Coasters that aren’t coasters

The 16th of August marks National Roller Coaster day! The holiday every roller coaster enthusiast is looking forward to. Let this day be filled with great roller coasters! And this date seemed right for us to talk about some of the weirdest roller coasters out there, roller coasters that maybe aren’t even roller coasters… First […]

Backstage at Powerland

Ever wondered what the backstage of a theme park looks like? Or how they keep their park functioning? Powerland gave us the opportunity to glance at their backstage. We saw the storage rooms of Thunderbird and Junker and we visited their big maintenance hall where defect cars and rides are being repaired. Above we see the transfer […]

Coaster World – Pégase express

Theme Parks are more than just roller coasters, but it is undoubtedly the roller coasters that attract the most visitors and attention. So in this series we’ll change Theme Park World into Coaster World where we review a specific roller coaster each time. For this article we head to Parc Asterix, located near Paris, who opened […]

Jackpot for Walibi Belgium

Today Walibi Belgium announced their master plan for the future years. We already knew they were going to do that today, we didn’t expect anything special. Maybe a new family roller coaster as a replacement for the Coccinelle kiddy roller coaster or maybe something else on that place. Walibi kept mysterious about what they had […]

The best & worst places to live as a roller coaster enthusiast: continents

Every roller coaster enthusiast probably has thought at least once that they don’t live in the right place to enjoy their hobby to the fullest. Imagine being a roller coaster enthusiast born in Yakutsk (Siberia, Russia), your home park PKiO imeni Gagarina would only offer two wacky worm roller coasters to you. In that case […]

Why we love woodies so much

Roller coasters with inversions, with +90 degrees drops, with spinning cars – either horizontal or vertical – ,… Nothing seems impossible when it comes to designing and constructing roller coasters with steel. The use of steel for roller coasters brought new and exciting opportunities, new opportunities which couldn’t be done with wood. But still theme […]

Park Charming: Freizeitpark Plohn

Of course we all know the big (chain) parks like Six Flags *you name the place*, Cedar Point, Europa Park etc. But are those big parks really the most fun? Theme Park World loves small but charming parks! These parks prove every visit that you don’t need to have record roller coasters to offer their guests a day […]

Bobbejaanland: how to not run a theme park

We all love theme parks. Some parks are more loved than others, but in the end we all want all theme parks to do good. Sometimes it’s just personal taste which makes the difference. Sometimes, the directors of a theme park make it hard not to hate the park. A park in that situation is Bobbejaanland. The textbook example of how not to run a theme park.

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Diamond Theme Park Awards 2017

Last Thursday, the Diamond Theme Park Awards 2017 were awarded. The Diamond Theme Park Awards are the Oscars for the theme park industry from the Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands & Luxembourg) and are traditionally awarded each year at the start of the new season. It is organised by the people behind parkworld.be and pretparkbeest.be. Parkworld […]