This is a clip from WIRED’s ‘A World of Difference’ of Korey Kiepert, engineer and owner of wooden roller coaster design firm The Gravity Group comparing and contrasting the eight main types of roller coasters, how they operate, and what decisions lead to building one style of coaster instead of
This is a video of Mario’s father Shigeru Miyamoto giving a tour of the new Super Mario World area at Universal Studios Japan and all the interactive activities found there. It looks like a blast. As a matter of fact, I wish I were there right now. But nooooooo, I’m
Unable to visit Disney during the quarantine, the LaRochelle family of Napa Valley, California constructed this miniature version of the Matterhorn Bobsleds in their backyard, complete with caves, fountains and waterfalls. That…wow, that’s some real dedication. For reference, I would have just ridden down the stairs in a laundry basket
Nearing completion, these are several videos of Universal Studio Japan’s Super Mario World area (including a helicopter flyover), set for a grand opening on February 4th, 2021. It looks awesome. I know Universal Hollywood and Orlando are also getting their own Super Mario Worlds, opening at later dates. Apparently the
This is a short video from an amusement park ride in Nalchik, Russia that gets stuck upside-down with riders aboard. As far as fun times go, that does not look like one to me. It appears one maniac in the back appears to be loving it, while everybody else looks
This is a video demonstration of the roller coaster that Youtuber ChuggersRCT built in Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 that syncs to the entirety of Queen’s iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. It’s a six minute song, so the coaster is no joke. I particularly liked the portion after 2:20, including the guitar solo.
This is a video of two of Fuji-Q Highland amusement park’s top executives riding the park’s pride and joy roller coaster Fujiyama while wearing masks, and as stoically as possible to demonstrate just how little fun one can have riding a roller coaster. While amusement parks have reopened in the