It turns out that attractions help visitors not only to have fun, but also to gain confidence. In England, not so long ago, conducted a survey, which was aimed at finding out how childhood memories affect the formation of personality. The results were expected. The majority of respondents have pleasant memories about their childhood as a whole.
At the same time, happy adults claimed that their most vivid memories were not related to family rest, but just to exciting attractions. To help experience similar happiness in adulthood, we will tell about the 10 most unusual attractions scattered all over the world.
Quest Tomb (Boston, USA).
The cost of visiting this attraction is $ 20. In Boston, the dream of many gamers – to go in real life, some quest. In one of the local parks created an attraction that looks like a tomb of pharaohs. In this quest, participants will have to solve various puzzles and riddles, avoid treacherous traps. To enter the Tomb, a group of 15 people is formed. They have only flashlights with them, and a local guide accompanies people. This expedition must overcome a complex labyrinth. Literally at every step of his people a trap is waiting for him – the ceiling can collapse, the floor can disappear right under your feet, suddenly a mist may come down or a waterfall may appear. The team needs to find the artefacts scattered inside the pyramid and understand their purpose. Literally on the heels of the participants follows the spirit of the pharaoh. He can further complicate the passage, and maybe help. The participants of the quest are delighted with him, however, they advise to pass all the tests together. Then there will be a chance to get out of the labyrinth within the allotted 45 minutes. Swing on the TV tower (Harbin, China).
Acute feelings in this place can be obtained for 30 yuan. The Chinese decided not to invent in this case something original, but the basis of the most frightening attraction is to put the usual swings. To do this, they were hung up on a city television tower at an altitude of 213 meters from the ground. The attraction is intended for the most desperate brave souls, because not everyone will dare to climb the observation deck of the TV tower, let alone the swings. Wishing to test the swing is quite small, so the local residents and nicknamed this fun “a toy for the brave.” In fact, a frightening attraction is not so terrible. After all, all its visitors wear special mountaineering equipment, they are fastened with safety ropes. Those daredevils who ventured to ride on the attraction claim that it opens a stunning panorama of Harbin. It becomes especially impressive at a moment when for a split second the swing freezes at the highest point.
Attraction based on the movie “Saw” (Chertsey, UK).
When you create attractions, you often use the most popular blockbuster scenes. In them, the main character is either Batman or Superman. But in the British county of Surrey in the park Thorpe decided to put in the basis of the attraction shocking horror film “Saw”. After paying 40 pounds, the participant enters the rooms, filled with terrible traps. Each of them was created by the main hero of “Saw” John Kramer, known by the nickname “Designer of Death”. True, the action of ingenious inventions will be tested not on the visitors themselves, but on specially hired actors. They also portray terrible things – cutting themselves off, suturing their mouths and other terrible things. When dumbfounded visitors come out of the last room they roll on the roller coaster corresponding to the spirit of the film. Participants of the attraction from a height of 30 meters are carried down at an angle of 100 degrees, almost upside down. Naturally, visiting such an “entertaining” complex is forbidden to children and pregnant women. Visitors are warned that they should be brave, and their shoes should be quite strong and without heels.
Inverted american slide in the park.Gorky (Moscow, Russia).
To visit this attraction, you have to pay 400 rubles, the place on the first row is twice as expensive. This rollercoaster of the inverted type is the largest in the world. If on a regular hill, sitting in an armchair, you feel the earth with your feet, then you sit in an inverted attraction in a suspended chair, and your legs are hanging in the air. Nevertheless, the Moscow slide in many ways loses to its rivals. The maximum speed here is only 81 km / hour, and the height is 30 meters. However, the creators of the attraction say that his dignity is not in this, but in clever spirals, dead loops and sharp descents. Rushing through the corners, it seems that up to the supporting structures only a few millimeters. To get the most vivid feelings you need to sit in the first row – it is always occupied by fans of roller coaster.
Three attractions on the Stratosphere Tower (Las Vegas, USA).
