Tuesday, May 29, 2007

But Mommy, I wanna ride the Anal Probe!

The AP reports:
ROSWELL, N.M. - Businesses here have been cashing in on the UFO craze for years — paintings and replicas of UFOs and space aliens adorn downtown buildings, and even the McDonald’s and Wal-Mart are UFO- and space-themed.

Now city officials want to take it to another level with a UFO-themed amusement park, complete with an indoor roller coaster that would take passengers on a simulated alien abduction.

“Nobody will be harmed and everybody will be returned, hopefully, in the same shape,” concept designer Bryan Temmer said Friday.

The park, dubbed Alien Apex Resort, could open as early as 2010.
In other amusement park news:

Maverick, Cedar Point's 17th coaster, will open months late after a major redesign. The heartline roll inversion, widely believed to be the ride's most exciting element, had to be removed when testing determined G-forces on that section of track were excessively high.

Opening this year with its heartline roll intact is the most talked about new coaster for 2007: Dollywood's Mystery Mine. The first of its kind in the U.S.- a Gerstlauer Euro-fighter with a 95° drop- Mystery Mine is earning fevered praise from coaster enthusiasts for its compact thrill-packed layout, innovative design and elaborate theming. I'll be riding this puppy in a couple of weeks and I am so excited I could pee myself.