Revised Immersion

New theme park concepts & innovations move beyond normal
Implications - Theme parks as we know them today spawned from the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, and since then, they have only grown and adapted to the changing needs of businesses and consumers alike. Some are expertly branded -- for example, Disney's theme parks -- while others provide unparalleled rides and attractions. Amusement parks have become part of the landscape, meaning that brands must be more clever than ever in creating parks (or devising rides) that will appeal to consumers. As such, new concepts, ranging from controversial adult parks to roller coasters that offer the steepest fall in the world, are on the rise, in an attempt to engage consumers even further in the interactive and immersive theme park experience.
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$40 Million Thrill Rides - Takabisha in Japan is the World's Steepest Roller Coaster
SCORE: 6.7
V. Hot 12,476 Clicks Pub: Jul 17, 11
$40 Million Thrill Rides
Takabisha in Japan is the World's Steepest Roller Coaster
If you think you’ve been on some crazy thrill rides, nothing will likely compare to Japan’s ‘Takabisha’ roller coaster. The ride is set to open at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park in a few days in Yamanash,… [More]
Underground Theme Parks  - The Intercontinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland is Futuristic
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Warm 14,317 Clicks Pub: Apr 23, 12
Underground Theme Parks
The Intercontinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland is Futuristic
On the foot of Shanghai’s Tianmashan, in a man-made valley, a new spacious theme park called Intercontinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland is under development. It is also being built with a... [More]
Radioactive Theme Parks - Wunderland Kalkar is Built on an Old Nuclear Power Plant
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Warm 4,921 Clicks Pub: Jun 3, 11
Radioactive Theme Parks
Wunderland Kalkar is Built on an Old Nuclear Power Plant
Ever wonder what happens to nuclear power plants when they are scrapped? Neither did I, until I saw Wunderland Kalkar. Wunderland Kalkar is an amusement park in Germany that sits on what used to be an… [More]
3D Elevator Illusions - London Shoppers Hold on to Dear Life at the Southside Shopping Centre
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Warm 5,890 Clicks Pub: Feb 18, 12
3D Elevator Illusions
London Shoppers Hold on to Dear Life at the Southside Shopping Centre
Imagine the terror of seeing a big, gaping hole in the middle of an elevator shaft. Shoppers at Southside Shopping Centre in London, England will see their lives flash before their eyes as they are about… [More]
Litigious Amusement Parks - Joyland Opens Its Doors, Despite Legal Concerns
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Warm 2,711 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 11
Litigious Amusement Parks
Joyland Opens Its Doors, Despite Legal Concerns
Despite painfully obvious licensing qualms, the amusement park Joyland recently opened its ironclad gates to the fantasy fans of Changzhou, China. As large as they are unauthorized, the colorful theme… [More]
Zero-Gravity Roller Coasters - BRC Imagination Arts Designs a Vomit Comet for Theme Parks
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Mild 1,225 Clicks Pub: Feb 7, 12
Zero-Gravity Roller Coasters
BRC Imagination Arts Designs a Vomit Comet for Theme Parks
Southern California design firm BRC Imagination Arts has conceptualized a zero-gravity roller coaster designed to give riders a sustained feeling of weightlessness. The ride is modeled after NASA's Vomit… [More]