Category: Roller coaster

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

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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

Just Two Friends, Holding Hands on a Roller Coaster

Just Two Friends, Holding Hands on a Roller Coaster

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Besties who hold hands! Photo: Getty Images I don’t know how to ease into this gently, so I’ll just come right out with it: Over the weekend, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian West held hands on a roller coaster. No need to let your imagination run wild; there are pictures. This, of course, has led many, many outlets — this one now included — to speculate ... Read More

Creepy abandoned theme park designed by Disney sits empty

Creepy abandoned theme park designed by Disney sits empty

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A creepy theme park designed by Disney has been left to rot, with new pictures revealing the eerie wild-west rides consumed by forest.New pictures have revealed the creepy Wild West-themed attraction which was abandoned more than a decade ago – although it could reopen as soon as next year.Ghost Town in the Sky was originally built by former Disney designer Russell Pearson, and first opened in ... Read More

Inside creepy abandoned Wild West theme park designed by Disney maestro but left to rot a decade ago

Inside creepy abandoned Wild West theme park designed by Disney maestro but left to rot a decade ago

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NEW pictures have revealed the creepy Wild West-themed attraction which was abandoned more than a decade ago - although it could reopen as soon as next year. Ghost Town in the Sky was originally built by former Disney designer Russell Pearson, and first opened in 1961. 7A theme park in the US has been abandoned for years, resulting in some rather creepy imagesCredit: Mediadrumimages / Abandoned ... Read More

‘SAW: The Ride’ – Short Documentary Looks at the History of the First Rollercoaster Based on a…

‘SAW: The Ride’ – Short Documentary Looks at the History of the First Rollercoaster Based on a…

Roller coaster

Back in 2009, you may have heard, Thorpe Park in England launched Saw: The Ride, the world’s first ever horror movie-themed rollercoaster. The ride opened its doors to the public in the Spring of 2009, of course based on the hit horror movie franchise from Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. Naturally, it was (and still is) billed as being “the scariest ride in the world.” Believe it ... Read More

how our favorite theme parks used to look

how our favorite theme parks used to look

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A trip down memory lane While today's theme parks are typically filled with titanic thrill rides and hi-tech attractions there's a certain charm about the amusements of yesteryear. From a British seaside park in the Roaring Twenties to the early days of Disney, we take a look at some nostalgic shots of our favorite theme parks. Microsoft and partners may ... Read More

Cedar Point 2022 what’s new

Cedar Point 2022 what’s new

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (WJW) – Cedar Point Amusement Park may be closed, but park workers still have plenty to do. Communications Director Tony Clark shared updates on the Cedar Point blog. Pay more for thrills: Why prices could be rising at Cedar Point WHAT’S NEW After the Wicked Twister gave its final ride on September 6, crews are getting ready for something new. But first, they have ... Read More

Megafobia ‘super fan’ takes his 6000th ride after waiting out the pandemic!

Megafobia ‘super fan’ takes his 6000th ride after waiting out the pandemic!

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A 61-year-old man from Pembrokeshire has taken his 6,000th ride on Oakwood’s famous wooden rollercoaster, Megafobia, after pandemic delays. Ryan, from Milford Haven, has been riding the rollercoaster since it opened in 1996, having previously completed 21 rides of the iconic attraction in just one day. His love affair with the ride stems from his passion for wooden rollers coasters, which he says are his favourite ... Read More

Hallowed Eves provides an unforgettably bizarre experience for folks who enjoy thrill rides and…

Hallowed Eves provides an unforgettably bizarre experience for folks who enjoy thrill rides and…

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(This story is sponsored by the .)For horror enthusiasts, the weeks leading up to Halloween are the best time of year—what’s not to love about zombies, ghosts, and monsters?From October 8 to 31, Playland will once again transform into a spooky Halloween-themed experience that’ll surely pump adrenaline into your veins. The Caravan of Curiosities will arrive at the East Vancouver amusement park, alongside contortionists, fire breathers, ... Read More

Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary: A look back at the Magic

Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary: A look back at the Magic

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(CNN) — It changed acres and acres of orange groves. It changed Orlando. It changed Florida. It changed an already legendary company. And it changed the entire theme park industry.Walt Disney World Resort opened on October 1, 1971. And on its 50th anniversary, it continues to be a major driver in the travel world, weathering big shifts in tourism trends, notorious Florida hurricanes and a pandemic.Back ... Read More