Summertime Thrills

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by Angrysouffle

The man took a couple of long purposeful strides and got right in Dean’s personal space, standing just behind him, so close his coat sash flapped into Dean’s ass.

“What are you doing?” Dean husked.

“I’m lining up, for a thrill ride,” the man said, deep voice matter of fact.


Tumblr prompt: “The one where the rollercoaster they’re on gets stuck on top of the hill for an hour and Dean starts hyperventilating while the hot stranger next to him starts awkwardly reciting bee facts to keep Dean occupied”

Words: 2835, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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Building Space Mountain in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. The attraction opened January 15, 1975, and would be added to Disneyland in 1977.

In attendance were astronauts Scott Carpenter (Mercury 7), Gordon Cooper (Mercury 9 and Gemini 5), and Jim Irwin (Apollo 15).

Via the Disney Insider blog.


Steampunk-inspired roller coaster dives into haunted gold mine

“A Netherlands theme park will unveil a $20-million roller coaster this summer featuring a level of thematic detail rarely found in massive steel thrill rides.The Baron 1898 dive coaster at Efteling theme park will combine a 19th century Dutch gold mining backstory with a 90-degree free-fall drop into a subterranean tunnel.Similar to the Krake dive coaster at Germany’s Heide Park, the double-inversion Baron 1898 built by Switzerland-based Bolliger & Mabillard will reach a top speed of 55 mph over a 1,600-foot-long course.

Set in 1898, the backstory of the new coaster retells the mythical tale of greedy mine baron Gustave Hooghmoed, who discovered a system of old tunnels underneath Efteling just before the turn of the century.Deep inside the subterranean labyrinth, Hooghmoed made two surprising discoveries: Mountains of gold and a fright of ghosts. Known as Witte Wieven, the white women spirits of Dutch legend were sworn to protect the fertile soil and everything it contains, including the gold.” 

Read more: LA Times