Thursday, 03 Sep, 2015

Product News

Maurer Rides' first X-Train Flying Launch Coaster with green technology opened to the public on July 23 at Romon World's U-Park in Ningbo, China.

Propped in a skyscraper landscape in the middle of Ningbo City, the Dragon Legend X-Train marks a development of Maurer's X-Car. According to the German company, the high-thrill ride is "extremely agile with non-compromising dynamics".
August 27 2015
Watergarden Hasunuma in Japan is set to become the home of the very first triple Fusion Waterslide in the world.

For the first time ever, Canadian waterpark group WhiteWater has combined three head-rushing thrills to create the ultimate recipe for fun.
August 20 2015
The innovative team at S&S Worldwide has been selected by Playland's Castaway Cove in New Jersey to build what is anticipated to be the first linear synchronous motor (LSM) launched coaster to open in the Northeast region of the US.
August 13 2015
Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, US, has announced plans to open Lightning Rod, the world's fastest wooden coaster and the world's first launching wooden coaster, in March 2015.

August 10 2015
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

Latest News

Guests at Chimelong Penguin Hotel, the newly opened hotel attached to Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Resort in China, can now enjoy a brand new attraction developed by Sally Corporation.

August 27 2015
At the D23 Expo earlier this month, the Walt Disney Company announced a line-up of new attractions and entertainment coming to its theme parks around the world over the coming months.
August 27 2015
Exhibition space at the 2016 IAAPI Amusement Expo in India is quickly selling out, according to the show's organiser.

In an industry release earlier this week, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI) said 75 per cent of expo's the floor area has already been booked out.
August 27 2015
Splash Island Water Park on the Caribbean island of St Lucia opened its doors on August 1, welcoming more than 1,300 guests in just over a week.

The Caribbean's first floating, inflatable waterpark features over a dozen attractions, including monkey bars, The Ice Berg XXL, The Action Tower and climbing wall, The Cliff, a trampoline, volleyball court, hurdles and a bridge.
August 27 2015
Electrosonic will once again be hosting its 'New Technology' event at the company's EMEA head office in Dartford, UK, on September 9-10.

With over 30 leading audio-visual companies participating, the free event is designed to provide visitors with an in-depth look at the latest technology solutions for the corporate, control rooms and entertainment markets.  
August 27 2015
Picsolve, a leading global provider of photo and video installations for the leisure industry, has expanded its European presence through the acquisition of Maxifoto in the Netherlands.

Maxifoto is a European leader in the event and ride photography sector, and UK-based Picsolve said the acquisition marked an important step in the company's global expansion and European market share growth.
August 20 2015
Themed Attractions Resorts and Hotels, a Malaysia-based investment group whose properties include Legoland Malaysia, two KidZania attractions and several resorts, is looking to float on its domestic stock exchange, according to local reports.
August 20 2015
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has created a new position focused on building the group's inventory of attractions industry information.

The amusement trade body has hired Melissa Teates as director of industry research and analysis.
August 20 2015
The world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas, will feature a large-scale waterpark when it sets sail next May.

Splashaway Bay will have a play area with sea creatures, a drench bucket and an expansive water-play area.
August 20 2015
Gateway Ticketing Systems, the access control and ticketing systems company, has announced the promotion of Don Eash to executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Eash, who joined the company in 2014 as director of operations, brings with him more than two decades of industry experience in strategic IT leadership, systems implementation and technology support.
August 20 2015