Sean: Knott’s Scary Farm is back and it is better than ever! This year’s lineup of amazing mazes is seeing some of Knott’s best work and there isn’t a single maze that felt weak. The best mazes of the past few years have returned, and this year’s new mazes are unique and solid additions. Let’s get to rating and reviewing them! Continue reading “Knott’s Scary Farm 2017 – Maze Ratings and Reviews”
Chad: This year brought some interesting mazes.
I had the unbelievable experience of trying out the RIP Experience. And it was worth it. The price is a very steep one, but with a MASSIVE buffet, two free beers (if you are over 21 years of age), unlimited front of the line for everything in the park and free valet, it was not too bad. Continue reading “Halloween Horror Nights 2017”
Alexander: State Fair and County Fair season is a great time to be a coaster enthusiast; lots of opportunities for new credits pop up in places that wouldn’t otherwise play host to a roller coaster, let alone three or four.
Southern California is no stranger to numerous coasters, but during late summer/early fall, several traveling credits take up temporary residence. Today we’re visiting two of California’s largest county fairs, The Orange County Fair and the Ventura County Fair.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk deck the halls for a wintry calendar of festive holiday experiences and an array of delectable treats that families and friends far and wide can enjoy.
The all-new “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” experience will resonate throughout the immersive land this yuletide season transforming the iconic HogwartsTM castle into a dazzling light projection spectacular, while the quaint town of Hogsmeade village shines brightly with décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts. Continue reading “The 2017 Holiday Season at Universal Studios Hollywood!”
The Great Pumpkin Fest at California’s Great America opens September 30 and runs Saturdays and Sundays through October 29 (closed October 22). The festival is a non-scary daytime event for the entire family and has become a Bay Area tradition for the extended Halloween season. Continue reading “THE GREAT PUMPKIN FEST AT CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA BEGINS SEPTEMBER 30”
The annual daytime, family-friendly Halloween celebration, Knott’s Spooky Farm, takes place weekends, September 30 – October 29 and Halloween Day. The kid-inspired “spooky” celebration will feature activities for ages 3-11, including trick-or-treating, a live show and costume contest with the Peanuts gang, and a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. The fall daytime Seasons of Fun event is included with regular park admission. Continue reading “Knott’s Spooky Farm Celebrates the Fall Season at Knott’s”
Alexander: Who’s ready for a whirlwind tour of the tiny parks of Northern California??
There’s so much personality and charm tucked away in these little spots; some of them we hadn’t even heard of before we planned this trip, but we’re so glad we took the time to visit each one!
Byron: We were able to check out the progress of Railblazer at California’s Great America last weekend. Below we will outline the progress made thus far. Although the construction is somewhat limited at this stage, we figure we should start covering this very exciting project early. Please enjoy the first of many Railblazer construction updates. Continue reading “Railblazer Construction Update #1”
Waterworld Concord will be closing the Diablo Falls water slides to make room for future expansion. This season is the Last chance to ride this summer classic Continue reading “Waterworld Concord’s Diablo Fall Closing for Good at the End of the 2017 Season”
Sean: Fright Fest has started at Six Flags Magic Mountain for its 2017 run, and of course I was there to experience it! This year we’ll be launching two reports regarding the popular Halloween event, one discussing the Scare Zones (later), and one discussing the Mazes (right here). Enjoy our maze ratings and reviews! Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2017 – Maze Ratings and Reviews”
Alexander: Hey peeps!
I know it’s been a while since Pt. 1 of this series (we wanted to get our California’s Great America report live while it was still topical), but the rest of our NorCal adventure should be going live here this week!
Let’s continue with a visit to this years Golden Ticket Award winner for best Seaside Park: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Alexander: It’s that time of year again!
Following the relatively disappointing 2017 announcements, Six Flags has returned to form with a series of interesting and unexpected announcements for next year.
Now that we’ve all had a week to process, let’s take a closer look at the Six Flags 2018 announcements. Continue reading “Six Flags 2018 Analysis”
Alexander: We’ve got a BIG one today, folks. One of the world’s largest regional parks is our oyster today: it’s Canada’s Wonderland!
It’s a Saturday, but we have guidance from locals and FastLanePlus! Let’s see how this 15-credit-saga unfolds.
Sean: As summer flew by and we visited dozens of parks to bring you unique reports, but it’s the time of year to get “update season!” going. With Haunt events starting as early as next week, and all of the major 2018 attractions having been announced, we’re ready to publish construction and park updates weekly! First of many, a good ol’ Six Flags Magic Mountain Update! Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – September 5th 2017”
Byron: Waterworld Concord, which was recently reacquired by Six Flags will be adding a new attraction in 2018 along with the rest of the Six Flags parks. Their new water play area, Splashwater Island, marks the largest addition this decade. For a water park, the promise from Six Flags of a new addition each year should mean some pretty significant change, as even small investments capital wise carry a lot of weight. Below is the press release on this year’s addition, which marks the beginning of a new era at Waterworld. Continue reading “Splashwater Island Coming to Waterworld Concord in 2018!”
The most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, Knott’s Scary Farm, returns with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills for its 45th season. The fully transformed park will feature 13 uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, including the return of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, for her last performance as she bids farewell to the Scary Farm crowds with an all-new show. Knott’s Scary Farm is back for 25 horrifying nights from September 21 – October 31. This year’s Knott’s Scary Farm experience has all the ingredients of a truly terrifying nightmare, but unlike most dreams, Knott’s Scary Farm is a nightmare you can’t wake up from. Continue reading “The Knott’s Scary Farm 2017 Lineup!”