Tag: thrill rides

Idaho Created 4 of the Top 10 Greatest Roller Coasters in the USA

Idaho Created 4 of the Top 10 Greatest Roller Coasters in the USA

Roller coaster

Does that headline have you scratching your head? We don’t blame you. Idaho’s only home to one amusement park and that park only has five high thrill coasters. Is it possible that four of them made this list?Of course the amusement park we’re talking about is Silverwood in Athol and their coasters are pretty darn good. Especially the Stunt Pilot that opened in 2021. But, no. ... Read More

Behind The Thrills | Europa Park Guide, Review, Trip Report. Rust, Germany Amusement Parks, Guides,…

Behind The Thrills | Europa Park Guide, Review, Trip Report. Rust, Germany Amusement Parks, Guides,…

Roller coaster

The park I’ve always wanted to visit and our fifth stop of our 100 hours of driving around Europe is Europa park. This theme park in Rust, Germany features a big collection of coasters, flat rides, dark rides, and shows, and near every single one has been manufactured by Mack Rides. It’s their theme park and proving grounds and they go above and beyond to showcase ... Read More

Disney’s Paid “FastPass” System Added to More Rides

Disney’s Paid “FastPass” System Added to More Rides

Thrill Rides

While all of the Disney Parks and Resorts offer some truly incredible and magical experiences to Guests, few Parks compare to the beauty and uniqueness of the Tokyo Disney Resort. Credit: Disney With amazing classic attractions like “it’s a small world”, Thunder Mountain, or Space Mountain, Guests are in for a treat when they visit Tokyo Disney. Recently, Disney announced that the Park’s version of Space ... Read More

Soaring on Comet for 76 years

Soaring on Comet for 76 years

Roller coaster

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) — If you go to Hersheypark, the one coaster that always has a large line of guests and never disappoints is the Comet roller coaster, located in The Hollow section of the park. The ride has been thrilling guests since May of 1946 and is known for producing several moments of weightlessness and creating memories for the entire family. Heading up Comet’s 96-foot ... Read More

WOULD YOU RIDE…Four Of the Most Painful Roller Coasters?

WOULD YOU RIDE…Four Of the Most Painful Roller Coasters?

Roller coaster

Roller coasters are arguably one of the most popular theme park attractions. They provide thrills, fun, and sensations you cannot experience on any other type of ride. However, what happens when the coaster is more painful than enjoyable. Would you ride a coaster for its thrills even if it hurt? In this installment of WOULD YOU RIDE, we look at some roller coasters that bring just ... Read More

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

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