With the theme park season drawing to a close in many countries and people forced to stay home again, we thought we’d bring you a brand new article series. Expect regular updates from myself as we explore one of the most beautiful, cultural and historical regions of Europe: Scandinavia!
We’ll be taking you from Norway across to Finland, through Sweden and then down to Denmark. We’ll be providing you with detailed insights and top tips into the theme parks each of these countries has to offer. We will also be diving into which rollercoasters and attractions you aren’t going to want to miss out on. So grab a cup of coffee, a slice of cake and enjoy!
Continue reading “Scandinavia Series- Part 2: Linnanmäki, Finland”
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”
I visit Parc Astérix very often as it is quite near from Paris and I have changed my mind quite a lot about which is the best rollercoaster at the park. Dragging 2.3M guests in 2019, it is one of the top european park that you must visit if you’re an enthusiast. Here is our ranking of the 7 coasters present at the park:
Continue reading “Parc Astérix – Top 7 rollercoasters”
We just released a highly detailed and exciting discussion of Phantasialand’s newest area and world-class rollercoaster! Join us to Rookburgh and experience F.L.Y. in our newest Coaster Kings Radio episode with team members Sven and Nadja, and guest host Jan from Brake Section! Continue reading “Special Episode: Rookburgh & F.L.Y. at Phantasialand – Coaster Kings Radio”
We recently visited Blackpool Pleasure Beach, winning 11 awards this year in the theme park awards it’s rated as one of the UK’s top attractions. Having such a large amount of rides in one small park provides something for everyone. Today we are going to rank our favorite coasters! Continue reading “Blackpool Pleasure Beach – Top 10 Rollercoasters”
A new environmental study has been published for the Intamin75 project at Parc Astérix, under the form of a 416 pages PDF ! It revealed several facts about the coaster, the area and more. Let’s dive into the details of spectacular coaster for France! Continue reading “Details on New Intamin Blitz Coaster for Parc Astérix!”
The addition of the two new Vekoma coasters gave us the need to travel and discover the amazing park that Tripsdrill is. That’s a little more than a month after the opening of their new coasters, we visited the park on August 8th.
Continue reading “Tripsdrill – Early August 2020”
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”
Alex: Months after its original opening date, PortAventura has opened its doors this week with tons of new COVID-19 preventive measures. A light celebration of its 25th Anniversary that has been obviously cut down due to other important issues taking place right now. Let’s take a look at the first day of the season!
Continue reading “PortAventura – COVID-19 Measures – July 2020”
Sven: While we can’t really travel much to theme parks at the moment, why not start planning to do so? At some point, all of this will have to be over so why not be prepared and start dreaming about our theme park trips? That’s why we’ll help you with our new article series: European Coaster City Trips! First up: Brussels in Belgium! Continue reading “European Coaster City Trip: Brussels”
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
Continue reading “Impact of Corona Virus on European Theme Parks”
Alex: The French park Futuroscope is finally getting its first coaster this 2020 season. Check out the details and what’s new this season on this article!
Continue reading “What’s New at Futuroscope this 2020 – New Coaster Details!”
Sven: After a visit to Walibi Holland, we also went out to discover the new coaster in Walibi Belgium! It’s no Untamed, but Fun Pilot might as well be for non-thrillseekers. As part of it’s master plan, the ride stands out in the new Fun World area. Let’s play!
Continue reading “Walibi Belgium Update – Two Worlds, One Family – July 2019”
Sven: You probably know that I live in Belgium. Coasterwise, we don’t have the tallest or the most thrilling coasters out there. However, we do have some unique coasters that can only be experienced in our tiny country. Today, we put one of those in the spotlight as it is a true icon in many ways. Raise your glass to 30 years of excitement thanks to Revolution at Bobbejaanland!
Continue reading “Ride Review: Revolution – Celebrating 30 Years”
Sven: Finally, we made it to Scandinavia! A region that was lacking on my theme park count (and thus also coaster count). Fortunately, we experienced a wonderful two days at Liseberg, the coaster kingdom of Scandinavia. A stunning launch coaster, a woodie full of airtime and one of the best family coasters out there. Oh and a wonderful dive too. Let’s get to it! Continue reading “Liseberg – Coasters You Want Nearby”
Sven: Bobbejaanland continues construction on their biggest coaster yet! Fury will be a record breaking coaster by Gerstlauer. This Triple Launch Coaster will be part of a brand new area called Land of Legends. See for yourself how construction continues!
Continue reading “Bobbejaanland – Fury Construction Update – May 4th 2019”
Sven: Europe isn’t always sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. One of theme parks biggest enemies is the weather. Both too rainy and too scorching can be deadly for attendance. That’s why parks invest in indoor attractions. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re good rides! Let’s have a look at Europe’s best (completely) indoor coasters! Continue reading “Top 5 Indoor Coasters in Europe”
Alex: One of Europe’s most anticipated new rides this season opened its gates just this weekend at PortAventura! We were there to discover the first dark ride at the park.
Continue reading “NOW OPEN – Sesame Street: Street Mission at PortAventura”
Sven: We just came back from our first park of the European theme park season! Walibi Holland was so kind to invite us for the opening of Wilderness, a new themed area. This also included a construction tour of Western-Europe’s first RMC coaster: Untamed! Find out more about this exciting area and ride! Continue reading “Walibi Holland Update – Opening of Wilderness – April 6th 2019”
Ready for 2019? As usual, we have lots of new coasters to look forward to. Check out our overview of the highlighted rides, with of course mostly coasters, for this year! The novelties are spread all over Europe with special reopening of two wooden coasters, interesting Infinity Coasters, two unique dark rides and many thrill rides. Continue reading “New in 2019 – Europe”