HangTime Construction Update – November 19th 2017

Sean: With construction moving this incredibly fast, it is time for yet another HangTime Update! We’re also at the park for Knott’s Merry Farm today, but figured that some daylight HangTime pictures made for a great update while we cover Merry Farm in depth! In today’s HangTime update we find the lift-hill near complete, as well as the drop! In addition to which there are other small changes that indicate new track being placed soon. Let’s “dive” right in, shall we? Continue reading “HangTime Construction Update – November 19th 2017”

Knott’s Berry Farm and HangTime Update – November 16th 2017

Sean: It’s time for more HangTime! Let’s take a look at some quick things at the Farm before looking at the tremendous progress made on HangTime construction! The lift-hill support structure has been completed and a lot of track is currently being added! Continue reading “Knott’s Berry Farm and HangTime Update – November 16th 2017”

The 5 Best First Drops in California

Sean: What makes the best first impression on a coaster, and what makes the best last impression? That’s what we’re looking at this month. Last month we discussed the 5 Best Finales on Coasters in California, this time we’re taking a look at the best first drops around the state! Sadly some of our favorite first drops in the state, such as Perilous Plunge and Deja Vu, are no longer around, we have gained some incredible new first drops in the past few years that have made the list. Let’s look at a nice variety of drops that we find to be 5 of the best first drops in California! Continue reading “The 5 Best First Drops in California”

Knott’s Berry Farm and HangTime Update – November 7th 2017

Sean: Today we’re at Knott’s Berry Farm! Between the chaos of cleaning up Scary Farm and getting ready for Merry Farm, the ride closures are still plenty as the park prepares for possible winter weather and more crowds this Holiday season. Besides that, HangTime construction is moving along great and track and supports have already been installed! Continue reading “Knott’s Berry Farm and HangTime Update – November 7th 2017”

Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – November 4th 2017

Alexander/Sean: We made a quick visit to the park today to check out the construction that is starting to take place at the future home of Six Flags Magic Mountain’s new 2018 attraction, CraZanity. The new Boardwalk area construction has started earlier than we anticipated, but of course that’s not something to be mad about! In this update we’ll also be taking a look at

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Celebrate the Holidays at Knott’s Merry Farm from Nov. 17, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

Joy is in Season again at Knott’s. From November 17 through January 7, Knott’s Merry Farm provides the perfect backdrop for your family’s holiday memories with a park transformation that surrounds you with the glorious sights, sounds and scents of the season. Guests of all ages can enjoy classic shows like Merry Christmas, Snoopy!, the festive ice show. Stroll through the merry streets of Calico for unique seasonal treats that can’t be found anywhere else, traditional live Christmas Carolers, a Christmas Crafts Village offering unique and personalized gift ideas, Santa’s Christmas Cabin, the enchanting Snow and Glow show with nightly falling snow set to thousands of sparkling lights and traditional Christmas music, plus so much more.  Continue reading “Celebrate the Holidays at Knott’s Merry Farm from Nov. 17, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018”

Floorless Ninja: How Vekoma Trains Could Elevate the Blackbelt of Coasters

Alexander: Here at CCK, we love Ninja. It’s one of our favorite coasters in California, and a must-ride on every visit to Magic Mountain.

We are also huge Arrow Dynamics fans in general and are positively enamored with Arrow Suspended coasters. The 5 Arrow Suspended coasters still in operation are my favorite coasters at their respective parks (yes, even Cedar Point’s Iron Dragon)

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2017 – Scare Zone Reviews

Sean: Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest is back for another big year of haunting. In the past years they have had a lot of Scare Zones, they toned it down a bit to just six this year. Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest has been one of the few events that has always impressed me with their Scare Zones, and unlike separately ticketed events, much relies on their Scare Zones. Let’s take a look at this year’s returning Scare Zones, and the new Damned ‘N Disguise. Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2017 – Scare Zone Reviews”

WINTERFEST AT CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA OPENS NOVEMBER 24

Ice Skating, Rides, Snow Falling, Millions Of Lights & Santa To Deliver Merriment

The Bay Area’s newest and most immersive holiday tradition, WinterFest, opens at California’s Great America on Friday, November 24 and will entertain guests on select dates through December 30. During WinterFest, Great America will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland where guests can experience unique new features, as well as fan favorites such as skating in front of the iconic Carousel Columbia, admiring magnificent displays of lights and décor, viewing spectacular live holiday shows, experiencing 25 rides and attractions, seeing Santa’s workshop and Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, and enjoying scrumptious holiday fare at numerous dining locations. Continue reading “WINTERFEST AT CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA OPENS NOVEMBER 24”