Tuesday, 21 Apr, 2015

Product News

UK-based Simworx, a leading supplier of media based dynamic simulation attractions, has installed a new 5D special effects cinema at Tayto Park in County Meath, Ireland, for the start of the 2015 season.
April 17 2015
Haystack Dryers, a leading manufacturer of body dryers for beaches and theme parks, will showcase its full range of products at this year's DEAL Expo in Dubai.

"Walk-in full body dryers have been popular in Europe and America for more than a decade in beaches and in theme parks," the UK-based company said. "With these dryers one does not need to carry a towel anymore to the beach or to theme parks."
April 9 2015
Holovis Attractions will be bringing its latest immersive dark ride experience to this year's Asian Attractions Expo through the means of virtual reality.

Utilising 360-degree filming techniques, the turnkey dark ride attraction, designed and installed by Holovis earlier in 2015, has been captured and will be showcased on Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets.
April 3 2015
Through its range of elevated, human-powered machines, SkyRide Technology is underlining its commitment to the 'fun fitness' sector around the world.

Scott Olson's passion for combining fitness and fun is clear for all to see. As the founder of the world-famous Rollerblade brand of inline skates, Olson's history in the industry stretches back to 1983.
March 26 2015
Gosetto, the Italian attractions group, has developed its biggest-ever dark ride.

Measuring a massive 26m x 12m x 11m, the ride, based on a 'haunted mansion' theme, covers three floors and includes more than 220m of monorail track.
March 13 2015
Harbin Lesong Plaza, the largest shopping and leisure complex in China's far north-eastern province of Heilongjiang, is creating a dedicated family attractions zone.

Located on the third floor of the complex, the new entertainment area will include a 12-seat immersive theatre experience.

March 6 2015
April 4 marks the start of the 2015 season for Belgian theme park, Bobbejaanland, and the resort is planning to launch a new $5.6m attraction: The Forbidden Caves.

February 27 2015
UK-based The Juice has announced that its new ride film, Aerobatic Challenge, has won the Silver Telly Award in the US.

Developed by Crazybridge Studios, the 3D Aerobatic Challenge takes a kaleidoscopic plane journey through the skies.
February 19 2015
Thunderbolt is the latest addition to Zamperla's thrill coaster family.

This exciting new ride - designed by the Italian group's roller coaster department in collaboration with world-renowned coaster guru, Stengel Buro - sets a new benchmark in its category.
February 11 2015
Zoombezi Bay, the waterpark affiliated with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, experienced record attendance this past season, with AquaPlay structures from WhiteWater helping to bolster the facility's revenues.

February 6 2015
WhiteWater West Industries, the Canada-based waterpark and attractions supplier, is celebrating its 100th AquaLaunch build.

The innovative launch capsule dials up the thrill factor in numerous WhiteWater waterslides, sending riders into jaw-dropping waterslides such as the AquaDrop, the Flatline Loop and the ever-popular AquaLoop with installations in over 70 countries worldwide.
January 30 2015
The first Triotech Interactive Dark Ride attraction in Turkey has been installed at FunLab in Istanbul.

The new attraction - named 'Zombi' - features an animation and gaming system that allows guests to experience a 3D adventure enhanced with 4D effects and interactivity.
January 22 2015
Formula K launched a new version of its most popular mini-car, the Quad, at the recent EAG exhibition at Excel in London.

"The original Quad has been, and is still the most versatile of all the children's coin-op cars that they produce, and will remain in the line up of 2015 production models in its recognised form," the UK-based company told InterPark.
January 19 2015
Visitors to Andretti Indoor Karting and Games are now able to experience the thrill generated by a Cruden motorsport simulator twice over, with the Atlanta-based complex purchasing a second Hexatech 3CTR.
January 8 2015
The Second World War Memorial Aquatic Centre in Rockhampton, Australia, has launched a range of upgraded attractions.

The Queensland facility now includes an expanded wet play area, tipping buckets, water wheels and sprays.
December 18 2014
Funovation, the Colorado-based attraction group, has launched a new laser game, Beam Buster.

Making its debut at this year's IAAPA Attractions Expo, Beam Buster sees players try to break as many laser beams as possible in 30 seconds.
December 11 2014
Bobbejaanland theme park in Lichtaart, Belgium, will open its first immersive tunnel attraction in May 2015.

