Riders on the Disko at the Happy Valley theme park in Beijing, China, spin on a platform while gliding back and forth on an arced track.
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At the opening of the Turbo Racer at Water World in Federal Heights, Colorado, eight professional race car drivers were the first to speed down the slide.
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Girls enjoy the beginning of spring on a spinning amusement park ride in the city of Jenin, located in a Palestinian territory called the West Bank.
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Visitors to Wet ’n’ Wild Gold Coast in Australia can choose one of four waterslides on the River Rapids. (Tip: Riders who take the covered slides move faster!)
Photograph by Rafael Ben-Ari, Chameleons Eye, Photoshot, Newscom
Wearing virtual reality glasses, guests on the Aplenexpress Coastiality at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, see 3-D animations that match the ride’s actual twists and turns.
Photograph by FREDERICK FLORIN, AFP, Getty Images
On the Tornado at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, visitors slide down a tube into a giant funnel before being spit out into a pool.
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Riders plummet 92 miles an hour down Superman: Escape from Krypton at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.
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On the Tron Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland in China, riders speed along the track in futuristic-looking vehicles.
Photograph by Imagine China, Newscom
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