Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014

Product News

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
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

Latest News

A Chinese developer is creating a CNY10bn ($1.6bn) theme park in Harbin, the capital and largest city of Heilongjiang Province in north-eastern China.

Poseidon Ocean Kingdom will feature stories about the sea god Poseidon in Greek Mythology.
July 20 2014
Plans have been submitted for a $140m indoor waterpark and hotel at the Mountain Creek ski resort in Vernon, New Jersey, US.

The project would include an action sports centre, which Mountain Creek chief executive officer Andrew Mulvihill said would distinguish it from other indoor waterparks.
July 20 2014
Waterslides, a jungle and even beaches are among the exotic visions for West Midland Safari Park under an £80m ($137m) expansion that will create 500 jobs.

The UK park is already one of Britain's biggest tourist attractions, with 750,000 visitors every year. Now it wants to expand with a jungle-themed indoor waterpark and 250-bedroom hotel.
July 20 2014
Due to the explosive growth in Asia-Pacific, in particular China, WhiteWater Shanghai has moved to a larger office to be able to accommodate more clients, partners and employees.

July 20 2014
Earlier this month, developer London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) held a series of public consultation events relating to the proposed London Paramount Entertainment Resort in North Kent.

LRCH announced plans to develop the Paramount resort in October 2012, after it received a licence from Paramount Pictures Corporation, the US media conglomerate which has interests in theme parks and visitor attractions.
July 20 2014
A major new theme park and resort is being developed in South Korea.

Twentieth Century Fox World, which will be created by a partnership between Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Village Roadshow's theme parks division, will be located in Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone in Gyeongsangnam-do Province in the south of the country.
July 17 2014
Universal Orlando has opened its latest attraction zone, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley.

Located in the Universal Studios Florida theme park, Diagon Alley allows guests to experience the adventures of British author JK Rowling's Harry Potter in an all-new themed environment.
July 17 2014
Leisure & Allied Industries has announced a major reorganisation that will see Embed, LAI Games, and The Locker Network combined under a new umbrella company, Helix Leisure.

This combination will allow the Dallas-headquartered Helix Leisure companies to leverage their combined strengths and global reach, and a seamlessly integrated product offering, while preserving each of the individual brands.
July 17 2014
Great Wolf Lodge, North America's largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, has celebrated the official grand opening of Great Wolf Lodge New England.

Located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, one hour west of Boston, the new family destination features more than 400 suites and a wide range of entertainment offerings dining options and amenities.
July 17 2014
Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai is offering free entry for guests every Monday throughout Ramadan, in return for charitable clothing donations to support the Beit Al Kheir Society, a non-profit organisation that provides assistance to underprivileged families in the UAE.
July 17 2014