Fisher Named Cedar Fair COO

Fisher Named Cedar Fair COO

Tim Fisher has joined Cedar Fair Entertainment Company as chief operating officer. He now oversees operations at all of the company’s parks and resort locations. He reports directly to Cedar Fair’s president and incoming chief executive officer Richard Zimmerman.   “Tim is the right person at the right time to enhance the strength of our […]

Posted in: 2018
Gillian Smith joins Legoland Florida

Gillian Smith joins Legoland Florida

Gillian Smith has joined Legoland Florida Resort, Winter Haven, Florida, as its vice president of marketing and sales. She replaces Rex Jackson, who was promoted to the resort’s general manager in July. Smith joined the resort in late November, where she leads marketing and sales efforts for its iconic theme park, water park and on-site […]

Posted in: 2018
Realfiction launches large scale mixed reality experience

Realfiction launches large scale mixed reality experience

Realfiction Holding launched DeepFrame One, which the company claims is the world’s largest mixed reality display, during CES 2018 in front of an audience of journalists and media. “For many years our clients have requested large scale, glasses-free magical experiences. This is why, I am particularly proud and excited about launching DeepFrame One, and our […]

Posted in: 2018
Updated Europa-Park coaster themed around Moulin Rouge

Updated Europa-Park coaster themed around Moulin Rouge

The landmark attraction of the French themed area of ​​Europa-Park, the enclosed Eurosat rollercoaster, will be extensively modified this summer, and will be themed around the Moulin Rouge. The rails and cables, as well as the technology and the subjecting, of the Eurosat – CanCan Coaster will be completely renewed. The ride, created by Mack […]

Posted in: 2018, Park News
Floating aqua park coming to Albert Dock Liverpool

Floating aqua park coming to Albert Dock Liverpool

A new floating aqua park, boasting a 92-metre inflatable assault course, will open at Albert Dock Liverpool, UK, in 2018. The Adventure Dock Co will operate throughout the summer months from May-October, giving the public the opportunity to enjoy water-based activities on Liverpool’s iconic, UNESCO World Heritage waterfront. Tim Woodhead, managing director of Industry Wake, […]

Posted in: 2018
White joins Falcon’s Creative Group

White joins Falcon’s Creative Group

Industry veteran Daryl White has joined Falcon’s Creative Group as its new vice president of global licensing and business development. In his role at Falcon’s Creative Group, White will be responsible for licensing the variety of intellectual properties that Falcon’s Creative Group has developed over the years, and will promote and license various products created […]

Posted in: 2018
Sweden’s first dark ride to open at Furuvik

Sweden’s first dark ride to open at Furuvik

In May of 2018, Furuvik, an amusement park located north of Stockholm, will open the first interactive dark ride in Sweden. By investing over SEK 25 million ($3 million), and with the help of dark ride specialist Sally Corporation, the old dark ride Spökborgen (the Ghost Castle) is being completely transformed into a brand new […]

Posted in: 2018, Park News
Game-changing innovation on Maurer’s Spike Racing Coaster

Game-changing innovation on Maurer’s Spike Racing Coaster

Maurer Rides was awarded the Brass Ring for Best New Product at the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando for the development of the Spike Racing Coaster, which has several game-changing innovations… The passenger sitting in front decides whether and when he wants to accelerate or not. Guests can interactively influence the ride with the […]

Posted in: 2018
Valeriano New Sesame Place Park President

Valeriano New Sesame Place Park President

Cathy Valeriano, a longtime executive with SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando, has been named Park President of Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. She succeeds Bob Caruso, who left the company after 30 years of service at Sesame Place. Valeriano is a proven leader with a strong record of financial performance, employee engagement and guest satisfaction […]

Posted in: Uncategorized
Two new high thrill rides coming to Splish Splash

Two new high thrill rides coming to Splish Splash

Splish Splash in Calverton, New York, will add two new attractions by WhiteWater West in 2018, Riptide Racer and Bombs Away. Riptide Racer is a four lane racing mat slide. Guests are drenched as they charge down the enclosed flumes in a chase for the finish line. Bombs Away will feature two dueling 300 foot […]

Posted in: 2018, Park News