2009/09/28

Mega, Ultra and Giga Coasters: World Scarriest, Fastest and Highest Roller Coaster

Last time when i am small, i am afraid of the height. So when i visited theme parks with my family, i never dare to ride on them. One time, my cousins force me to take a ride at Genting Theme Park and it nearly blow off my heart. I cried all the way inside the ride and when i am down, i nearly puke. Imagine the fright i have during that ride. After that for the rest of the day, i could not even look at another ride anymore. People will have this impression that after this ride, i would not take another ride anymore in my life. But practically they are wrong because after this i begin to enjoy the thrill of riding roller coaster and when you look at the people around you shouting all they way, the fun and excitement is unimaginable. Below are some of the worlds top Roller Coasters:

Millennium Force: Cedar Point

Millennium Force
Millenium Force is voted number one steel roller coaster in the world in Amusement Today's Golden Ticket awards five times since the year 2001 and stands taller than 300 feet at its highest point.

Top Thrill Dragster: Cedar Point

Top Thrill Dragster
Known to the world as the first Strata Coaster, it measures more than 400 feet tall and the dragster speed can reach up to 120mph. Imagine the thrill you get at this height with this speed.

The Steel Dragon: Nagashima Spa Land Amusement Park

The Steel Dragon
The name of this ride was derived from the year of the dragon. The track is consider the longest in the world measuring 8133 feet, 2 inches (2479m) in length. I am sure to puke myself out in this ride.

Kingda Ka: Six Flags

Kingda Ka
When it open its door to the public, it became the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, claiming the title from Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point. It reaches speeds of 128mph and stands close to 456 feet high and has a drop of 418 feet.

Xcelerator: Knotts Berry Farm

Xcelerator
Xcelerator was Intamin AG first hydraulically launched coaster. it has a powerful hydraulic catapult motor that accelerate it over 82mph in 1.8 second. Looking at the tracks give me the bumps. Look at the height of the track going up n down. Wow!! Very exciting

Coming UP Next In 2010

Artist Impression on Universal Studio Singapore

A whole lot of new excitement awaits movie enthusiast as
Universal Studio is coming all the way to South East Asia. Universal Studio Singapore is a Theme Park located within Resorts World on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Occupying 20 hectare of land, it consist of 24 attractions and 18 of them are original and specifically design for the new park. The park is reported to be one of its kind in the South East Asia region and Universal Studio Singapore has promise that it will be the only park of its kind in the region for the next 30 years.

The company has invested over US$4.32 billion in the whole project to construct Resort World at Sentosa. About US$1 billion will be invested in the Theme Park, which will include seven themed zones that encircle a lagon and feature iconic blockbuster locations, as well as new attractions based on movies like Madagascar, Jurassic Park, The Mummy and Waterworld. There will also be live entertainment shows and educational features where visitors can learn more about computer generated animation and the art of making a hit movie. Universal Studios Singapore will also be home to the WORLD BIGGEST single collection of Dreamworks Animation theme park attractions. Universal Studio Singapore is estimated to open in the first quarter of 2010.

Theme Zones:
The parks will be zoned by seven main themes and each section will showcase their unique attractions, character appearance, dining and shopping areas.
  • Hollywood
  • New York
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Sci-Fi City
  • The Lost World
  • Far Far Away
  • Madagascar
Universal Studio Singapore promised a fantastic world of movie magic where you can fight villains, catch celebrities and revel in the glamor of showbiz through roller coasters and movie theme attractions. Visitors will be enticed by the magical moment of movie world enjoying breathtaking rides and heart stopping roller coasters.

2009/09/27

Legoland California

LEGOLAND
Legoland, California
When i am small, i used to play with Lego and i love playing with them until sometimes i forget to eat. My mum will come running to me with a cane. Flash back of those memory makes me want to go back to my old days. The days when i was still my mummy's baby little boy. I miss those days. But now only i realize that i don't have to dream back those days because there is a place, a Theme Park that can realize my childhood dream and fantasy, Legoland. At Legoland, California, everyone in the family is a hero including the youngest ones with more then 50 rides, shows and attractions.

