Derrion/Sean: As peak season comes to and end, I decided to provide a quick update on the changes taking place at Universal Studios Hollywood. Including new updates for Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) 2018, which begins September 14! Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood Update – Late August 2018”
Alexander: Summer is almost over, but we still managed to squeeze in a late summer Knott’s visit ahead of this year’s Knott’s Scary Farm preparations!
The nightmare-filled world of Knott’s Scary Farm returns for its 46th season with a completely transformed park that brings terror to life as the largest immersive Halloween experience in Southern California. Every inch of the park becomes covered with hidden frights, prowling creatures, new spine-chilling scares and terrifying twists. This year guests will come face-to-face with fear as they brave through the park’s 14 haunted attractions including mazes and frightful scare zones, each eager to welcome new and unsuspecting victims. Knott’s Scary Farm is back for 25 horrifying nights from September 20 – October 31. Continue reading “Knott’s Scary Farm 2018!”
Nick: After months of teasing, Carowinds has finally revealed their 2019 additions, and the headlining attraction is Copperhead Strike, a Mack Rides Double Launch coaster! Let’s launch into all the details!
Sean: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom quietly waited with teasing and announcing their big new attraction while other big parks announced theirs. The Bay Area Six Flags park just announced their new-for-2019 roller coaster, an S&S coaster named Batman: The Ride! Continue reading “Batman™: The Ride – Free-Fly Coaster – NEW at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2019”
Alexander: Good morning! As most of you are already aware, Six Flags Magic Mountain has made history by announcing their 20th roller coaster: West Coast Racers, a quadruple-launch möbius racing coaster from Premier Rides.
Sean: Six Flags Magic Mountain announces their 20th roller coaster: West Coast Racers. The West Coast Customs inspired roller coaster features 4 inversion, 4 launches, custom designed trains, as well as a special pit stop featuring West Coast Customs Founder and CEO, Ryan Friedlinghaus! Continue reading “West Coast Racers – Quadruple Launch Racing Coaster – Coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2019!”
Nick: Earlier this summer, Toy Story land opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The land’s signature attraction is Slinky Dog Dash, a Mack Rides LSM launched family coaster. We recently got to go check it out, so read on to find out our thoughts!
Sean: Six Flags Magic Mountain’s now relocated roller coasters Deja Vu was one of my all-time favorite coasters. The Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang, the particular type of coaster, was plagued with maintenance and operational downtime which led to the relocation of the ride from Six Flags Magic Mountain to Six Flags New England in 2011, where it opened as Goliath in for the 2012 season. – Fast forward to 2018, it was time for us to check out the last remaining Giant Inverted Boomerang in the United States to run the original Vekoma trains. Thus we made the pilgrimage to Silverwood in Idaho. Home to a Deja Vu named Aftershock. Continue reading “Silverwood – Home of Deja Vu: Aftershock”
Alexander: Hello! How is everyone’s summer going?
After a long period of blackout days for our passes, the conclusion of summer means we once again have access to The Happiest Place One Earth!
Alexander: I’ve got quick little Six Flags Magic Mountain update for you!
Nick: Yesterday, we took a walk around Universal Studios Florida to check out the progress of Halloween Horror Nights 28 scare zone construction. We also popped into Islands of Adventure to see the new coaster being built in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmede. Let’s take a look!
Hold on tight cause you’re about to drop deep in Hansa-Park! The German theme park is going high once more after the construction of Schwur des Kärnan, one of Europe’s highest coasters. This time, it’s a thrill ride and not just any: Highlander! Continue reading “Highlander at Hansa-Park – The World’s Highest Gyro Drop Tower”
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.