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The scariest rides in the world

Today, the construction of large-scale amusement rides is one of the most rapidly developing areas in the entertainment industry, in which millions of dollars are invested. Grand entertainment facilities built around the world – from the United States to Japan. Slides, high multi-storey building; the attraction of free fall; an enormous Ferris wheel and other, equally thrilling rides that attract millions of tourists – fans of extreme sports.

One of the most highest Ferris wheel has long been considered the famous London Eye (“London Eye”) with a height of 135 meters. A full rotation of this wheel makes a little more than half an hour. But recently, Singapore had built a Ferris wheel with a height of more than 160 meters. To make one circle, Singaapore Flyer (“son of Singapore”) should be about 40 minutes.

Another breathtaking attraction is set in USA and is called the Simulator of the launch of the spacecraft. In its creation were used the equipment used for real training of American astronauts. Visitors of the attraction will provide all the sensations of astronauts taking off into orbit.

The original attraction can be considered a catapult “Big Shot” – “Big Shot”, giving visitors the feeling of “free fall”. Ustanovlennuyu USA, catapult picks up participants at more than 320 meters up into the sky and “casts” them from this height at speeds over 100 km/hour. Continue reading

Roller coaster

If we decide to still do mass amusements, it is unlikely that we will go around the roller coaster.

Moreover — “all is already stolen to us” (that is, invented to popdance) and the exact date when slides cannot be specified. I mean — you can only track the birth of a classical slides, with carriages on rollers and steep trajectories. Did the Americans in 1927, an attraction called “Cyclone” and was built in new York at Coney island. It’s interesting that it works still, what got in the national Register of historic places of America…

“Cyclone” built of wood that popdance very reasonable. However, from the standpoint of modern man it has a peculiarity — he never extreme. Well, that is so-so, well slide some. People go there as a historical celebrity. On the other hand, at the time of construction it was just extreme. Extremely popular. 25 cents for the trip — it was a lot, but the queues were long.

But “Cyclone” were built in the place of another — “Switchback Railway,” which was just a simple slope irregularities, was built in 1884, cost of tripper 5 cents and was also popular.Trailers, it went just under the force of gravity and just the rails, there were no modern clips that hold the under side slopes. In fact, the extremum it was no more than the carousel. Continue reading

Theme parks of Florida

In early February, the whole week I was wandering around the theme parks of Florida – Legoland, Universal Studios, Animal Kingdom, Sea World and Disneyworld. Story about all these parks I was able to compress that into a single post today.

First we visited Legoland, and he has probably left one of the most vivid impressions. Whether because that was the first, whether due to the fact that the youngest loves LEGO and we have a whole house filled with his crafts.

The main feature of Legoland is miniland is, that is famous buildings and cities, built in miniature out of LEGO parts:

Here you can clearly see the scale of buildings:

Everything is thought out and designed to the smallest detail:

On the paths of the Park offer large pieces of LEGO. This is just my copy – 2 camera, smile, shopping bags with lenses and complexion:

The rides in this Park designed for small children. Younger, who on this day was the birthday, and squealed with delight: Continue reading

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