Anyone who loves roller coasters will surely want to add this one to their bucket list! Located in New York, the Cliffside Mountain Coaster opened recently and immediately started captivating everyone’s attention. And what better time to open up a new roller coaster that passes through a stunning resort out in nature than at the beginning of Autumn when all the foliage is colorful and mesmerizing?
The Olympic Bobsledding Track Got a New Purpose
The new coaster is actually a repurposed bobsled track that was used for the Olympic games in 1932 and 1980. It’s located at Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, which is the first winter resort in America with a history that spans over 100 years. It’s one of the few villages in the world that hosted the Olympic games twice. Riders of the new coaster will be able to glide through that historic track surrounded by stunning foliage and get to see what it was like for the bobsledding teams that took that same course so many years before. As an additional treat, riders will be able to hear commentary the entire ride for the full experience.
A Stunning View of Autumn Foliage
To take this stunning coaster ride, it’s necessary to pre-purchase tickets online so that the organizers can maintain capacity control at all times. Rides will be available on the weekends with extended hours for Columbus Day weekend. The track is 1.4 miles long and the visitors will be riding in their individual carts, whose speed they can control. As the facility follows all NY state protocols, visitors will be required to wear masks, and the coaster carts will be properly sanitized between each use. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says that this coaster is a thrilling addition to the Olympic Regional Development Authority venues and that the efforts to modernize the whole Mt Van Hoevenberg complex is ongoing. The coaster will help provide fun for families and athletes alike throughout the year, attracting more summer visitors and boosting the local businesses!
You Can Now Stay in a Floating Glass-Bottomed Eco-Hotel
In a world where humans are constantly looking for something new, exciting, and eco-friendly, we have since been introduced to sustainable accommodation options – and they’re pretty awesome. We’ve seen treehouses, we’ve seen Hobbit houses, and we’ve even seen beachside properties. However, we don’t think we’ve ever seen a floating glass-bottomed eco-hotel before. Until now, of course.
Inspired By 007
Eco-hotels are not unusual in today’s day and age, but it seems as though the design and the layout of these hotels are becoming more unusual as each month goes by. This is certainly the case for the Anthénea eco-hotel that can be found off the coast of Brittany, France. This new development is futuristic and alien in its design, but the inspiration for this new way of sleeping actually came from a story that’s been in our lives for many years. Ther glass-bottomed hotel was inspired by the 1977 James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me.
Luxurious Eco-Friendly Living
What’s so great about this pod – apart from the fact that you’re quite literally sleeping on the water – is the fact that it has been designed with the environment in mind. While the accommodation itself is all about luxury, this luxury is made possible by the solar panels on the roof. In fact, this pod is designed to follow the sun so that it’s constantly utilizing the solar energy, and this heats the shower, cooks the food, and even allows the guests to drive the boat to wherever they want.
Everything You Need
Although this small pod may seem inadequate for a vacation, it really does have everything you need. The 540-square-foot pod has enough space for 12 guests and includes a beautiful sun deck, a stunning master bedroom, sea-water tubs, and even a kitchen with panoramic views. What could be better than that?
Well, we know which hotel we’ll be booking this year.