Blackpool Pleasure Beach has revealed details of its first new rollercoaster for over a decade, and it’s a biggie. Opening in 2018, the £16.25 million ($21m/€19m) Construction MMXVIII (18) by Mack Rides will be the UK’s first double launch coaster, featuring well over 1km of track.
Whichever way you judge it – number of visitors, number of exhibitors or occupied floor space – last month’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS) in Barcelona was the largest in its history. Owen Ralph reports from the three-day event organised by IAAPA EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Six Flags Dubai will feature themed zones named in tribute to some of its most famous amusement parks in the United States, it has been revealed as construction begins on site at Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Bill Kitchen has launched a new company to raise capital to accelerate the building of Polercoaster and SkySpire attractions across the United States.
Imagine sitting in a seat with you legs dangling high above the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Suddenly, your chair is tilted more than 90 degrees, and you’re staring face-first at the ground.Then comes the drop…
What will the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union mean for the amusement park and attractions industry?
Park World is pleased to confirm that the Maurer portfolio of rollercoasters is to be marketed by a new entity called Maurer Rides GmbH as Maurer AG (formerly Maurer Söhne) concentrates its efforts on its structural protection systems division.
Russian authorities have given the green light to the Moschanko Investment Group’s (MIG) planned $4 billion (€3.6bn) theme park development between Moscow and Kaluga.
Members attending this May’s IAAPA EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Spring Forum by the banks of Lake Garda in Northern Italy were treated to a rich itinerary comprising visits to three theme parks, a waterpark and an aquarium, plus a plethora of networking lunches, cocktail receptions and dinners.
Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville, Kentucky, has introduced its fifth rollercoaster, and the second since the park’s reopening three years ago under Ed Hart. Storm Chaser from Rocky Mountain Construction represents packs an abundance of thrills, writes Paul Ruben.