Category: Roller coaster

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

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

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

Six Flags Magic Mountain removes another ride to make room for Wonder Woman coaster

Six Flags Magic Mountain removes another ride to make room for Wonder Woman coaster

Roller coaster

Six Flags Magic Mountain has removed a second ride to make room for the innovative new Wonder Woman single-rail roller coaster coming to the DC Comics-themed area of Valencia amusement park this summer. The Flash: Speed Force ride was removed as part of the remodel of the DC Universe and construction of the Wonder Woman Flight of Courage coaster, according to Magic Mountain officials. The new ... Read More

Behind The Thrills | New B&M Patent Could Reveal SeaWorld “Surf Coaster” Seats and Restraint System…

Behind The Thrills | New B&M Patent Could Reveal SeaWorld “Surf Coaster” Seats and Restraint System…

Roller coaster

Swiss Manufacturer Bolliger and Mabillard, more commonly referred to as B&M, have long led the amusement industry with their ride models that are known to be some of the most innovative, robust, and well-engineered roller coasters in the World. But with manufacturers such as Mack Rides and Intamin AG now using a lap-bar system on their newest coaster models, many have wondered why B&M has not ... Read More

Ranked: The Roller Coasters of Dollywood

Ranked: The Roller Coasters of Dollywood

Roller coaster

Welcome back to another “Ranked” article here on Laughing Place. This time we’re heading deep into the heart of the Smoky Mountains, to one of the newest parks I’ve visited, that’s quickly become one of my favorites: Dollywood! We’ll be looking specifically at the roller coasters of Dollywood for this countdown. I have been on all 9, so without any further ado, let’s dive into it!9. ... Read More

Amid Empty Roller Coasters, 1,200 Children Get COVID Vaccine Doses at Oaks Park

Amid Empty Roller Coasters, 1,200 Children Get COVID Vaccine Doses at Oaks Park

Roller coaster

Maria Kieley was sick of sitting at home. On Sunday, she took her son to Oaks Park in Southeast Portland.At the amusement park, they waited in line in front of the purple steel roller coaster, Adrenaline Peak. Then 5-year-old Liam rolled up his sleeve and received a dose of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. Liam’s eyes went wide, but he stayed silent—trying to be brave for his ... Read More