The Monster Suite is not a haunted attraction, but rather a real hotel room you can stay in that was inspired by Guillermo del Toro’s most memorable movie monsters. Unfortunately, it’s only available to book for three nights only and is located at Museo de las Artes in Guadalajara, Mexico. For the lucky few that manage to book a night, you’ll also get a night tour of the En Casa Con Mis Monstruos museum exhibition with more than 900 installations from the celebrated director’s films, comics and personal collection. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photographer Andrew Levitt teamed up with videographer Jacob Phillips and landscape photographer Taylor Gray to recreate every pre-installed Apple MacOS wallpapers of California landmarks in just one week. For those who don’t use MacOS are have just started to do so, OS X versions were named after big cats until OS X 10.9 Mavericks, as that update marked when Apple officially switched to using California locations. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Racing drones have been around for a few years now, but they normally aren’t allowed to be flown in theme parks for safety reasons, that is unless…you’ve been given permission like Viggo Koch. He brought his racing drone to the Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg, Sweden and used it to film HELIX, the world’s first roller coaster that is a 1:1 replica of a virtual reality experience. Read more for the amazing POV video and additional information about the coaster.
Video production company Armadas captured incredible footage of Japan between 2017 and 2019 in several of the country’s major cities, including Hakodate, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Tokyo using a RED Weapon 8K, paired with a Monstro 8K VV sensor upgrade. For those who don’t know, the RED Montro 8K VV is an $79,500 camera that records video at up to 8K resolution and 60 fps, while capturing 35.4-megapixel stills. It also offer 17+ stops of dynamic range using a sensor that measures 40.96 x 21.60 mm. Read more for the video and additional information.
Anthénea may look like a crashed UFO from above, it in reality, it’s just a unique solar-powered, floating hotel suite that you can actually buy. At $535K, it’s basically half-boat, half-pod, and spans 538-square-foot of living space. It was designed by French naval architect Jean-Michel Duacancelle and touted as “the world’s first eco-luxe floating hotel suite”. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
There are roller coaster enthusiasts all over the world, but rarely do you hear a story like this one. Samuel Kempf, who lives in New Zealand, visited PortAventura World theme park in Catalonia, Spain and showed off his lightning-quick reflexes by accident when he caught a stranger’s mobile phone while riding a coaster. It just so happened that the on-ride camera captured the exact moment Kempf caught the phone while riding the 80-mph coaster. Read more for the clip and additional information.
Jersey Devil, set to open at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2020, will become the world’s tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster when it debuts in 2020. It stands 13-stories, and will propel riders at speeds up to 58 mph single file through over 3,000 feet of track, complete with five intense elements including two dramatic inversions.
No, this isn’t a roller coaster, just a pedal-powered attraction located at the Washuzan Highland amusement park in Okayama, Japan. It’s called the SkyCycle, and the ride consists of tandem bikes attached to a metal rail situated 50-feet above ground. The ride itself, aside from the height, isn’t very terrifying, but there are no safety rails, so should there be any emergencies, you’ll be required to hold on for dear life, literally. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Super Nintendo World is coming along nicely, a theme park area under construction at Universal Studios Japan is planned for completion just in time for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Multiple versions of this themed land are also proposed for other Universal Studios theme parks around the world. Here’s a first look at what one area is going to look like, giving us a sneak peek at what looks to be a Super Mario World-style building. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Andreas Bruckner of Box Manufaktur unveils his latest project, a 6×6 overlanding truck that just might be the ultimate expedition vehicle. Sporting a composite panel system for greater strength and less weight, it’s based on a 26-ton, 6×6 MAN truck tuned to generate 500 horsepower and 1,500 pound-feet of torque, plenty for climbing steep inclines with a full payload. Read more for a video tour and additional information.