Category: Thrill Rides

Fast & Furious Drifting Coaster Rumored for Universal Studios Hollywood – Orlando ParkStop

Fast & Furious Drifting Coaster Rumored for Universal Studios Hollywood – Orlando ParkStop

Roller coaster

Continuing the trend of more roller coasters being added to Universal Parks, a new rumor says Universal Studios Hollywood may be getting a new coaster of its own. And this specific project may also help to right what some consider a wrong at the park. Let’s dig into rumors for a Fast and Furious drifting coaster for Universal Studios Hollywood, and what that could mean for ... Read More

Places We Love: Noah’s Ark at Kennywood

Places We Love: Noah’s Ark at Kennywood

Thrill Rides

PHOTOS BY HUCK BEARD Even in an amusement park where history is paramount, Noah’s Ark is unusual. The endurance of the park’s wooden roller coasters makes perfect sense; they’re historical landmarks that still offer a thrill. The continued popularity of the Old Mill isn’t surprising — what adventure seeker doesn’t love spooky stuff and boat rides in the dark? A tilting, creaking, walk-through funhouse — based, ... Read More

Rollercoaster in NC leaves riders stuck upside down

Rollercoaster in NC leaves riders stuck upside down

Roller coaster

Lindsay Clein, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: May 3, 2022 / 04:29 PM CDT | Updated: May 3, 2022 / 04:31 PM CDT CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) — It wasn’t the thrill ride they expected. A day at Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina, turned scary after riders got stuck upside down on a rollercoaster for about a half hour Friday. Brandon Allen said he was on ... Read More

What’s New At Universal Orlando Resort

What’s New At Universal Orlando Resort

News

Brave the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster. (COURTESY UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT) While O-Town awaits the completion of Epic Universe (more about that upcoming attraction in a moment), Universal Orlando continues to beckon Central Floridians to visit in any season. On the heels of a successful Mardi Gras celebration that wrapped up in April, Universal feels like it’s getting back to normal. With ... Read More

Massive California Theme Park Puts Guests at Risk of Vicious Baby Rattlers

Massive California Theme Park Puts Guests at Risk of Vicious Baby Rattlers

Knott's Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm has been targeted over possible cases of animal mistreatment in the past. Considering the Park has a couple of facilities where live animals live and interact with Guests, it is understandable they show concern for their well-being and proper living conditions. Credit: Knott’s Berry Farm Related: Guests Left Disgusted After Viewing Animal Cruelty at California Theme Park However, a recent video on TikTok ... Read More

Wild Adventures offers free rides, pay increase

Wild Adventures offers free rides, pay increase

Thrill Rides

Mar. 5—VALDOSTA — Wild Adventures Theme Park has announced it is increasing starting pay to $10 an hour for eligible seasonal team members and offering free transportation to and from the park through a partnership with the South Georgia Regional Commission.Starting with its March 18 opening, Wild Adventures' seasonal team members who are at least 16 years old will be eligible to receive starting pay of ... Read More

Looping Group | plans for Drayton Manor and beyond

Looping Group | plans for Drayton Manor and beyond

Roller coaster

Blooloop examines how Looping Group’s three UK parks are working together, highlights a few plans for 2022 elsewhere in Europe, and reveals the company’s post-pandemic acquisition strategy. Drayton Manor amusement park and zoo near Tamworth, Staffordshire, was founded in 1950 by George Bryan and his wife Vera. Their families previously specialised in the manufacture of slot machines and, in Vera’s case, ran a similar operation in ... Read More

Dolly Parton doesn’t do rides at Dollywood in case she loses her hair

Dolly Parton doesn’t do rides at Dollywood in case she loses her hair

Dollywood

Sorry, this video isn't available any more. Dolly Parton has revealed fans probably won’t bump into her on any of the rollercoasters at Dollywood – because she’s afraid of losing her hair on the ride.  The country legend, 76, has owned the theme park in Tennessee since 1986, but she’s unlikely to try out any of the hair-raising attractions herself.  Speaking on The One Show, she ... Read More

All of Utah’s 9 Lagoon Roller Coasters Ranked from Worst to First

All of Utah’s 9 Lagoon Roller Coasters Ranked from Worst to First

Thrill Rides

We use the word "worst" lightly, because as any good coaster fanatic would tell you...there really are no bad roller coasters! According to a recent survey, 71% of Americans are already planning a leisure trip for this year. Maybe you're taking one big family vacation or maybe you're looking to do a series of long weekends so you can go more places. If a series of short road ... Read More

Destroyed Disney Coaster Entrance Moves Towards Rehabilitation

Destroyed Disney Coaster Entrance Moves Towards Rehabilitation

Thrill Rides

At the moment, Disneyland Pairs has a ton of attractions undergoing refurbishment. At the moment, there are a handful of shut-down attractions which are still getting updated or adjusted. For the month of February, Guests can expect to see the following attractions closed for their respective dates: La Taniere du Dragon “it’s a Small World”  Lancelot’s Carrousel Pirates of the Caribbean Thunder Mesa riverboats Les Mysteres ... Read More