This human hamster wheel is like its own personal roller coaster

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. » 3/24/15 3:41pm Tuesday 3:41pm

This jet-powered boat is going impossibly fast

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. » 3/17/15 11:53am 3/17/15 11:53am

Seeing a GoPro video of a roller coaster might be scarier than riding it

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… » 2/03/15 2:33am 2/03/15 2:33am

Riding a motorcycle on a roller coaster is pure crazy

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. » 12/08/14 8:37pm 12/08/14 8:37pm

The first demo video of the world's tallest roller coaster is terrifying

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. » 11/18/14 11:59pm 11/18/14 11:59pm

This New 4D Batman Theme Park Ride Looks Like a Giant Nope-Coaster

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. » 8/31/14 1:00pm 8/31/14 1:00pm

Amusement park throws people from 100-foot tower with nothing but a net

Here's an insanely scary ride for those who need to feel like they're close to dying in order to feel like they're living: the Sky Tower in Tivoli Friheden in Denmark. They hang you from a safety rope—then they cut it off and you free fall at 55 mph down onto a net 100 foot below. For fun. » 7/21/14 10:56pm 7/21/14 10:56pm

Coney Island's Newest Roller Coaster Is Narrower Than Most Apartments

This week marks the opening of the Thunderbolt, a modern roller coaster looping and corkscrewing through historic Coney Island in Brooklyn. The coaster is a towering orange lasso with 2200 feet of track, squeezed into an unbelievably narrow space. Here's our up close and personal look at NYC's latest thrill ride. » 6/11/14 10:00am 6/11/14 10:00am

The World's Tallest Roller Coaster Will Tower 55 Stories Above the Earth

Coaster enthusiasts are always on the hunt for their next big thrill, and come 2016 they may be drawn back to Orlando. That's when the Skyplex complex is set to open, featuring the world's tallest roller coaster wrapped around its 570-foot tall tower. » 6/09/14 9:26am 6/09/14 9:26am

Why Roller Coaster Loops Are Never Circular

Roller Coaster Workers Recreate an Iconic 1932 Photo

Everybody knows Lunch Atop a Skyscraper. Eleven men eating lunch on an I-beam beam hundreds of feet above New York City, none of them wearing safety harnesses—it's iconic! That's what makes this roller coaster recreation of it so much fun. » 3/19/14 6:45pm 3/19/14 6:45pm

Why Dark Rides Scare the Pants Off Us

Most roller coasters put their stomach-dropping slopes and brain-twisting loops front and center for all the world to see. But the amusement-park attractions known as “dark rides” keep their thrills hidden. » 10/18/13 10:00am 10/18/13 10:00am

Using an Excavator As a DIY Water Park Ride Is Death Defying Fun

It's the middle of August. It's hot. You want to break open every fire hydrant you see. You view ice cubes as a precious resource. You see air conditioning as the greatest invention ever created. You can't wait to forget that you are a sweaty pig. You are jealous of these three guys in Russia who have hitched… » 8/20/13 2:00am 8/20/13 2:00am

Why Roller Coasters Make You Vomit and Scream

Ever wonder why roller coasters can make even the strongest of stomachs feel like they're turning inside out? Or why, as you seemingly dangle dangerously upside down, you never quite feel like you're actually upside down? And did you know that some of the force you feel along the way has the potential to "cause… » 7/01/13 11:34am 7/01/13 11:34am

Take a Ride on the Roller Coaster With the World's Tallest Loop

Full Throttle is a brand new roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. But it's not just any new thrill ride—it features the tallest vertical loop in the world. And this gravity-defying first-person perspective footage of the new loop de loop will twist your stomach into a Gordian Knot. » 6/25/13 11:40am 6/25/13 11:40am

I Want to Ride All These Insane Roller Coasters from the Centrifuge…

I don't like riding roller coasters because I'm a big weenie when it comes to mechanical excitement. But I have no problem believing that I would ride these ridiculously thrilling (and totally fake) roller coasters from the Centrifuge Brain Project. The first roller coasters in the video start off harmless enough… » 2/05/13 1:00am 2/05/13 1:00am

Transformers: The Ride Will Melt Your Face in Three Dimensions

$40 million buys you a whole lot of roller coaster. Need an example? Just look at Universal Studio's newest 3D mega-attraction, Transformers: The Ride. » 5/31/12 11:20am 5/31/12 11:20am

Space Mountain Is Even More Impressive With the Lights On

The famed indoor roller coaster is among the most popular rides in the Magic Kingdom but most riders never get the opportunity to see how it's put together because it runs in near-complete darkness. Until now, that is. » 5/04/12 1:00am 5/04/12 1:00am

Forget Magnets, This Working 1:48-Scale Wooden Roller Coaster Is the…

Before high-tech engineering upped the ante on amusement park rides, coaster enthusiasts got their thrills riding wooden behemoths that felt like they were going to shake themselves apart. And now you can enjoy those same thrills from the comfort of your office chair. » 4/28/12 6:00pm 4/28/12 6:00pm

This Scary Zipline Roller Coaster Looks Like a Dizzying Way to Die

The first zipline roller coaster in the United States debuted at Florida EcoSafaris in St. Cloud, Florida and turns ziplining into a curvy course of thrill seeking fun. Instead of ordinary straight line ziplining, which is plenty scary already, the zipline roller coaster throws sharp turns and big drops. Fun! » 4/06/12 5:40pm 4/06/12 5:40pm