Alexander: Who puts the fair in Cedar Fair?
Who has flair that’s beyond compare?
Who has some areas that are… a little bit bare?
(and be that as it may, I don’t really care)
It’s Valleyfair in Shakopee Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis / St. Paul!
Continue reading “Let’s Dillydally at Valleyfair!”
Alexander: Sometimes work brings me within reach of some unexpected roller coasters. Some may be more notable (Schwarzkopf in Moscow) than others, but hey; a credit’s a credit.
This time, work roulette has landed me in one of the county’s most notable cultural centers: New Orleans! While this vibrant city once played host to an amazing major amusement park or two, these days a charming kiddie park is what makes up NOLA’s roller coaster presence.
Continue reading “Carousel Gardens, New Orleans”
Byron: The Northern California theme parks have undergone some pretty significant changes, and in this article we aim to address the goings on at California’s Great America and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. With the opening of a new exciting ride behind us and the announcement of another in the near future, there’s a good bit of ground to cover so let’s get started. Continue reading “NorCal Early Summer Recap”
Alexander: A week after Coaster Con XL concluded, I was still craving some Texas thrills!
I didn’t have time to visit Texas’s cardinal theme park on my con visit, but shortly after going back to work I decided to make some time and run down to Dallas for a visit!
Continue reading “Coaster Con XL Hangover (Part IV) – Six Flags Over Texas”
Sean: After many updates of both Justice League: Battle for Metropolis and The Riddler’s Revenge repaint over the past few months, it is now finally time to experience both attractions as part of Metropolis! We were invited to the VIP Party the night before the opening to the public, and our team had a blast. Let’s take a look at Six Flags Magic Mountain’s newest ride, and the relaunch of the World’s Tallest, Fastest, and Longest Stand-Up Coaster!
For those of you following CCK on Social Media you may have figured we rode the new dark ride on Sunday as well, but we waited with sharing our thoughts ’til the launch of this report! Enjoy! Continue reading “Justice League: Battle for Metropolis Opens within Metropolis at Six Flags Magic Mountain”
Alexander: Welcome to the third and final installment of CCCK’s Coaster Con coverage, featuring Sea World San Antonio!
Sea World is technically the 2nd park of Con, but since we hit ZDT’s early, it’s the third of three parks in our report.
Let’s get wet, shall we?
Continue reading “Coaster Con XL – Part III – Sea World San Antonio”
Alexander: Welcome to our next host park for Coaster Con XL: ZDT’s Amusement Park!
Technically this is the 3rd and final park of the tour, but a lot of ACErs went a little early to get some extra time with the park.
You see, ZDT’s is very small. With 450 people in attendance, there’s no telling how long the line might get for the park’s signature attraction, Switchback, during ERT! So naturally, lots of ACErs hopped over to ZDT before and after the official ACE visit to make sure they got plenty of rides on this amazing coaster!
Continue reading “Coaster Con XL – Part II – ZDT’s”
Alexander: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
The dog days of summer are here!
And nothing says “summer” like the annual ACE Coaster Con! It’s a big one this year, too: Coaster Con XL! (Coaster Con 40). Since everything’s bigger in Texas, what better place to play host than one of North America’s most bustling regional entertainment playgrounds: San Antonio!
Continue reading “Coaster Con XL – Part I – Six Flags Fiesta Texas”
Sean: Occasionally California Coaster Kings hops over the Nevada border for some coasters, including our usual rides on Desperado at Buffalo Bills, as well as Circus Circus’ Adventuredome. This time we’re taking a look at the brand new Splash Zone at Circus Circus as well as the changes made at Adventuredome, preparing for the new 2018 coaster! Continue reading “Circus Circus Las Vegas – Adventuredome and Splash Zone”
Sean: Though I often swing by Six Flags Magic Mountain for a quick ride on Ninja or Viper, today I was invited to be part of a select small group to check out the brand new Metro Park Pub and all of its delicious offerings. In addition to which, I received lots of great information regarding Justice League: Battle for Metropolis and the brand new area ‘Metropolis’. That and more in this report! Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Metro Park Pub Preview + Metropolis Update!”