6 weeks in the US: Kansas City to Branson

I travelled next to Kansas City, home to the biggest collection of fountains outside of Rome. They certainly make the place more charming but the thing I was most excited about when visiting was trying the famous Kansas City-style BBQ. My wish came true as we ordered takeout from Joe's original location (an old gas/petrol … Continue reading 6 weeks in the US: Kansas City to Branson

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Ridden Rollercoaster of the Week: Shambhala

Every Friday I look back at one of the notable roller coasters I have been on in my travels... Time to travel to Europe for my next coaster, Shambhala. It's situated in Port Aventura which is in the beach town of Salou, Spain. Salou is fairly touristy with an annoying amount of English pubs and restaurants … Continue reading Ridden Rollercoaster of the Week: Shambhala

6 Weeks in the US: Indiana Beach and Six Flags Great America

Indiana Beach and Six Flags Great America were the final two stops on the TPR tour. One small theme park and one rather large one. Indiana Beach was cute as hell with enough variety for me to really enjoy the park. It has a new El Loco, a couple of classic wooden coasters (one of which was sadly … Continue reading 6 Weeks in the US: Indiana Beach and Six Flags Great America

Ridden Rollercoaster of the Week: The Incredible Hulk

Every Friday I look back at one of the notable roller coasters I have been on in my travels... Today is the turn of the iconic The Incredible Hulk at Islands of Adventure (one of the theme parks within the Universal Orlando Resort). Back in 1999 Islands of Adventure opened in Orlando and my family had no … Continue reading Ridden Rollercoaster of the Week: The Incredible Hulk

6 Weeks in the US: Holiday World

Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana, is a theme park based around the concept of holiday celebrations. July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Halloween are the names of the four lands it is comprised of, plus there's a water park called Splashing Safari. I was particularly excited to visit as the park boasts 3 famously good … Continue reading 6 Weeks in the US: Holiday World

Ridden Rollercoaster of the Week: Thunder Dolphin

Every Friday I look back at one of the notable roller coasters I have been on in my travels... Thunder Dolphin is situated within the Tokyo Dome City Attractions. Passing through the LaQua building and a ferris wheel over its course, it packs a visual punch especially as it's in the middle of the city. The … Continue reading Ridden Rollercoaster of the Week: Thunder Dolphin

6 Weeks in the US: Kentucky Theme Parks

Oh Kentucky! The Theme Park Review New Hotness tour continued with two parks in the Bluegrass state: Kentucky Kingdom and Beech Bend. Kings Island seemed to have taken it out of many people (especially me and one other person who both somehow managed to fall asleep sitting up at a picnic bench in the July … Continue reading 6 Weeks in the US: Kentucky Theme Parks