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Behind The Scene Of The Upcoming AVATAR-Themed Park At Disney

Director James Cameron had this crazy idea known today as AVATAR as far back as 1995 but back then technology wasn’t available to make it without breaking the bank. Now, not only AVATAR was made and screened in 2009, already sequels (yes, sequel, as in more than one) have been planned. Fast forward 7 years and technology is available to allow a theme park based on James Cameron’s AVATAR to be created and it will be throwing its door open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in summer 2017. That’s just a few months down the road! Continue reading Behind The Scene Of The Upcoming AVATAR-Themed Park At Disney

Spamusement Is where You Get To Soak In Hot Spring On A Roller Coaster

Vacationing is all about opportunity cost. Meaning, you have to chose one activity over another at any one time. For example, if you want to relax at a hot spring, you will have to forgo the excitement and thrill of amusement park. But soon, in Beppu city on the island of Kyushu, you can have the cake and eat it as far as spa and amusement park is concerned. This means that you can enjoy the relaxing hot spring, AKA onsen, Beppu city is known for while screaming your lungs out on a roller coaster ride. To be clear, we are talking about doing both things simultaneously, not one activity after another. And that, folks, is the ingenuity behind the idea of Spamusement which, as the name suggests, is a spa and an amusement park hybrid that will be realized in the city of Beppu city. Continue reading Spamusement Is where You Get To Soak In Hot Spring On A Roller Coaster

Universal Unveiled A New Pacific Isles-themed Water Theme Park For 2017

Good news, water-loving folks. Universal will have a new water theme park to help beat the sweltering summer heat and Orlando, Florida is where you will find it come 2017. I know. We heard of the tragic incident over at Disney’s resort, but rest assure, wildlife won’t be there to greet you; it will be just you, the majestic manmade volcano and the Pacific isles-style setting. Set amongst a lush greenery, this 28 acres theme park, aptly called Volcano Bay, is creative by the Universal Creative, the same folks behind crowd favorite theme park experiences like The Wizard World of Harry Potter, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and like many of Universal’s parks, it is setup to please thrill seekers and chill seekers alike. Continue reading Universal Unveiled A New Pacific Isles-themed Water Theme Park For 2017

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Officially Open Its Doors For Business

Good news, fans of Harry Potter. Your wait to experience the magic of Hogwarts is over. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood is finally open. The newest attraction opens to L.A. Philharmonic’s performance with award-winning composer John William at the helm, synchronized to an awe-inspiring 3D digital lighting projection on the Hogwarts castle. The spectacular perform was round up with a grand display of fireworks. The park’s newest ‘world’ officially opens on the April 7, which saw some of the cast members of the Harry Potter franchise as well as celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, Mindy Kaling, Billy Bob Thornton and more, joining the celebration. The mayor of Los Angeles, who apparently is a huge Harry Potter fan (he had six wands and brought one with him), made an appearance too. Continue reading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Officially Open Its Doors For Business

Six Flags Brings Virtual Reality To Roller Coasters With Gear VR

4D rides are thrilling but lacks of the adrenalin rush provided by a real roller coasters. Roller coasters, on the other hand, offers the real world thrill but lacks the virtual reality elements found on a 4D ride. However, theme park operator Six Flags, has found the middle ground; one that lets riders have the best of both worlds by slapping riders with Samsung Gear VR headsets. As part of Six Flags’ “broad marketing partnership,” Samsung is the “official technology partner” where the South Korean electronics juggernaut will add VR experience to real roller coster rides. Continue reading Six Flags Brings Virtual Reality To Roller Coasters With Gear VR

Disney’s Star Wars Experience Includes Piloting The Millennium Falcon

Star Wars is growing big with Disney and as some of you may have read, Disney is in the process of constructing Star Wars-themed additions to the two U.S. theme parks. However, little was known beyond it is doing something. Then on this past Sunday, Han Solo aka Harrison Ford, himself revealed what those intergalactic experiences consist during ABC Disneyland 60 Special. The revealing show off some of the concepts of the various lands that made up the entire Star Wars Experience, including two anchor theme park rides. Continue reading Disney’s Star Wars Experience Includes Piloting The Millennium Falcon

Legoland Windsor Gets Ginormous 500,000 Bricks LEGO Death Star

What you see here is a massive LEGO Death Star and when we said this thing is massive, we do mean 500,000 LEGO bricks kind of massive. If that number doesn’t astound you, how about the fact that this custom job, which was made for Legoland Windsor UK, measures 2.5 meters (8 feet 2.43 inches) across and is 3 meters (9 feet 10.11 inches) high, and it weighs a deadly 860 kilograms (1,900 lbs)! As you would have imagined, the becoming of this thing wasn’t a walk in the park. It took 15 LEGO modellers three months to built, and an entire day to it get installed on site, plus another six weeks to complete the battle scene between X-Wing fighters and TIE fighters. Continue reading Legoland Windsor Gets Ginormous 500,000 Bricks LEGO Death Star

This Old Subterranean Salt Mine In Romania Hides An Amusement Park

Set in a picturesque area somewhere to the southeast of Romania town of Cluj-Napoca, Salina Turda used to be a salt mine that dates back to nearly a millennium. But today, instead salt miners, the subterranean enclaves are bustling with exciting visitors, hitting up the bowling alley, tranquil underground lake, and a 20 meter Ferris Wheel. There are a host of other amenities, including a mini golf game, a 180-seat amphitheater, children play area, a Terezia Mine with floral and some fauna, as well as sports facilities catering to handball, football, and badminton, along with table tennis and billiard tables. There’s a boat rental there too, so you can choose to admire the majestic underground structure as you row across the aforementioned lake. Continue reading This Old Subterranean Salt Mine In Romania Hides An Amusement Park

Travel: Theme Park Juggernaut Six Flags Introduces Thrill Rides And Attractions For 2015

if you are seriously passionate about thrill rides and are undaunted by the recent safety lapses and unfortunate (and sometimes fatal) accidents, then you might be interested in what Six Flags has to offer for 2015. eleven new thrill rides and attractions will opening in 2015 across 10 locations in North America (well, maybe a bit of the South), including Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Great America, Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Great Escape, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags New England, Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags America, Six Flag White Water, and Six Flags Mexico in Mexico City. Continue reading Travel: Theme Park Juggernaut Six Flags Introduces Thrill Rides And Attractions For 2015

Wibit Sports Park 60

Wibit Sports Park 60
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this is the first time we are going to say that setting up a water theme park is probably easier than building a playground from ground up. if you have a private lake or island, the Wibit Sports Park 60 is for you. however, don’t expect thrill rides like The Log or anything remotely close. instead, this inflatable floating water park will offer you a slide, ponds, a cliff, high jump, a pair of trampolines, a swing, balance beams, ‘ActionTower’ and a podium area to crown the eventual winner, if there’s a competition in placed – all contained within a massive floating structure that measures 131′ by 105′ (40m x 32m) and weighs a hefty 1,804 kg (3968 lbs) when not inflated. Continue reading Wibit Sports Park 60