Let’s Take A Look At Sol Spin – REVIEW

Sean/McLaren: Knott’s Berry Farm officially opened Sol Spin on April 21st after several weeks of construction and testing, and of course we were there to check it out! The park’s newest ride is located on the lot where WindSeeker used to reside and offers guests a totally unique experience in the Californian theme park world. Let’s take a look at Sol Spin and what our experience of the new thrill ride was like! Continue reading “Let’s Take A Look At Sol Spin – REVIEW”

Six Flags Magic Mountain Update + GALACTIC ATTACK VR Review!

Sean: I had the chance to make a quick trip out to Six Flags Magic Mountain to check out the new Galactic Attack Mixed Reality on The New Revolution! While I was at the park I collected some more quick update-worthy information. In this quick update you’ll find some ride-related news, Justice League and Metropolis construction, and of course a review of the new Galactic Attack VR!  Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Update + GALACTIC ATTACK VR Review!”

Knott’s Merry Farm Opens for the 2016 Season!

train001-largeKnott’s Berry Farm’s popular Knott’s Merry Farm event has opened for the 2016 Season and we were there to celebrate! Though it was a rainy day, the event is filled with plenty of entertainment, themed areas, and of course rides for an awesome and merry day at the park! Continue reading “Knott’s Merry Farm Opens for the 2016 Season!”

California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part 5 (TOP 10)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESWe’ve rated and reviewed many coasters and rides over the last few years, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, and that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 10-1 (TOP 10!) in the California TOP 50 of 2016! Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part 5 (TOP 10)”

Quicksilver Express Ride Review

dsc_0417Quicksilver Express is one of the often forgotten coasters in California, and being at a park the size of Gilroy Gardens that’s almost understandable. Quicksilver express however is a gem, and very much worth more discussion. This Morgan mine train through the beautiful backwoods of Gilroy Gardens was a whole lot of fun, and it’d be a shame if we didn’t give it some deserved recognition, so enjoy the following Ride Review of Quicksilver Express!

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California Coaster Kings SUMMER Q&A on August 9th

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After a successful Q&A earlier this year, we are now back with a new Q&A session on August 9th. It’ll be the start of more-frequent Q&A sessions. Each session will have a particular set of topics to stay current and fully get an opinionated discussion going. (Rather than very general questions). The first one is coming up on Tuesday night, August 9th! Continue reading “California Coaster Kings SUMMER Q&A on August 9th”

Desperado at Buffalo Bill’s

20160714_182635 (Medium)We recently visited a coaster that is usually closed when we pass by. It’s one of the tallest and largest coasters on earth, but it is not often discussed. We took a drive out through the middle-of-nowhere to finally get on Desperado, and we loved it! Check out our review of the ride and look at the big hyper coaster in this article!  Continue reading “Desperado at Buffalo Bill’s”

Wildfire at Kolmården Wildlife Park

WFPano-1-Large-1038x576Remember when the announcement for Wildfire came out a few years back? And then suddenly this crazy RMC coaster was finally completed? One of our European crew members visited Kolmården Wildlife Park to ride Europe’s first RMC woodie, and the jealousy among our Californian crew went through the roof! Let’s take a quick look at the ride!  Continue reading “Wildfire at Kolmården Wildlife Park”

SeaWorld San Antonio – Trip Report

20160624_110723 (Medium)The third park we visited on our Texas trip was SeaWorld San Antonio! The park is greatly situated on elevated land and features a giant lake as its centerpiece. This park, unlike our local SeaWorld San Diego, has a thrill-ride collection in addition to stellar shows and awesome exhibits. The park felt well rounded and definitely not cramped as there was ample space between stadiums, exhibits, and rides. The park took us by surprise and was a very enjoyable place to visit. Join us as we take a look around the park!

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Trip Report

DSC_0158 (Medium)The second park on our California Coaster Kings Texas trip was Six Flags Fiesta Texas. A wonderfully located Six Flags property in San Antonio that features an outstandingly awesome lineup of rides and shows. We had just one day to visit the park, but that full day was plenty of time to ride all the attractions and see some shows. The park features world renowned coasters like Iron Rattler, Superman Krypton Coaster and Batman: The Ride, as well as other awesome coasters like Road Runner Express and Poltergeist! Join us as we take a look around the park in this trip report!

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