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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The board of directors of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has earmarked industry veteran Greg Hale as future chairman.
Hale, vice president and chief safety officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide, will be IAAPA's second vice chairman in 2015 and first vice chairman in 2016, before leading the association as chairman of the board in 2017.
A new Christmas-themed attraction is being developed in the Chinese city of Chengdu, reports indicate.
According to Travel Daily Media, SantaPark, which operates what is marketed as the "official home of Santa Claus" in Lapland, has teamed up with Finnish attraction specialist Lappset Group and a local Chinese developer to create a Christmas-themed attraction in the capital of Sichuan province.
The Walt Disney Company's board of directors has extended Robert Iger's contract as chairman and chief executive officer through June 30, 2018.
"Bob Iger is the architect of Disney's current success, with a proven history of delivering record financial results for the company quarter after quarter and year after year," said Orin Smith, independent lead director of the Disney board.
NWave Pictures Distribution will premiere its newest 4D/3D attraction film, Knights Quest 4D, at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando next month.
Knights Quest is a family-friendly film, produced with 4D effects in mind, fully immersing the viewer in the battle sequences. The story has a light-hearted and comedic tone that will appeal to all audiences, NWave said.
Registration for AIMS International's 43rd Annual Safety Seminar, which takes place at the Doubletree by Hilton in Orlando, Florida, on January 11-16, is now open.
The seminar will offer classroom and hands-on safety training along with invaluable networking opportunities for ride inspectors, maintenance, operations and aquatic personnel in the amusement industry.
The world's first Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark opened its doors to the general public on October 3.
Located less than 20 minutes from Pattaya City, Thailand, the one-of-a-kind waterpark features 30 water rides and slides, live Cartoon Network entertainment shows, mascot meet and greets, thrills attractions and interactive water play fun for the entire family.