Change background image

Favourite theme park YouTube channels or theme park-related source of entertainment

Discussion in 'Anything Goes' started by Matt N, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Matt N

    Matt N Active Member

    Likes Received:
    1,130
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Fave Coaster:
    Mako (Orlando)
    Fave Park:
    Alton Towers
    Coaster Count:
    65
    Hi guys. Sorry if there's already a thread like this, but I just felt like discussing some things which have become far more prominent within the theme park community over the last couple of years; theme park-related YouTube channels. More specifically, which ones do you guys like? I've also decided to broaden the topic title a bit, as I know that not everyone likes to watch theme park YouTubers. I'll get the ball rolling with some of my personal favourites:
    • Theme Park Worldwide (Shawn Sanbrooke) for his Vlogs and TPW Weekly, amongst other things.
    • Coaster Studios (Taylor Bybee) for his in depth Coaster Analyses and reviews as well as his hilarious Coaster Parodies! His recent cinematic videos have also been of outstanding quality!
    • Defunctland (Kevin Perjurer) for his outstanding documentaries.
    • RampagingRex Productions, also for his outstanding documentaries.
    • CoasterForce (of course! ;)) for its awesome POVs and off ride videos! The quality of these is some of the best you will find on YouTube, so well done @ECG! Must also give a mention to @furie for that hilarious "Are you a roller coaster enthusiast?" video that the channel did a couple of years back, Mark Evans for the documentaries and to @Hyde (I think?) for the Table of Elements series!
    • Coaster Bot for his "what is" series.
    • Koaster Kids (Logan Joiner) for the in-depth reviews that he does of rides, including the Logan Scream Scale!
    • I know that this one will get me a fair bit of slack, but I actually think that Theme Park Review's (Robb Alvey's) YouTube channel is kind of underrated, going off the YouTube channel alone! While it's definitely not my favourite YouTube channel, his POVs are good quality and his commentaries sometimes make me laugh!
    • Another channel that I discovered recently that's really grown on me is Pleasure Beach Experience (@Scott88). Their Vlogs are great and I like PBE Monthly, too!
    So those are my personal favourite theme park YouTubers! Who are you guys' personal favourites?
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2018
  2. Snoo

    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    2,779
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Fave Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Fave Park:
    Silver Dollar City
    Coaster Count:
    352
    CoasterForce and Defunctland. Those are pretty much the only channels I watch religiously as their uploads are quality and genuinely interesting.

    As for the rest, as I'm an adult, many of the other channels are either amateur tabolid crap built for teenagers or are simply boring.
     
  3. TilenB

    TilenB Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    515
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Fave Coaster:
    Taron
    Fave Park:
    Europa Park
    Coaster Count:
    278
    Yeah, for me it's CoasterForce (it was the YouTube channel that even led me to these forums) and Theme Park Crazy (his lists are surprisingly good and well researched, as was the video about Vertigo in WB he posted a while ago). Don't care about most of the others...
     
    Matt N likes this.
  4. EthanCoaster

    EthanCoaster Member

    Likes Received:
    188
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Fave Coaster:
    Raptor
    Fave Park:
    BGW
    Coaster Count:
    58
    Theme Park Worldwide, TheTimTracker, and Defunctland are among my favorites. My go-to channel for POV's is usually SoCal Attractions 360.

    I really can't stand Coaster Studios and I'd actually wager to say that he's detrimental to the community. He's responsible for giving weight to the idea that if a park isn't adding a coaster every other month, it's somehow "neglected" and that gives enthusiasts a right to bitch about it on social media. His parodies are pretty cringeworthy, though I guess I'm not in the age demographic for that (8-12).
     
    EpochEmu, Jaiden M. and Matt N like this.
  5. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    1,337
    Trophy Points:
    261
    Fave Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Fave Park:
    Cedar Point
    Coaster Count:
    109
    CoasterForce and Coaster Bot for me. Very high quality stuff.

    Sent from my VS501 using Tapatalk
     
    Matt N likes this.
  6. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    Likes Received:
    4,880
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Fave Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Fave Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    622
    CoasterForce is pretty much the only one I follow. The quality of the catalogue in North America and Europe (although to a slightly lesser extent) is outstanding.

    I'll occasionally have a look at Coaster Bot, but only if it pops up as a suggested video that takes my fancy.

    As much as I don't like Alvey very much, and can't bear the toxicity of TPR, their YouTube channel is excellent in terms of global coverage. Unless we can get several major expeditions out to Asia, they're always going to have us beat there.

    @Matt N, the Table of Elements series was a collaboration between @Hyde and me. :)
     
    EthanCoaster and Matt N like this.
  7. Matt N

    Matt N Active Member

    Likes Received:
    1,130
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Fave Coaster:
    Mako (Orlando)
    Fave Park:
    Alton Towers
    Coaster Count:
    65
    Ah right. Thanks @Hixee! I really liked the Table of Elements series, as it was really informative!
     
