Just a quick update! – Upcoming content etc.

Hi everyone!

A massive thank you for your on going support and patience, apologies for the slow updates in the last month on the website side of things! I am still going strong, following the insanely busy month of May, which saw new video content on the YouTube channel from Flamingo Land, Lightwater Valley and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, there is still more to come both from Alton Towers, and a few more bits from Icon. Read more...

Legoland Windsor announce The Haunted House – Monster Party for 2019

In the first of the 2019 announcements, Legoland Windsor has announced The Haunted House – Monster Party which will debut during the spring.

Join the Legoland Monsters as you venture through the rooms and corridors of this bricktacular attraction. Mischievious ghouls and gargoyles are hiding in the depths of the house, but don’t worry they won’t bite! Read more...

Facebook and YouTube Branding Change! A Progression into 1

Good afternoon!

I hope everyone’s having a great week! Today I’m just doing a brief post but one I feel is very important.

I am currently in the progress of expanding Coastin.net further, to bring yourselves even more fantastic and exciting content. As a result of this I shall be re-branding my current Facebook, and YouTube channels which I post on under “Chris Franklin” at the moment into the Coastin.net name. Read more...

Dreamland Margate Announce 9 New Rides For Summer 2018

Following a successful re-launch for Dreamland, located in Margate, Kent. The park have announced 9 new rides for the 2018 season, including a 39m high tower ride which will be located on the opposite stage to the already iconic big wheel.

Manufactured by Zamperla “The Dreamland Drop” will offer stunning 360 views of Margate and Dreamland it’s self, while providing a thrilling experience for riders. The ride is set to be custom built, with Dreamland lettering to be placed on the centre of the attraction, and a decorative “D” placed on the top. The ride is subject to planning permission, and if granted is expected to start construction in the next 8-10 weeks ready for the summer. Read more...

Vekoma Rides acquired by Sansei Technologies

Vekoma has been acquired by Sansei – it has been announced in a recent press release. I have attached the press release below:  

Vlodrop – Tokyo, March 30, 2018. Dutch roller coaster manufacturer Vekoma Rides (Vekoma), based in Vlodrop, the Netherlands, was acquired today by Sansei Technologies (Sansei), a Japanese company listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange. With the 100% acquisition of Vekoma (100% of the shares will be taken over), Sansei will increase its global market share in the field of designing, supplying and installing roller coasters. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan and active in the global entertainment equipment industry, Sansei achieved a turnover of around 225 million euros in 2017, largely from the sale of attractions to amusement parks and dynamic stage installations to theatres. Read more...

The Walking Dead: The Ride Review – Thorpe Park VIP Launch Night

Thorpe Park have today launched The Walking Dead: The Ride – located inside the iconic pyramid of the resort of the former X ride, near to Rush and Storm Surge.

First of all my review will contain photos of the interior and talk about the special effects in the ride, if you do not wish to know this before you ride, please stop reading from now. Read more...

Icon Soundtrack Launches on to iTunes

Blackpool Pleasure Beach have released the soundtrack for the park’s brand new, multi million pound double launch coaster, Icon on iTunes.

Priced at £3.99 impressive soundtrack boasts 5 tracks, including various mixes of the soundtrack at a total of 1 hour 15 minutes in length. Read more...

Alton Towers – Wickerman Review

As many of you may know, Alton Towers soft opened Wickerman on Tuesday March 20th. I was in attendance for the very first opening of the ride, and have since been back to absolutely hammer (see: re-ride till you can’t) the ride again today, so far up to a count of 22 – I felt it was about time to post a fair review. Read more...