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Why the “roller coaster” is actually called “roller coaster”?

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

The most extreme attractions

The most extreme attractions in St. Petersburg: the amusement Park “Divo-Ostrov”

Friends, how do you feel about extreme rides? I now do not feed bread, only let me ride that taller, faster and scarier. At Oktober-fest in Munich to drink all the beer went, and we are the local attractions to try out. And of course, every time we come to St. Petersburg, the first thing we do is we go to ride the rides in the Park “Divo-Ostrov”, which was discovered three years ago.

How to get to the Miracle Islands and prices for rides

There is a Park literally across the road from the metro station “Krestovskiy Ostrov” (purple line), so get very simple. Here is a diagram of the Park with extreme rides location:

There is a nice bonus, for example, on Wednesdays discount for students 30%, and the children can hour to ride for free at all as newlyweds. You may come in handy. Also they sell bracelets ski pass-unlimited skiing, but the most interesting attractions, such as a Booster and Catapult, are excluded. We took the regular tickets and excellent ride, another year to wait until the next arrival. That’s the price of extreme rides for the summer of 2014 (a year ago were the same): Continue reading

Water Park “Moreon”

Gift! When you purchase two children’s tickets to the water Park — map face value of 500 roubles to the amusement Park New in ORANGE PARK!

In the “Moreon” summer all year round! Make yourself on the Cote d’azur, having been in the wave pool, and feel the genuine heat of the tropics in a hot sauna!

Young campers will be able to try the coolest water slides. Here their whole sea — both for beginners and for avid adventurers. And the little “Moreon” store for the pirate brig!

This SPA resort is situated in the vast Park! Allow yourself the finest relaxation treatments from a visit to the steam room to the original method light and color therapy.

Complete a wonderful family vacation at the water Park, the baths, the SPA-resort “Moreon” an unforgettable adventure in the amusement Park New in ORANGE PARK! It’s more than 50 different rides and amusements such as air hockey, racing simulators and shooting, children’s slot machines. And all this is located on the second floor of a family complex “Moreon”. When you receive bonus points — a huge prittey New ORANGE PARK with gifts for every taste!

“Moreon” is a real resort in the middle of the city! Continue reading

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