Saturday, 19 Apr, 2014

Product News

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 March 15 at Kings Island theme park near Cincinnati, Ohio.
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
Adventure attractions specialist Innovative Leisure has completed the installation of the first Sky Trail High Ropes Course and Sky Tykes Junior Ropes Course, as well as well as an ice-themed Climbing Tower, at Northern Ireland family entertainment centre, We Are Vertigo.
January 17 2014
French film and technology park Futuroscope opened a new dark ride - La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps - on December 21, with Jora Entertainment providing key design aspects.
January 9 2014
US family entertainment centre operator Main Event Entertainment's groundbreaking new site in Tempe, Arizona, comes complete with a custom-themed, multi-level laser tag arena developed by Creative Works.

"Main Event Entertainment is now incorporating themed laser tag in their new sites, and they have experienced the benefits and challenges with a second level add-on," said Carolyn Goettsch, marketing manager for Indiana-based Creative Works.
December 6 2013
Exhibit designers released a sneak peek of the new Oregon Zoo Railway this week, giving the industry its first look at a route optimised for spectacular views of animals and the annual winter ZooLights display starting in late 2014.
November 28 2013
Holovis unveiled MotionDome, the next generation of immersive dark ride and gaming technology, to the US market for the first time at the IAAPA Attractions Expo this week.

November 22 2013
This season, Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, debuted OmniTicket Network's exciting new Interactive Turnstile Transformer (ITT).

This innovative product transforms almost any turnstile, counter or desktop into a dynamic, interactive access control solution.
November 14 2013
Vortex Aquatic Structures International has rolled out Water Journeys, a new linear ground play area created in imitation of nature's water systems.

Water Journeys includes boating, flow management, rivers and streams in a four-module game installation.
November 8 2013
Waterplay Solutions Corporation has rolled out Grasslands, a collection of nature-inspired aquatic play features that ignite imaginations and bring waterpark visitors back to nature.

With tall blades of grass and wildflowers, insect characters, smooth surf stones and critter-shaped ground sprays, these products complement Waterplay's revolutionary Discovery Stream, released earlier this year.
October 11 2013
IE Park/SOLI Bumper Cars of Italy has added to its extensive range of products with the introduction of the Maxxi Racer Circuit.

The company's latest attraction features an elevated, B-shaped, electrified track similar to a bumper car floor and using a floor pick-up power system to drive the vehicles.
October 3 2013
UK-based dynamic simulation and 4D effects theatre specialist Simworx has introduced a new attraction that takes sensory and physical simulation to a whole new level.

The most recent addition to the company's product portfolio is the Immersive Tunnel, which brings to the mainstream parks market what the company describes as a "class-one" theme park ride akin to a Universal Studios style of attraction.
September 19 2013
WhiteWater of Canada has delivered another original innovation by pairing two of the world's most thrilling waterslides at Nagashima Resort in Kuwana City, Japan.

This industry first is a fusion of the award-winning Family Boomerango and the all-new Manta into one titan of a waterpark ride.
September 11 2013
Visualisation experts Barco and ProjectionDesign are working with turnkey solutions provider Holovis to deliver the next generation of MotionDome technology.

Set to be unveiled for the first time at the forthcoming European Attractions Expo, MotionDome is an immersive and interactive platform ideal for creating gaming or dark ride transformative experiences in 2D or 3D.
August 22 2013
Eden FX, a leading creator of visual effects for the entertainment industry, has created 26 minutes of original content currently on display at the newly opened Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
August 16 2013
Gateway Ticketing Systems, the admission control and ticketing software supplier, has installed a new ticketing system at Sundown Adventureland in Nottinghamshire, UK.

