Friday, 27 Mar, 2015

Product News

Through its range of elevated, human-powered machines, SkyRide Technology is underlining its commitment to the 'fun fitness' sector around the world.

Scott Olson's passion for combining fitness and fun is clear for all to see. As the founder of the world-famous Rollerblade brand of inline skates, Olson's history in the industry stretches back to 1983.
March 26 2015
Gosetto, the Italian attractions group, has developed its biggest-ever dark ride.

Measuring a massive 26m x 12m x 11m, the ride, based on a 'haunted mansion' theme, covers three floors and includes more than 220m of monorail track.
March 13 2015
Harbin Lesong Plaza, the largest shopping and leisure complex in China's far north-eastern province of Heilongjiang, is creating a dedicated family attractions zone.

Located on the third floor of the complex, the new entertainment area will include a 12-seat immersive theatre experience.

March 6 2015
April 4 marks the start of the 2015 season for Belgian theme park, Bobbejaanland, and the resort is planning to launch a new $5.6m attraction: The Forbidden Caves.

February 27 2015
UK-based The Juice has announced that its new ride film, Aerobatic Challenge, has won the Silver Telly Award in the US.

Developed by Crazybridge Studios, the 3D Aerobatic Challenge takes a kaleidoscopic plane journey through the skies.
February 19 2015
Thunderbolt is the latest addition to Zamperla's thrill coaster family.

This exciting new ride - designed by the Italian group's roller coaster department in collaboration with world-renowned coaster guru, Stengel Buro - sets a new benchmark in its category.
February 11 2015
Zoombezi Bay, the waterpark affiliated with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, experienced record attendance this past season, with AquaPlay structures from WhiteWater helping to bolster the facility's revenues.

February 6 2015
WhiteWater West Industries, the Canada-based waterpark and attractions supplier, is celebrating its 100th AquaLaunch build.

The innovative launch capsule dials up the thrill factor in numerous WhiteWater waterslides, sending riders into jaw-dropping waterslides such as the AquaDrop, the Flatline Loop and the ever-popular AquaLoop with installations in over 70 countries worldwide.
January 30 2015
The first Triotech Interactive Dark Ride attraction in Turkey has been installed at FunLab in Istanbul.

The new attraction - named 'Zombi' - features an animation and gaming system that allows guests to experience a 3D adventure enhanced with 4D effects and interactivity.
January 22 2015
Formula K launched a new version of its most popular mini-car, the Quad, at the recent EAG exhibition at Excel in London.

"The original Quad has been, and is still the most versatile of all the children's coin-op cars that they produce, and will remain in the line up of 2015 production models in its recognised form," the UK-based company told InterPark.
January 19 2015
Visitors to Andretti Indoor Karting and Games are now able to experience the thrill generated by a Cruden motorsport simulator twice over, with the Atlanta-based complex purchasing a second Hexatech 3CTR.
January 8 2015
The Second World War Memorial Aquatic Centre in Rockhampton, Australia, has launched a range of upgraded attractions.

The Queensland facility now includes an expanded wet play area, tipping buckets, water wheels and sprays.
December 18 2014
Funovation, the Colorado-based attraction group, has launched a new laser game, Beam Buster.

Making its debut at this year's IAAPA Attractions Expo, Beam Buster sees players try to break as many laser beams as possible in 30 seconds.
December 11 2014
Bobbejaanland theme park in Lichtaart, Belgium, will open its first immersive tunnel attraction in May 2015.

Entitled The Forbidden Caves, the ride will take visitors on a thrilling journey into mysterious caves, where danger - and supernatural creatures - lurk in every corner.
December 4 2014
ETF Ride Systems has installed a new ride, Swiss Chocolate Adventure, at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Luzern, Switzerland.

Developed in conjunction with the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation, the Swiss Chocolate Adventure allows visitors to learn interesting facts about the discovery, origin, production and transport of chocolate.
November 27 2014
Known for blending the best of the past with the innovations of the future, Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has announced the addition of Laff Trakk, the first indoor, spinning, glow-coaster in the US, for the 2015 summer season.
November 24 2014
The Ride Entertainment Group has introduced AirSurfer, the world's first standing zipline that can navigate turns and climb hills.

