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Putting a twist on 'fast food' at the Rollercoaster Restaurant

Putting a twist on 'fast food' at the Rollercoaster Restaurant

May 6, 2016, 12:21 PM · Think you're tired of fast food in theme park restaurants? England's Alton Towers is opening a new "fast food" restaurant that might change your mind. The park's new Rollercoaster Restaurant will send food from the kitchen to your table not on a waiter's tray but on more than 400 meters of spiraling, looping track. That's right — your meal will ride a roller coaster on its way to your table. Take a look:

In addition to the two loops on the track, meals will reach speeds "faster than Mo Farah when he won Gold at the Olympics," the park said in a press release. Keep reading...

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Tickets go on sale for Disney World's annual holiday parties

May 5, 2016, 10:10 AM · Theme park fans know you often need to make your vacation plans early. So even though we're still more than a month away from the start of summer, tickets have gone on sale for Walt Disney World's annual holiday parties.

And, as you might have expected, prices have gone up, too. Tickets for this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party start at $72 for adults, and tickets for this year's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will start at $86. Last year, tickets started at $68 for the Halloween party and $74 for the Christmas event. Keep reading...

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Cedar Point's Valravn sets records as it thrills riders

May 4, 2016, 9:53 PM · Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio has a long history of bringing the biggest, fastest, tallest, fill-in-the-blank-est roller coasters to the shore of Lake Erie, and this year it has outdone itself.

Valravn opens this weekend to the public, and in one fell swoop (like how I brought a diving bird image into this?), it breaks all sorts of records for dive coasters and amusement parks in general. Here's our on-ride video:

They say "leave them wanting more," and I did. I guess I'll just have to go back and ride it again... and again. Keep reading...

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May the Fourth be with you for Star Wars in the parks

May 4, 2016, 12:04 AM · It's Star Wars Day, so let's celebrate with a look at current and future ways to travel back a long time ago to a galaxy far, far away.

Disney was the original place to experience Star Wars in a theme park, and it remains Star Wars' primary theme park home, thanks to Disney's 2012 deal to buy Lucasfilm. But you can find some Star Wars-themed exhibits at the Legoland theme parks, too. Let's detail all your options for celebrating Star Wars in the parks. Keep reading...

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