Sundown Adventureland theme park's visitors are typically families with children younger than 10 years old. The park hosts a Christmas Spectacular event, which was the catalyst for bringing in Gateway's new ticketing system.
August 8 2013
When Atlantis The Palm in Dubai sought to revolutionise the waterpark landscape with the expansion of Aquaventure Waterpark, officials turned to WhiteWater for its original innovations. WhiteWater responded with a heart pumping, six waterslide complex overflowing with features not seen anywhere else in the world.
August 2 2013
Paradise Island Waterpark sits in the centre of Chengdu's all-new, enormous 1.7 million square metre New Century Global Centre.

Featuring a massive artificial beach and a giant LED screen reflecting spectacular, ever-changing ocean views, the waterpark in China offers an original array of innovative WhiteWater attractions designed for enjoyment by guests of all ages and abilities.
July 26 2013
Following a massive $155m renovation, the cruise ship Carnival Sunshine set sail in May with a new waterpark designed and installed by Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems.

The ship's massive new WaterWorks waterpark sports a racing theme and covers 1,500sq.m.
July 19 2013
Skara Sommarland waterpark in Sweden has cut the ribbon on Europe's first FreeFall ride with the latest SkyBox launch system.

Developed by ProSlide Technology, the 82m ride has a 21m drop and a unique design where riders travel underground.
June 27 2013
Set to become one of the world's top waterparks upon opening in December, 2013, Village Roadshow's Wet 'n' Wild Sydney in Australia will boast two unique major waterslide complexes, both designed and built by WhiteWater of Canada.
June 21 2013

Latest News

Construction issues may have delayed the opening of Las Vegas' newest waterpark, but when Cowabunga Bay opens early this summer, guests will get to experience a ride never before offered anywhere else in the world.
April 17 2014
Arthur - In the Minimoys Kingdom, a new themed attraction at Europa-Park in Germany, is expected to open in the late spring.

The park is collaborating with French film giant Luc Besson to create the $27.6m attraction, which is based on the successful movie trilogy, Arthur and the Invisibles.
April 17 2014
Canada's Wonderland has revealed details of Wonder Mountain's Guardian, a new 4D interactive dark ride set to open to the public in May 2014.

Wonder Mountain's Guardian climbs up Wonder Mountain before plunging through five different layers of the mountain's core with riders encountering mythical creatures along the way.
April 17 2014
Dubai-based entertainment venue IMG Theme Park has secured a $327m loan, as the company prepares for an increase in the influx of tourists into the emirate.

The proceeds will go towards refinancing an existing corporate facility and to provide expansion for a Worlds of Adventure theme park, a $1bn project that is expected to become the biggest indoor entertainment centre in the world, according to the firm.
April 17 2014
Plans are moving ahead to create a world-class leisure attraction at the site of the iconic Dreamland amusement park in Kent, UK.

According to local press, the local government is currently looking to secure an operator to run the park.
April 17 2014
Orlando welcomed 59 million visitors in 2013, setting an all-time US leisure destination record.

The news was announced by Visit Orlando president and CEO George Aguel earlier this week.
April 10 2014
Plans have been announced for a £26m ($43m) indoor waterpark and sports village at the National Bowl entertainment venue in Milton Keynes, UK.

It is the first major scheme at the concert venue since it was built in 1973.
April 10 2014
Leisure Development Partners (LDP) has announced that Natalia Bakhlina is joining LDP as partner.

According to the UK-based leisure consultancy, Bakhlina brings an "incredible depth" of real estate economics experience with her, with emphasis on entertainment destinations, as well as complex mixed-use developments.
April 10 2014
Quassy Amusement and Waterpark will cut the ribbon on an expanded children's play area on May 3.

Located adjacent to the Yo-Yo Super Swing ride at the Connecticut park, Quassy Zoo will provide an opportunity for children to enjoy a number of animal-themed fibreglass creations.
April 10 2014
Following the acquisition of Istanbul's popular Turkuazoo Aquarium last September, global visitor attractions operator Merlin Entertainments has reached an agreement to build and open a Legoland Discovery Centre in the Turkish capital.
April 10 2014