US-based Ride Entertainment, which also owns the Skycoaster fly-by-wire thrill ride, will manufacture the attraction using experienced amusement industry engineers and fabricators.  
November 13 2014
Gulliver's Theme Parks is set to launch the world's first ever HiLo Challenge Dome at its Milton Keynes park in the UK, after collaborating with Paragon Entertainment's licensing division to design, build and install the innovative attraction.
November 6 2014
The tallest ride at Adventure Island waterpark in Tampa, Florida, is set to open early next year.

The four-passenger Colossal Curl slide, the first new attraction at the park since 2006, will rise 70ft and span 560ft.
October 29 2014
UK-based Amusement Technical, which specialises in the manufacture, maintenance, refurbishment and repair of all types of amusement rides, is continuing to enjoy success on a worldwide basis with its offer of retrofit control systems for older rides.
October 24 2014
Dutch theme park, Efteling, has released details of a new dive coaster it plans to open in summer 2015.

Baron 1898 is a richly-themed thrill ride that takes visitors back to the 19th Century Dutch mining industry.
October 17 2014
This year will see the 10th anniversary of the Green Dragon, the unique roller coaster at GreenWood Forest Park in North Wales, UK.

Built in early 2004, the Green Dragon is the only roller coaster of its kind in the world. The ride combines traditional roller coasters with funicular technology that was developed and used 200 years ago in the slate quarries of North Wales.
October 10 2014
Italian manufacturer IE Park/SOLI Bumper Cars has added another bumper car model to its wide range of vehicles, with the latest addition featuring a range of innovative design features and green, eco-friendly credentials.
October 7 2014
Wet 'n' Wild waterpark in Las Vegas, US, has announced it will install a new Slideboarding attraction in time for the 2015 season.

Developed by WhiteWater, Slideboarding is a waterslide that integrates gaming, skill and competitive sports. The waterslide that uses a state-of-the art ride vehicle with an embedded game controller.
September 25 2014
The world's most ambitious mirror maze adventure has opened at the Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Hannah's Maze of Mirrors contains a wide range of thematic chambers, special effects and surprises.
September 18 2014
In conjunction with its upcoming second anniversary, Legoland Malaysia Resort has announced the opening of Lego Star Wars Miniland Model Display at the Johor resort.

The first attraction of its kind in Asia, the attraction features seven scenes from the six Star Wars films and The Clone Wars animated series in great detail. In total, the attraction features more than 2,000 Lego models built to a 1:20 scale using 1.5 million Lego bricks.
September 4 2014
The Quassy Express Train at Quassy Amusement and Waterpark in Middlebury, Connecticut, will have a new home for the 2015 season, park officials announced this week.

A train station reminiscent of Quassy's 'trolley park' heritage will be constructed at the current loading platform for the popular ride, which has been a staple at the family-owned property since 1948.
August 29 2014
A new thrill ride, Frantic, will open at Quassy Amusement and Waterpark in Middlebury, Connecticut, in 2015.

The attraction, which is being developed by Visa International of Montagnana, Italy, takes riders on a 360-degree journey on a revolving seating platform.
August 22 2014
Vekoma Rides has designed a unique duelling single car racing launch coaster (S-LIM) launch coaster that allows park visitors to race against their friends and family.

This new innovation shows the battle between two F1 cars, racing each other on the track.
August 15 2014
Philadelphia's Franklin Institute recently opened a high profile, permanent exhibition, 'Your Brain', which represents the most significant expansion in the museum's history.

Your Brain is the largest exhibition in the country dedicated to the most complex and misunderstood vital organ in our bodies.
August 9 2014

Latest News

A new 117,000sq.ft indoor adventure waterpark featuring the first deep-water surf machine in the US is on track for a 2016 opening.

Located in Ellensburg, Washington, Surf City is being developed by Lakeside Town Center.
March 26 2015
Futuroscope's dark ride 'The Time Machine' received an accolade at the Themed Entertainment Association's 21st annual Thea Awards in California, US, earlier this month.

