Coaster Kings is proud to introduce a new annual special event: The Crystal Crown Awards. – Within the coaster and theme park enthusiasts communities there are many different annual awards, polls, etc. We wanted to take a different approach and present a unique lineup of categories that highlight specific characteristics of theme parks, rides, rollercoasters, and the industry as a whole. To listen to the awards in detail, check out our Coaster Kings Radio episode, you’ll also find the 16 carefully chosen categories and their winners here:
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: 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”
Henri: Excalibur: Secrets of the Dark Forest has a long history. All started back in 1996, when Warner Bros. Movie World Germany opened its gates. Our older fans will remember the attraction as Die unendliche Geschichte, themed after the famous german novel from Michael Ende. Everything changed in 2005, when the park got a big retheming. Mystery River could never live up to the fame that “Die unendliche Geschichte” had. 2018 is the big year for the classic Intamin Rapid River. Same attraction – new theming. Can Excalibur live up to the fame of the Warner Bros. Version? – let’s find out.
Sven: As theme park fans, I’m sure most of you like to collect souvenirs from your visits. It can be the pictures you make during your trip till the park maps and leaflets that the park distributes. That last kind of memories are what we are going to talk about today! This of course in light of our Park Maps Trading page! Have a look at what we have in our collection! Continue reading “A Glimpse of a Park Maps Collection and More”