Having entertainment onboard a cruise ship is obviously not new. However, what’s new is trying to stuff a theme park onboard and also claiming to be have the “world’s longest roller coaster at sea.” That, folks, is exactly what Genting Hong Kong-owned Dream Cruises is touting with its upcoming “Global Class” ship, Global Dream.
A group of students in Japan recently took their annual national cultural festival quite literally to a new height by building a roller coaster inside what looks like the school’s sports hall. What impressive, or terrifying about this DIY thrill ride, depending on how you look at it, was that it was mostly put together […]
Every thrill ride has the same warning asking riders not to have loose stuff like eyewear, caps and cameras, smartphone included, on them. The warning exists because, things will drop as one unnamed person recently found out. But luckily for this rider, his falling phone was caught in mid-air by a fellow rider, Samuel Kempf […]
Thrill rides derive thrill through speed and height. It has been a tried-and-tested formula since thrill rides were invented. However, as it turns out, thrill does not required speed as proven by Sky Cycle, a “thrill ride” at Washuzan Highland’s Brazilian Park in Kurashiki-city, Okayama, Japan.
Not sure if this counts as a good news for theme park and thrill rides enthusiasts because, this new theme park is not in the stateside or any traditional touristy countries for that matter. Six Flags is making its foray into Saudi Arabia. The theme park operator has, with Qiddiya Investment Company, unveiled Six Flags […]
If you have wondering why Star Wars has gotten an attraction before Marvel’s Avengers which Disney has owned for much longer, well, wonder no more because, your favorite superheroes-themed attractions are already in the pipeline. Announced at the D23 Expo over the weekend, the first on the table is the Avengers Campus set to open […]
Malls around the world, take note. This is how Japanese malls attract shoppers: ensure one of your mall has a Pokemon Center megastore, integrated with a hotel, a planetarium, and if possible, an aquarium. If all else fails, or you just need a little more boost, set up a zipline “thrill ride” atop of your […]
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction in Universal Orlando is not quite the same as the one found in Universal Studios Hollywood. For one, it does not have the awesome Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride set inside the Hogwarts castle. Instead it had the Dragon Challenge (formerly Dueling Dragons) which was basically […]
The anticipation for the “show down” between the kaiju Godzilla and cult mecha robots from Neon Genesis Evangelion is finally over. The new temporary attraction as part of Cool Japan 5th Anniversary celebration opens its doors from now through to August 25, 2019 at Universal Studios Japan (USJ). We weren’t sure of what was the […]
Universal Studio Japan celebrated this year’s ‘Cool Japan’ with a Final Fantasy-themed ride and next year, it is going to get even more exciting for Japan pop culture/anime fans because, there is going to be a Godzilla Vs. Evangelion ride. Godzilla and Evangelion are not alone in this ‘Cool Japan’ 5th anniversary celebration; there will […]