The ride at the French theme park, which features popular Ubisoft characters the Raving Rabbids, won a Thea award for Outstanding Achievement.
March 26 2015
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) will host its Spring Forum in Istanbul on May 21-22, with delegates set to learn more about the fast-paced development of Turkey's attractions industry.
March 26 2015
Six Flags Magic Mountain in California is converting its flagship roller coaster, Goliath, into a ride based on forthcoming Monster Hunter 4 video game title from Capcom.

At the park, fans can visit special kiosks at the Cyber Cafe to play demos of the game. There will also be commemorative merchandise sold around the park to celebrate the event.
March 26 2015
A new 9,000sq.m indoor theme park, Yumble, has opened its doors in Roermond, the Netherlands.

By using new technology such as video mapping, augmented reality and 4D, children can enter Yumble's virtual world.
March 26 2015
Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, US, is planning the host a range of shows and music events as its celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

The park's Festival of Nations is also celebrating a landmark anniversary in 2015, with the multicultural music and entertainment festival entering its 15th year.
March 26 2015
The first three months of 2015 have been busy for Sacoa, with several installations of the company's flagship PlayCard system going on simultaneously across the US.

Early in January, Sacoa deployed its PlayCard system in two Florida locations, AMF Davie Lanes and AMF Pembroke Pines Lanes, which offer traditional bowling lanes, sports bar areas, pool tables and family-friendly arcade games.
March 20 2015
Officials in California's Coachella Valley are looking to bolster the region's tourism industry through the development of a new theme park.

According to local press, plans for the park - tentatively named 'Return to Aztlan' - include a 200ft pyramid, 10,000-person concert plaza, 12-screen movie theatre, rides, a river walk, a hotel, restaurants and retail options.
March 20 2015
After enjoying strong success in China's burgeoning attractions market, S&S Worldwide has shifted its attention back to the US with an expanded R&D programme.

With more than 400 roller coasters, thrill rides and family amusement rides in over 30 countries, S&S is an international leader in the creation, innovation, design, engineering and manufacture of amusement rides and roller coasters.
March 20 2015
The 10th edition of the TiLEzone London seminar takes place at the London Transport Museum on Wednesday, March 25.

This year's event features speakers from a wide range of leisure sectors, including Duncan Campbell, new business strategy director for Merlin Entertainments; Tom Rockwell, director of exhibitons and programmes at the Exploratorium, San Francisco; TripAdvisor's Fernando Oliveira; Ben Sweet, general manager of Madame Tussauds in London; and Fredrik Eriksson of Sweden's National Museum.
March 20 2015
Development of a new theme park in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is on schedule to meet its targeted Memorial Day weekend opening.

According to local reports, the $10.9m Parrot Island Waterpark at Ben Geren Regional Park will include a wave pool, four water slides up to 40ft in height, a children's play area, an activity pool with basketball goals and a water walk and a 500ft lazy river.
March 20 2015
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is set to welcome more than 7,000 participants from 65 countries to the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre for Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2015.
March 13 2015
Dubai Parks and Resorts, the company developing a large-scale theme park project in the UAE, said that it expects to generate revenues of around AED2.4 billion ($655m) during the first year of its operations.
March 13 2015
SeaWorld Entertainment, the Orlando-based theme park and entertainment company, has reported a 3.8 per cent drop in earnings for 2014.

Earnings for the group, which operates 11 theme parks in the US under the SeaWorld, Aquatica and other brands, totalled $49.9m, down on the $51.9m in 2013. Year-on-year, attendance dropped by one million visitors to 22.4 million.
March 13 2015
Sanderson Group, the international thematic entertainment design and construction company, is to design and build a 500,000sq.ft theme park and waterpark in the Harbour City development at Pulau Melaka, Malaysia.
March 13 2015
Adlabs Imagica theme park in India received the 'Most Promising Destination' award at the country's Outbound Tourism Mart (OTM), which took place in New Delhi earlier this year.

March 13 2015