Dimitra Plikas

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Orlando roller-coaster gets stuck in vertical position

Thrill-seekers are stranded for three hours when a 17-storey roller-coaster in Orlando breaks down<p>Passengers on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit were experiencing an adrenaline-filled ride at the Universal theme park in Florida on Wednesday, when it became lodged in a vertical position.<p>Firefighters …

Awesome Dad Plays Oprah: ‘Backyard Roller Coasters For Everyone!’

As Uproxx’s resident roller coaster/theme park/karaoke geek (Do you realize how hard it is to find a story that hits all three?), I had to cover this. I think when we were kids, each and every one of us secretly hoped that their parents/guardians/neighborhood hobos would build an awesome backyard …

Need for speed? How coasters are getting faster and scarier

On some of the newest roller coasters, there is no long, steady climb up a track before the screaming begins. The screaming starts right away when rides are launched using electromagnetic technology, called linear synchronous motor or LSM, that can catapult a coaster from zero to up to 100 miles an …

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The most insane new roller coasters in the U.S. | CNN Travel

Guy Riding Virtual Roller Coaster With Oculus Rift Gets Pushed Over, Freaks Out

This is a video of some guy demoing an Oculus Rift in a mall (Oh shit -- TGI Fridays?! I'll have the loaded potato skins!) and riding a virtual …

San Francisco superdad builds homemade roller coaster in his backyard

A San Francisco superdad is in the running for father of the year after building a 180-foot long, fully-functioning roller coaster in his backyard! …

New Roller Coaster Sends You On A 60-MPH Face-First Fall

<i>Weeeeee</i><p>The 335-foot Falcon’s Fury, which opens this spring at Busch Gardens Tampa, isn’t the tallest drop tower in the world. That honor goes to 415-foot Zumanjaro at Six Flag’s Great Adventure. But the Fury offers a thrill no other ride does: a 60-mph, face-first free fall.<p><b>1) Slow brake</b><p>After about …