Sean: Journey to Atlantis at SeaWorld San Diego closed last month to undergo a lengthy, but much needed refurbishment. Journey to Atlantis opened in 2004 as the second water coaster SeaWorld had obtained from Mack Rides. Over the years many of the effects stop working and the coaster/flume hybrid has gotten increasingly rougher. Worry no more, as we will discuss in this update, Journey to Atlantis will be completely re-tracked and some of its original effects will be brought back! Continue reading “Journey to Atlantis – Rebuild Update – Late November 2018”
Sean: Coaster Kings started as California Coaster Kings, likely where you know us from. Now we’re changing. We’re the same people. With the same coverage. On a new website. Continue reading “What is Coaster Kings?”
Alexander: Hello! How’s everyone enjoying the holiday season so far? If you’re like us and have spent some time at Dollywood this fall, we suspect your holidays have been pretty great so far!
Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in 2019 with EVE, Hollywood’s Most Dynamic New Year’s Eve Celebration, Featuring Live Music, Fireworks and Non-Stop Fun on Rides and Attractions! Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in 2019 with EVE”
Sean: Though I had been to the Tokyo Disney Resort a week or so prior to visiting Tokyo Disneyland, to visit DisneySea, it was finally time for me to visit my last Disney theme park. This was it, all 12 parks within 9 months. I thought that among the shiny and unique Disney parks I had encountered Tokyo Disneyland would not stand out. After all, Disney’s best product (DisneySea) was just next door. I was pleasantly surprised. Tokyo Disneyland has something to offer that no other Disney park can. Let’s find out what that is!
Sean: After the departure of Boomerang at Knott’s Berry Farm last year, people started wondering where the brightly-colored roller coaster would be located next. Many guessed at a Cedar Fair park, some guessed an Asian park. Thanks to Belgian Plopsa Fans, we now have an answer as to where Boomerang is reopening.
Derrion: We hope everyone is enjoying their holiday. Here is a holiday treat, if you plan on visiting the Disneyland Resort, the iconic attraction is back after its refurbishment. This update will focus on some of the cosmetic changes you can see to the new the Matterhorn Bobsleds.
Alexander: Our last official day in Tokyo was a survey of 3 little parks, each with one major coaster. While the latter two parks are actually Yokohama, Japan’s 2nd largest city, the “Greater Tokyo Area” is composed of both cities; together they compose the world’s most populous metro.
Derrion: What a great way to kick-off the holiday season with Knott’s Merry Farm. I was so excited to attend this years’ event because not only was it my first time covering this event as media, but it also was the first time I experienced the “Merry”-ness as a guests. Knotts Merry Farm provides the warmth and love inside that we need in the world. This update will focus on the shows and attractions you will experience at this years event.
SeaWorld San Diego was presented with three Brass Ring Awards by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions during the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 held earlier this week in Orlando, Florida.
Alexander: Tokyo Dome City is nothing short of an enthusiast’s gateway drug into the world of Japanese theme parks. A great flume? A unique Intamin hyper? Essentially Japanese glitz? Pokemon? Oh yes.
Alex & Sven: These are exciting days for theme park fans: IAAPA is being celebrated in Orlando! That means tons of exciting announcements and surprisingly, they’re about Europe! One of the most impressive ones is definitely the new coaster for Walibi Belgium!
Nick: A permit recently filed with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection revealed some exciting new details about the Star Wars hotel, which is currently being built adjacent to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Read on to take a closer look!
Alex: Halloween was already a few days ago, but that doesn’t stop us to visit some horror fun! We made a final visit to Horrorland, the new scream park in Spain and we were greatly surprised by its evolution.
Derrion: It may not be the most thrilling place in the world, but it does live up to its reputation as the happiest place on Earth for me. Disneyland is very therapeutic and keeps my inner child alive. This was a great day to visit the parks because it was the first day of the Holiday season at the Disneyland Resort. This won’t be the longest update but it was great to notice some of the changes going on now for the festive celebration.
Alexander: On the final day of the East Meets ACE tour we were blessed with great weather and two parks with 5+ credits each (plus a bonus culture credit in the form of an unusual Ferris Wheel in downtown Osaka).
Sven: Last Sunday, we ended the European theme park season in a park that won’t even be closed. Nevertheless, we had a good reason to visit Efteling on this sunny day in November: Fall colors!
Sean: We’re back at Six Flags Magic Mountain where the park is quickly shifting between two of their seasonal events. Fright Fest just ended last week, but very few of that remains. With Holiday in the Park starting next week the park is slowly transforming into a winter wonderland. In this update we’ll also look at some other changes and operations around the park!
Derrion: Hello coaster royalty! I have been eager to get back to Universal Studios Hollywood as a guest after my recent impromptu trip to the Universal Orlando Resort for the first time. Universal Studios Orlando was a larger park but I noticed the quality and aesthetics of the buildings here at Universal Studios Hollywood were less outdated and more welcoming. Rather than focus on the positives and negatives of both Universal parks, this update will include recent updates and changes to Universal Studios Hollywood with a hint of contrast between the two Universal parks.
Alexander: The seemingly countless amusement parks of the greater Tokyo area come in all shapes and sizes – most are small, but several are surprisingly big once you’re inside (Tobu Zoo), and some are utterly massive (DisneySea, Yomiuriland). Perhaps the biggest small park in Tokyo (or maybe the smallest big park) is Toshimaen?