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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are less than two months until the 2015 edition of China Attractions Expo (CAE), which takes place in Beijing on March 18-20.
More than 270 of the world's leading suppliers and manufacturers of amusement and leisure products have already confirmed they will exhibit at CAE this year, with more than 30 companies coming from outside of China, including Zamperla, B&M, Dream Park, Haystack, Huss, Intamin, KCC, Vekoma, M&V, Maurer, Moser, OKE, PDC, Proslide, Polin, Whitewater West, S&S, Sanderson, Seven Lamb, SEP, Simtec, ThemeTech, Triotech, World Fun Attractions, WTI, Xtrem Aventures and Zierer.
Drayton Manor theme park in Staffordshire, UK, has launched a new season pass that provides unlimited admission for the entire 2015 season.
"Priced at just £60 ($90) each, or £30 ($45) for children aged two to three, not only does the pass provide unlimited fun for the whole family, but great value for money being the most competitively priced season pass of the top UK family theme park attractions for the 2015 season," the park said.
Hong Kong Disneyland has broken ground on its third hotel, marking another milestone in the continued development of the resort as a world-class travel and entertainment destination.
Slated to open in early 2017, Disney Explorers Lodge will feature 750 rooms and four distinct gardens based on cultures from around the globe, along with new themed restaurants, a shop and a large outdoor swimming pool.
Legoland Florida is set for further expansion this year, after operator Merlin Entertainments has announced plans to open a new area at the US resort.
Set to open its doors this summer, Heartlake City will be a colourful and vibrant new land offering adventures for all ages, according to Adrian Jones, general manager at the Florida facility.
After months of speculation, Melco Crown Entertainment has unveiled details of Studio City, its new cinematically-themed gaming, entertainment and leisure destination resort in Macau.
The $3.2bn, Hollywood-inspired, gaming and entertainment complex will, according to Melco, transport the visitor into a "stunning cinematic world with awe-inspiring entertainment offerings, delivered by the world's leading entertainment partners, positioning this new destination resort as Asia's entertainment capital".
PGAV Destinations, the US-based planning and design group, was involved in numerous high-profile leisure projects in 2014, with high-growth Asian markets leading the way.
"It been a fantastic year," Mike Konzen, principal and chair of PGAV, said in December. "We've experienced unprecedented growth in all of our markets, including zoos, museums, theme parks and more.
Travel agents in the UK have been asked to submit name suggestions for a new waterpark in Mallorca, Spain.
The waterpark forms part of the new BH Mallorca hotel concept in Magaluf, which is due to open this year, and will be open exclusively for over 18s. It will feature eight slides including a rollercoaster and a four-lane race slide.