First Bright Nights at Walibi Holland

For the first time ever, Walibi Holland opens its gates from December 26th 2022 to January 8th 2023 for its Bright Nights! We paid a visit on the first day to see what kind of winter experience you can expect in the most thrilling park of the Netherlands. From coaster rides in the dark to snowball fights and of course lots of lights. Entertainment for the whole family and new merchandise. Let it snow!

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Construction at Winter Efteling

We paid an ice cold visit to the most popular park in the Netherlands: Efteling. Even in the cold, construction workers continued on the new Joris & De Draak. Meanwhile, we spotted the remaining parts of Spookslot for the new Danse Macabre ride. Finally, another major construction going on right at the entrance for the Grand Efteling Hotel. Let’s Baron 1898 dive into it!

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The next theme park season in Spain (starting in February 2023) will probably be the best of the last decade in terms of new additions to the parks. In fact, the two major theme parks in Spain (PortAventura and Parque Warner) will both be adding to its coaster collection two rides that have the potential to become the best of the country and even some of the best in Europe. Having said that, let’s dive in all we know about this two new Spanish roller coasters that will be opening in the upcoming months.


Coaster Kings On a Budget

As lovers of theme parks and roller coasters we love traveling to new parks and trying out the latest rides and attractions. That being said, theme parks can get very expensive. With this in mind we’ve put together a list of some of the best values you’ll find in themed entertainment around the world. For the sake of this article the estimated costs I’ve included are for a group of four. 

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Will Universal Return to PortAventura?

Rarely do American theme park and entertainment firms and their European parks achieve success. However, managing theme parks in varied markets no longer appears to be as challenging as it once was. Recent speculation, particularly in the Spanish and European theme park communities, suggests that Universal may return to the resort it operated from 1998 to 2004. Let’s examine what is known and what is rumored about the potential return of Universal’s PortAventura/Universal Mediterranea.

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Some Changes Coming to Coaster Kings

Hello all! First and foremost, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our readers who have been with us throughout the many years we’ve been sharing our love, passion, and critique of amusement parks and roller coasters online. This is not a farewell, so don’t worry! As a result of personal changes in our life, we have chosen to modify Coaster Kings’ operations.

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Pützchens Markt 2022- Trying out one of Germany’s largest funfairs

Germany is really well known for it’s overwhelming and magnificent funfairs- including the world famous Oktoberfest- the biggest funfair in the world. The country is also home to some of the largest travelling rides in the world. In September I headed to one of the biggest fairs in the west of Germany – Pützchens Markt – and I thought that it would be exciting to share my experience.

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Twenty-Year Top 20: The Best Coasters of 2002

It’s that time of year again! Welcome to our 4th Annual “Twenty-Year Top 20”, where we rank the top coasters that turn 20 years old this year! 2002 was an extremely strong year, with the “Coaster Wars” at their peak – our favorite coasters in several countries, respectively, made their debut twenty years ago. Let’s get started!

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Universal Studios Hollywood Filing Permits for Roller Coaster between Upper Lot and Lower Lot

According to the Los Angeles County permit site, Universal Studios Hollywood is performing a Geotechnical Investigation for project P409. This project includes the station of the ride, as well as the ride’s layout moving between the Upper Lot and Lower Lot.

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Why we love Parque Warner Madrid so much.

As a child, I frequented Warner Bros. Movie World Germany, now known as Movie Park Germany, and it left a lasting impression on me. Six years after the opening of the German park, Six Flags and Warner Bros. continued their partnership with the opening of a new park in Madrid. This park has since been on my radar, also due to the fact that it’s home to a Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang.

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Ferrari Land: An Honest Review

When Port Aventura debuted in 1995, the park’s focus on natural and historic beauty earned it a reputation as one of the top parks in the world. Twenty years and several management changes later, the resort was poised to bring a second gate online; the theme – of all things – an automobile company. Conceptually shallow and profoundly indulgent, Ferrari Land gave PortAventura fans whiplash from the day it was announced – but was it really as bad as it seemed?

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SeaWorld San Diego to Debut New Launch Coaster in 2023

Arctic Rescue, one of SeaWorld San Diego’s most anticipated attractions, will open in the spring of 2023. Arctic Rescue will join other thrill rides at the amusement park as the West Coast’s longest and fastest straddle coaster. This family-friendly multi-launch ride invites guests to mount a snowmobile and race through the unpredictable arctic climate at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour in an effort to save endangered animals. Arctic Rescue has a height requirement of 48 inches, but thrill-seekers of all ages will enjoy its thrills and chills.

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SeaWorld San Antonio Will Debut the Only Launched Log Flume in the World in 2023!

Catapult Falls, a NEW water flume coaster, will be built at SeaWorld San Antonio in 2023, the park said today. The first-of-its-kind rollercoaster combines the thrill of a launched roller coaster, the thrill of a vertical lift elevator that elevates riders above the theme park, and a water flume ride with the steepest drop, producing repeated adrenaline rushes as well as spectacular splashes to cool passengers.

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