A day ticket to the tower costs $ 40, while you can skate as many as you like. The Stratosphere tower rises above the city, it has three attractions at once. The first one is called “Madness”. He is at the height of the ninetieth floor. A special crane lifts chairs with a dozen brave and takes them to 19 meters from the skyscraper. At this height, the construction begins to twist like a carousel. Sometimes the participants of the attraction are turned face down to the abyss. Adrenaline is also attached to the fact that the participants are placed in an open chair, and not in a closed cabin. The second attraction is located on the other side of the tower on the same 90th floor. Here the extremals are riding on the X-Cream swing. A special capsule with eight passengers sitting in it leaves the skyscraper for twenty meters. She freezes, leaning down. And here the front row is very popular, from which it’s best to watch the panoramas of Las Vegas. The third attraction of the tower is located at the height of the hundredth floor. It is a catapult with the eloquent title “The Great Shot”. Such an attraction is often found in other parks. The daredevils, who climbed into the armchairs, smoothly raise, and then sharply lowered down. Descent occurs in just two and a half seconds, but for many these moments become the longest in life. Skyhawk swings (Sandusky, USA).
The highest swings in the world were built in 2006 in Ohio, in Cedar Point Park. Today, the attraction Skyhawk can be visited for 47 dollars. The structure in its height is comparable to a ten-story house – 31 meters. Skyhawk uses two pairs of huge swings that swing in opposite directions. As a result, the attraction seems to have two hands. Swings can climb 35 meters. At the highest point, passengers begin to squeal, because for a moment the cabin freezes. After that, the swings fly down, accelerating to 100 km / h, which is faster than many roller coasters. The whole trip lasts about a minute, during this time can ride up to 40 passengers. True, the attraction has limitations – visitors are not allowed below 1 meter 20 centimeters. A rollercoaster of Kingda Ka (New Jersey, USA).
Many people travel to New Jersey specifically to visit the local landmark – the Kingda Ka hill. It can be visited for 60 dollars in the entertainment complex Six Flags Great Adventure. Visitors are accommodated in a small trailer, which then leaves at a high speed to the height of a 50-story building. In this case, the lifting is carried out almost vertically, at a right angle. Visitors say that they experienced sensations like flying from a rocket. Rising to a height of 140 meters, the trailer suddenly freezes, and then begins to swiftly sweep down. In these seconds, people can even experience a state of weightlessness. But to get to the ground caravan is not destined, it sharply turns on 270 degrees. At the end of the way, there is another ascent, although only 40 meters.
5D-movie theater (Moscow, Russia).
Not everyone has been in 3D cinemas, and in Moscow a hall with 5D has already appeared. The cost of the session is 300 rubles. Find this unusual movie theater in Pavilion 9 at the All-Russian Exhibition Center. The developers of the attraction try to use all the senses at once. Spectators are placed on special platforms that move during the film, enhancing the sense of reality. The image, of course, is voluminous, and the sound goes right through 7 channels. In order to immerse more deeply into the world of cinema, air movement is provided. All this is complemented by tactile sensations and smells. There is a separate room for children, however, the technologies there are the same. Only now, for this format, so far few films have been shot, and they last long. Within one twenty-minute session, you can see three films at once. A ticket for this high-tech show gives you the right to visit a small planetarium, right there at the All-Russia Exhibition Center. Although the technology is quite new, in Moscow 5D cinema can also be viewed in the amusement park Happylon.
Attraction Edge (Romsey, United Kingdom).
For 21 pounds in the British county of Hampshire you can get to the attraction Edge, which is part of the Paultons Family Theme Park. Brainteas sit on the edge of a round platform. This site then starts to run along rails that resemble a small American hill. Sensitivity is felt by the fact that the platform also rotates around its axis. The length of the entire route is 90 meters, and the maximum height is 15 meters. During the trip, visitors are dispersed to 70 km / h. Edge is available to anyone who is more than 6 years old and above 1 meter 40 centimeters. The roller coaster Ring Racer (Nürburg, Germany).
High speed lovers simply demand more and more roller coasters. Not far from the German village of Nuerburg, famous for its proximity to the Formula 1 Nürburgring, the Ring Racer has been built. The creators did not seek to create graceful bends, here the main thing is speed! The car even looks like a race car, it is reported that in 2.5 seconds it will accelerate to 217 km / h. This dynamics is provided by a specially developed pneumatic launch system.