The countdown is on

The countdown is on

The closing date is approaching – get your entries and nominations in now! That’s right, the coveted Park World Excellence Awards are closing for entries and nominations in just five weeks (June 21st), so if you have yet to take part, head over to the dedicated awards website and do it today! Launched in 2018 […]

Market Report: Middle East

Market Report: Middle East

Market conditions in the GCC have proved challenging for the attractions industry over the past 12 months, writes Phil Taylor, but with a number of notable highlights. Here, the Dubai based industry expert brings us up to speed on the projects from the UAE and wider Middle East region. Read his report here.

Let’s talk tech

Let’s talk tech

The evolution of Family Entertainment Centres (FEC’s) from small indoor play centres adjacent to shopping centres and restaurants, to larger scale entertainment and/or edutainment venues that appeal to the whole family, has resulted in a proliferation of venues offering everything from esports to trampolining, bumper cars to bowling, thrill rides to VR and much more […]

Finnegan’s Flyer sends riders over the edge

Finnegan’s Flyer sends riders over the edge

A high-flying thrill ride has debuted at Virginia’s Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Finnegan’s Flyer, an exhilarating Screamin’ Swing from S&S – Sansei Technologies is located in the park’s Ireland village adjacent the park’s Loch Ness Monster roller coaster. Finnegan’s Flyer takes 32 riders to staggering heights of more than 80 feet (24 m), with speeds reaching […]

Mary Jane Brewer named executive director of AIMS International

Mary Jane Brewer named executive director of AIMS International

Mary Jane (MJ) Brewer has been appointed as the next executive director of AIMS International, a not-for-profit association dedicated to improving amusement industry safety through leadership in education. She will succeed Karen Oertley. Brewer brings more than 20 years of industry experience to AIMS International and will assume overall responsibility for day-to-day management and operation […]

Universal Orlando reveals Hagrid animated figure

Universal Orlando reveals Hagrid animated figure

Universal Orlando Resort has created its most life-like animated figure for the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – opening June 13. And it’s none other than Hogwarts gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures professor himself – Hagrid. Guests will come face-to-face with Hagrid during their journey as his […]

Story Land opens for 66th season

Story Land opens for 66th season

Story Land, Glen, New Hampshire, is gearing up for another season of family fun. The park has been delighting families for over 65 years and features more than 30 themed rides, attractions and shows. New for 2019 is the Rap Tour Safari. Dinosaurs have taken over the Slipshod Safari and everyone’s favourite tour guide is […]

Train conversions available

Train conversions available

Western Train Czo. Is now offering C.P. Huntington Train conversions. They will convert your existing C.P. Huntington Engine to a cleaner burning, more efficient diesel drive system. They will remove your train’s old transmissions, transfer cases, drive shafts, and overheating engines and replace it with a diesel engine built to last. Western Train’s Hydrostatic Diesel […]

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Park Profile: EnergyLandia

Park Profile: EnergyLandia

With 70 different attractions, everyone can find something they love at EnergyLandia says Kris Kojder, pr manager and spokesperson. Read the Park World interview here.

Lock it out for safety

Lock it out for safety

Safety is and always has been the number one priority of the attractions industry, with maintenance checklist programmes playing a vitally important role says David Bromilow, global director of parks and attractions at the Mobaro Park Group. Read more…

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