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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spanish football club Real Madrid is pursuing leisure plans in the Middle East, with a theme park in Abu Dhabi a strong likelihood, reports suggest.
The club is understood to have signed a deal with the RAK government and the RAK Marjan Island Football Investment Fund to build a 50-hectare themed resort in the Emirate.
Continued innovation in the waterparks sector was highlighted at a recent awards ceremony in Las Vegas, with leading product developers Polin and WhiteWater being counted among the winners.
Hugh Mitchell, chief executive officer of Western Fair District (WFD) has signed a 10-year contract with supplier North American Midway Entertainment (NAME).
NAME, the Indiana-based provider of rides, games and food to fairs and events across the US, will be the sole provider of midway attractions to WFD's annual Western Fair, which takes place each September in Ontario, Canada.
Shanghai-based Jin Jiang International Hotels is planning to open its newest property by the end of the year.
Yin Run Jin Jiang Resort Anji will be located opposite the soon-to-open Hello Kitty theme park in north-western Zhejiang Province.
Accesso Technology has extended its relationship with attractions operator Palace Entertainment relationship for three more years.
The extension builds on a relationship that began with a deal for one of the park operator's venues back in 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.