Something old, something new

Something old, something new

Most people familiar with the US wouldn’t think of a theme park nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains as part of the Old West. According to Kathy Archer, however, it’s the perfect way to describe Tweetsie Railroad, a magical piece of history tucked away in the mountains near Boone, North Carolina. Read the full Park […]

Old legends, new Legendia

Old legends, new Legendia

Alterface, Jora Vision, and ETF have joined forces with Chorzów based Legendia Park to bring a piece of Polish folklore to life. The Basilisk (or Bazyliszek in Polish) is the country’s first interactive dark ride, and Park World was lucky enough to check it out… Read Park World’s Ride Profile here

Move It-32 gets a bumper upgrade

Move It-32 gets a bumper upgrade

It’s been 22 years since the Movie It-32 ride was built and made its debut at the fair in Best, Netherlands, in 1996, and now Dutch manufacturing company KMG has announced that the Move It-32 is set to get an upgrade. The ride’s action will remain the same – only enhanced by the latest industry […]

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Riding through the Rockies

Riding through the Rockies

There’s a new addition in France’s Le Pal park – the Yukon Quad, a roaring ride with a rustic Canadian twist or two. Opened to the public in April, the coaster is the result of fine-tuned plans and a dreamy creative concept. Hannah Hart reports for Park World – read more here

Vekoma introduces new branding at 2018 Asian Attractions Expo

Vekoma introduces new branding at 2018 Asian Attractions Expo

Dutch ride manufacturer Vekoma, during this year’s Asian Attractions Show in Hong Kong, introduced the new company branding. The reveal is in keeping with the company’s latest developments and ongoing evolution of coasters and attractions, and Vekoma commented: “we felt it was the right timing to express this in our branding by creating a visual […]

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Expansion planned for Pattaya water park

Expansion planned for Pattaya water park

The Ramayana Water Park, located in Pattaya Thailand, has announced that it is planning to invest in preparation for growth in the tourism sector. “The tourism industry of Chon Buri and Pattaya, as well as of Thailand as a whole, is expected to grow continuously. Pattaya’s tourism is also changing into a family destination with […]

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Merlin Midway: taking the market by storm

Merlin Midway: taking the market by storm

With more than 100 attractions across 22 countries, Merlin Entertainments’ Midway portfolio is going from strength to strength. In response to the growing tourist market in Asia, the entertainment powerhouse will open five new Asian Midway attractions over the next two years. Bryony Andrews spoke to James Crampton, corporate affairs director at Merlin Entertainments, to find […]

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Flying start for Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso coaster

Flying start for Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso coaster

Six Flags Fiesta Texas has welcomed Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso, the world’s first single rail coaster. Created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, the ride features first-of-its-kind single I-beam rail with riders seated single file and their legs positioned on either side of the thin monorail track. This new […]

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175 years of magic at Tivoli

175 years of magic at Tivoli

Danish amusement park Tivoli Gardens celebrates an unbelievable 175th anniversary this year. Park World took a trip to the park, located in central Copenhagen, to find out the secret to its enduring appeal. Bryony Andrews reports. Click here to read the story in Park World

Winners of Cornell’s 2018 Theme Park Design Competition announced

Winners of Cornell’s 2018 Theme Park Design Competition announced

After months of registration, design, and judging processes, the results are in for the Theme Park Design Competition held by New York’s Cornell University, sponsored by WhiteWater.

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