Disney Parks are known for being ostentatious; it’s practically a calling card of the world’s most famous theme parks. Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, some of the most beautiful, well executed rides in existence, in all of their many iterations, and that says nothing of all of the other amazingly themed areas and rides contained in the Disney Parks. Yet, Rock ‘n’...[Read More]
Sunday afternoon, a 52-year -old maintenance worker was killed while working on The Primeavil Whirl, a lightly themed, mild, spinning roller coaster at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The cause of the accident is not known, but The Orange County Seriff Department (of Florida) knows that he died from a blow to the head. The worker’s name was Russel Sherry Roscoe. Supporting Link: More at: Fox ...[Read More]
While only minor injuries have been reported the massive earthquake that rocked Japan has stranded thousands of guests at Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea. Park employees have been supplying guests with humanitarian aid including blankets, food, and water. There’s also a report that the parking lot has been liquefied due to water from the coastline mixing with the soil as Tokyo Disneyland ...[Read More]
Disney Dream’s AquaDuck Coaster Looks Fun I don’t cover a lot of Disney attractions on this blog and I hardly ever give water rides much attention, but Disney’s AquaDuck water coaster looks really cool. I originally covered its announcement back when I launched Theme Park Syndicate well over a year ago. Last month, as Disney’s new cruise ship Disney Dream took its maiden vo...[Read More]
Disney has announced that they're going to build a Snow White roller coaster for their new Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I got the idea for this edition of Top 3 Thursdays from Jake at Coasterdom. Recently, he did a post listing his favorite roller coasters from the year he was born. He was working with a pretty strong year; 1991. My birth year was a bit more sparse, but the top pick is undeniable. Here’s my list of the best new coasters 1979 had to offer: 3 – Rolling Thunder...[Read More]
MSNBC.com’s 10 Gut-Churning Attractions – Amusement Park Rides For the Emetically Immune Recently, I was interviewed by MSNBC.com for an article about extreme thrill rides and roller coasters. I came up with a list, but the writer only chose a few of them. He also chose a few rides from Robb Alvey of Theme Park Review and Robert Niles of Theme Park Insider That’s some great compa...[Read More]
Space Mountain is easily one of the most venerable of modern coasters, a true legend in its own time and it has been hallowed since its inception, but does it deserve the hype?
This Thursday I’m going to take a look at the best amusement park resorts in the U.S. I’ve been to quite a few parks over the years, but I’ve only stayed a one resort; Walt Disney World when I was 8. So, how could I do a top 3 list? I can’t, but the travel experts over at the Hospitality Management Schools Blog can. They recently sent me their list of the 10 Best Amusement ...[Read More]
Jacob Sundstrom is the chief editor of Coasterdom, a theme park blog site that specializes in editorials from his unique perspective. When Jacob is not writing about theme parks and roller coasters, he can be found sipping kahlua on the beach, studying for a test, or watching a baseball game. You drift out over the water, into the mist cooling the super magnets that power the ride through over a m...[Read More]
Nara Dreamland: Former Disneyland Knock-Off, Now Creepy Abandoned Amusement Park As I was doing research for The Final Project! (insert Europe’s “Final Countdown” music here), I came across the enigma that was Nara Dreamland. It was a Disneyland clone in Japan that closed a few years ago. From looking at a photo trip report from Theme Park Review, I’m not surprised that it ...[Read More]
Will Spidey Be Climbing Disney’s Castle? Are the Heroes Leaving IOA? File this one under: “No one saw it coming”. Yesterday, Disney announced that they were planning to buy Marvel for $4 billion. In case you’re not into comics or haven’t been in a theater for the last decade or so, the Marvel brand includes popular super heroes like: Spider-Man, the X-Men, Wolverine, ...[Read More]