Theme Parks

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Lucy Fisk | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Fisk

The world we live in is fast, busy, stressful and full of technology, so really it is no wonder so many adults are looking at going back to basics and living simpler lives. This has been hammered home to me all the more over the summer school holiday when my sons ages six and seven want to sit in front of iPads and watch the television much of the time.

A Spa-Themed Amusement Park Is Opening In Japan

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Theme parks are well-known for getting the heart racing, but an amusement park coming to Japan could soon do the opposite. The mayor of Beppu, on the ...

Magical Thrill Seeking In The UAE

Chris Cox | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

Nestled in the Arabian desert are two small cities, you might have heard of them, Dubai and its smaller neighbour Abu Dhabi? I mean, of course you're heard of them, these megacities aren't shy about shouting how great they are, and that's even true when it comes to thrill rides and waterparks.

This Teenager Came Out To Her Family While Riding 'Splash Mountain' And It's So Good

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager has come out to her family in the best possible way - while on a water ride at Disneyland. Gina, originally from California, was visiting ...

Children Injured As Rollercoaster Derails In Scotland

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK

Nine children and two adults have been injured and are being treated in hospital after a rollercoaster crashed in Motherwell, Police Scotland said. Em...

Pig vs. Dinosaur

Nick Jones | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Parents
Nick Jones

Forget about all the hype surrounding Superman vs. Batman, Alien vs. Predator or Hilary vs. The Donald... there's a much more terrifying confrontation brewing in theme park land this summer.

Alton Towers Owner Will Be Prosecuted Over 'Smiler' Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK

The owner of Alton Towers is to be prosecuted over the rollercoaster accident in which five people were injured, the Health and Safety Executive has a...

Derren Brown Has Built A Ghost Train So We'll Probably All Need New Pants

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Illusionist and theatrical trickster Derren Brown has lent his talents to creating a terrifying theme park attraction which promises to provoke an "in...

Here's A First Look At Banksy's Sinister 'Dismaland'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK

Banksy will open his most ambitious project to date in the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare on Saturday -- and The Huffington Post UK has been amon...

Somebody Pass The Sick Bag Because This Looks Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech

A Swiss company has produced what might be the most stomach-churning thrill ride we've ever seen. Known as Starlight, this ludicrous creation is es...

This Mind-Bending LED Water Slide Feels Like Time Travel

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

This amazing water slide from Germany takes something that almost every leisure centre has, and turns it into a mind-bending journey through time and ...

The Future of Roller Coasters? Testing Virtual Reality Technology at Europa Park Germany

Chloe Gunning | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Tech
Chloe Gunning

Europa Park is officially Europe's second most popular theme park resort (after Disneyland Paris) and has a variety of massive adrenaline-fuelled roller coasters, entertaining kids rides, and beautiful landscaped gardens.

10 Reasons You Should Go to Orlando Without the Kids

Emma Rose Black | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

The first time I went to Orlando I was 5 years old and it was the most magical experience ever! (No kidding!). So I can't recommend it for your kids enough. But at the same time, I actually think you should leave the nippers behind the next time you go.

World's Tallest Water Slide Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech

Thrill seekers pay attention, a theme park in the USA has built the world's largest water slide and we'll be honest, it looks absolutely terrifying. ...

Google Maps Is Fully Of Creepy, Abandoned Theme Parks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech

Google Maps is a treasure trove of interesting and unexpected sights. From 360-degree underwater gardens to millions and millions of unused cars, ther...

A Theme Park Gold Mine: The Comcast/Time Warner Experience

Simon Thompson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

Among the things that Comcast own are, as of January 2001 when they acquired a 51% majority stake in media conglomerate NBCUniversal followed by the remaining 49% in March 2013, the Universal Parks and Resorts.

LOOK: Fire Closes Theme Park

Posted 21.12.2013 | UK

One of Britain's largest theme parks has been closed after a fire. Firefighters raced to Chessington World of Adventures, in Surrey, after a fire s...

There Should be No Benefit to Being Disabled

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I would like to propose that there should not be a benefit to being disabled, and that this means understanding what specific 'benefits' are really about, which sometimes even those who provide them have forgotten.

Legoland Operator To Float On The Stock Market

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Merlin Entertainments, which operates attractions like Legoland and Thorpe Park, has unveiled plans to float on the London Stock Exchange, with potent...

Scaring Yourself Silly This Halloween At Tulleys Shocktober Fest

Chris Cox | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Cox

Normally the scariest thing about West Sussex is the prospect of a delay at Gatwick but all that changes in Autumn as Tulleys Farm open their world famous scream park for Shocktober Fest.

Ducking and Thriving in Orlando

Roger Crow | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Roger Crow

Peabody Hotels have been marching ducks to and from their fountains since 1939, six years after a bunch of duck hunters accidentally started one of the most unique traditions in any hotel's history.

Breaks With a Buzz: Eight of the World's Best Theme Parks

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Are the little ones tugging on your sleeve for a trip, or is it just your nerves they're pulling to shreds? Perhaps you're just a big kid at heart, with a burgeoning need for a buzz! I for one fall into the latter category: I'm absolutely terrified of roller-coasters and rapids, but for me, that's what makes them so gut-wrenchingly addictive.

'Headless' Man Photographed On Theme Park Ride (PICTURE)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Is this the craziest theme park picture ever? The pre-planned stunt occurred on the Silver Star ride at the Europa-Park, the largest theme park in ...

After Harry Potter Success, We Could Soon See a Real Middle Earth

James Peckham | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Peckham

Following the success of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter it comes as no surprise that Warner Bros have broached the idea with the Tolkien family who own the rights to the beyond successful series of books.

The Next Harry Potter Blockbuster - Reality Park Set to Rival Theme Parks

Phil Pauley | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Tech
Phil Pauley

With the official opening of the new Harry Potter Theme Park here in the UK earlier in the month, we at PAULEY started thinking about how an estimated $15 billion revenue stream generated by the Harry Potter brand might work harder within a different social context.