This terrifying 335-foot ride in Florida will drop you face first at 60 mph!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Thursday 5 June 2014

Better bring an extra pair of underwear when you try out this ride. And while you’re at it, bring an EMT as well. Falcon’s Fury is a 335-foot ride that’s set to terrify park goers this coming spring at Busch Gardens Tampa with its 60-foot, face first drop.

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Motorheads, Ferrari Land is coming to Spain

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 20 March 2014

Get set for an incredible adventure, motorheads! Ferrari Land is coming to Spain. Expected to open in 2016, this theme park is billed as ‘an opportunity for the whole family to experience and discover the world of Ferrari‘.

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Amazing underwater rollercoaster in Japan

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Travel on Tuesday 4 December 2012

You can find this amazing rollercoaster at the Cosmo Land amusement park in Yokohama, Japan. The Vanish rollercoaster features a terrifying and exciting drop into an underwater tunnel. It looks as if the riders are plunging straight into a giant pool, with water splashing up around them as they dive in. This ride is definitely […]

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Rivkah Young’s Welcome To Paradise

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 17 June 2009

In her photo series Welcome To Paradise, Rivkah Young stages scenes to capture what we perceive by the term Paradise: ‘In order to declare this, humans create special places, at theme parks, shopping malls and urban residential complexes. Visions of something different — a tropical rain forest or African Savannah — are also created at […]

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Fairyland, Australia’s oldest theme park

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By Anna Sutton in Cool Travel on Thursday 8 January 2009

It’s a Sunday morning and I’m cruising the long desolate stretch of road outside of Geelong that was featured in the Mad Max car chase scenes. Stated destination: Fairy Park, Anakie. I try and imagine Snow White coming to life in this desert wasteland where apocalyptic road warriors once roamed. Up ahead, a giant statue of Gulliver beckons from the base of an extinct volcano. Passing go, we cheer in helium tones as we ascend to a giant pink castle rising above the gum trees. Created by two Germans in the late 1950s, Fairy Park is Australia’s oldest theme park. While it’s easy to cynically dismiss the concept as a gaudy family hell hole rather than a fun spot, on arrival I am immediately reunited with my sense of childhood wonder.

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