The old rides. now known as the “roller coaster”, has been considered from so-called “roller coaster”, which were artificially created, high icy hills, often occurring in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. Very popular in the 17th century ice slides built with a height of approximately between 20 and 24 meters, had the inclination, approximately fifty degrees and was reinforced by wooden supports. “Roller coaster” still replace the name “roller coaster” in many languages of the world.
Some historians claim that the first roller coaster was built by order of the Queen of Russia, Catherine the great in Saint Petersburg in 1784. Other historians believe the first roller coaster was built by the French, and from there was borrowed the idea of their creation. “Les Montagnes Russes a Belleville” (roller Coaster, Belleville) constructed in Paris in 1812, offered additional protective structures, including guides, who not only worked in the direction of safety, but also contributed to the development of a greater speed of descent.
The railway and gravity
In 1827, a mining company in Sammichele, Pennsylvania, built the railroads called “Mauch Chunk”, which worked solely on the force of gravity. Continue reading
Finnish Corporation Rovio, the developer of computer games and the owner of the Angry Birds brand, announced expansion plans in the Russian market: during the year on the territory of our country must receive the Angry Birds theme parks, where people can buy branded products. About plans and prospects of the brand in Russia today said at a meeting with journalists Peter Vesterbacka (Peter Vesterbacka) – the Creator of the game about “angry birds” and marketing Director of Rovio.
Angry Birds officially launched on 11 December 2009. During its three-year history, it has been downloaded over a billion times – more than any other similar mediaproduct. Speed your development of Angry Birds are superior to brands such as Skype, Youtube, Twitter.
In addition, the gaming brand has high awareness, which is confirmed by opinion polls: according to research, Angry Birds, for example, is familiar to 94% of Chinese. As noted by Peter Vesterbacka . in Russia, the brand awareness is not so high, however, the Corporation plans to enter into the five of the most promising markets.
Over the next 12 months in Russia should appear AngryBirds theme parks. As the Creator of the game, official contracts with the Russian side yet, but plans to build more facilities. Continue reading