Friday, 06 Mar, 2015

Product News

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
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.
January 19 2015
Visitors to Andretti Indoor Karting and Games are now able to experience the thrill generated by a Cruden motorsport simulator twice over, with the Atlanta-based complex purchasing a second Hexatech 3CTR.
January 8 2015
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

Latest News

Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina, has released a video showing the first ever test run of the soon-to-open Fury 325 'giga coaster'.

The video confirms reports that the $50m ride will be the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster - a specialist category of roller coasters that have an initial drop of more than 300ft and complete a full circuit.
March 6 2015
In an effort to boost tourism and economic growth, the Hong Kong government is planning to double the size of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

In his annual budget speech last week, Hong Kong's financial secretary John Tsang said the city's government would hold discussions with the Walt Disney Company on further expanding the resort.
March 6 2015
Empire Industries has announced that its Dynamic Attractions business unit has been awarded two contracts worth a total of more than $66m.

In Asia, a new $42m contract will see Dynamic Attractions install two of its proprietary attractions to an as-yet-unnamed theme park.
March 6 2015
OmniTicket Network's Best Overview System (BOS) has been installed to manage ticketing and access control at Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica.

The turnkey installation includes weather-resistant ticketing workstations, the latest handheld scanners and two different models of turnstiles to ensure all guests can safely enter the facility with valid tickets.
March 6 2015
The third edition of Zamperla's Maintenance Education and Training Course will take place in Italy on November 23-28.

Now in its third year, course attendees will gain hands-on experience of all the latest technologies in the global amusements industry.
March 6 2015
Gardaland, the 40-year-old theme park located in north-eastern Italy, is putting the finishing touches to a new, high-octane roller coaster in time for the 2015 season.

Oblivion: The Black Hole has been pegged as Italy's first dive coaster and the longest in Europe.
February 27 2015
Merlin Entertainments is partnering with Warner Bros Consumer Products and The Lego Group to bring a new 4D animated film based on the popular characters of The Lego Movie to guests at Legoland Parks and Legoland Discovery Centres around the world later this year.
February 27 2015
New Zealand-based photographic solutions company, Magic Memories, has acquired Centryc Solutions, a Sydney-based developer of guest, event and sponsor management software.

Centryc's flagship MeTag platform provides personalised real-time communications and social media interactions with guests at tourist attractions, theme parks and one-off events, such as music concerts.
February 27 2015
An over 18s waterpark is set to open on the site of the former Mallorca Rocks hotel on the Spanish island of Mallorca on April 30.

Developed by Cursach Hotel Group, the new $11m BH Mallorca venue will include a 360-degree human roller coaster and the world's first four-lane race slide.
February 27 2015
Amy Merrell, one of the original founders and owners of Jack Rouse Associates (JRA), died on February 16.

"Amy was one of the original founders and owners of JRA and considered to be one the cornerstones of the company," the company said in a statement.
February 27 2015