IAAPA Names Josh Powers as EVP and CFO

IAAPA Names Josh Powers as EVP and CFO

IAAPA has named Josh Powers as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Powers will serve as IAAPA’s strategic advisor on all financial issues impacting IAAPA’s global mission and service offerings, including financial analysis, investments, asset and cash management, and financial functions that support the overall growth and sustainability of the association. In addition, […]

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Road Rage Stunt Show Dark Ride Coming to Trans Studio Bali

Road Rage Stunt Show Dark Ride Coming to Trans Studio Bali

Following the November 2018 announcement of two all-new theme parks coming to Indonesia later this year, Trans Studio has revealed details on the first of several signature attractions in the works. Road Rage, the signature dark ride that will serve as an anchor attraction at Trans Studio Bali, is being billed as the world’s first […]

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Merlin Entertainments launches first US Peppa Pig World of Play

Merlin Entertainments launches first US Peppa Pig World of Play

Merlin Entertainments has opened its first Peppa Pig World of Play (PPWoP) attraction in the United States, located in Grapevine, Texas. The roll-out of the indoor play centre concept into the US market follows the successful launch of the inaugural PPWoP in Shanghai last October, which has been enthusiastically received by visitors. Merlin has an […]

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Maxx Force is rising

Maxx Force is rising

Construction of Maxx Force, the new launch coaster from S&S – Sansei, is progressing smoothly at Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois. will debut a revolutionary, triple record-breaking, new roller coaster for the 2019 season. The ride is currently about 20% complete with over 75 footers in place as the ride’s foundation and even parts […]

Scruffy Dog announces new appointment and production upgrade

Scruffy Dog announces new appointment and production upgrade

Scruffy Dog Group’s production facility in the Midlands, UK has undergone a recent upgrade. The revamping of the facility and its state of the art equipment cost over one million pounds. Along with the facility and equipment upgrades, the company welcomes a new production director, Dylan Lardner-Burke. Originally from South Africa, where he achieved his […]

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First Cinemark Spaces opens

First Cinemark Spaces opens

Cinemark Holdings, Inc., is opening a new, immersive virtual reality (VR) experience on February 8 at its Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose, California, at the Westfield Oakridge Shopping Centre. As the newest Spaces location, it will feature multi-sensory VR technology blending 4D effects, 3D face scanning, physical interaction and social group […]

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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor announces largest expansion in park history

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor announces largest expansion in park history

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, will introduce a second major addition for the 2019 season, Calypso Springs. This massive activity pool is Six Flags Hurricane Harbor’s largest new attraction since the waterpark opened in 2000. “Hurricane Harbor is an industry leader with best-in-class water slides and spectacular, interactive family attractions,” said Six Flags […]

Legoland Florida Resort to open The Lego Movie World

Legoland Florida Resort to open The Lego Movie World

Opening March 27, Legoland Florida Resort, Winter Haven, Florida, is taking guests from the theatre to the theme park with the launch of The Lego Movie World. Created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this expansion features three new rides and numerous attractions, all inspired by the characters and themes of the worldwide blockbuster […]

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RCI Adding Sky Trail to LuLu’s Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach

RCI Adding Sky Trail to LuLu’s Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach

Lucy “LuLu” Buffett, owner of three popular LuLu’s restaurants in Destin, Florida, Gulf Shores, Alabama, and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is opening her second outdoor Sky Trail aerial attraction in mid-February at Buffett’s North Myrtle Beach restaurant at Barefoot Landing. The 48-foot tall (14.63m) Sky Trail is being designed and installed by Ropes Courses […]

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Lazer Fury 360 Coming to Beach Bend

Lazer Fury 360 Coming to Beach Bend

Beach Bend, Bowling Green, Kentucky, will introduce the unusual bumper car turned laser shooting game this summer with their new attraction, Lazer Fury 360. A Laser Fury 360 Galactic Defense System from Amusement Products LLC, Lazer Fury 360 combines full vertical and horizontal motion with interactive game play. Riders’ vehicles are equipped with a laser […]

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