First VR Arena installed

First VR Arena installed

Virtuix, developer of the “Omni” virtual reality treadmill and “VR Arena” esports attraction and Funovation, announced that they have installed the first VR Arena esports system at Pinballz, a family entertainment center in Austin, Texas. During its first 10 days of operation, the attraction generated revenues of more than $10,000 from a total of 820 […]

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There’s a little bit of Blackpool in everybody

There’s a little bit of Blackpool in everybody

Amanda Thompson OBE speaks to Park World editor, Becci Knowles about life at the helm of Blackpool Pleasure Beach  The fourth generation of her family to run Blackpool Pleasure Beach – her great-grandfather bought the land on the seafront and opened the park in 1896 – Amanda took over in 2004. Her father, the hugely […]

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Jungle Splash!

Jungle Splash!

Europe’s most prestigious water park, Tropical Islands Resort, has invested in an innovative, new, themed, water play structure from Polin Waterparks. Tropical Islands Resort is Europe’s largest tropical holiday resort, situated 60km south of Berlin in Karusnick, Germany, on the fringes of the Spree Forest. Boasting Germany’s highest waterslide tower (27 metres or 88.5 feet), […]

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Park World Excellence Awards: Steaming ahead with entries and nominations

Park World Excellence Awards: Steaming ahead with entries and nominations

Entries and nominations for the Park World Excellence Awards are up like-for-like on last year, with a wide range of parks, projects, rides, attractions and people joining the line-up ahead of the 21 June closing date. Launched in 2018 by Park World publisher, Datateam Business Media, the Park World Excellence Awards is open to operators, […]

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Arnolds Park adds Wild Mouse

Arnolds Park adds Wild Mouse

Arnolds Park Amusement Park, on the shores of Lake Okoboji, Iowa, will add a classic Wild Mouse roller coaster for 2019. The new ride, formerly known as The Mad Mouse, was manufactured by the Allan Herschell Company in 1959 and was relocated from Joyland Amusement Park in Lubbock, Texas, where it operated for 45 years. […]

Vortex International’s new ‘Water Journey’ events win four IDA Awards

Vortex International’s new ‘Water Journey’ events win four IDA Awards

Vortex Aquatic Structures International is proud to announce that its new line of Water Journey elements has won four International Design Awards, taking Bronze in the Children Products, Toddler Products, Outdoor and Leisure Fun Games, and Designs for Social Impact categories. The new experiences, named Pico, Alto, and Hop, cater specifically to children aged 2 to […]

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Arihant Group names Jagat Parikh as COO

Arihant Group names Jagat Parikh as COO

Arihant is pleased to announce that Jagat Parikh has been named COO (Chief Operating Officer) for the Arihant Group. Mr. Jagat brings with him 25 years of experience in strategy and supply chain. He was briefly associated with a healthcare startup and with Universal Consulting for 19.6 years as partner and COO. He has consulted […]

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RCI and Challenges Unlimited form new partnership

RCI and Challenges Unlimited form new partnership

Ropes Courses Incorporated (RCI) has recently expanded its global reach even further thanks to a new partnership with Canadian adventure product supplier, Challenges Unlimited (CUI). Founded in 1988 and based primarily out of Bracebridge, Ontario, CUI specialises in challenge courses, aerial adventure parks, zip lines and climbing walls or towers. The decision to partner in […]

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Legoland California celebrates 20 Years

Legoland California celebrates 20 Years

Legoland California has turned 20 years old. The family theme park in Carlsbad celebrated the historic birthday with a special Park opening ceremony filled with entertainers, Lego characters, stilt walkers, and a one-of-a kind 10-foot Lego birthday cake. Since opening its doors in 1999 with 12 rides and Miniland U.S.A., North America’s first Legoland theme […]

Blackpool Pleasure Beach launches new discount scheme for locals

Blackpool Pleasure Beach launches new discount scheme for locals

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is launching a new residents discount scheme which will see everyone with an FY or PR postcode receive a fantastic money saving offer at the gate. The Wylde Coasters scheme will see local residents in the FY and PR postcode areas receive the online price anytime they visit Blackpool Pleasure Beach – […]