Sunday, 02 Aug, 2015

Product News

Based in the heart of Lisburn, Leisure Plex boasts the largest leisure pool in Northern Ireland.

Lisburn City Council has embarked on a major renovation to update the facility, and Empex Watertoys was awarded the design competition to supply an exciting new water play area.
July 30 2015
Ride Entertainment's US operations division was recently awarded the operating contract for the Pier 62 Carousel in New York, US.

Located in Hudson River Park, the ride has run at the property for five years.
July 24 2015
Premier Rides, the Baltimore-based supplier of innovative theme park attractions, has been selected by Lake Compounce Family Theme Park in Connecticut to design and build a triple launch roller coaster featuring a magnetic launch system for the summer of 2016.
July 16 2015
German amusement ride manufacturer Huss Park Attractions has announced the re-launch of another classic ride, the Enterprise, with a new and improved design.

The ride will be available as Enterprise 2G (2nd Generation), Enterprise 2GH (2nd Generation Hybrid - a combination of suspended seats and classic style gondolas) and as Enterprise 2GH-Plus (2nd Generation Hybrid combined with a new tilt action).
July 9 2015
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

Latest News

For the first time in its 30-year history, ProSlide Technology has launched two world-first technologies together in a single ProSlide hybrid ride.

The new FlyingSaucer/RocketBlast attraction was introduced at Siam Park in Tenerife, Spain, earlier this month and branded as 'Singha' by the park.
July 30 2015
On July 19, Gardaland theme park in north-eastern Italy turned 40, with the resort hosting a range of birthday celebrations.

The park stayed open until 3am on July 18 and launched music, parades and live shows as it celebrated 40 years of operation.
July 30 2015
The Dollywood Company's most anticipated project to date, Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, opened its doors on Monday, July 27, creating a new chapter in the company's 30-year history.

Thanks to unique Dollywood park privileges - including free transportation to both Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country and front-of-the-line access at Dollywood with a free TimeSaver pass for each guest - Dollywood's DreamMore Resort is the ideal location for guests seeking a fun-filled Smoky Mountains vacation destination
July 30 2015
Paragon Entertainment, the UK-based design and build company for the attractions industry, has announced that its licensing division has secured the exclusive rights to distribute attraction concepts from Adventure Solutions to the worldwide leisure market.
July 30 2015
Resorts World Sentosa, the mixed-use destination resort on Singapore's island of Sentosa, has unveiled a comprehensive Halloween entertainment programme at Universal Studios Singapore this year.

"Universal Studios Singapore is set to bring your scariest nightmares to life once again, with a unique touch of Singaporean flair this year," Resorts World said earlier this week.
July 30 2015
Simworx, one of the world's leading suppliers of turnkey advanced media-based theme park attractions, has completed the acquisition of RoboCoaster, the game-changing innovator behind some of the world's most successful theme park rides.
July 24 2015
Florida amusement operator Myers International Midways has cut the ribbon on a new four-storey fun house that has been designed and installed by Gosetto of Italy.

The fun house, which has been branded as 'New York, New York', features over 26 tricks, including a rotating barrel, rotating carpet, jumping footboard, suspending bridges and a spiral slide from the fourth floor.
July 24 2015
California-based design firm Hettema Group, in partnership with Sanrio, has officially opened the world's first Hello Kitty theme park.

The 9.5ha park opened in Anji County, Zhejiang Province, on July 1.
July 24 2015
With an eye on the wellbeing of both visitors and sea life this summer, Visit St Pete/Clearwater (VSPC) - the tourist board for St Petersburg and Clearwater in Pinellas County, Florida - has announced a partnership with the world's only scientifically proven biodegradable, non-toxic to sea life sun care product: Reef Safe SPF 30+.
July 24 2015
At this year's Asian Attractions Expo (AAE), which took place in Hong Kong on June 16-19, Golden Horse showcased a range of new amusement products, including the 65m Free Fall, Dual-track Mine Coaster and Straight Life Raft.
July 24 2015