On a typical day, thrill-seekers slide the likes of Tornado, Volcano Express and Big Kahuna at the Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii water park in suburban Honolulu.
But Tuesday night after visitors had left for the day, the deserted 25-acre park was the scene of a mock raid by Marines and sailors with the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, joined by local FBI agents and officers with the Honolulu Police Department.
The Maritime Raid Force – composed of roughly two Marine Corps platoons and almost a dozen FBI agents – stealthily breached the meeting site of a “high-value target,” capturing a quarry they’d hunted for days.
Twenty terrified tourists are left hanging face down above a 15-story drop when their tilting rollercoaster malfunctions (VIDEO)
Twenty terrified people were left perched on the edge of a 15-storey drop when a tilting roller coaster they were on malfunctioned.
The Gravity Max ride is the first of its kind to bring riders to the edge of a horizontal platform before tilting the train 90 degrees to line up with a separate set of tracks.
But the 20 tourists visiting LIHPAO Discovery Land in Taichung's Houli District in West Taiwan on 30th January found themselves hanging face down for longer than they had anticipated.
Disneyland's popular Space Mountain attraction remained closed Thursday following an incident two days earlier in which a man climbed off the roller coaster while it was in motion, officials said.
According to Disneyland officials, the man in his 20s was unhurt and was guided to safety by park employees. He was able walk to a first-aid station and was later taken to a hospital as a precaution.
The California Division of Occupational Safety was immediately informed of the Tuesday incident. It was unclear when the Tomorrowland ride would be reopened, pending inspection from the state agency.
While Universal Studios has quietly gone about moving forward with its rumored third theme park Fantastic Worlds, Warner Bros. may be looking to object to the name of the Orlando, Florida, attraction.Universal Studios filed for trademarks last June, but Warner Bros. recently filed two extensions for a “Time to Oppose for Good Cause” regarding the trademarked name, according to Orlando Weekly. Warner Bros hasn’t formally issued an objection to the name to date.
It has been speculated that Warner Bros. may be issuing the objection because the new theme park from Universal is rumored to have a "Fantastic Beasts" attraction which could cause some confusion with the name Fantastic Worlds.
Warner Bros. owns the rights to the "Harry Potter" films, but Universal features "Harry Potter"-themed attractions within its parks, including the plans for Fantastic Worlds.
Universal has likely prepared for the name issue, Lance Hart of Screamscape speculated to Orlando Weekly, and will have a slew of back up names at the ready.
Legend Heroes Park, a developer of indoor virtual reality theme parks, is seeking a site for a Philadelphia-area opening.
The Singapore-based company offers rides, games, sports, entertainment and other attractions with virtual and augmented reality, holograms, and other technologies, including 4D+.
With a modular format, the VR theme parks can offer experiences ranging from a Junior Zone that allows young children to discover, learn and explore through virtual and physical spaces, to a Sports Zone where all ages can learn, practice and hone skills in football, baseball, clay pigeon shooting and other sports, to an Arcade Zone featuring immersive and interactive arcade games, the company said.
There's something eerie about looking around the abandoned ruins of an amusement park, the shell of a place that used to be full of laughter and families just filled with weeds and crumbling rides.
The photos of these ten abandoned theme parks are strangely enchanting though, looking past the remnants to imagine what it must have been like during its prime.
New “World of Dreams” $12,000 Tour Being Offered at Walt Disney World, Offers Cinderella Castle Suite Access and More
A new VIP tour called “World of Dreams” is being offered at Walt Disney World. The tour costs $12,000 for up to six guests and is 12 hours long. Two tour guides will conduct each tour.
I’m sure you’re asking what could possibly be included on a tour so expensive. Well, the answer is pretty much whatever you want, for the most part. Here’s a breakdown:
Kayla, one of the remaining orca whales at SeaWorld, died suddenly in Orlando on Monday, the company said in a statement. She was 30 years old.
According to the theme park, Kayla started to appear uncomfortable Saturday afternoon. Veterinarians administered treatment based on a physical exam. Kayla's condition worsened over the next couple of days, and she passed away with animal care specialists and veterinarians by her side.
"Any loss of a SeaWorld family member brings great sadness," the company said in a statement. "Kayla’s care team shares a special bond with her and is deeply saddened by her death."
The exact cause of death is unknown. A post-mortem exam will take several weeks to complete, according to the company.
Orcas in the wild can live up to 80 or 90 years, Naomi Rose, a marine-mammal scientist at the Animal Welfare Institute, told the Orlando Sentinel. “That’s like literally being a 30-year-old woman," Rose said. "Dying at 30 is not normal.”
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Attorneys for defendants facing charges related to the death of a young boy at the Schlitterbahn water park in 2016 sought to cast substantial doubt on the veracity of the Kansas Attorney General’s case, claiming it abused the grand jury system to obtain criminal indictments.
During a hearing in Wyandotte County court on Friday, attorneys for Jeff Henry, Tyler Miles, John Schooley and Schlitterbahn corporate entities said grand jurors heard improper evidence that unfairly prejudiced their clients.
The grand jury would later return indictments that alleged the defendants were responsible for the death of Caleb Schwab on the Verruckt water slide. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office is prosecuting the case. Attorneys for the defendants portrayed much of the evidence shown to grand jurors as flimsy and not admissible at a trial.
The world’s largest looping rollercoaster is set to debut at Six Flags Over Texas this spring.
Dubbed El Diablo, the 10-story-tall looping rollercoaster will be the 14th coaster attraction at the Arlington theme park.
Originally announced as Lone Star Revolution in fall 2018, the company said this week it had re-imagined the coaster’s name and color scheme.
Boasting a “fiery” red and orange theme, the new attraction will feature pendulum-style takeoff as it carries riders through a 100-foot loop. The ride will make several full passes before stopping at the height of the loop to reverse its direction.