With most of the parks closed in Europe and all Halloween events cancelled, we might have one of the saddest Theme Park Halloween season ever. But that didn’t stop us from digging into our archives and see what we experienced in the past. This year, we’re looking back at a rare Halloween event that took place at the Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris: Terrorific Nights. Continue reading “Halloween Throwback: Terrorific Night at Disneyland Paris”
With the second wave of Covid-19, theme parks in Belgium had to close last week. Before that, we had one last visit to one of the smaller parks in the country: Plopsa Coo. Although it might not have the most spectacular rides, you’d be surprised what this cozy park has to offer! Continue reading “Plopsa Coo – October 2020”
It’s the third week of our Coasters and Landmarks Line and we’re expanding with five international coaster-inspired designs. This week’s Global Coasters set is accompanied by a bonus design for our Crown Line. All designs are now available at 20% off until November 1st, we’re taking a closer look below: Continue reading “SHOP – 5 New Global Coasters + Bonus Design”
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Wrap up the year with holiday cheer earlier than ever at Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™, the park’s award-winning holiday event. New this year, the event kicks off with a preview weekend with light displays and select entertainment elements on November 14 and 15. Christmas Town runs daily with park-wide festive fun from November 20, 2020 through January 3, 2021.
Today’s Coaster Kings Radio podcast episode is a timely release! The episode starts with a look at some pressing theme park news from around the globe, after which we create our own fantasy theme park in real time. Sean, Alexander and Sven all came up with their own themed area and then collectively created an area together. Don’t miss this wild new episode: Continue reading “Coaster Kings Radio – Welcome to our Theme Park!”
What happens in Vegas has been the subject of many an article here at Coaster Kings – from the soft pink coziness of The Adventuredome to the compellingly apocalyptic Primm Nevada resorts that Desperado calls home. In the heart of the action is the oft-overlooked NYNY Hotel and its star attraction, but with Nevada’s roller coaster bell curve dropping as quickly as it arose, the Big Apple Coaster continues to accrue value.
Carowinds is reopening in November with a new limited-time event, Carowinds Taste of the Season: An Outdoor Holiday Experience. The holiday celebration will feature dozens of sweet and savory tastings, festive themed areas, live shows, and popular rides throughout the park. The event will be open on select dates between November 21 and December 20. Continue reading “Carowinds Reopens with Taste of the Season Food Event”
Off the heels of Knott’s successful new “Taste” experiences, Knott’s Berry Farm is excited to announce a new seasonal food and retail event, this time celebrating the merriest season of all, with Knott’s Taste of Merry Farm. While the theme park remains closed, Christmas spirit still shines bright this year with holiday charm brimming out of every corner of the park, as Knott’s wondrously transforms with enchanted décor, thousands of twinkling lights, miles of festive garland, and a variety of picturesque holiday settings, all serving as a backdrop to the tastiest holiday foods around. Continue reading “Knott’s Taste of Merry Farm”
Another week, another exciting update on the Jurassic World VelociCoaster coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in the summer of 2021! While projects at Walt Disney World down the street seem to be delayed or pushed back. Universal’s coaster is looking more ready by the day! Join us for this new construction update! Continue reading “VelociCoaster Update – Universal’s Islands of Adventure – October 26, 2020”
We’re back with another exciting TRON Lightcycle / Run Update from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. In today’s update we’ll touch on some of the rumors and delays expected for this project, as well as the work that is continuing at this time! Continue reading “TRON Lightcycle / Run Update – Magic Kingdom – October 26, 2020”
After quite some time, we finally got out to Walibi Belgium again to take a look at the finished layout of their well-known new Intamin mega coaster coming in 2021. We got some shots of work being done in its new area and some amazing views of the completed track.
After launching our Coaster Line last week, we’re now adding five new pieces to form the Coasters and Landmarks Line. These new pieces take us across the globe to some of the most iconic landmarks in the themed entertainment industry. Carefully chosen and designed based on our love for these remarkable icons, this week’s wonderous landmark designs can’t be missed: Continue reading “SHOP – 5 New Landmark Designs”
In today’s episode of our official podcast, Sean and Alex continue their conversation about the world’s biggest manufacturers and their highlight coasters. This follow-up episode includes Rocky Mountain Construction, B&M and Vekoma along with a dozen additional manufacturers! Continue reading “Coaster Kings Radio – Manufacturer Talk pt. 2!”
I visit Parc Astérix very often as it is quite near from Paris and I have changed my mind quite a lot about which is the best rollercoaster at the park. Dragging 2.3M guests in 2019, it is one of the top european park that you must visit if you’re an enthusiast. Here is our ranking of the 7 coasters present at the park:
After months on top of months of waiting, California theme parks finally received reopening guidelines yesterday during the state’s weekly COVID-19 briefing. Governor Gavin Newsom along with other high-level representatives from the Golden State have decided to split up theme parks into “larger theme parks” and “smaller theme parks”. The placement of a theme park is based on its capacity. The state says it will allow smaller theme parks to reopen at 25% capacity (or 500 people, whichever is fewer) once the county the park resides in is placed into the orange tier. Reservations will be required, all park guests must live in the same county the park is in, and only outdoor attractions will be allowed to operate. For larger theme parks, the restrictions are even more suffocating, with the guidelines stating that the county the park resides in must be in the yellow tier in order to reopen. Like the smaller parks, reservations will also be required and the park capacity will have to be 25%. Continue reading “California Theme Parks – Where Do We Go From Here?”
Another week, another update! This time we’re getting to the exciting phase in which Universal Orlando Resort’s new launch coaster comes to life. In this update we’ve got landscaping, infrastructure, reveals, and much more! Enjoy this photo update of Jurassic World: VelociCoaster! Continue reading “VelociCoaster Update – Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Late October 2020”
UPDATED: October 2020
We’ve had the amazing opportunity to travel to all Disney parks in the world, twice! Along with that, we’ve also been passholders for 8 out of the 12 parks! We’re critics – and thus can’t help but compare every experience at each Disney park. We’ve reasoned back and forth and have taken the changes over the past couple of years in account to create this list ranking all Disney parks in the World. (Please note that this article has been completely rewritten from our January 2019 edition). Continue reading “All Disney Parks in the World – Ranked”
Airtime, a solid mix of forces, stellar inversions, launches, drops, etc. There are so many ways to really make a good coaster. What makes an overall good experience, however, often depends on the surrounding infrastructure. In this article we’re highlighting some of the best coaster queues in the world that really elevate the overall experience of the attraction.
Shop Coaster Kings launched a week ago, and we’re excited to introduce some new pieces in time for the holidays! Over the course of the next six weeks, Shop Coaster Kings will launch five pieces weekly! This week, we’re excited to share our first merchandise of the new Coaster Line, inspired by some of your favorite coasters in the Southeast of the United States. Continue reading “SHOP – Launch of Coaster Line – 5 New Designs”
Back in October 2012 the UK heard about plans to build a huge park on the outskirts of London. Now eight years later we have a new update, possible ride manufacturers, and a possible opening year! Being built by London Resort Company Holdings, here’s what we know: