Modern genetics still hasn’t brought us the dinosaur-filled theme park that Michael Crichton first envisioned back in 1990. So Lego master James Burrows built his own using 125,000 bricks to create an entire Jurassic Park theme park you’ll wish you could actually line up for.
There’s another reason to be thankful for the internet as a viral clip of a man constantly fainting and waking back up while riding a roller coaster is made infinitely more entertaining with the addition of the Microsoft Windows startup and shutdown sound effects.
The Japanese city of Beppu is known for its countless hot springs and spas that pop up around them. So much so, that the city’s mayor, Yasuhiro Nagano, pledged to build an entire spa-themed amusement park—although it might not be quite as awesome as the one featured in this promotional video.
A team of researchers rode a roller coaster more times than they probably care to remember, just to figure out why roller coasters trigger the passage of small kidney stones. With the further help of a 3D-printed model of a kidney filled with urine, they think they’ve solved the puzzle.
If you’re taking advantage of the long holiday weekend to visit your favorite theme park, take a moment to learn a little about the underlying physics of roller coasters, via the latest video from the folks at SciShow.
We get it, ok? Virtual reality—it’s all very exciting and cool. Who wouldn’t want to be transported to another world that’s way more awesome than this one? But Samsung, who’s known overdoing it, is now turning popular roller coasters across North America into insane torture machines using Gear VR headsets.
To help celebrate the annual festival of broken necks, the town of Bassersdorf in Zurich, Switzerland holds a parade featuring some of the most ridiculous floats you’ve ever seen, including one with a working roller coaster that Hollywood stuntmen would pass on riding.
Virtual reality already makes some people woozy. For others, roller coasters are also a motion-sickness nightmare. What happens when you mix two stomach-turning activities? A theme park in the UK is going to find out.
I wasted a ridiculous amount of my youth building fictional roller coaster parks on my computer with Roller Coaster Tycoon. It was so fun! Building new rides, dealing with your customers, handling demand, creating park layouts, it all made me want to work for Six Flags. This video from AndrewMFilms imagines a day at a…
There are lots of coaster parks in the world, but few have dedicated themselves to pushing the limits of thrill rides like Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, has. And when it opens next summer, its new Valravn Birdseye coaster will officially break ten world records in one fell swoop.
Dear Lord. Cleaning the windows of skyscrapers is already a scary enough job but cleaning windows of the 91st floor of the 1600-foot tall Shanghai World Financial Center while the wind violently throws around the scaffolding like some unhinged, unbuckled roller coaster swing? That is absolutely pants laundering…
It must be terribly dizzying to be on the never ending cycle of a human hamster wheel but boy does this guy make it look fun. In fact, it looks like he's moving inside his very own roller coaster. Or at the very least, it looks like he has combined every fun thing on a playground in one fun ride.
Yowza. I think if I hopped on this jet-powered boat in New Zealand my hair would fall out, my neck would get stretched out and my face would be permanently smushed in. It goes fast. Like a runaway roller coaster that's off its track fast. I mean, look how quickly it zips in and around the turns of the canyon.
Somehow, it's almost scarier to watch a GoPro video of a roller coaster than to ride the roller coaster itself in real life. I don't know why that works but it's like you get none of the thrills and all of the fear when you see the first person point of view, it's just terrifying dizziness mixed with a constant…
The coaster was designed by three mechanical engineering juniors and built in the span of a week by the incoming freshmen who would ride its wooden rails. In early designs, the coaster even had an internal loop. Unfortunately, MIT's Environment Health and Safety department said "no upside-down people. Period."
A lot of people already think that riding a motorcycle is dangerous. A lot of people find riding a roller coaster thrilling and scary. So why not combine the both and use a motorcycle to ride a roller coaster track? Mixing all that scariness and dangerousness and ridiculous thrills together gets you pure crazy.
The world's tallest roller coaster won't even be made until 2017 and this is just a demo video of what the roller coaster is going to feel like but I'm already scared. Skyscraper at Skyplex in Orlando will be the tallest roller coaster in the world at over 500 feet tall and you ride the thing all. the. way. down.
Six Flags theme parks have had plenty of Batman coasters, but the new one opening in San Antonio, Texas, in summer of 2015 claims to be "4D." More importantly, as this promotional video for the ride clearly indicates, this thing is obviously one of the Joker's nefarious plans, designed to induce mass vomiting.
Growing up outside of St. Louis, there was a Six Flags only a forty-minute drive away. You could look right off the highway and see the sprawling parking lot, the giant Ferris wheel, and the twisted metal of all the roller coasters. The most imposing snake-like construction was Batman: The Ride.