Residents of the area surrounding Alton Towers are being consulted about a proposed indoor attraction. Here is the latest news and rumors about Alton Towers’ next big project.Continue reading “Secret Weapon Nine? Is Alton Towers Building a New Roller Coaster?”
Dark Rides – What you can find in the UK!
Let’s face it, the UK dark ride scene is nothing to scream about in comparison to countries such as the Netherlands or Germany, but I want to take a peek in our dark ride collection here in the UK!Continue reading “Dark Rides – What you can find in the UK!”
The Ten Best Parks for Night Rides
There’s nothing more coveted by coaster enthusiasts than an amazing night ride on one of their favorite coasters. As we get into the Halloween season many parks are staying open later. So we thought we’d rank what we consider the ten best parks for night rides. Get ready to add some evening park visits to your bucket list!Continue reading “The Ten Best Parks for Night Rides”
Alton Towers – Crown Rating
The UK’s got several famous coaster-parks, perhaps the favorite among enthusiasts is Alton Towers. Let’s see how this landmark-turned-theme park destination holds up in this Coaster Kings Crown Ratings.Continue reading “Alton Towers – Crown Rating”
Spanish Theme Park History – Part 5: PortAventura
After a little break, today we’ll continue our series about the Spanish Theme Park History with the fifth article. Every two weeks we’re publishing one of eight articles about the history of thirteen Spanish amusement and theme parks. Some of them no longer exist, but some others are still operating and receiving guests nowadays. In this series, we travel in time through 168 years in theme park history, starting in 1853, to our days in 2021. In this article we’ll focus on PortAventura, the very first theme park of Spain and the only Universal park that has ever existed in Europe.Continue reading “Spanish Theme Park History – Part 5: PortAventura”
UK Top Ten Rollercoasters
Here in the UK we are lucky to have a great selection of rollercoasters dotted all over the country. We wanted to get a list together of our favourites and also yours too. We asked you our readers to suggest your favourites and why and combined it with my personal favourites to make this article. A special thanks to Alex from the Coaster Kings for his help with this article.
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10 Amazing Coaster Snow Shots from around Europe
All over Europe people are waking up and looking out the window to see snow on the ground. Although parks are shut, thankfully there are still people around to take photos of our favorite places all dressed in white!
We have found our favorites from this last week to show you!Continue reading “10 Amazing Coaster Snow Shots from around Europe”
Europe Top 20 Coasters – 2020
We’ve already published quite a few top rankings this month but this one could of course not be excluded. After our Top 10 of 2018, the coaster landscape in Europe has changed quite a bit. That’s why we expanded to a Top 20 instead! Continue reading “Europe Top 20 Coasters – 2020”
What to Expect from UK Theme Parks in 2021
As we all know, 2020 has not been the greatest year for our theme park industry. With many rides and construction being halted and now due to open next year, 2021 could be a fantastic year! Here we are going to have a look at the newest additions we will see open next season.
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Icon – Blackpool Pleasure Beach VS Wicker Man – Alton Towers
Sven: We just came back from the UK trip of 2018 for theme park fans: Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Alton Towers. These two big parks both opened a brand new coaster this year and so we could not resist paying them a visit. But which one of the two is the best according to us: Icon or Wicker Man? Continue reading “Icon – Blackpool Pleasure Beach VS Wicker Man – Alton Towers”
Ride Review: The Smiler – Alton Towers
Alton Towers’ newest coaster, The Smiler, smashed the world record for inversions on a coaster when it opened in 2013. Sadly, it is perhaps best known today for the terrible incident in June of last year when two trains collided on the track, resulting in multiple severe injuries to riders on the front row. But, with it being scheduled to reopen next month with the park, it’s a good time to find out whether the coaster itself lives up to the hype… Continue reading “Ride Review: The Smiler – Alton Towers”