amusement parks


The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the World's Only Hard Rock Theme Park

And what we can learn from it a decade later.


Carnival Rides Become Geometric Light Paintings in Long-Exposure Photos

Photographer Roger Vail has been making carnivals his photographic bread-and-butter since 1971 and shows no sign of stopping.


Stunning and Creepy Photos of Abandoned Amusement Parks and Malls

VICELAND's skateboarding travelogue 'ABANDONED' finds haunting beauty in the forgotten.


Things I Learned as a Naked Carny

When you make your living stripping as part of a traveling freak show, you quickly acquire a set of questionable life skills.


The MUNCHIES Guide to Drinking in Public This Summer

You're outside, it's hot, you're doing something fun, and you want to get sloshed without getting arrested. Here's how.


SeaWorld Ends Orca Breeding But Its ‘Last Generation’ Will Live Another 50 Years

The announcement Thursday was a definite win for animal welfare activists, but what about the 23 whales currently living at the parks?


Terrifying Life-Sized Victorian Dolls Troll London

Illusionist Derren Brown births the sinister twins to promote a new amusement park attraction.


We Talked to a Roller Coaster Developer About Engineering Fear

He's the guy who thinks of new ways to make us scream.


Chasing Adrenaline and Childhood Memories at Six Flags Magic Mountain

After my parents divorced, my dad was a twitching nerve who constantly smoked, didn't sleep much, and brought us to amusement parks every other weekend.


Behold, the World's Most Terrifying Water Slide

The vertical looping water slide plots its return.


The Life and Times of a Theme Park Jesus

Michael Job isn't the Messiah, he just plays one for tourists.


The Worst Thing About SeaWorld Is How Fucking Boring It Is

By now, you've already seen (or at least know about) Blackfish. And you know that public opinion has majorly turned against SeaWorld. Over a year after the film's release, people are still pretty upset about it.