rides

  • Too Drunk To Drive, But Still Wanna Get Your Car Home? There’s An App For That

    Too Drunk To Drive, But Still Wanna Get Your Car Home? There’s An App For That

    You know what I hate most about getting too drunk to drive home? The hangover. No, no, I'm kidding (well, sort of) - it's having to go retrieve my car from wherever I left it the next day. Sometimes, it's been towed. Other times, it's been broken into (true story). That's why I'm hopeful about the possibilities a new service called StearClear has in store. The startup, which is backed by $500,000… Read More

  • Santa Monica builds solar powered ferris wheel lit by 160,000 LEDs

    Santa Monica builds solar powered ferris wheel lit by 160,000 LEDs

    Santa Monica’s famous Pacific Wheel is gone, having lost the fight against new fangled technology – and man, the new wheel is blinged out. Sure, the it might not be the biggest. It’s probably not the fastest, either. However, it might just be the LED-iest. Over 160,000 LEDs were used in this $1.5 million dollar refresh, all powered by the same solar panels that juiced the Pacific… Read More

  • Simpsons ride opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

    Simpsons ride opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

    A new Simpsons-themed ride opened at Universal Studios in Hollywood on Monday and travel site Jaunted.com seems to indicate that it’s a worthwhile stop on your list of things to do if you’re in the area. The ride itself is a motion-simulated affair “full of major lifts and falls, twists and turns and a little bit of water.” Hit the jump for a video. Read More

  • New Universal Studios roller coaster to have onboard YouTube video recording

    [photopress:coasterrrr.jpg,full,center] There’s gonna be some sort of super roller coaster opening at Universal Studios in Florida next year. Drudge picked it up, so it must be newsworthy. Not only will it be the tallest in the Orlando area (wow!), but riders will be able to obtain, which probably means “buy,” a YouTube-friendly video of their entire trip on the ride. Read More

  • Disney's Woz-bot to scare children unto eternity

    Disney's Woz-bot to scare children unto eternity

    EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth (Presented by Siemens!) is a ride dedicated to showing the variety and wealth of riches here on our jolly blue orb. Interestingly enough, in doing this, Disney decided to share the birth of Apple and to glorify the cult of the obese geek eating pizza in his garage. Here we see the Woz, presumably, working on a strange Mac-esque PC. His back is to the riders, but… Read More

  • CellQ lets you wait in amusement park lines virtually

    CellQ lets you wait in amusement park lines virtually

    Okay, time to try to wrap our heads around this one. There’s a service called CellQ that allows amusement park patrons to wait in line virtually. When their place in line comes up, they are alerted via cell phone. Until then, they can "explore the park, take other rides, and visit shops." Okay, fine. But what happens if the phone rings when you’re on the other side of the… Read More

  • WurlyBird – Stupid Name, Fun Times

    WurlyBird – Stupid Name, Fun Times

    Totally Wicked Brahhh! Though the name sounds like something you’d pay $10 to a hooker for, the WurlyBird is actually designed with kids in mind. It’s basically an indoor fair ride that spins you round and round until you either puke or get off. Kids aged 3-10 can get in on this action and have themselves a little fun for once while breaking all the china in the living room. Believe it… Read More