Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – June 30th 2016

20160630_114010 (Medium)As I visited Hurricane Harbor for the opening of Python Plunge I also made my way over to Six Flags Magic Mountain for a park update. After being out of state for a week there was actually some stuff to update on! In this update we’ll take a quick look around the park, some July 4th Fest preparation, some ride operations, ride refurbishments, and more!  Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – June 30th 2016”

Python Plunge Opens at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

20160630_103502 (Medium)Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles officially opened their newest slide complex today, the Python Plunge. The three new body slides are part of the Lizard Lagoon section of the park and offer great new family thrills. The three new slides join two older slides (that have been refurbished) to create a colorful new look for the entrance of the park, as this slide complex is located towards the very front. Let’s have a look, shall we? Continue reading “Python Plunge Opens at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor”

SeaWorld San Antonio – Trip Report

20160624_110723 (Medium)The third park we visited on our Texas trip was SeaWorld San Antonio! The park is greatly situated on elevated land and features a giant lake as its centerpiece. This park, unlike our local SeaWorld San Diego, has a thrill-ride collection in addition to stellar shows and awesome exhibits. The park felt well rounded and definitely not cramped as there was ample space between stadiums, exhibits, and rides. The park took us by surprise and was a very enjoyable place to visit. Join us as we take a look around the park!

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Trip Report

DSC_0158 (Medium)The second park on our California Coaster Kings Texas trip was Six Flags Fiesta Texas. A wonderfully located Six Flags property in San Antonio that features an outstandingly awesome lineup of rides and shows. We had just one day to visit the park, but that full day was plenty of time to ride all the attractions and see some shows. The park features world renowned coasters like Iron Rattler, Superman Krypton Coaster and Batman: The Ride, as well as other awesome coasters like Road Runner Express and Poltergeist! Join us as we take a look around the park in this trip report!

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Python Plunge Opening Date!

20160611_150218 (Medium)Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles’ newest slide complex ‘Python Plunge’ is opening this Thursday, June 30th! The slide complex features three new body slides with significantly better layouts than the previous slides in the spot did. They’re part of a newly refurbished Lizard Lagoon. We’ll be capturing the opening moment on Thursday! For the full press release from the park, which includes details surrounding the rest of the park, see below! Continue reading “Python Plunge Opening Date!”

Six Flags Over Texas – Trip Report

DSC_0027 (Medium)California Coaster Kings visited Six Flags Over Texas for the first time! Several team members planned a Texas Tour for the summer, and the original Six Flags property in Arlington was the first to be visited. We absolutely loved the park, and spent two full days in the humidity experiencing classic rides such as El Aserradero, the Runaway Mine Train and Shockwave, as well as newer intense experiences such as The New Texas Giant and Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast. Join us as we take a look around the park in this trip report! Continue reading “Six Flags Over Texas – Trip Report”

5 of Our Personal Favorite Elements on Coasters in California

20160525_163552 (Medium)California is home to so many fantastic coasters, we are lucky to live in a state with such a wide variety of high quality attractions. Having the great collection that we do, there are bound to be a few elements or moments that strike a chord with each individual, and that is what we are here to talk about. Not necessarily the best coaster elements in the state, but rather those that Sean and Byron have the most affinity for personally. These elements deliver memorable and unique experiences for us, and thus are our personal favorite elements in the state. Continue reading “5 of Our Personal Favorite Elements on Coasters in California”

Raging Waters Los Angeles

DSCN3293 (Medium)It was wonderful to spend a day at California’s largest water park! Raging Waters Los Angeles recently changed its name from the previous Raging Water San Dimas name, and added the high-tech water coaster slide Aqua Rocket last year! The park is beautifully situated on a hill side surrounded by nature, offering a very unique park layout, slide collection, and shade-filled environment for a day of fun.  Continue reading “Raging Waters Los Angeles”

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor Update – June 11th 2016

20160611_150144 (Medium)Time for another Six Flags Magic Mountain Update! With Hurricane Harbor thrown in this time. There are a few minor changes around Six Flags Magic Mountain, including a new ad-wrap for Viper and Superman Escape from Krypton that’s operating the red train. But more interestingly… the new Python Plunge slide collection at Hurricane Harbor that looks AWESOME! Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor Update – June 11th 2016”

The New GhostRider

DSCN3215 (Medium)GhostRider is back and it’s a woodie to fall in love with. The ride is butter smooth, lateral filled, unstoppable and features our favorite friend: airtime. It’s great to see this popular ride return to its original glory with brand new Millennium Flyer trains and a ride experience that feels out of control, but without breaking your back. Let’s take a look at what riding the new GhostRider is like!  Continue reading “The New GhostRider”

Taste of Orleans

taste of orleansCalifornia’s Great America has announced the brand new event, the Taste Of Orleans! The festival will take place the weekends of July 23-24 and 30-31 in the park’s Orleans Place area. Taste of Orleans will feature live Cajun, Jazz and Mardi Gras style music, regional food delicacies and drink and will be open to all Great America guests. Below you can find what to expect from the event as well as our general thoughts. Continue reading “Taste of Orleans”

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Update – June 3rd 2016

image8 (Medium)It’s been awhile since we’ve delivered a park update up here at the wonderful Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. There’s been a lot of change taking place at the park to kick off the summer season, and in addition, The Joker has been opened… but not without technical issues. We’ve sure got an opinion on that so let’s get right into it. Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Update – June 3rd 2016”


20160603_163356 (Medium)It was time for a nice Knott’s Berry Farm visit before the summer crowds… and what better day to visit Knott’s Berry Farm than the day GhostRider is soft opening minutes before the park closes? In today’s update we’ll take a look around the park. Some ride operations, the finished repaint of Jaguar!, the Ghost Town construction, and of course… the newly refurbished wonder-woodie… GHOSTRIDER! Continue reading “Knott’s Berry Farm Update – FIRST GHOSTRIDER SOFT OPENING”