Tag Archives: Roller Coaster

This Custom LEGO “Wooden” EL Toro Roller Coaster Is A Whopping 21F Long!

Well, this is going to make thrill ride-loving LEGO fans all wet with excitement. I know am and I am not shy about it. This is what known to be the world’s largest replica of the wooden roller coaster made out entirely of LEGO elements. Built by one very talented LEGO enthusiast and YouTuber Chairudo, AKA Tomáš Kašpařík, back in 2017, it is modeled after the 1,200 by 60 meters (3,937 by 197 feet) El Toro in Jersey’s Six Flags and it was recently brought to Czech Republic and installed in a Prague toy store for the store’s exhibition called Czech RepuBRICK. Continue reading This Custom LEGO “Wooden” EL Toro Roller Coaster Is A Whopping 21F Long!

Gamer Creates A Haunting But Visually Spectacular Virtual Aliens Thrill Ride

Aliens is one of the pop culture phenomena of the 70s and it is a wonder why there isn’t an official Aliens-themed thrill ride. Perhaps, the theme is a little too dark for commercial success? I don’t know. Whatever it is, it does not stop YouTuber Hin Nya, who appears to be a huge fan of Aliens of Japanese descent, from creating one, but virtually, of course, using a steam game, a theme park simulator called Planet Coaster by Frontier Developments. Continue reading Gamer Creates A Haunting But Visually Spectacular Virtual Aliens Thrill Ride

USJ’s Upcoming Final Fantasy-themed Roller Coaster Will Be A VR Fantasy

Fans of Final Fantasy franchise will have their fantasy come true starting January 19 when Universal Studios Japan’s new ride called Final Fantasy XR Ride opens for business. It won’t be in business for long, however. It will be a limited time ride introduced as part of Universal Studios Japan’s annual Cool Japan event. Now, you may be wondering: how the hell USJ built a ride and only to end it six months later on June 24? Well, the answer is simple (and a hint of the future of theme parks): it is not quite a physical ride design from the ground up; it is essentially the Space Fantasy – The Ride introduced in 2010, but given a theme change by the power of VR headsets. Continue reading USJ’s Upcoming Final Fantasy-themed Roller Coaster Will Be A VR Fantasy

TRON Lightcycle Power Run: Roller Coaster Thrill In Motorbike Style

This is TRON Lightcycle Power Run, a thrill ride available at Shanghai Disneyland Resort. What makes this roller coaster so special is the roller coaster car which, as the ride name suggests, is really motorcycle, the TRON Lightcycle from the rebooted sci-fi flick TRON: Legacy. What this means is, you are exposed as you were riding an actual motorcycle and the exhilaration is further boosted by the fact that the riders will have to lean forward on their chest, in a near-prone position and head forward. There’s even handle bars on each ‘bike’ for you to hold on to your dear life. Continue reading TRON Lightcycle Power Run: Roller Coaster Thrill In Motorbike Style

Miniature Wonder: Cyclone LEGO Compatible Roller Coaster Toy

If there’s one thing the world most famous bricks can’t do, it would be functioning roller coaster models. Not that nobody has done it; it has been done, but there’s just one problem: true-to-LEGO roller coasters function rather jerkily simply because LEGO don’t have purpose-built track pieces. Even there were actual track pieces, you will probably kill your braincells thinking how to go about putting one together. Well, here’s an easier way: Cyclone LEGO Compatible Roller Coaster Construction Toy. As the product name implies, it is a non-official LEGO set but it is compatible with your favorite bricks anyhow, so you can customize it to however you see fits. Continue reading Miniature Wonder: Cyclone LEGO Compatible Roller Coaster Toy

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

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

The Cyclone Scaled Classic Wooden Roller Coaster

The Cyclone Scaled Classic Wooden Roller Coaster
(photos: Hammacher) The Cyclone Scaled Classic Wooden Roller Coaster | US$699.95 | www.coasterdynamix.com

before technological advancement rockets thrill ride to 240 km/h in just 5 seconds, roller coasters work based solely on momentum and are constructed of wood, which is old school by today’s standard but the experience is one that we cannot easily forget. now we can relive those exhilarating moments in the comfort of our home, albeit in a much smaller scale and without the intervention of technology, with the The Cyclone Scaled Classic Wooden Roller Coaster. this 1:48-scale wooden roller coaster pays homage to the classic wooden thrill rides of the 1920s and it is handmade from 464 pieces of laser-cut birch with red painted handrails and white support structure. Continue reading The Cyclone Scaled Classic Wooden Roller Coaster

Disney’s Cars Land coming soon, gets previewed

Disneyland Cars Land - Radiator Springs Racers
(photos: Disney)

come summer 2012, theme park enthusiasts will have something to cheer about, especially if are a fan of Pixar animated film, Cars. dubbed the Cars Land, this 12-acre addition to the Disney California Adventure lets visitor relive the fictional town of Radiator Springs from the original animated film “Cars” and its 2011 sequel. three rides are offered for this new parcel, which includes Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires, and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, alongside these thrill rides are eateries and shops based on theme of a town along Route 66. personally, i am not so enticed by the latter but i am pretty doped by the prospect of the Radiator Springs Racers, which itself took up almost half of the new land. Continue reading Disney’s Cars Land coming soon, gets previewed