  8. EpochEmu

    EpochEmu Member

    Likes Received:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Fave Coaster:
    Intimidator 305
    Fave Park:
    BGW
    Matt N likes this.
  9. jj23w

    jj23w Member

    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Fave Coaster:
    Shambhala
    Fave Park:
    Alton Towers
    Coaster Count:
    84
    Anyone who likes TPW or Coaster Crazy need to look at channels like Slothy Vlogs, Cupcakes and Coasters and some of the other underrated channels.
     
    CSLKennyNI and Matt N like this.
  10. Yunho Kim

    Yunho Kim Member

    Likes Received:
    88
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Fave Coaster:
    T Express
    Fave Park:
    Not Decided
    CoasterStudios for coaster parody just fun
     
    Matt N likes this.
  11. Mushroom

    Mushroom Goon of the Year

    Likes Received:
    241
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Fave Coaster:
    Expedition GeForce
    Fave Park:
    Depends really
    Coaster Count:
    512
    There is someone called Mushroom Productions, apparently he reviews coasters and things, and if by magic he just upload a new review just now ;)
     
    DelPiero, Matt N, Thekingin64 and 3 others like this.
  12. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    Likes Received:
    4,880
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Fave Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Fave Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    622
    Actually yes, how could I forget! Mushroom Productions is one of those ones where I do enjoy watching for some genuine feeling reviews. Mushy might be a great big goon, and his footage isn't quite as flashy as the other channels, but his reviews all strike me as feeling quite honest. They're especially fun (thinking particularly to the Icon, Lech and Taron videos) to see the excitement. They're not as frequent, but I do always watch them when they're posted, so that's got to count for something!
     
    Matt N, Snoo and Mushroom like this.
  13. Snoo

    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    2,779
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Fave Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Fave Park:
    Silver Dollar City
    Coaster Count:
    352
    Plus, as a CFer, I value his opinion and having known him for a LONG time, think he is an educated mess of deliciousness. :p
     
  14. kenny cook

    kenny cook Member

    Likes Received:
    136
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Fave Coaster:
    Gold Striker
    Fave Park:
    SWSD/SFMM
    Coaster Count:
    66
    While I'm not sure I have an exact favorite, overall, I enjoy people who do unique stuff. I'm honestly over the low quality review every 12 year old and their mother are doing at this point, so to see something completely unique and fresh, like rob's rides and theme park crazy, is a solid win in my book
     
    Matt N and EthanCoaster like this.
  15. ATTACKHAMMER

    ATTACKHAMMER Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    168
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Fave Coaster:
    Katun
    Fave Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    443
    Cupcakes and Coasters and of course CF for POVs are the only two I actually watch.

    I've watched a lot of different channels and not really liked any of them to be honest.
     
    vaugc002 and Matt N like this.
  16. Pokemaniac

    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    2,058
    Trophy Points:
    303
    Going to chime in on Defunctland, it's a brilliant channel for in-depth knowledge about eras gone by. For reads, I occasionally go to Theme Park Tourist; although that site is 99 % clickbait related to the Orlando parks, the remaining 1 % is pretty good articles if you can find it.

    CoasterForce is, of course, the primary source of POV videos. And forum discussions.

    Oh, and does RCDB count as entertainment? Lots of cool stuff (pictures, that is) to be found there too.
     
    Robert.W, EthanCoaster and Matt N like this.
  17. DelPiero

    DelPiero Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,934
    Trophy Points:
    258
    Fave Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Fave Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    479
    CF, Mushy and Jordan. CF's POVs are good quality and not full of :emoji_poop: commentary. Mushy knows his onions and is always honest but sometimes overrates rides. Jordan I mainly read the blog but will watch the odd thing. I much rather listening to people I know and like's opinions, as they are genuine.

    Shoutout to the Drunk Riders, I don't listen to any other podcast than you guys.
     
    Mushroom, Hutch, Snoo and 1 other person like this.
  18. Matt N

    Matt N Active Member

    Likes Received:
    1,130
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Fave Coaster:
    Mako (Orlando)
    Fave Park:
    Alton Towers
    Coaster Count:
    65
    It does in my eyes! If it's entertainment to you, then it counts!

    As strange as it might sound, I sometimes spend quite a long time scrolling aimlessly through RCDB.
     
    EpochEmu likes this.
  19. EpochEmu

    EpochEmu Member

    Likes Received:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Fave Coaster:
    Intimidator 305
    Fave Park:
    BGW
    That sounds strange? I do it all the time..
     
    Matt N likes this.
  20. Matt N

    Matt N Active Member

    Likes Received:
    1,130
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Fave Coaster:
    Mako (Orlando)
    Fave Park:
    Alton Towers
    Coaster Count:
    65
    Relieving to know that I'm not the only one who does it! Do a lot of enthusiasts do it, then? I thought I would be alone in doing that. but obviously not.

    Another theme park-related entertainment source for me is listening to theme park music. I personally find it very relaxing while I'm doing work or browsing the forums.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice