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SCARY!!! Playland “The Beast” breaks down mid-ride

It was a day to remember at Playland, but not for the right reasons after one of the rides broke down with people still on board.

Laura Ballance with Playland says The Beast broke down in what she describes as a parts issue, but she is happy in how the staff reacted.

I’m happy to say that our ride operations team did exactly what they were trained to do, which was to bring the ride to a slow stop, and the ride did what it was designed to do in coming to that gradual stop,” says Ballance.

Ride-goers heard a loud noise while the ride was running. Everyone was able to get off without injury.

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All 55 Rides at Walt Disney World, Ranked

With so many rides to choose from, we broke down the ones that must be visited and others that you won’t necessarily mind missing.

There are only so many hours in a day at Walt Disney World, so how do you decide what to ride first? Simple: you take our advice for it. This meticulous ranking of every stellar must-see 3D attraction, perfectly themed roller coaster, and out-of-this-world flyer will help you plan the perfect trip for speed demons and boat ride obsessives alike. (We left stage shows and other smaller attractions out, so consider these the best-of-the-best where rides are concerned … Continue at Source: Every Single Ride at Walt Disney World, Ranked

10 Fastest Roller Coasters In The World

Nothing screams heart-pumping action like rocketing from 0-120 mph in under four seconds. Seriously, blink and you just might miss the experience entirely. All over the world, engineers have continued to create roller coasters that not only defy all conceivable notions of appropriate speed, height, and acceleration, but they also laugh in the face of any riders not brave enough to dare step on board their endorphin-inducing constructions. Continue at Source: These Roller Coasters Are Officially The Fastest In The World

All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked

It wasn’t easy, but we ranked every Six Flags location in the United States. May this list guide you to the best destination for thrill seekers, adrenaline junkies, and fun-loving families.

11 Best amusement parks for family fun in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

Newest attractions (Wonder Woman!) and highlights from 11 theme parks, from Six Flags and Sesame Place to the Ocean City Boardwalk and Playland.

The USA TODAY Network tapped our amusement park loving staff throughout New Jersey, Delaware and the Hudson Valley in New York to provide this round-up of parks for every comfort level; from those willing to try the latest thrill ride at Six Flags — buckle up for Wonder Woman, daredevils! — to families who prefer a tamer Land of Make Believe.

We’ve got new attractions at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom (off-road safari rides!) Hersheypark’s Reese’s Cupfusion and the new coaster, called Hydra, at the Seaside Park Amusement Pier, as well as some tried-and-trues, including the 100-year-old  Dragon Coaster, at Playland in Rye, New York, and the Runaway Tram at Morey’s in Wildwood, New Jersey. More photos at Source: Thrills. Chills. Waterparks: Best amusement parks in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

10 Foods You Can Get at Dollywood That Are Worth the Trip Alone

Dolly Parton’s amusement park in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains is charming, thrilling, and full of southern-style comfort food.

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11 of the World’s Most Underrated Amusement Parks

Atlas Obscura readers recommend their favorites.

WHO DOESN’T LOVE A GREAT amusement park? Sure, there are bigger, better-known options out there, but we’ve got a soft spot for the smaller, local theme parks all over the world that manage to offer something truly unique or unusual. Recently, we asked Atlas Obscura readers in our Community forum to tell us about their own favorite local theme parks, and the responses were a real rollercoaster… in that they were very fun!

Source: 11 of the World’s Most Underrated Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks Near Me – The Best Amusement Parks in the US

Your local amusement park is the best place to spend a warm summer day with your family. From screaming with delight on thrill rides to winning prizes in the …

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5 Best Amusement Park In The World

Whether it is a child, an adult, or a teenager, where anyone feels the memories of their childhood again and experiences fun, is an amusement park. An ideal … READ MORE …

Top 10 Reasons to Travel from Dublin to Planet Batuu and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in 2019

For Dublin Star Wars fans the trip to Planet Batuu will get a lot quicker later this year – just 371 miles to Disneyland or 2864 miles to Disney’s …

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