Free Day at a Theme Park – September 2020”
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”
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?
Sven: As corona spreads everywhere, it was a matter of time before theme parks had to start to take measures. Even though the season hasn’t started, the parks that are open do everything they can to remain open. Have a look at some of the impacts and what we think will come for the start of season.
UPDATE (12/03) on Disneyland Paris, Efteling and Parque d’Atracciones Madrid
Sven: Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a great start of the New Year and maybe, you celebrated it at a theme park! We were fortunate enough to celebrate it at Efteling. Find out why you too should consider doing the same next time. Next to that, we have an update on the park, including the construction of Max & Moritz! Continue reading “Why You Should Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Efteling – December 2019/January 2020”
Alex: Now that we said goodbye to the 2018 European peak theme park season, let’s look back to a few of our trips. Here at European Coaster Kings we took advantage of our last days of summer holidays to enjoy some of the best European parks! 7 days, 5 parks and 4 countries! Let’s go!
Sven: Last Sunday, we ended the European theme park season in a park that won’t even be closed. Nevertheless, we had a good reason to visit Efteling on this sunny day in November: Fall colors!
Sven: This week, the Bob coaster at Efteling finally reopens! However, take a ride before it’s gone cause it won’t be running much longer. A replacement has been announced and it’s something quite different: Max & Moritz! Continue reading “Max & Moritz replaces Bob at Efteling”