Rare Video Of People Actually Riding Action Park's Infamous Water Slide

No theme park has generated more urban legends—and more confusion about the line between myth and actual, horrible reality—than Action Park, the late, lamented (and since semi-resurrected) water park in northern New Jersey. And no ride has been the subject of more rumors than the Cannonball Loop. » 4/16/14 5:53pm Wednesday 5:53pm

Universal appears to be thinking about Middle-Earth: The Theme Park

Rumors around the Infotainment Supernetway indicate that Universal is looking into adding a Lord of the Rings/Hobbit-inspired section to their Universal Studios theme parks, which would instantly be the new nerdiest place on Earth. Supposedly talks are far enough along that the Tolkien Estate people have already talked … » 1/04/13 3:00pm 1/04/13 3:00pm

Disney World builds a giant, fire-breathing dragon that can FLY

This might be the most amazing thing we've seen all month. In celebration of the brand new Fantasyland expansion, Disney World constructed a life-size, fire-breathing dragon and flew it around the Magic Kingdom. The nighttime video is chill-inducing, as the giant, winged beast spits fire through the sky. Check out the … » 12/12/12 7:49am 12/12/12 7:49am

Disney is populating their theme parks with robots that can THROW…

Disney is hard at work bringing about the Robopocalypse. Behold the throwing bots, the brand-new batch of robots Disney can't wait to unleash into their parks. This new line of androids can throw a ball back and forth with a human guest and even juggle! Disney hopes they'll raise theme park audience participation to a … » 11/26/12 9:30am 11/26/12 9:30am

What if Earth's continents were set up according to Disney's It's A Small …

Jonah Adkins — who previously laid out the cartography of Lost and Fringe — has now mapped out the nations of the world as delineated by the earwormingly famous Disney boat ride It's A Small World. Ah, the unknown geopolitics of the United States sharing a border with New Guinea. You can buy a print here, and check out … » 7/12/12 9:15am 7/12/12 9:15am

Spend a lovely day with the kids at Thailand's Hell torture theme park

90 minutes outside of Bangkok sits the Wang Saen Suk Hell Park, one of several "hell gardens" that can be found throughout Thailand. At this tourist destination, you can pack a picnic and ramble around the charming sculpture garden, which depicts sinners being eviscerated wholesale in the Buddhist underworld. » 6/05/12 9:50am 6/05/12 9:50am

Maryland's Enchanted Forest is like Candyland after a neutron bomb…

After entertaining happy families for decades, the Enchanted Forest amusement park of Ellicott City, Maryland was forced to shutter its premises in 1989. In the ensuing 23 years, the gumdrop cottages and fantasy castles began rotting away, giving the park the veneer of some weird post-apocalyptic fairy tale. Welcome to … » 3/22/12 8:30am 3/22/12 8:30am

If you have $50 million, this roller coaster that simulates…

Most roller coasters try to keep regurgitating riders to a minimum. But with this coaster by BRC Imagination Arts, queasy patrons may be inevitable. The design firm has taken a cue from NASA's KC-135A "Vomit Comet" aircraft and drafted plans for a coaster that mimics microgravity for up to nine seconds. The only… » 2/15/12 7:45am 2/15/12 7:45am