Mighty Pharaoh

Land of Adventure
This is the place where real adventure begins. Enter ancient temples and blast of mummies with your laser gun in your quest for treasure hunt at Lost Kingdom Adventure.
  • Lost Kingdom Adventure
  • Cargo Ace
  • Bettle Bounce
  • Pharaohs Revenge
Splash Battle

Pirate Shores
Pirates!!! Be prepared to attack your enemy!! Aim them with your water canon while you navigate through water filled with pirates. Also, get yourself wet in Splash Water!!
  • Splash Battle
  • Soak N Sail
  • Captain Cranky's Challenge
  • Treasure Falls
  • Swabbies Deck
Knights Tournament

Castle Hills
Enjoy twisty turn rides through hilly terrain with dragons and robotic arms with families on a journey that will never be forgotten.
  • Knights Tournament
  • The Dragon
  • The HideAways
  • Royal Joust
Fun Town Fire Academy

Fun Town
You don't be 18 to get yourself a license and in fact, kids can drive at the fun town.
  • Fun Town Fire Academy
  • Volvo Driving School
  • Volvo Junior Driving School
  • Skipper School
  • Kid Power Towers
  • Sky Cruiser
  • Flight Squadron
  • Sky Patrol
  • Adventurers Club
  • Lego Factory Tour
  • Lego Factory Club House
Safari Trek

Explore Village
Explore the fairytale village in a leaf shaped boat through a magical journey through different fairy tale scenes created from Lego Brick Characters
  • Fairy Tale Brook
  • Safari Trek
  • Legoland Express
  • Musical Fountain
  • Play Town
  • Water Works
CoasterSaurus

Dino Island
Explore jungle as Coastersaurus climbs, curves and dips in and around through an animated life size dinosaur made from Lego.
  • Coastersaurus
Miniland USA

Miniland USA
Look through fantastic and amazing miniature of USA and other well known faces of the world.
  • Block of Fame
  • Coast Cruise
  • The Lake
  • The Model Shop
Lego Technic Coaster

Imagination Zone
At Imagination Zone, everything comes alive as you brave yourself man through powerful acceleration, braking and maneuverability on a life size LEGO TECHNIC vehicle along a wild roller coaster track.
  • Lego Technic Coaster
  • Aquazone Wave Racers
  • Bionicle Blaster
  • Build and Test
  • Bionicle Evolution
  • Duplo Play
  • Lego Mindstorms Robotic
  • Xbox Family Gamespace
Dune Raider

Dune Raider
The newest attraction in Legoland provide ultimate slide down experience.

This is the perfect getaway together with your family and kids. Don't miss out this opportunity to give your kids and yourself a moment that will last eternally.

2009/09/26

Hong Kong Disneyland

Spectacular Firework At Disney Castle (Hong Kong)

For those of you staying around the Asian region, then you won't want to miss this great adventure and experience of a lifetime in Hong Kong Disneyland. It will be a memory that you and the young ones will forever remembered. Hong Kong Disneyland is one of the world best Disneyland in terms of the number of new attractions and also the world class service that their wonderful staff provide. There are two hotels available inside with different themes customized according to your needs which are Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Hollywood Hotel.

Once inside the Theme Park, visitors will be amazed by the whole new world and experience that they will encounter along the journey. Disney has provided nonstop action and surprise and offer different packages to cater to different needs. Disney has taken the measure to make sure that every step taken and every penny spend will never be a waste during their stay and visit at Hong Kong Disneyland. Currently there are 4 different parks with 4 different themes mainly Fantasy Land, Tomorrow Land, Adventure Land and Main Street USA.


Fantasy Land

At Fantasy Land, visitors can spend time with their favorite cartoon characters and also spend time inside the very big castle. Its one of Disney's main attraction. Kids can mingle and have fun with the Disney characters while parents happily snapping pictures of this momento moment. A moment that will never be forgotten of what i say as magical moment together. Number of attractions inside Fantasy Land
  • Its a small world
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • The Golden Mickey at Disney's Storybook Theater
  • Fantasy Gardens
  • The Many Adventure of Winnie the Pooh
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Mad Hatter Tea Cups
  • Cinderella Carousel
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Fantasy Railroad Station
  • Sword in the Stone
  • Snow White Grotto
  • Street Entertainment

Tomorrow Land

For those space enthusiast, don't miss out this park at Tomorrow Land. Feel the adventure in space and feel like an alien in an unknown world. Be amaze at the wonderful but scary aliens lurking around and enjoy the fantastic ride there.
  • Alien Invasion
  • Space Mountain - Ghost Galaxy
  • Blast Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Stitch Encounter
  • Autopia
  • Orbitron
  • UFO Zone
  • Street Entertainment