Entitled The Forbidden Caves, the ride will take visitors on a thrilling journey into mysterious caves, where danger - and supernatural creatures - lurk in every corner.
December 4 2014
ETF Ride Systems has installed a new ride, Swiss Chocolate Adventure, at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Luzern, Switzerland.

Developed in conjunction with the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation, the Swiss Chocolate Adventure allows visitors to learn interesting facts about the discovery, origin, production and transport of chocolate.
November 27 2014
Known for blending the best of the past with the innovations of the future, Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has announced the addition of Laff Trakk, the first indoor, spinning, glow-coaster in the US, for the 2015 summer season.
November 24 2014
The Ride Entertainment Group has introduced AirSurfer, the world's first standing zipline that can navigate turns and climb hills.

US-based Ride Entertainment, which also owns the Skycoaster fly-by-wire thrill ride, will manufacture the attraction using experienced amusement industry engineers and fabricators.  
November 13 2014
Gulliver's Theme Parks is set to launch the world's first ever HiLo Challenge Dome at its Milton Keynes park in the UK, after collaborating with Paragon Entertainment's licensing division to design, build and install the innovative attraction.
November 6 2014
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.
October 29 2014
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.
October 24 2014
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.
October 17 2014
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.
October 10 2014
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.
October 7 2014
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.
September 25 2014
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

Latest News

The 2015 edition of the Dubai Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure Show (DEAL) closed its doors yesterday (April 16), with the event welcoming more than 7,000 trade visitors.

According to organiser International Expo Consults (IEC), the 21st edition of DEAL was the largest to date, with more than 300 exhibitors taking part in the three-day event.
April 17 2015
Six Flags Mexico has officially launched SkyScreamer - a high-flying, adrenaline-packed swing attraction.

Developed by the Ride Entertainment Group, the 32-seat SkyScreamer reaches speeds of 40mph and a height of 240ft, making it the tallest attraction at Six Flags Mexico, which is located on the outskirts of Mexico City.
April 17 2015
Following its rapid development and major projects around the world, Triotech has announced a range of key promotions and additions to its team.

Weitao Liu has been promoted to managing director of Triotech's China operations. He will now be responsible for growing the organisation from its base in Beijing.
April 17 2015
The Crystal Aura Beach Resort and Spa in Kemer, Turkey, has installed a variety of world-class waterpark attractions developed by Polin.

Owned by the Kilit Group, the operators of Crystal Aura worked with Polin - which had also designed and installed waterparks at sister properties Crystal Sunset and Crystal Waterworld - to identify the perfect attractions to feature at the resort.
April 17 2015
Amusement ride supplier Interlink has announced the appointment of John Davies as commercial director.

Davies has been in the amusement park and visitor attraction industry for 26 years, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge gained from his worldwide experience within the industry.
April 17 2015
More than 62 million people visited Orlando in 2014, marking a new all-time record for the US travel industry, new data suggests.

According to Visit Orlando, the destination's official tourism association, visitation grew by 5% over 2013, cementing the region's position as the most visited area in the US.
April 9 2015
On the evening of Saturday, June 20, Efteling theme park in the Netherlands will introduce a new and exclusive one-night event: Efteling Midsummer Night.

Taking place on the longest day of the year, the event will include intimate lounge terraces with snacks and cocktails, while all rides and attractions will remain open well into the night.
April 9 2015
Scare Kingdom Scream Park in the UK has been named as 'alternative tourism experience of the year' by the Ribble Valley Tourism Association.

"We're so proud of what we've created with Scare Kingdom Scream Park, not only for the experience itself, but more so, for what the park has done for the local area in terms of bringing something brand new to the table," said Amanda Dowson, co-owner of Scare Kingdom Scream Park.
April 9 2015
Following the success of its three existing venues in Milton Keynes, Stevenage and Leicester in the UK, DP Leisure (DPL), operator of the 360 Play children's entertainment centre brand, has announced that it is to open a fourth UK site later this year, in Basildon, Essex.
April 9 2015
Drayton Manor theme park has cut the ribbon on its newly expanded Thomas Land.

The £2.5m ($3.7m), 40% expansion of the area includes Sodor Airport, which offers visitors unrivalled views of the park.
April 9 2015