Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Product News

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
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

Latest News

Tokyo Disney Resort has announced that the total combined attendance at Tokyo Disneyland Park and Tokyo DisneySea Park during the first half of this fiscal year (April 1 to September 30, 2014) amounted to a figure of 15,099,000 persons, representing a decrease of 260,000 persons, or 98.3 per cent of the attendance figure for the same period last year.
October 24 2014
Vietnamese operator Vingroup has opened its second Vinpearl Land amusement park in the country.

The new park opened on November 1 on Phu Quoc Island in the Gulf of Thailand, alongside the group's new 750-room Vinpearl Resort Phu Quoc, a signature Vincharm Spa and a 27-hole Vinpearl Golf Club.
October 24 2014


A Dutch court has ruled in favour of manufacturer KMG Europe in a high-profile copyright case.

According to KMG's Peter Theunisz, a Dutch showman was operating a copy of the company's Freak Out ride that was manufactured by a Czech company.
October 24 2014
On October 17, River Safari in Singapore hosted its first Halloween event, Safari Boo.

The event saw close to 200 special guests - including 60 preschoolers - enjoy a closed-door trip to the wildlife reserve.
October 24 2014
Adam Sandy, long-time industry insider, ride enthusiast and historian, has joined the National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives (NRCMA) board of directors for a three-year term.

"We were strategically looking for someone who knows all of the current ride manufacturers and the history of the industry," Gary Slade, NRCMA chairman said.
October 24 2014
The board of directors of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has earmarked industry veteran Greg Hale as future chairman.

Hale, vice president and chief safety officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide, will be IAAPA's second vice chairman in 2015 and first vice chairman in 2016, before leading the association as chairman of the board in 2017.
October 17 2014
Adlabs Aquamagica Waterpark, an all-weather entertainment destination, has opened in Khalapur, 90km from Mumbai, India.

The park features 14 water slides and is aiming to "become a hangout for young party-goers", according to Adlabs CEO, Kapil Bagla.
October 17 2014
Universal Studios has confirmed plans to open a $3.3bn theme park in China.

The park, to be located in Beijing, will be designed in-part by film director Steven Spielberg, and is being developed in partnership with local state firm Beijing Tourism Group.
October 17 2014
The InterPark team visited our colleagues from around the world at this year's Euro Attractions Show (EAS).

Click here to view the image gallery.

October 17 2014
A new Christmas-themed attraction is being developed in the Chinese city of Chengdu, reports indicate.

According to Travel Daily Media, SantaPark, which operates what is marketed as the "official home of Santa Claus" in Lapland, has teamed up with Finnish attraction specialist Lappset Group and a local Chinese developer to create a Christmas-themed attraction in the capital of Sichuan province.
October 17 2014