Why events are so important to the Theme Park industry

This is a subject that’s been crossing my mind for a little while now, especially after seeing the backlash to certain parks announcing new, unique events rather than new rides for 2019. It feels to myself as if a lot of people expect every park to be able to invest in multi million pound rides and attractions every year like in RCT/Planet Coaster. Now I love RCT, and Planet Coaster, I grew up playing RCT every day of my childhood, but running a theme park isn’t as simple as a click of a button. While I wouldn’t want to speculate on every little detail, it boils down to something many enthusiasts often forget. Read more...

Is This The World’s Scariest Tower Ride?

Now don’t get me wrong here, I love drop towers, and I love thrill rides – but frequently I see the words of “Drop Tower” and “terrifying” in the same sentence and it got me wondering, what is the world’s scariest tower ride? Whether that be shot or drop, or even both. Of course, in my honest opinion there is only 1 answer there, located in the German village or Bruhl lies a world class theme park called Phantasialand, a park full of intricate theming everywhere you look, world class coasters and stunning dark rides. While no ride at the park breaks the 220ft marker, something many USA amusement parks offer, and indeed some European parks too – there lies what I believe could be the world’s most intense tower ride. Read more...

Top 6 Non-Theme Park Attractions & Activities in the UK

Looking to kill the winter blues? or maybe just planning a day for the summer? The theme parks may still be closed, until next week for some at least – but there’s plenty of exciting and fun attractions over the country that are sure to get your imagination running, so why don’t we take a look at a few of my personal favourites? From chocolately delights in Birmingham to soaring high above the seas in Blackpool. There’s so much to see and do! So why not dive head first into some of my absolute favourite non-theme park related activities! Read more...

A talk about how the new direction is going – A new series Coastindustry and more!

Good evening all!

Quite a few things to talk about tonight so I am going to break this post into several pieces – I do hope you enjoy!

Coming soon!

I’m thrilled to announce I am currently working on a series called Coastindustry.

The whole point of Coastindustry is to keep the site, and YouTube channel up to date and informative, but without overloading the network with multiple articles/videos. As you all know I don’t do click bait, and what you see is what you get with Coastin.net. This is a project I am incredibly proud of throughout, and the direction things have been taking these last few weeks after making changes (Please click here if you missed this article!) while I am still 100% working out how I shall be presenting the series on YouTube I fully intend to have each month’s episode live on the final Friday of each month. My aim is to make each video around 20-25 minutes long, however this will depend a lot on the details given, and of course news/things to talk about for that month. I feel this will be giving some extra stability to the POV content and event videos I have been sharing and further bring another professional outlook to the channel – and will be presented in such a way. Read more...

Merry Christmas from Coastin.net

Good morning all!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays wherever you are celebrating! I hope you all have a day of joy, laughter and of course fun wherever you are!

Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for the incredible support throughout 2018 as well! Things are really ramping up ready for an even bigger 2019 and I can’t wait to share it all with you! Read more...

Coastin.net – An honest look to the future.

Good afternoon! I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

First of all before we begin, a massive thank you to everyone who’s been a part of the journey so far, this post may be a little bit long so please do stick with me throughout!

Over the past few weeks, I have been thinking about the future of the site and how I would like to turn it into what I’d visioned; a dedicated, committed theme park resource, with a lot of written info, reviews of attractions, events, as well as behind the scenes footage and a huge selection on-ride and off-ride POV content. As some of you may have noticed I began this with the first 2 park guides, with a 3rd (And more) on the way very soon. As well as this I have invested in a GoPro for filming on rides properly, safely and with authorisation. Read more...

Why Epcot is One of My Favourite Theme Parks

When you think of theme or amusement parks, you think of the biggest, tallest, fastest rides possible at the park in question, right?

Well today, I’m going to talk about why Walt Disney World’s Epcot, and more so World Showcase is one of my favourite theme park experiences I’ve ever been fortunate enough to have. Read more...

Supporting The Community – Part 2!

Following last night’s extensive feedback, and positive response from part 1 of the article – which can be found here – due to demand, tonight I’m going to share further channels, this time including photography as well as further YouTube channels. Read more...

Supporting The Community! Discovering new Channels/Websites

I’ve always realised just how important it is to stick by the people who get you where you are today, and nothing is more true to that than in the Theme Park/Disney communities. We all share the same interests, all have different views and it makes for an incredibly diverse, and interesting read/watch seeing each others opinions. Read more...