Tuesday, 07 Jul, 2015

Product News

On Memorial Day Weekend, Hersheypark in Pennsylvania debuted its 13th amusement ride, the Laff Trakk spinning coaster.

Conceived by Raven Sun Creative and manufactured by Maurer Rides of Germany, the ride combines immersive elements with the latest roller coaster technology.
July 3 2015
Polin Waterparks' innovative hybrid waterslide has been voted as product of the year by readers of Aquatics International, the commercial aquatics industry publication.

The magazine's readers vote for the 'most valuable products' annually and narrow down the contenders to the 25 best new products of the year.
June 24 2015
Gerstlauer's latest attraction, Rewind Racers, has officially opened at Adventure City in Anaheim, California.

With a track length of 180m and a height of 12m, the coaster complements other family-based attractions at Adventure City.
June 18 2015
Party Center Software, the US-based amusement facility management group, has launched a new customer support website.

The website utilises an entirely new platform, which provides more features and advantages for Party Center Software customers.
June 12 2015
Magic Memories, the global photography solutions provider for theme parks and attractions, has unveiled another partnership with Australia's largest theme park operator, Village Roadshow Theme Parks.

The group has developed a completely overhauled product for the Australian Outback Spectacular experience on Australia's Gold Coast, to coincide with the launch of the attraction's High Country Legends show in late 2014.
June 4 2015
Empex Watertoys has completed the installation of a Splash Park in Singapore's Sports Hub.

Working together with Playpoint Singapore, Empex created an exciting array of water features for children to age 12.
May 28 2015
WhiteWater has collaborated with The Looping Group to deliver a new world-class waterslide to Aquaparc in Le Bouveret, Switzerland.

Opened to the public in late March, guests now have the opportunity to brave Europe's first Fusion waterslide, aptly named the Houla Hoop.
May 14 2015
Adventure Golf Services' latest innovation, SplashGolf, is making waves in the waterpark sector.

SplashGolf combines two age-old fun attractions - splash pads and mini golf - into one new, interactive water-based game.
May 9 2015
A waterpark in Jakarta, Indonesia, is now home to the world's first Kid's AquaSphere and Kid's Boomerango water slides.

The five-acre waterpark - named Go! Wet - is the centrepiece of a new planned community in eastern Jakarta called Grand Wisata.
May 1 2015
Legoland Deutschland Resort in southern Germany has opened the world's first Lego-branded Mirror Maze Adventure.

Developed in partnership with UK-based Adrian Fisher Design, the Mirror Maze features the Laser Zone Challenge.
April 23 2015
UK-based Simworx, a leading supplier of media based dynamic simulation attractions, has installed a new 5D special effects cinema at Tayto Park in County Meath, Ireland, for the start of the 2015 season.
April 17 2015
Haystack Dryers, a leading manufacturer of body dryers for beaches and theme parks, will showcase its full range of products at this year's DEAL Expo in Dubai.

"Walk-in full body dryers have been popular in Europe and America for more than a decade in beaches and in theme parks," the UK-based company said. "With these dryers one does not need to carry a towel anymore to the beach or to theme parks."
April 9 2015
Holovis Attractions will be bringing its latest immersive dark ride experience to this year's Asian Attractions Expo through the means of virtual reality.

Utilising 360-degree filming techniques, the turnkey dark ride attraction, designed and installed by Holovis earlier in 2015, has been captured and will be showcased on Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets.
April 3 2015
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

Latest News

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest regional theme park company, is partnering with Coca-Cola for the third annual Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Six Flags.

Starting today (July 3), this three-day celebration runs across all 16 of Six Flags' US theme parks and features a full weekend of fun for the entire family, including one hour of early ride time on some of its most thrilling roller coasters, in-park entertainment, Coca-Cola product sampling and fireworks.
July 3 2015
As it puts the finishing touches to its new $3.2bn Hollywood-themed Studio City complex in Macau, Melco Crown Entertainment has launched the resort's new film-inspired Golden Reel centrepiece attraction.

July 3 2015
Three leading suppliers to the global theme park and amusement industry have confirmed they will exhibit at the inaugural Amusement and Attractions Africa expo, which takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre on August 13-15.
July 3 2015
Merlin Entertainments has launched a new themed visitor experience, Shrek's Adventure!, on London's South Bank.

The result of a unique partnership between Merlin and DreamWorks Animation, the attraction features a cast of favourite DreamWorks characters as they have never been seen before.
July 3 2015
Kevin Murphy has joined the Attraktion! group of companies as vice president of sales.

Murphy is well established in the international leisure and entertainment sectors, specialising in technology design as well as business development and sales of technology systems and creative services to attractions and museums.
July 3 2015
Sea World amusement park on Australia's Gold Coast has announced a new multi-million dollar family area to be themed around some of the world's best known and most loved Nickelodeon characters.
June 24 2015
Quassy Amusement and Waterpark in Middlebury, Connecticut, will embark on a $6m expansion over the next several seasons.

According to park officials, Splash Away Bay, the lakeside waterpark adjacent to Quassy Beach, will see eight new attractions, including three giant waterslides with a combined length of more than 1,000ft.
June 24 2015
This year's Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) attracted an estimated 8,500 total participants and broke its previous records for the size of the trade show floor and number of exhibitors.

June 24 2015
Dubai - home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa - is getting ready to set a new record, as developers announce plans to build the world's largest commercial building.
June 24 2015
Gateway Ticketing Systems has announced that Shawn Ridgway has joined the company as product development director.

Ridgway joins the US admission control and ticketing company with decades of product development experience from her previous position as director of engineering for a multi‐billion dollar company.
June 24 2015