POV footage shows it's a helluva drop so yeah, it's scary. People will pretty much plummet straight down a 168-foot 7-inch tall slide—which makes it the world's tallest water slide—at thigh burning speeds to blast over a massive hill to ride another "mini" 50 feet slide. It doesn't get any sicker than this.
I don't really care about Jurassic World—Jurassic Park 4, if you prefer—but abandoned amusement parks are awesome. When I heard that the movie is being shot in this amazing abandoned Six Flag in New Orleans, beautiful images of huge dinosaurs running around this gorgeous place started to pop into my mind.
After several years of financial difficulties, the Amusement Park of Budapest, the largest amusement park in Hungary was closed on 30 September, 2013. Today I had a chance to take a walk among its remains.
Either that or there's going to be a lot of squished people needing to be scraped off the tiles at the deep end. Currently under construction at the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, the Meg-a-Blaster slide will open in Spring 2014, dropping people from nearly 140 feet up.
Stockholm's 130-year-old amusement park, Gröna Lund, just opened the tallest chair swing in the world, and it's 397 feet tall. For context the tallest steel roller coaster in the U.S., Kingda Ka, is 456 feet at its tallest point. So yeah, for a humble chair swing this thing is pretty lofty.
Roller coasters make you feel like you're living life on the edge! But in reality, they're controlled—every ride is the same. But what if it was different? What if rides would go faster when you got scared?