Adventure Land

Adventure Land, where all the thrill, fun and scary moment begins. Cruise through the rivers and enjoy the very wonderful scenic view around it with some of the endangered species of animals around. But beware of the Demon Jungle because you might get lost visiting it.
  • Demon Jungle
  • Scary Photo Fun
  • Festive of the Lion King
  • Jungle River Cruise
  • Tarzan Island
  • Street Entertainment

Main Street, USA

For those High School Musical fans out there, make sure you don't miss out the fun at Main Street, USA. Featuring most of the western cultures such as Halloween Party, be sure to enjoy yourself the fullest here. And for those who loves haunted experience, don't forget to visit the Haunted Hotel.
  • Glow in the Dark Halloween Parade
  • Main Street Haunted Hotel
  • Disney on Parade
  • Disney in the Stars
  • High School Musical: LIVE!!!
  • Art of Animation
  • Muppet Mobile Lab
  • Animation Academy
  • Main Street Vehicle
  • Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad
  • Main Street Entertainment
  • Main Street City Hall
Other then all this attractions, there are shopping complex for those shopaholics and also not to mentions lots of dining areas for those who are craving for foods. Hope you guys enjoy yourself out there.

2009/09/25

Drayton Manor Theme Park : The Families Theme Park



Drayton Manor Theme Park located near Tamworth in Staffordshire, England is a large theme park which packed with a host of great rides and attractions set in 280 acres of lakes and parkland. It's opened to the public since 1949 as an 'inland pleasure resort'.



Drayton Manor features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around! Those thrill rides include :
Stormforce 10
Shockwave
Apocalypse
G Force
Pendemonium

There are still much more attractions in Drayton Manor! A host of attractive family entertainment with the new 4D cinema that just opened to the public on 21st March 2009 showing the film 'The Curse of Skull Rock', Excalibur- a Dragon's Tale, the Pirate Adventure and the Drunken Barrels delivering fun for all the family!
Besides, there would be a Drayton Manor Diamond Jubilee spectacular on 31st October until 1st November. I believe that it would be the amazing scene for you and will leave you an unforgetable memories with these celebration... ... What are you waiting for? Visit Drayton Manor Theme Park and tell us your fantastic experience in Drayton Manor soon... ...

Top 10 Amusement and Theme Park in the World

Life in the reality world has never been so easy. So many commitment and things that we have to do everyday in order to stay alive. There are so many ways that we can use to keep our body and soul relax and one of it is none other then travelling. Planning a travel is as easy as ABC but however you have to find time searching for relevant informations before you fly.

There are so many places in the world that you can visit but if you have kids around or are adults searching for thrill and excitement, then i would recommend you Theme Parks or Amusement Parks. Generally in the eye of the public both looks the same but people like to call them Theme Park. Theme Parks offer an unforgettable trips for todays family and friends but how on earth do you chose which one to visit? There are an array of choices for Theme Park out there and each offers special and different experience such as water parks, life encounter with animals, or with Disney characters, or even Lego land itself and some of the amazing rides. Here are 10 of the most highly rated Theme Parks according to polls from several well known websites and blogs.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Favorite Attractions : Pepsi Max Big One/ Grand National


Europa Park
Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany
Favorite Attraction: Silver Star


Alton Towers
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Favorite Attraction: Nemesis/Oblivion


Knoebels
Pennsylvania, United States
Favorite Attraction: Twister/Phoenix


Cedar Point
Ohio, United States
Favorite Attraction: Millennium Force/Top Thrill Dragster


Islands Of Adventure
Florida, United States
Favorite Attraction: Incredible Hulk/Dueling Dragons


Holiday World
Indiana, United States
Favorite Attraction: Raven/Legend


Six Flags Magic Mountain
California, United States
Favorite Attraction: X2/Deja Vu


PortAventura
Tarragona, Spain
Favorite Attraction: Dragon Khan


Busch Gardens Europe
Virginia, United States
Favorite Attraction: Apollo Chariot/Alpengeist


There are still many more parks that i have not mention but the ones i listed were among the top in the world. However, for children and families, most of them still rate Disneyworld as their top Theme Park destination. Below is one of the many Disneyworld around the world. Remember, always choose your travel destinations carefully and plan ahead so that so that unnecessary problems can be avoided.

