Tuesday, 23 Sep, 2014

Product News

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
Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas has announced that one of ProSlide Technology's award-winning Tornado extreme water slides will be opening at the waterpark on Memorial Day weekend.


ProSlide's Tornado has received numerous awards, including the Industry Impact Award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).
March 7 2014
As museums and tourism facilities around the world continue to look for new ways to share information with their customers, one newly formed Dutch company has rolled out the latest generation of interactive tours.
February 27 2014
Sacoa PlayCard, a leader in cashless payment systems, has partnered with Megma Print-O-Pack to represent the company's debit card system in India.

The two companies exhibited together for the first time under the Megma-Sacoa banner at the recent IAAPI trade show. Attendees were able to see the PlayCard line-up for FECs, amusement parks, arcades and waterparks.
February 20 2014
The Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin recently contracted Electrosonic for a complete audio and video systems upgrade and reprogramming of its 190-seat 4D Texas Spirit Theater.

February 13 2014
ProSlide of Canada has won IAAPA's 2013 award for best new water ride.

The company's HydroMagnetic Tornado revolutionises two IAAPA Impact Award-winning technologies by combining them into a single ride path.
January 24 2014

Latest News

Alterface Projects, the Belgium-based interactive attractions group, has been selected by Hero Ventures to help create The Marvel Experience.

Housed in a 'travelling' dome complex, the Marvel Experience is a first-person adventure in which audiences step into the Marvel Universe.
September 18 2014
ProFun Management Group, the California-based attractions specialist, has announced the addition of Mike Oswald to its corporate team.

With over 20 years of experience in the amusement and waterpark industry, Oswald is well placed to offer his services as an executive vice president. He joined ProFun originally in 2008 as vice president of operations and worked with the team to open Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and to work on the development of the Warner Bros theme park.
September 18 2014

Cliffside Waterpark Entertainment Group's plans to develop a $30m waterpark in Antwerp, upstate New York, have gained preliminary approval from the town's planning board.

Creating an estimated 300 jobs, the 81,000sq.m waterpark will feature a range of waterslides and water-themed attractions, including a wave pool and lazy river, in addition to other non-water activities.
September 18 2014


Aquamagica, a new waterpark, is set to open next to Adlabs Imagica theme park in India over the coming weeks.


The waterpark was originally slated to open in June. The reason for its delay has not been unveiled.
September 18 2014
Excitement is building for Wet 'n' Wild Sydney's second season, as more than 4,000 people applied for seasonal summer jobs at the Australian waterpark.

To fill the 600 positions, Wet 'n' Wild interviewed 1,200 people, with 171 workers from the first season returning to fill their old job.
September 18 2014
Astrid Lindgren's World, the 33-year-old theme park and theatre in Sweden, welcomed a record number of visitors in 2013, with more than 27,000 people visiting during the nine days the part was open over autumn, bringing the total attendance in throughout the year to more than 475,000.
September 12 2014
Istralandia Aquapark, Croatia's first waterpark, has opened its doors near the city of Pula, at the southern tip of the Istria Peninsula.

Developer Istrakop teamed with Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems to build the $13m waterpark, which features a 27m-high Kamikaze waterslide and a 2,500sq.m wave pool - the largest in the Mediterranean.
September 12 2014
Walt Disney Company Parks and Resorts is looking to attract high-spending Middle Easterners to its resorts amid declining consumer spending across the world.

Speaking to Abu Dhabi daily, The National, Claire Bilby, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Disney Destinations International (DDI), said: "We have visited Dubai, Doha and Kuwait. We have partners in each of those cities and are talking to them about how we can market and sell to consumers."
September 12 2014
The first waterpark in Florida's eastern Manatee County has been proposed for Tom Bennett Park.

The aquatic centre and waterpark, which would cost up to $20m to build, would feature a roller coaster that blasts riders through water and a 20,000sq.ft wave pool with simulated tropical beach.
September 12 2014
Meraas Holding, a property firm that is developing some of Dubai's most ambitious real estate projects, is in talks with banks to raise up to $4bn, reports suggest.

September 12 2014
Kalahari Resorts, home to one of America's most successful family-owned indoor waterparks, is coming to the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania.

The third largest indoor waterpark in the US opens its doors next year, and operator Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is currently taking reservations for guests who want to be among the first to enjoy the facility.
September 12 2014