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Just Watching Video of Six Flags' Dizzying New Spinning Ride Is Making Me Want to Puke

Every summer, amusement parks across the country compete to lure visitors with bigger, faster, and more terrifying thrill rides. This year, Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey is hoping that people will actually line up to ride its new Cyborg Cyber Spin that churns stomachs along three different axes.

Operators of Verrückt, World's Largest Water Slide, Charged in 2016 Death of 10-Year-Old Rider Operators of Verrückt, World's Largest Water Slide, Charged in 2016 Death of 10-Year-Old Rider

A grand jury in Wyandotte County, Kansas has returned an indictment against waterpark and resort operator Schlitterbahn and one of its managers, charging them with “involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery, and reckless endangerment of a child” over the 2016 death-by-decapitation of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab on the…

Monstrous 90,000-Piece Lego Roller Coaster Replica Gives You the Six Flags Experience Without the Puking

I’m OK with roller coasters as long as they make no attempts to flip me upside-down, which usually limits my rides to loopless wooden coasters. But if you can’t even line up for a coaster without getting queasy, maybe riding along on this monstrous, 90,000-piece Lego replica will let you experience the thrills of a…

A Water Slide Ferris Wheel Might Be the Most Stomach-Turning Ride Ever Invented

Water slides are best when they take you on a long meandering ride through curves and hills, but not every amusement park has room for a big installation. That’s why a German company has combined water slides with Ferris wheels to create this dizzying attraction that will have riders wondering which way is up.

The First Video of Disney World's New Avatar Ride Looks Fantastic

When the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride first opened at Disneyland in 1967, it represented the cutting-edge of amusement park technologies. Fifty years later, this video is our first glimpse at how far ride technologies have advanced, as Disney World’s new Avatar: Flight of Passage attraction is set to open…

The Scariest Thrill Ride in the World Trades Safety for Sheer Terror

If you get queasy even on a docile Ferris Wheel, you’ll want to avoid a ride called the Tagada at all costs next time you’re at a carnival in Myanmar looking for a cheap thrill. Safety concerns aside, it looks like it would make even Air Force test pilots lose their lunches as it spins and lurches, throwing riders in…

How a Roller Coaster Can Help You Pass a Kidney Stone How a Roller Coaster Can Help You Pass a Kidney Stone

A team of researchers rode a roller coaster more times than they probably care to remember, just to figure out why roller coasters trigger the passage of small kidney stones. With the further help of a 3D-printed model of a kidney filled with urine, they think they’ve solved the puzzle.

A Jet Engine-Powered Merry-Go-Round Is the Ultimate Carnival Ride

You’re already accepting some level of risk when you climb aboard any carnival ride, from the Ferris Wheel to the bumper cars, and for little payoff. So if you’re going endanger yourself for some cheap thrills, why not go big aboard a merry-go-round powered by real jet engines rocketing you around in circles.

Cedar Point's Giant New Coaster Will Shatter Ten World Records Next Year

There are lots of coaster parks in the world, but few have dedicated themselves to pushing the limits of thrill rides like Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, has. And when it opens next summer, its new Valravn Birdseye coaster will officially break ten world records in one fell swoop.

A New Terrifying Ride Drops You Face First At 60 MPH

Amusement parks love those heart-stopping vertical drop rides because they don't take up much space. But when you've ridden one, you've ridden them all. At least until Busch Gardens' new 335-foot tall Falcon's Fury ride is open to the public.

Way More Boobs About to Make Disneyland Rollercoasters Exciting Again Way More Boobs About to Make Disneyland Rollercoasters Exciting Again

On many Disneyland coasters, there's a camera set up to automatically take your picture as you go down the biggest drop. They then try to sell you said picture at the end of the ride. Of course, this is a great opportunity to flash your boobs and have a bunch of kids see it, so Disney has always kept employees on hand…

Robots Act Out Guantanamo Waterboarding Torture, Terrorists Win Robots Act Out Guantanamo Waterboarding Torture, Terrorists Win

There's a new exhibit at Coney Island that's fun for the whole family: the "Waterboard Thrill Ride." Greeted by Spongebob exuding "It don't Gitmo better!" you walk in to peer through bars at dude in dark sweats leaning over another guy in an orange suit, his face wrapped in a towel. Slip a dollar into the machine,…

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