TV Picks: Ready to steel yourself and try and keep that funnel cake down? Travel Channel will take you on quite the ride this June, one that will challenge the hardiest of the amusement park daredevils…
TAKE A RIDE ON THE WORLD’S CRAZIEST, GUT-WRENCHING ROLLER COASTERS ON A NEW SEASON OF ‘INSANE COASTER WARS: WORLD DOMINATION’ – SUNDAY, JUNE 29
Travel Channel To Provide An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look At The Making of Verrückt – the World’s Tallest Waterslide – on the Season Premiere of ‘Xtreme Waterparks’ on Sunday, June 29,
Pegged to the Ride’s Official Opening Day Weekend
INSANE COASTER WARS: WORLD DOMINATION
SEASON PREMIERE: Season Three Premieres Sunday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
In season three of “Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination,” we’re jet setting around the globe on a quest to find the most terrifying roller coasters full of death-defying drops, spine-torqueing twists and impossible inversions. From the world’s first wooden coaster with multiple inversions located in Missouri, to the world’s only tilting coaster in Taiwan and the world’s tallest vertical loop (160 ft.) in California, strap in and get ready for a wild ride on some of the most insane, pulse–pounding roller coasters on the planet. [Half-hour episodes]
“Tilting Terror” – 7:00 p.m. ET/PT
The battle rolls into Six Flags Fiesta in San Antonio, Texas for a ride on the tallest steel wooden coaster in the world – alongside the team from online entertainment giant, Rooster Teeth. Then, it’s on to Lihpao Land Discovery World in Taiwan for an insane coaster with a 90-degree tilting drop – the only one in the world! Next, it’s over to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo. for 205-foot tall camelback machine, and finally to a floorless ‘man of steel’ coaster at Parque Warner Madrid in Spain.
“Inverted Woodie” – 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
The battle continues on to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo. for an unheard of inverting wooden coaster. Then, it’s over to Xetulul in Guatemala for a roller coaster with eight dizzying inversions. Next, it’s onto Kennywood in Pittsburgh, Pa. for a coaster with a 228-foot drop, and finally to Janfusun Fancyworld in Taiwan for a ride on a bottomless coaster!
XTREME WATERPARKS: BUILDING THE WORLD’S TALLEST
SEASON PREMIERE: One-Hour Special Premieres Sunday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m., Kicks off Season Three of “Xtreme Waterparks”
The third season of “Xtreme Waterparks” kicks off with an exclusive, one-hour behind-the-scenes special documenting the making of the world’s tallest water slide – Schlitterbahn’s Verrückt in Kansas City, Kan. At 168 feet and seven inches, Verrückt is the Guinness World Record holder for the tallest water slide on the planet – taller than Niagara Falls! Verrückt, which officially opens to the public on Saturday, June 28, literally means “insane” in German. Travel Channel has been filming Verrückt’s epic build for more than a year, documenting every challenge along the way – from freak storms and construction delays, to groundbreaking technology with nerve-shattering surprises and rafts literally flying off the slide. The journey to make this record-breaking 17-story drop safe for riders is as daunting as the ride itself. Getting there is a 264-step climb and if the dizzying view from the top changes your mind, you can always take the stairs back down – which the lifeguards affectionately call a “code 528.”
MEGA RV COUNTDOWN
Part of Travel Channel’s “RV Week”
Five Consecutive Nights of Premieres Beginning Sunday, June 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
We’re on a quest to find the most outrageous, tricked-out and retrofitted RV’s in the world! Each fun and fast-paced special counts down the best automotive works-of-art around the world; and reveals some mind-blowing, extravagant coaches of A-list celebrities. Explore some of the world’s greatest RVs and meet the owners who conceptualized these unbelievable designs. From the most opulent, jaw-dropping luxury land yachts to monstrous off-road survival vehicles around the world, “Mega RV Countdown” will showcase these customized “homes on the road.” [Hour-long specials]
“The Hangover Cure” – Premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
From cruising the Vegas strip in the ultimate hangover remedy RV, complete with a state-of-the-art oxygen therapy system, to a luxury RV retrofitted with a 16-foot-long garage and a $1.5 million ultimate tailgating machine – we’re counting down the ultimate tricked-out RVs.
“Racing Legend RV” – Monday, June 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
We’re on a quest to find the world’s most epic RVs. From a $2 million rolling winery, to going off the grid in a 480-horsepower, 6×6 monster RV and a Formula 1 racing legend’s semi-trailer with almost 800 square feet of living space – we’re counting down the most opulent RVs that define ‘mega’!
“$100,000 Paint Job” – Tuesday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
From a Fire Truck-turned-RV with a 100-square-foot roof top deck, to an 80-foot long RV with 600-horsepower engine and a five-star RV with a custom $100,000 paint job – we’re counting down most jaw-dropping RVs.
“Epic NASCAR RV” – Wednesday, June 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
From a NASCAR legend’s custom RV with four slideouts, heated hardwood floors and five state-of the-art TVs, to a $2 million RV with hand-blown glass sinks and a marble tile shower – we’re counting down mega RVs with million-dollar upgrades.
“Mega Off-Road RVs” – Thursday, June 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Seeing is believing in this mega episode! It’s the brains and brawn of the RV world – from the biggest rigs on and off the road to high-tech custom upgrades beyond your wildest imagination – including the world’s first rolling karaoke lounge.
GHOST ADVENTURES: AFTERSHOCKS
“Aftershocks: Palmer House & Mustang Ranch” – One-Hour Special Premieres Saturday, June 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Kelly, the owner of the Palmer House, tells Zak Bagans about a shocking experience she had after the “Ghost Adventures” lockdown. She claims to have had a paranormal encounter with early 20th century American novelist, Sinclair Lewis, who grew up in Sauk Centre, MN. Bagans also revisits the workingwomen at Reno, NV’s Mustang Ranch, who shed light on communication between the human and spirit world at the brothel.
Synopsis: In “Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks,” Zak Bagans invites the most memorable characters from the series back to Las Vegas to update viewers on how their lives – and their ghosts – have fared since “Ghost Adventures” paid them a visit. The guests recount how things were before the lockdown – and how their lives have changed since. Have ghosts returned to do these people harm? Has their approach to the spirits changed? What questions are still left unanswered that the guys might help them solve? In other cases, paranormal teams that have investigated episode locations AFTER the Ghost Adventures team, bring their own evidence and insight to the table. [Hour-long episodes]
“Mike The Headless Chicken, The Mystery Of Boon Island, Sister Aimee’s Scandal” – New Episode Premieres Friday, June 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
History explorer Don Wildman examines an unusual sculpture of a miraculous bird that defied biology and pecked its way to stardom; gazes upon a lonely outpost built atop an island that witnessed tragic horrors; and explores a spectacular park linked to a evangelical star who stunned the world with her scandalous fall from grace.
Series Synopsis: Moving to a new night of the week, season two of “Monumental Mysteries” premiere episodes will air on Fridays. From the intriguing story behind a San Francisco bridge built by a self-proclaimed emperor, to the odd tale of Seattle’s colossal bronze of Communist Vladimir Lenin, to the twisted sculpture of a headless chicken in Colorado, history explorer Don Wildman offers viewers historical trivia perfect for any social gathering. Every Friday night, Wildman searches the United States to investigate our nation’s structures, statues and national parks – and tells the incredible tales surrounding them. [Hour-long episodes]