Miss the extreme feelings? Then you are welcome to Saint-Petersburg.
The summer is not only the best season for walking-breathing-eating-watching-sunbathing-drinking-smoking-falling in love, but also the time for extreme feelings, time for adrenaline to come. The best way to get these great extreme feelings with adrenaline in the big city, is to find the amusement park with rollercoaster, big dipper, or…”afterburning” (“forsazh”) attraction, the last one you will be able to find only in Saint-Petersburg in Russia in “Divo-Ostrov” (“Wonder-island”) amusement park.
This most famous amusement park in St-Pete was opened in May, 2003 on the territory of Primorsky Victory Park on Krestovsky Island. The park was created, repeating the famous Disneyland.
The grand opening of the most extreme attraction “Forsazh”, which does not have any analogues in the world, took place in this park in the end of April, this year, together with the opening of the Festival of Extreme Attractions. The festival will last for another couple of months. The unique attraction was specially invented for St-Pete “Divo-Ostrov” by famous American extreme attraction-production company “S&S Power Inc”. The “Freefalling” attraction was also done by this company for Divo-Ostrov in 2005.
Just to give a small description of “Forsazh”: these are small metal wagons, for 4 persons each, on the metal railing, which slowly one by one get on the top, and from there along the vertical rail go down like a shot, the speed can be up to 80 km/h. During this down-hill those who are in the wagons are turned up side down and then back and this is all at the height of 40-46 meters. Sounds scary, but I’d like to have a try, although it could be the last rail journey in my life.
There is one more unique attraction in this park done also by “S&S Power Inc.”, which is called “Winged Swing” (“Krylatye Kacheli”).On the territory of the park there is a developed infrastructure, you can find there everything you need for the pleasant summer time-spending. To be well prepared for extreme “Forsage” attraction, you could first try the lower and less extreme one “Big Russian Hill”.The lucky St-Pete inhabitants will be the first people in the universe to try those crazy attractions.