Alexander: The American Southeast is full of amusement park gems.
From Alabama Splash Adventure we jump to Lake Winnepesaukah near Chattanooga (but technically in Georgia) to enjoy some really special vintage rides and a few modern ones!
Continue reading “CCCK – Lake Winnie – ACE Preservation Conference 2017”
Welcome one and all to CCCK’s domestic debut: ACE’s 2017 Preservation Conference!
Our journey begins at Alabama Splash Adventure, a small park consisting of a water park, a kiddie area, and a great wooden coaster.
In 2010 the “dry side” of the park closed and a majority of the rides were removed, leaving just the tiny water park.
Continue reading “CCCK – Alabama Splash Adventure – ACE Preservation Conference 2017”
Sean: It has been a while since we brought you a park update from Universal Studios Hollywood. With recent expansion preparation on the Lower Lot of the park, as well as construction taking place near the entrance of the park, it was time to take some pictures and share it with our readers! Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Update – May 24th 2017”
Boomerang Bay Water Park And New Red, White And Brews Festival Open May 27
SANTA CLARA, CA – The Bay Area’s summer season officially kicks off at California’s Great America this week with the park beginning daily operations on Thursday, May 25 and Boomerang Bay Water Park and the new Red, White and Brews festival openingSaturday, May 27. Memorial Day is also the final opportunity for all current or past military members (valid identification required) to receive free admission and buy up to six additional tickets for just $30 each. Continue reading “CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA OPENS DAILY MAY 25”
Alex: Now that the new European record-breaker rollercoaster Red Force has opened meters away from Shambhala, let’s review this huge B&M hypercoaster which held the record of the tallest coaster in Europe for 5 years! Continue reading “Ride Review: Shambhala – PortAventura”
Sean/McLaren: We headed to the media event/opening day of Knott’s Soak City on the morning of May 20th and we were greeted with warm, clear weather, the sound of running water and a live band playing classic beach tracks, all accompanied by the smell of fresh wood. We knew we were in for a treat as Cedar Fair always does a great job as far as park quality and event quality goes! Continue reading “Knott’s Soak City – 7 New Slides in a Revitalized Water Park”
Sean: We know you’re ready for another Six Flags Magic Mountain Update! So here is one! Let’s take a look at the development of the Lost Temple Rapids repaint, the Riddler’s Revenge repaint, Metropolis, how Apocalypse rides post-retrack and a whole lot more around the park! Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – May 19th 2017”
For the first time ever, the psychological horror film, The Shining, will bring unspeakable terror to “Halloween Horror Nights” in terrifying new mazes opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning this September. Continue reading “THE SHINING IS COMING TO HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS”
Beginning June 23, guests are invited to see “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” in a whole new light when Universal Studios Hollywood introduces its all-new “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts TM Castle,” featuring a dazzling light projection experience against the backdrop of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Announces “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle””
Alexander: Today is the last day of the ACE South of the Border tour.
But we still have an amazing last day of Mexicoasters!
We have our highly-anticipated day at La Feria Chapultepec Mágico with a bonus visit to a surprisingly great indoor kiddie park, Perimágico!
Continue reading “CCCK — La Feria Chapultepec Mágico + Perimágico — ACE South of the Border”
Ocean Explorer, along with the all-new Orca Encounter are opening on May 27th! Tim Roberts sent us some pictures of the Ocean Explorer progress!
Continue reading “Ocean Explore Update – May 15th 2017”
Sean: A park less covered by us, yet incredibly popular, is Legoland California! We had the chance to visit Legoland California and accompanying Sea Life to check out some of their adorable European coasters, Ninjago, and of course a ton of Legos. Join me as I talk about all there is to do at this adorable place! Continue reading “California Coaster Kings’ Lego Adventure – Legoland California”
McLaren: With summer right around the corner, Knott’s Berry Farm is working on some last minute refurbishments and improvements around the park. I spent a couple hours in the park on Wednesday morning and as always, it was a pleasurable experience; crowds were at a low as school isn’t quite out yet and the weather was overcast and cool. Continue reading “Knott’s Berry Farm Update – May 10th 2017”
Alexander: Time for a quick update from the Happiest Place on Earth, staring our favorite Disneyland roller coaster, Matterhorn Bobsleds!
Continue reading “Matterhorn FastPass and Splash Mountain Evac Update”
The Hometown Celebration of Americana Food and Fun is May 27-29 & June 3-4
California’s Great America will add to its incredible lineup of live entertainment and festivals with Red, White & Brews, a hometown celebration of Americana food and fun taking place May 27-29 and June 3-4. Red, White & Brews will bring the Hometown Square area of the park to life with locally sourced food experiences, more than 25 regional craft brews, Northern California wines, Bay Area bands, outdoor games and kids entertainment. Continue reading “CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA INTRODUCES RED, WHITE & BREWS”
Alexander: Who here’s ready for a “Six Flags Day”?
(consider carefully before answering)
Today we’re visiting what was — for a lot of ACE South of the Border attendees — the sole remaining SixFlags park to check off their lists: Six Flags Mexico.
Continue reading “CCCK — Six Flags Mexico — ACE South of the Border”
Sean: Six Flags has recently acquired Waterworld California. The nearest Six Flags Park is about 20 minutes away, which is Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has now announced a new pass that allows pass holders to visit both parks unlimited this season! The Ride & Slide Pass. Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Ride & Slide Pass!”
SeaWorld San Diego’s long-awaited, all-new, inspiring Orca Encounte
r will debut this summer highlighting SeaWorld’s majestic killer whales in a documentary-style format featuring a three-story, first-of-its-kind infinity screen and a natural rugged coastline setting complete with towering pines and picturesque waterfalls.
Continue reading “Orca Encounter is Opening Soon at SeaWorld San Diego”
Alexander: ¡Hola! I hope everyone had a great Cinco de Mayo!
Not ready for the Mexican merriment to end? You’ve come to the right place!
Continue reading “CCCK — Teotihuacán + La Feria Chapultepec Mágico Preview — ACE South of the Border”
Sean: Due to increasing changes in all of our schedules it’s been a while since we brought you a Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Update, but in the midst of Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth construction it was a great time to be back at the park. The weather was cooperative and we always love getting on some of our favorite coasters… if they’re open… Let’s take a look at Wonder Woman construction, along with operations and other changes at the park! Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Update – May 5th 2017”