Disneyland
Anaheim, California


2009/09/24

Hong Kong Disneyland : The Haunted Experience

video


Disney have done a good job here trying to pull in more visitors by having this event. Its a special event for Disney every year and they come up with pretty good themes here. Visitors can have a frightfully fun time with all the ghost that roams the streets, alien invasions and many more at Disney's Haunted Halloween in Hong Kong. According to Disney, the dark forces have return leading to series of mysterious happening such as the ghostly souls that lurks the Main Street of Haunted Hotel and those explorers that went into Demon Jungle have been missing ever since. Not to forget that at Tomorrowland, Aliens begin their ultimate plan to invade earth. Will you survive the thrilling episode of the Haunted Halloween? Be sure to check it out at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Number of attractions in Haunted Halloween:
demon jungle, main street haunted hotel, glow in the park parade, alien invasion, space mountain ghost galaxy, scary photo fun, haunted meet and greet, frightful feast, spooky souvenirs, halloween treats.

The duration of the whole period is from 18th September until 31 October 2009. I am sure that this will be a lifetime experience that one will never forget. Judging from the video that Disney create above, i can see that the whole new agenda within the walls of Disney will be a much anticipated event that everyone is looking forwards. So what are you waiting for? Visit Hong Kong Disneyland now. Speaking so much about it, i happen to fall for Disney myself. Wonder when will i have the opportunity to go there. Was so busy lately with all the assignments and stuff. Anyway do drop us comments about this and tells us your stories after you visited the Haunted Halloween.

Have fun visiting the ghost and aliens there. Make sure you all don't get eaten by them. Have a nice day.




Amusement VS Theme

Have you guys wonder whats really the difference between an Amusement Park and a Theme Park? Different website gave you different answer and all of them are correct. It actually depends on how you perceived and interpret the meaning. I have gather information from several websites and here is my own interpretation on the differences. An Amusement Park is a park that operate on just the rides itself while a Theme Park is a place where the park itself, tells the story or shows a certain theme.



Cedar Fair Park (Amusement Park)

Amusement Park's main focus is just about amusement and how to thrills the passengers that rides it. It does not tell any story about that particular ride unlike the Theme Park. Rides on an Amusement park does not tailor to everyone but in the other hand only for specific ages. Some rides are not suitable for older people and some are not for the younger generations. In other words, amusement is just about the rides and nothing else. You go in and you enjoy the ride and get thrilled.

However, there are lots of
Amusement Park that called themselves Theme Park such as the Cedar Fair Park. But in most of the forums and websites that i found, they all agree on 1 thing, that Cedar Fair Park is an Amusement Park instead of Theme Park because it does not have a theme. Above are example of Cedar Fair Park.

Kobe Disneyland

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland

A Theme Park in the other hand tells a story of how that particular theme evolve. Every single ride and attractions are build around the park together with that theme. The story that each Theme Park provide should fully immerse you into the environment it creates within the whole that totally has no connection to the outside world. The best example here is Disneyland. There are lots of Disneyland all around the whole and we will discuss further about each Disneyland in our future post.

Disneyland is a Theme Park and every ride and attractions in it carries a certain theme itself. Each park and land has its own story and you will be brought to a whole new level of experience where the story starts the moment you step into the ride. One thing special about Disney is that once you get inside it, you wont be able to look at the outside world. This totally makes you forget about the problems outside and only focus on 1 thing, the experience within the walls.

2009/09/18

Malaysia's First International Water Theme Park : Sunway Lagoon


Craving for a days or two away from all the crazy workloads and busy schedules? This is a spot in Malaysia where you can have crazy but wonderful moments together with friends and family members. Located at Bandar Sunway in Petaling Jaya not far away from Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia first international water theme park called Sunway Lagoon. Above is an overall map of Sunway Lagoon.

Sunway Lagoon started off with few attractions when it 1st open its door to the public but now its has a total of 5 attractions and the packages that it has offered is really worth the money. Dube one of the most happening theme park in Malaysia besides the one in Genting, this one offers a whole lot of fun playing waters, splashing at each other and with all the water slides, you are guarantee to get wet. It is the perfect getaway from the hectic moment either working or studying.

  • WATER PARK
Overview Of Water Park

Get yourself wet with this huge water entertainment spot where you can enjoy water rides and surf in the world largest man made surfing pool with the largest wave creater machine in the world. Name Waters Of Africa, this water theme park has Congo Challenge (a six lane headfirst racer), Cameron Climb (brave the intense speed and height), African Pythons (get yourself spin in this gigantic tubes) and many more. There are also places for kids such as Lake Kariba, Kalahari Kids, Rain Fortress, Zulu Walk and many more.

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