Alexander: Here at Coaster Kings, we like to fantasize about how things could be. We like imagining how things could be better (or at least different), especially when it comes to coaster performance.
By now, pretty much every enthusiast has had a “this needs to be RMC’d” moment when riding a wooden coaster that isn’t what it could be, but in the wake of a baker’s dozen Rocky Mountain Coasters Iron Horse projects since 2011’s game-changing New Texas Giant, the conversation has changed.
Continue reading “10 Coasters That Should Be RMC’d (And 10 That Shouldn’t)”
Alexander: For a fun 1-day trip from Southern California, Sean and I decided to pay a visit to Salt Lake City’s Lagoon Amusement Park – “The Country’s Largest Family-Owned Amusement Park”!
It’s been less than 2 years since my last visit to Lagoon, but much has changed already! Let’s go see!
Continue reading “Lagoon – Utah’s Coaster Oasis”
Alexander: Since we love lists, we thought it was time for something a little different: a ranking of all 50 States, in order of coaster quality.
Quality is key, here; it would be very easy to just list states based on # of coasters, but that wouldn’t be very interesting. We’ve compiled our countdown based on a comprehensive look at each state and its coasters, carefully scrutinizing each one down to every possible comparison.
We know which states have more or less; today we consider which are best. Continue reading “Top 50 Coaster States”
After months of rumors, teasing and hype, Kennywood finally unveiled their 2019 addition today, The Steel Curtain, a new record-breaking coaster from S&S Sansei Technologies, as well as a new themed area, Steelers Country!
Continue reading “Kennywood Announces Steel Curtain for 2019!”
Alexander: Another day, another visit to Mall of America while on call for work.
Let’s check in on Nickelodeon Universe, shall we?
Continue reading “Nickelodeon Universe Update – June 29, 2018”
Alexander: Following our…interesting…time at Six Flags America, we were excited to spend two days at Kings Dominion, one of the country’s nicest regional parks. As big fans of Kings Island, our expectations were high: how would the kindred KECO park compare??
Continue reading “Cabin Crew Coaster KINGS DOMINION – Coaster Con XLI”
Alexander: Welcome all to Cabin Crew Coaster Kings’ coverage of the American Coaster Enthusiasts’ annual roller coaster convention, Coaster Con!
It’s ACE’s 40th Anniversary, so the convention is being hosted where the club began: Virginia (Six Flags America is also part of the itinerary, located in nearby Maryland).
After picking up our registration packets and reuniting with some of the hundreds of folks I’ve been riding coasters with the last several years, we set out for Six Flags America. Continue reading “Six Flags America – Coaster Con XLI”
Alexander: Another day, another coaster-laden layover! This time it’s Pittsburgh and beautiful Kennywood Park!
Continue reading “Kickin’ it @ Kennywood”
Sean: This week we ventured to yet another few parks around the country. On some quick layovers we hit up two Cedar Fair parks. Valleyfair! was a new park for me, as where Carowinds was a much appreciated re-visit. Both visits took place within 24 hrs of each other, so why not create one report?
Continue reading “Valleyfairowinds”
Alexander: Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana is an iconic brand in the American theme park landscape, famous for its friendly staff, spotless midways, excellent value, enormous water park, and stellar collection of modern wooden coasters.
Holiday World’s reputation is often louder than the park itself; the moves they make at this point are often not as boisterous as the enthusiast communities’ response to them. Everything – from management conflict to new rides – has been hotly discussed over the last 15+ years or so, and whether one’s opinion is positive or negative, it goes without saying that opinions of Holiday World are often strong ones. Continue reading “LOLiday World”
Sean: Summer is almost here and that means theme-park season has begun! We have made quite some trips around the globe already this year, but there is no better time than Spring to explore some of the United States’ best parks. In this Cabin Crew Coaster Kings report, I’ll be sharing my first time experience at Kings Island. Enjoy! Continue reading “Cabin Crew Coaster KINGS ISLAND”
Alexander: When work sends you to Nederlands on 3hrs notice, what do you do? You go to a theme park, of course!
Avonturenpark Hellendoorn is a park that Sean and I wanted to hit on our Europe trip, but there just wasn’t enough time! Lucky for me, the opportunity to visit came less than a month later! Continue reading “Avonturenpark Hellendoorn”
Alexander: Hello again, peeps!
The shortest update of our Europe visit is Attractiepark Slagharen. We only spent an hour and a half at this little park (the rest of the day was spent at Movie Park Germany), but what a gem this place is! Continue reading “Slagharen”
Alexander: Hey peeps!
It’s been a minute since we’ve paid a visit to one of our favorite indoor theme parks, Nickelodeon Universe. There’s been some big changes, so we thought we’d clue everyone in on what’s new!
Continue reading “Nickelodeon Universe Update: Jimmy Neutron GONE!”
Alexander: What’s shakin, peeps? Who’s ready for the drug trip of a lifetime??
Today we’re at Walibi Holland to score some serotonin; there’s no better place than this, the greater Amsterdam area’s primary regional park, to scrounge up goods of this nature. Walibi is ready for us, but are you? Continue reading “Lowkey Wannabe @ Walibi”