Cyborg joins Justice League: A Call For Heroes at Madame Tussauds Orlando

Cyborg joins Justice League: A Call For Heroes at Madame Tussauds Orlando

The final superhero has joined the Justice League: A Call For Heroes experience as Cyborg is unveiled into the Madame Tussauds Orlando walk through attraction. This has broken the mould at Madame Tussauds Orlando and Sydney by for the first-time letting guests star in the in the experience alongside the wax superheroes, interacting with them […]

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Bud Hurlbut’s Castle Park today

Bud Hurlbut’s Castle Park today

To examine how a successful kiddie park operates, Park World visited Castle Park in Riverside, California, which was opened in 1976 by Wendel “Bud” Hurlbut, a legend in the amusement industry; an earlier park he had opened in El Monte, California in 1945, was frequented by Walt Disney and the two became friends. Read our […]

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Enthusiasts: The good, the bad and the ugly

Enthusiasts: The good, the bad and the ugly

Football teams have fans, railways have train spotters, and the theme park industry has coaster enthusiasts. Just like football fans, they’re loyal supporters, and just like train spotters they can be incredibly knowledgable. But are they harmless regulars to a park, or are they a park’s worst nightmare? Amusement industry consultant Marcus Gaines finds out…  […]

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New Universal Citywalk restaurant, Bigfire, brings fireside dining to guests

New Universal Citywalk restaurant, Bigfire, brings fireside dining to guests

This summer, Universal Orlando Resort will debut its next original concept dining experience, Bigfire. It’s a new, full-service restaurant that will bring a specially created menu and a highly-themed environment directly to guests at Universal CityWalk and take open fire cooking to a whole new level. Bigfire will feature unique theming designed to make guests […]

Fly Linq Offers Four Ways to Zipline

Fly Linq Offers Four Ways to Zipline

Fly Linq, Las Vegas, Nevada, is now the only zipline in the world to offer four ride styles that can launch simultaneously on 10 side-by-side lines. It is also the only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip in which riders can choose from four ways they can fly. They can go prone or “superhero”– backward, […]

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Foundations University set for Chicago

Foundations University set for Chicago

The 49th Foundations Entertainment University (FEU) will be held July 16-18 in Chicago, Illinois. The three-day comprehensive seminar programme will cover all aspects of planning, designing, developing and operating a location-based entertainment business or family entertainment centre (FEC). It will bring together top industry consultants Frank Seninsky, CEO, and Jerry Merola, CFO of Alpha-Omega Amusements […]

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Frontier City opens new children’s area

Frontier City opens new children’s area

Frontier City, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has opened for its 61st season. Debuting for children will be four new attractions, new theming, and updates in the park’s new woodsy-themed kids area, Timber Town. The new rides, all from Zamperla, include Billy’s Frog Hopper (Jump Around),  Sheldon’s Balloon Race (Balloon Ferris Wheel),  Rocky’s Ranger Planes (Buzzed Jets), […]

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Tumbling Timbers new at Knoebels

Tumbling Timbers new at Knoebels

Visitors to Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pennsylvania, can expect a brand new ride, the replacement of another ride, and several new food selections for the 2019 season. America’s largest free-admission amusement park has announced several 2019 updates ahead of its April 27 opening day, including a new ride named Tumbling Timbers, an SBF-Visa Mini Break […]

Tigris debuts at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Tigris debuts at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opens Tigris, a triple-launch steel roller coaster from Premier Rides, on Friday, April 19. The new attraction is Florida’s tallest launch coaster and the ninth coaster in the park’s collection. Tigris will catapult riders through an array of looping twists with forward and backward motion, drops, a 150-foot (46 m) skyward […]

Shaun the Sheep farm garden opens in Japan

Shaun the Sheep farm garden opens in Japan

Aardman and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation have opened a new Shaun the Sheep area at the English Garden Rosa & Berry, an English garden themed attraction in Tawada, Japan. Shaun the Sheep Farm Garden is an exciting new facility within the garden where children and adults can have fun together through “seeing,” “experiencing,” “learning,” and “eating.” […]

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