Thursday, 21 Aug, 2014

Product News

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
Holovis will launch The Lost Cove, its latest 3D immersive, themed multiplayer title in the DomeRider series, at EAS 2014.

Incorporating the next generation of interactive dark ride technologies, it features fully immersive content with real time media and gaming integration, all synchronised with an array of motion and interactivity options.
July 31 2014
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, US, has celebrated the grand opening of the new interactive exhibit, Great Balls of Fire, which provides guests with an in-depth and hands-on experience as they learn about asteroids, comets and meteorites.
July 20 2014
Cadbury World in the UK has opened a new attraction in the shape of the 4D Chocolate Adventure.

A replacement for the previous Cadbury Land attraction, the latest addition to the venue provides a brand new 4D experience which sees guests joining Cadbury character Freddo and a host of other characters on an adventurous journey.
July 17 2014
Construction work on a new roller coaster at Gardaland theme park in Italy has started, with the ride set for a 2015 opening.

The as-yet-unnamed ride will be build by Switzerland-based Bollinger & Mabillard (B&M), which installed Raptor at Gardaland in 2011.
July 10 2014
When the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park re-opens this summer, the Colorado attraction will be using Gateway Ticketing Systems' flagship Galaxy product suite for ticketing, food and beverage, retail, and access control.
July 4 2014
Aussie World on Australia's Sunshine Coast has cut the ribbon on its latest ride, Ballroom Blitz.

At first glance, the theme park's latest ride appears calm. However, when operational it takes riders 15m in the air.
June 27 2014
Cruden, the Netherlands-based motion simulation company, has supplied China's first ever simulator centre using professional simulators.

The 5,000sq.m Huan Teng Technology centre in Guangzhou opened in June, and features eight Cruden Hexatech Formula Style racing car simulators linked together.
June 19 2014
Innovative Leisure, the adventure attractions specialist, has installed high ropes attractions at two brand new UK locations: the National Water Sports Centre (NWSC) in Nottingham and North Bay Railway in Scarborough.
June 12 2014
Aqualand Maspalomas waterpark in Las Palmas, a beach-resort city on the southernmost tip of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, kicked off its second season in a colossal way with the installation of one of the biggest waterslides in Europe - and the first of its kind in Spain.
June 5 2014
US-based Premier Rides has been selected by Bosque Mágico Coca Cola to design and build Mexico's first magnetic launch roller coaster as part of the park's 20th anniversary celebration in 2015.
May 30 2014
Ihu's Breakaway Falls, Orlando's tallest, steepest multi-drop tower slide of its kind, is now open at Aquatica Orlando.

Riders climb 126 steps to the top of the eight-storey - nearly 80ft - tower, stepping into one of three colourful breakaway boxes.
May 23 2014
Leading Spanish theme park PortAventura has opened what is purportedly the world's longest interactive boat ride.

Developed by Germany's Mack Rides, Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom offers visitors the chance to shoot targets with individual water guns, while getting splashed.
May 9 2014
Premier Rides, a global supplier of cutting-edge theme park attractions, has announced the successful opening of its newest attraction, Sky Scream, at Holiday Park in Germany.

The visually stunning and thrilling attraction, designed and manufactured by the Baltimore, US-based company, is Europe's first roller coaster to feature three magnetic launches.
April 25 2014
With engineers, technicians, construction workers, managers and the park general manager standing by watching, the longest inverted roller coaster in the world, Banshee, screamed its way through its first test run at Kings Island theme park near Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 15.
April 17 2014
After several months of development, P&P Projects and Walibi Holland have rolled out Xpress: Platform 13 - a looping rollercoaster that launches visitors to a breathtaking 90km/h within just three seconds.
April 10 2014
Famed for its adrenaline-packed Skycoaster zipline, Maryland-based Ride Entertainment is no stranger to innovative, high-thrill attractions. New from the company in 2014 is AirSurfer - the first powered zipline that has the ability to navigate turns and go up and down inclines.
April 4 2014
Flogos, the innovative marketing company that is involved in the production of 'flying foam' motifs across world markets, is quickly growing its foothold in the Middle East.

Developed in the US in 2008, the Flogos solution has been expanding around the world. The innovative solution utilises helium foam to create floating messages and logos, ideal for corporate events, sport sponsorship, trade fairs, store openings and roadshows.
March 28 2014
Divertical, the world's tallest and fastest water coaster, is located at Mirabilandia in north-eastern Italy.

Developed by Intamin, Divertical stands an imposing 60m tall at the apex of its elevator lift system. Riders hit a top speed of 110km/h, and traverses several hundred feet of roller coaster-style track.
March 20 2014
Adlabs Imagica Waterpark in Khopoli, India, has chosen state-of-the-art water quality by using the Neptune-Benson Defender aquatic filtration system.

