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February 12, 2020

Atari Hotels Coming To Life in Eight Cities

Atari, trailblazer in the gaming industry, is working on an exciting concept:  a unique lodging experience combing with the one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination.  Atari Hotels will be another level of hotel entertainment with fully immersive experiences for every age and gaming ability, including both VR and AR.  Selected hotels will feature state-of-the-art venues and studios to accommodate esports events.

Atari and GSD Group announced a deal to acquire the rights to build video game-themed Atari Hotels in the United States, starting with the first location in Phoenix, AZ later this year.

“When creating this brand-new hotel concept, we knew that Atari would be [...]

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February 8, 2020

Carnival’s Mardi Gras: February 2020 Updates

Since the announcement of BOLT, I got excited about Roller Coasters and Cruises together.  With two past trips on cruises and 137+ roller coasters credits, I can’t wait for more.  I have been following the cruises update lately and figure I will go ahead and share some latest updates of what’s going on with Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Overview

Mardi Gras will be the largest Carnival Cruise Line ship ever constructed and the first in North America to be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), part of the Carnival’s green program.    It was announced that the new XL-class ship will be delivered in Fall 2020.  While it’s currently under construction in [...]

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January 9, 2019

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras introducing BOLT – First Sea Coaster

Two of my favorite things just merge into one; Cruise and Roller Coasters. Carnival Cruise Line just announced a brand-new ship with the familiar name from their first ship that came out in 1972; Mardi Gras. Not only it’s paying homage to their first ship but it’s going to be a whole festival on there. Mardi Gras will be the first ship ever with an onboard rollercoaster: BOLT!  Check out the preview:

BOLT will be the fastest and first roller coaster at sea! Four riders will be strap in and zoom around the open-air course 187 high above sea level in motorcycle-style train throughout the course. While this coaster has similar concept of Alpine Coaster as far as you get to [...]

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November 12, 2017

Ray Rush Coming to Aquatica Orlando in 2018

SeaWorld Aquatic Orlando will be getting new family raft slide in Spring 2018  It’s promise to be fully-loaded water adventure which combine 3 unique slide elements which is all new for Aquatic into one action-packed attractions for the entire family to enjoy together.

Friends and family can take on three exciting thrills as they slide, splash, and soar like never before.  The riders will be launched at 33 feet per second with water jets propels raft to the first few enclosed tube sections.  Riders will swirl into a colossal sphere which spins the raft to another enclosed tube.  Last, rider will drop into open-air halfpipe that resemble the shape of a manta ray.  Raft will go [...]

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