Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Product News

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
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

Latest News

Universal Studios Japan has unveiled plans for its new 'Universal Cool Japan' attractions that will feature popular anime, manga and other aspects of Japanese pop culture.

Details of the new attractions, which will be open from January 23 until May 10, were announced by the Osaka theme park's operator, USJ Company last week.
December 18 2014
Jerudong Park Country Club (JPCC) in Brunei cut the ribbon on a new waterpark on Tuesday (December 16).

The 400-person capacity waterpark opened with a special promotional entry fee of BND10 ($7.5) for adults and BND5 ($3.7) for children.
December 18 2014
Splayshway Waterpark in Sheridan, Texas, is embarking on an expansion drive, with plans including the installation of a 30,000sq.ft wave pool.

With the added attraction, the waterpark will double in size to span about 10 acres, Splashway spokesman Matt Tice said, noting that the wave pool will give guests the best value for their money.
December 18 2014
Anglo-American amusement products manufacturer Galaxy Multi Rides celebrates 25 years in business this 2015, and the company's growth plan includes an expansion of its successful range of action games.

December 18 2014
Dubai Parks and Resorts, the upcoming theme park destination in the UAE port town of Jebel Ali, is planned to be connected to the region's Metro system and other rail links, reports indicate.
December 18 2014
Dollywood, the Tennessee theme park owned by entertainer Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment, celebrates its 30th anniversary season in 2015, with a range of new projects being planned.

December 11 2014
Developers of the new London Paramount Entertainment Resort in North Kent, UK, have signed a development agreement with the commercial arm of the BBC to feature the broadcaster's intellectual property at the resort.


December 11 2014
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and attractions industry professionals raised more than $120,000 for Give Kids the World (GKTW) Village in Kissimmee, Florida, during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014.
December 11 2014
Fans of 'Frozen' will be able to get their fix at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure Park this January, as the theme parks add new themed experiences based around the hit 2013 movie.
December 11 2014
The famous Zipper from Chance Rides is back with modern updates.

A promotional video from the Kansas-based manufacturer highlights the updated LED lighting package on this carnival-style thrill ride.
December 11 2014