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 a rebranded thrill ride for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If you haven’t already heard, it is gone now. Continue reading Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Roller Coaster Opens In Universal Orlando
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 attraction was about when we first heard of it last October, but it is now confirmed that Shin Godzilla vs Evangelion is a 4D attraction. Continue reading USJ Releases Evangelion Vs. Godzilla 4D Attraction Trailer
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 be attractions based on famous anime too, including Detective Conan, Lupin the Third, Sailor Moon, as well as Attack on Titan. Continue reading USJ Will Be Getting Evangelion Vs. Godzilla Ride For Cool Japan 2019
So, you have seen some impressive custom LEGO built that revolves around roller coaster and wish you have the knack for LEGO to do the same. Well, you don’t have to because, now, there is the LEGO 10261 Creator Roller Coaster building set. Thus, you can forget about cracking your brain over how to go about building one, cos’ this one is a ready-to-build set. Continue reading LEGO Is Going To Have A Huge Roller Coaster Set This June!
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!
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
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
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
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
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