Theme Park Maps
showcases those hand-drawn brochures that showed where the roller coasters and bumper cars were at your favorite theme park.
posted by Wild_Eep
on Nov 11, 2009 -
Virtual Space Mountain
! Wheeeee! (Click on the second video where you sit in front. What are you, a wuss?)
Real video just can't
do Space Mountain justice, but it does a pretty good job of capturing some other rides. Feel like revisiting some original Magic Kingdom rides without leaving home? Well here you go... Pirates
, Mr. Toad
, Small World
, Haunted Mansion
, Tiki Room
, Thunder Mountain
, Star Tours
, Indiana Jones
, Alice in Wonderland
, The Jungle Cruise
, Roger Rabbit
, the late Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse
and a bunch of people covered in lightbulbs dancing to the world's most excruciatingly annoying synthesized music
. During your virtual day at the park, please just remember to watch out for Goofy. That dude is nothing but a messed up troublemaker
. And don't forget... the parking trams do not go to aisles B as in Bambi & C as in Cinderella.
posted by miss lynnster
on Mar 26, 2007 -
Just because nature is full of icy death outside doesn't mean you can't sit in your computer chair and scream like a damn fool on a roller coaster.
posted by qDot
on Jan 11, 2005 -
Is there a Moore's Law for roller coasters?
Ohio's own Cedar Point
has announced it's newest record-breaking roller coaster - the Top Thrill Dragster. Here are the high points (pun intended):
- a 420-foot tower - the first coaster ever to top 400 feet
- top speed of 120mph - in 4 seconds
- a 90-degree turn at the top of the tower and an almost vertical drop back down
Downside - the whole thing lasts a mere 30 seconds. But I bet it's a fun 30 seconds. Can't wait to go.
posted by starvingartist
on Jan 9, 2003 -