Alexander: There’s no Disney ride quite as well-loved as Haunted Mansion. Lightyears ahead of its time, Walt Disney’s home for 999 happy haunts was a showcase for experimental optical tricks that lent themselves marvelously to spectacular specters – little did they know they’d lead to the most cult-obsessed amusement park ride in the world.
Sean: Disney loves their (mine) train themed coasters and every Disney Resort is home to at least one signature version! Today we take a look at five of the eight spread around the world to make our ranking. The selection ranges from classic Big Thunder Mountain Railroad installations to new-age versions such as Expedition Everest and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Continue reading “Our 5 Favorite Disney Mine Train Roller Coasters”
Sean: Last week we made a quick trip to Texas, just in time before major attractions around the country started closing. Our trip to Texas featured 5 parks, 3 of which were considered small. These Small Parks of Texas all have their own major coaster: Continue reading “Small Parks of Texas: Kemah Boardwalk, Galveston Pleasure Pier, and ZDT’s Amusement Park”
Sean: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is reinvesting in its properties more than ever, and a park where that’s very apparent is the vibrant and exciting SeaWorld San Antonio. Our last visit was a little less than 3 years ago, and the park feels completely different! Continue reading “SeaWorld San Antonio 2020 – A Park Reborn”
Alexander: for over 50 years, Pirates of the Caribbean has dazzled Disney parkgoers with its uncanny ability to transport riders into a seamless environment of excitement and danger. As the last ride whose construction was curated by Walt Disney himself, Pirates is often regarded as Walt’s Magnum Opus, as well as his parting gift to the industry.
Sean: SeaWorld San Antonio recently opened their brand new wooden coaster: Texas Stingray! The brand new Great Coasters International coaster is made of special Ipe wood and is the state’s tallest, fastest and longest wooden coaster. Not only is this the perfect fit for the marine theme park, it also happens to be one of the best wooden coasters in the United States! Let’s take a look: Continue reading “SeaWorld San Antonio Opens One of the Country’s Best Wooden Coasters”
Alexander: Just a couple days before US amusement parks started announcing operational suspensions left and right, an idyllic day (at least, for a Six Flags park) was had by us at Fiesta Texas. Continue reading “Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Early Spring 2020 Trip Report”
Sven: As corona spreads everywhere, it was a matter of time before theme parks had to start to take measures. Even though the season hasn’t started, the parks that are open do everything they can to remain open. Have a look at some of the impacts and what we think will come for the start of season.
UPDATE (12/03) on Disneyland Paris, Efteling and Parque d’Atracciones Madrid
Spring is quickly approaching which can only mean one thing… It’s almost time to ride Iron Gwazi! RMC crews have been working at a feverish pace to complete the new coaster, so let’s take a look!
Two years after a fairly miserable day at Disneyland Paris resort in Spring ’18, we decided it was time to give the troubled French resort another shot – and boy are we glad we did! Our experience was a total 180º from our last visit!
We’re a tad late with this report as we also just went to Disneyland Paris. We were kindly invited by SeaWorld San Diego to take a construction tour of the park’s new coaster, Emperor! Let’s take a look: Continue reading “Emperor Construction – SeaWorld San Diego – 2020 Dive Coaster”
Sean: In 2020 the name “Space Mountain” is pretty much a household name in regions with Disney resorts. The fascination with lifting off into space and riding a thrilling coaster has been what makes Disney’s Space Mountain roller coasters so appealing. Today, let’s rank all 5 of Disney’s Space Mountains! Continue reading “All 5 Space Mountain Disney Coasters Ranked”
Sean and Alex recently went to Disneyland Paris. Was it as horrible as last time? Could they appreciate the resort while the Walt Disney Studios is one big construction site? Or did they get seduced by the many coasters the resort has to offer? Continue reading “Coaster Kings Radio Episode 7: Jump to Hyperspace”