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”
Sven: First theme park of the year! The off-season in Europe has started but here and there you can still visit a park. One of those, fortunately for us, is Phantasialand! A final touch of Christmas atmosphere! Continue reading “Phantasialand Update – January 14th 2019”
Sven: It’s been a week now, but 2018 is over. The year will definitely be remembered as a wonderful theme park year for Europe. New Intamin & B&M coasters, a new theme park, new coasters for the UK and many other coasters. But how do we rank Europe’s novelties of the previous year? Here’s our top 15! Continue reading “Top 15 New in Europe – 2018”
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!
Continue reading “European Summer Trip 2018”
Alex: Halloween was already a few days ago, but that doesn’t stop us to visit some horror fun! We made a final visit to Horrorland, the new scream park in Spain and we were greatly surprised by its evolution.
Continue reading “Horrorland Scream Park Update – November 10, 2018”
Sven: This week we paid a visit to the EAS in Amsterdam! It’s the event to see all types of companies related to theme parks and more! 570 exhibitors and almost 16 000 visitors. Discover what was there to see! Continue reading “IAAPA European Attraction Show 2018 in Amsterdam”