Thrill Daily News 2-28-12

Thrill Daily News 2-28-12

February is on the way out, and March comes waltzing in….wait…crap. I forgot, we still have one more day of February. Stupid Leap Year. Did you know that a woman is more likely to get pregnant during a leap year? I don’t know if that’s true, but it’s an old wives tale. Hell, I think a woman is more likely to get pregnant when she’s drunk. But I digress. Would you like to see some changes made to BehindtheThrills.com? We’ve been toying with the idea of a complete and total overhaul. I’m of the opinion that we don’t need no stinkin changes…but Racheal on the other hand thinks that you need change. What say you? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll properly file all complaints, suggestions and derogatory comments in the appropriate trash bin. 🙂

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Disney

 

We all know that Disney is having the huge, mega enormous, coma inducing “ONE MORE DISNEY DAY!”. It’s a pretty brilliant move to make much ado over nothing. But people are finding reasons to celebrate all over the place. A couple is so in love with the idea of having one more Disney Day that they are planning on spending the day at both the Walt Disney Resorts. They live in Washington D.C. and will spend the morning at Walt Disney World in Florida, hop a plane, and arrive on Main Street USA at Disneyland just before midnight where they will spend the rest of the night/morning. Sounds like a cool plan to me, and shows dedication. Full story.

 

During the construction of the new area, Buena Vista Park at Disney’s California Adventure, crews constructed a time capsule to be open in 25 years.

Speaking of Disneyland, the Matterhorn is getting a much needed refurb and will feature all new coaster trains. Here’s a behind the scenes look:

 

For fans of Johnny Depp, the Lone Ranger has finally started production. That means we are more than likely definitely probably getting this film, unless something else happens and the filmmakers don’t want to cut anymore supernatural coyote/twilight scenes. Full story

 

Oh dear lord. Disney has taken the new attraction at Epcot, Habit Heroes off the shelf. They seemed to have gone a little bit overboard when it comes to portraying childhood obesity. I don’t know if this is an issue of people being too sensitive, or if Disney did go a little overboard. It’s a bit on the stupid side to get upset about it, being a fatty myself I don’t see the big issue…but America has become way overprotective of their children. I have a story…but we’ll save that for another time. Full story

 

Other

SeaWorld San Diego welcomed home a killer whale that has been moved from park to park. The whale has been on vacation at San Antonio’s SeaWorld. Full story

 

Universal is in the beginning stages of starting talks with China about building a theme park there. Representatives have been touring LA and have been talking with other studios as well. China seems to be the hotspot Disney building a huge park in Shanghai. No word yet if the park will be built, or include Harry Potter. Full story

Thorpe park is at it again. First they ripped the arms off of dummies not meant to ride the coaster, and now they paid fighter pilots to say how scared they are to ride the new “Swarm” coaster. The funny thing is that Hersheypark is launching the exact same kind of coaster, and it’s taller and faster. Yet, they don’t have pilots saying how scared they are. Yeah…well, that’s Thorpe for ya. Full story

Thailand is getting the world’s first Cartoon Network themed waterpark. The waterpark, which looks like just a big splash tower, will feature characters from past and present Cartoon Network shows. I always seemed to find issue with Cartoon based attractions, they seem to disappear so rapidly these days, and replaced with new shows almost instantaneously. Full story

 
Ride of the Day
Our ride of the day is a piece of art, and it’s to die for…literally. An artist has given coaster enthusiasts exactly what they want…a coaster they can die on. It’s just a miniature sculpture featuring a sharp drop and several loops that get smaller, but it’s already got protestors pissed off. It’s a killer ride, and the suicide coaster is your ride of the day

“>Euthanasia Coaster from 46″>Julijonas Urbonas on Vimeo.

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