A few weeks have passed since we visited Parque Warner Madrid and provided an update on the 2023 debut of the brand-new Intamin Batman roller coaster. This enormous, VelociCoaster-sized undertaking will include numerous unique elements, inversions, airtime moments, and launches, among others. Since our last update a few weeks ago, a great deal has happened. This update will include new inversions, airtime hills, drops, and more!Continue reading “New Inversions and Airtime Moments – Parque Warner Madrid Batman Intamin Coaster Construction Update – September 22, 2022.”
A Closer Look at Toverland’s 4 New-for-2023 Attractions
Midway through 2023, Toverland will unveil at least four additional attractions in the theme park section Avalon, where visitors can envision themselves in the mythical world of wizard Merlin.Continue reading “A Closer Look at Toverland’s 4 New-for-2023 Attractions”
What to Expect at Marvel Avenger Campus at Walt Disney Studios in Paris
There’s no better thing than a brand-new Disney park themed land opening up. This is particularly true for Disneyland Paris’ neighboring park Walt Disney Studios that has always struggled with a smaller-than-usual attraction lineup. As part of a large expansion to the theme park, Avenger Campus will be home to several rides, restaurants, shopping and entertainment attractions. Let’s take a look at all that Avenger Campus will have to offer!Continue reading “What to Expect at Marvel Avenger Campus at Walt Disney Studios in Paris”
Kolmården 2021 – Nature and Wildfire
Besides being known for Ikea, Spotify and H&M, Sweden can show off with its green landscapes! So what would be a visit to the country without going to explore the forest? To be fair, we didn’t go hiking or wildlife spotting. But we did see quite some animals and trees in the town of Kolmården! Plus, we saw an unusual sight in Europe: an RMC Topper Track!Continue reading “Kolmården 2021 – Nature and Wildfire”
Horrorland Preview 2021
The pandemic has been a blow for everyone. Horrorland, Spain’s main scream park, was ready to open but had to cancel their 2020 edition a week before opening due to then-new restrictions. Now they raised like a phoenix, and the team is back for another year of screams and scares!Continue reading “Horrorland Preview 2021”
Disneyland Paris: Our Last International Park Before – and Our First International Park Since – the Pandemic Started.
Shortly before most borders (and theme parks) closed, Alex and I traveled to Disneyland Paris for a few days at one of our favorite parks. At the time we did not realize we’d cancel our next several international trips. This summer we finally were able to leave the US again, and the first park we visited was Disneyland Paris of course. Let’s take a look at the French Disney destination, without the usual crowd!Continue reading “Disneyland Paris: Our Last International Park Before – and Our First International Park Since – the Pandemic Started.”
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”
Best of the Best at Phantasialand
We ventured back to what’s perhaps Germany’s most impressive theme park: Phantasialand. Home to highly-detailed multi-level themed worlds in a rather small concise park. Let’s take a tour around Phantasialand and see how our impressions have changed since our previous visits.Continue reading “Best of the Best at Phantasialand”
Bellewaerde: Belgium’s Oldest Park
Welcome to Bellewaerde! Opened in 1954, this quaint Companies des Alpes park started as a zoo – it still hosts many exotic animals to this day.Continue reading “Bellewaerde: Belgium’s Oldest Park”
Paris’ Regional Destination: Parc Astérix!
Just outside of Paris is one of Europe’s biggest regional parks: Parc Astérix! While the destination comes from an ambition to build a major park in Paris before Disney could come in and do it, the 1989 theme park is very much different than Disney and offers some fun alternative themes and experiences. Do you still want to go for a resort visit? Parc Astérix has you covered with several onsite resort hotels!Continue reading “Paris’ Regional Destination: Parc Astérix!”
Plopsaland De Panne and The Ride to Happiness by Tomorrowland!
Located near the dunes of the North Sea in Belgium is Plopsaland De Panne, a theme park resort that’s home to an indoor water park, a resort hotel, a theme park, and as of 2021: one of the World’s most notable coasters. Let’s take a closer look at all that this resort has to offer!Continue reading “Plopsaland De Panne and The Ride to Happiness by Tomorrowland!”
Efteling – Crown Rating
This week’s Crown Rating discusses our first European park of the series – none other than a World of Wonders (Wereld Vol Wonderen in Dutch): Efteling! Efteling is known for its dedication to storytelling in their fairytale forest, which has since extended to the park’s notable dark rides and coasters.Continue reading “Efteling – Crown Rating”
Spanish Theme Park History – Part 4: Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Today we’ll continue our series about the Spanish Theme Park History with the fourth 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 Parque de Atracciones de Madrid, a park with lots of history, an interesting variety of rides and attractions, that is constantly evolving to offer the best experiences to its guests.Continue reading “Spanish Theme Park History – Part 4: Parque de Atracciones de Madrid”
Dennlys Parc – A Little Gem Hidden in the North of France
In a time where most of the theme parks in Europe are uncertain about opening in time for the 2021 season, we decided to do a little throwback to last year’s trips and especially to a little park in the north of France, Dennlys Parc. It may be the hidden gem of the north of France, come with us as we recall our visit to Dennlys Parc!Continue reading “Dennlys Parc – A Little Gem Hidden in the North of France”
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”
Walygator Grand Est : Is This Project Too Ambitious?
During a trip in the east of France, we thought: “Why not go back to Walygator to see if it is as bad as it used to be.” So we did! We went back in July of 2020 to the infamous Walygator (now Walygator Grand-Est) mostly to get some rides on the B&M Monster Invert and to check if the park has gotten worse or better. Is Walygator a failed project that was too ambitious at the beginning? Let’s take a look and try to answer this question!Continue reading “Walygator Grand Est : Is This Project Too Ambitious?”
Coaster Kings Discord Server
Coaster Kings is proud to present their very own Discord server! We’re always looking for ways to interact with our readers, create unique content, and have a global presence across various platforms. The Coaster Kings Discord server will be home to a variety of channels, including regional and language specific ones!Continue reading “Coaster Kings Discord Server”
Adventure Island – The Island of, You’ve Guessed it, Adventure!
In the UK the Theme Park scene is pretty much over for this year but there are still a few places to get your rides in. There are not many of the Coaster Kings who have had the chance to visit Adventure Island and after my first visit I wanted to tell you all about it. I’m going to use the word cute a lot in this article because Adventure Island is a cute park! Continue reading “Adventure Island – The Island of, You’ve Guessed it, Adventure!”
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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