Adlabs Imagica Waterpark is spread across 300 acres and has over 21 rides and attractions - many of which require thousands of gallons of water to operate.
March 14 2014
Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas has announced that one of ProSlide Technology's award-winning Tornado extreme water slides will be opening at the waterpark on Memorial Day weekend.


ProSlide's Tornado has received numerous awards, including the Industry Impact Award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).
March 7 2014
As museums and tourism facilities around the world continue to look for new ways to share information with their customers, one newly formed Dutch company has rolled out the latest generation of interactive tours.
February 27 2014
Sacoa PlayCard, a leader in cashless payment systems, has partnered with Megma Print-O-Pack to represent the company's debit card system in India.

The two companies exhibited together for the first time under the Megma-Sacoa banner at the recent IAAPI trade show. Attendees were able to see the PlayCard line-up for FECs, amusement parks, arcades and waterparks.
February 20 2014
The Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin recently contracted Electrosonic for a complete audio and video systems upgrade and reprogramming of its 190-seat 4D Texas Spirit Theater.

February 13 2014
ProSlide of Canada has won IAAPA's 2013 award for best new water ride.

The company's HydroMagnetic Tornado revolutionises two IAAPA Impact Award-winning technologies by combining them into a single ride path.
January 24 2014
Adventure attractions specialist Innovative Leisure has completed the installation of the first Sky Trail High Ropes Course and Sky Tykes Junior Ropes Course, as well as well as an ice-themed Climbing Tower, at Northern Ireland family entertainment centre, We Are Vertigo.
January 17 2014
French film and technology park Futuroscope opened a new dark ride - La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps - on December 21, with Jora Entertainment providing key design aspects.
January 9 2014
US family entertainment centre operator Main Event Entertainment's groundbreaking new site in Tempe, Arizona, comes complete with a custom-themed, multi-level laser tag arena developed by Creative Works.

"Main Event Entertainment is now incorporating themed laser tag in their new sites, and they have experienced the benefits and challenges with a second level add-on," said Carolyn Goettsch, marketing manager for Indiana-based Creative Works.
December 6 2013
Exhibit designers released a sneak peek of the new Oregon Zoo Railway this week, giving the industry its first look at a route optimised for spectacular views of animals and the annual winter ZooLights display starting in late 2014.
November 28 2013

Latest News

A planning application has been lodged on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, for a $83.4m waterpark, to include a wave pool, waterslides, canoeing experience, 120-room hotel, restaurants and a holiday village.
August 15 2014
Lions Gate Entertainment, the Canadian-American media group, is planning to open a theme park dedicated to The Hunger Games, its blockbuster film franchise.

Group CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the studio's decision to bring Suzanne Collins' novel-turned-film franchise to life last week.
August 15 2014
S&S Worldwide has signed two new contracts with the Wanda Group to design and build tower rides for the corporation's new theme parks at Wanda Harbin Tourism City and Wanda Hefei Cultural Tourist City in China.
August 15 2014
WhiteWater has announced two significant senior leadership positions, in a move that will increase the Canadian waterpark supplier's dedication to its clients around the world.


Andrew Mowatt will take on a newly formed position of executive vice president of corporate accounts.
August 15 2014
Universal Studios has reportedly signed a deal with the Zhuhai government in south-eastern China to invest $2.43bn in a new theme park.

According to Chinese property website Guandian.cn, the park will cover 10sq.km and would be the company's fourth in Asia, following the well-established sites in Japan and Singapore and the forthcoming Universal Studios park in South Korea.
August 15 2014
With numerous Star Wars films lined up for the foreseeable future, The Walt Disney Company has underlined the growing importance of the science fiction franchise in its theme parks.

August 9 2014
Cedar Fair, the Ohio-based operator of 11 theme parks across North America, has reported a drop in second-quarter earnings, due primarily to lower attendance numbers.

While earnings were down 7.4 per cent to $43.9m, Cedar Fair - which owns Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio, along with Knott's Berry Farm in California and Canada's Wonderland near Toronto - said revenues were up slightly to $363m.
August 9 2014
Administrators have been called in to address the finances of Fantasy Island - one of the most popular theme parks on the UK's east coast.

According to reports, the park will continue to operate while the administrators review Fantasy Island's financial position.
August 9 2014
Paragon Entertainment has announced an agreement with DHX Media to create the first 'In the Night Garden' branded play centre in the UK.

Under the terms of the agreement the new attraction will be owned and operated by Paragon.  
August 9 2014
Blue Harbor Resort and Spa on Wisconsin's Lake Michigan coast, has introduced the region's first indoor glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course called The Lost Temples.

Located above the resort's 43,000sq.ft Breaker Bay Waterpark, the new addition to Blue Harbor has been designed for guests and groups of all ages.
August 9 2014