PANTS PRANK Hilarious moment dad’s swimming trunks DISSOLVE forcing him to walk naked through water park after son-in-law’s prank
AN UNSUSPECTING holidaymaker was left humiliated after his “designer” shorts dissolved before his eyes.
Dean Hague, 55, from Barnsley, South Yorks, was enjoying a day out at a waterpark in Portual when his swimming shorts split in half and began to disappear - leaving very little to the imagination.
The final steel piece was installed on Kings Island's Orion coaster on Thursday, park officials said.
With its last piece in place Orion is weighing in at nearly five million pounds, according to the press release.
But if we're talking Orion numbers, we're just getting started.
The giga coaster will be the tallest, fastest and longest steel coaster at Kings Island amusement park when it officially opens on April 11.
This week's slice of vintage Northeast Ohio nostalgia comes by way of a YouTube user who uploaded digitized 8mm videos taken by his grandfather at Cedar Point in 1961 and 1963, and which we stumbled upon thanks to a Reddit post.
A Life-Sized Spider-Man Animatronic Will Be Flung Through the Air Above Disneyland’s Marvel Land (VIDEO)
Fans have long speculated that Disneyland’s Avengers Campus would feature a life-size Spider-Man animatronic doing whatever a spider can, but now Disney has confirmed that a human-sized Spidey will literally be flung through the skies over the Marvel-themed section of the theme park. Check out some new footage of Spidey in his new costume flipping around overhead, as well as some test footage that gives a better idea of how this newfangled contraption actually works.
There's a new long-term resident for Globe Life Park -- it'll be the home of the Six Flags world headquarters.
The theme park conglomerate would take over the space currently occupied by the Rangers team offices with a 15-year lease. It will be home to more than 120 full-time employees.
Globe Life Park is adjacent to the theme park property.
TAMPA BAY, FL
Iron Gwazi, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s latest roller coaster project, is mixing parts of a now-dismantled attraction with new thrills, theme park officials said during a construction tour Thursday. Once complete this spring, it will be the tallest hybrid coaster in North America and the fastest, steepest one in the world, they say.
The new ride tops out at 206 feet tall, will descend at a 91-degree angle and go up to 76 mph.
“That’s going to be a very fast, very dynamic ride,” project manager Andrew Schaffer said Thursday. Along the way, passengers will experience 12 moments of air time as well as three inversions, he said.
KANSAS CITY, MO
We bet you can see the entire kingdom from up there! Chiefs Kingdom, that is.
Someone climbed to the very top of the “Mamba” roller coaster at Worlds of Fun to plant a Kansas City Chiefs flag ahead of the Super Bowl. At the time it was built in 1998, the Mamba was one of the tallest and fastest roller coasters in the world. Its biggest hill stretches 205 feet
The flag placement comes with a bet, because of course it does. Worlds of Fun is issuing a challenge to the California's Great America amusement park. The bet specifically says, “When the Chiefs win, you have to fly our team’s flag over your park!”
State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, R-Norton Shores, is pushing forward a proposal in the Michigan legislature that would allow 16 year olds to operate amusement park rides. Currently in the state of Michigan, the law requires ride operators to be 18.
The bill would lower the age, allowing 16 year olds to operate any amusement park ride in Michigan.
VanWoerkom testified in the Michigan House Tuesday, saying that because the unemployment rate is so low, a main job provider in his district—Michigan's Adventure—is struggling to hire enough employees of age.
A woman says she was “electrocuted” at a Universal Orlando park last summer. Now she’s suing for thousands of dollars…but the theme park says she’s to blame.
In a recent report by local Florida news station Spectrum News 13, an Orlando woman named April Carlino is suing Universal Orlando Resort after she was allegedly “electrocuted” at Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Park over the summer.
Carlino says that she was a “business invitee” to the Volcano Bay park on June 2, 2019, when she was “electrocuted” by a “malfunction in defendant’s electrical system,” according to her lawsuit filed on November 19 of last year. Carlino states that Universal was negligent because the resort knew about the malfunction and failed to maintain safety, adequately train staff, or render aid after the incident. Carlino alleges that her unspecified injuries led to “disability, disfigurement, permanent and significant scarring, mental anguish, and loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life.”
However, even though Carlino is suing Universal Orlando for over $15,000 and is requesting a jury trial, it’s unclear at this time if her allegations stack up against Universal Orlando’s previously published statements regarding the electrocution incident.
Full throttle and a water fountain splash right and from behind the driver and passenger and for those not careful, they can get their feet wet or taste the salty spray. A gear drive plus water that is the short formula provided by Maurer Ride. The worldwide innovation is for water parks and waterfront adventures. This first design has been presented freely. From the motto: Whoever comes first builds first.
The core of the new development is the Spike-Drive. It’s special feature: The drivers can control their own speed and thus decide whether they glide over the water or jump over the water at full speed. The extremely powerful Spike-Drive was developed and patented by Maurer Rides. It turns the passengers into real drivers and for the first time allows them to brake and accelerate anywhere along the track with 100% traction and 1.2 g of acceleration.
Maurer Rides has proven that the Spike is ideally suited as a motorcycle with the Desmo Race in the new Ducati World, Mirabilandia. The water version of the motorcycle is the jet ski. So, it was obvious to develop a water Spike®-Coaster.