New waterpark Neptune set to create waves in Bulgaria

New waterpark Neptune set to create waves in Bulgaria

The largest waterpark in Bulgaria is set to open this summer near Sozopol, situated next to one of the biggest tourist attractions in the region – the castle in the nearby village of Ravadinovo, which attracts more than 1 million tourists every year. The park is currently under construction and will feature 16 slides and […]

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Wavegarden launches Cove machine

Wavegarden launches Cove machine

Wavegarden has launched a new machine, the Wavegarden Cove, capable of producing 1,000 waves per hour. A demonstration model has been built at its R&D centre in Spain measuring just 50m x 80m and has been creating waves non-stop since October 2016. Software controlled, the system is able to produce a wide variety of left […]

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Innovative Leisure adds new ropes course to Denmark’s Universe Park

Innovative Leisure adds new ropes course to Denmark’s Universe Park

  The renowned winter winds of Denmark did not manage to stop the completion of a double level Sky Trail explorer high ropes course at Universe Science Park in Nordborg, South Jutland. The team at Innovative Leisure helped to combine creativity and technology into a fun and thrilling hands on experience. The Universe Sky Trail […]

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SeaWorld and Sesame Workshop expand partnership

SeaWorld and Sesame Workshop expand partnership

SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop have extended their 37-year partnership to include the development of an additional Sesame Place theme park in the United States. The current Sesame Place theme park, located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, between Philadelphia and New York City, is the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the program Sesame Street. The […]

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Alterface launches IP Popcorn Revenge®


Alterface launches IP Popcorn Revenge®


This years Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) will see Alterface unveil a new and unique ride concept. The Spinning Interactive Dark Ride features the new Alterface proprietary IP Popcorn Revenge® as the rides theming. Alterface launched its Rotating Theater in 2007, which offered an interactive experience with immersive themed scenery. The second generation now brings a […]

Darien Lake’s Viper Turns 35

Darien Lake’s Viper Turns 35

Darien Lake, Darien Center, New York, opened the doors for its 54th season in early May, with the new season marking a significant landmark occasion. The parks signature coaster, the Viper reached its 35th birthday, originally opening in 1982. The 121-foot coaster originally pioneered five inversions, including a vertical loop, a boomerang and a corkscrew […]

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Waterworld California Becomes Six Flags’ 20th property

Waterworld California Becomes Six Flags’ 20th property

  Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has agreed with EPR Properties, owner of Waterworld California, to operate the water park located in Concord, California. Waterworld California is Northern California’s largest water park, formerly owned and operated by Six Flags, and is located 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. “This is an exciting […]

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The great leap backwards

The great leap backwards

Park Hoppin’ with Paul Ruben  Pictured here on the Cosmic Coaster, a Zamperla powered family coaster at Valleyfair, Shakopee, Minnesota, I was thinking – what is the most reproduced roller coaster?

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Expertly done: The Leisure Expert Group

Expertly done: The Leisure Expert Group

Jora Entertainment rebrands as the Leisure Expert Group A change of name for Jora Entertainment aims to reflect the firm’s increasingly broad offering with a ‘blank sheet’ development process for a wide variety of park projects. It is even looking to move beyond parks and into events and festivals. Paul Ruben found out more….  

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Thea Recognizes Whitewater’s Slideboarding

Thea Recognizes Whitewater’s Slideboarding

WhiteWater recently took to the stage at the Themed Entertainment Associaton’s Thea Awards Gala to celebrate the best projects and innovative technologies in themed entertainment. This is the second time WhiteWater have been recognised with a Thea award, the first received in 2001 for Parc Asterix’ Spinning Rapids Ride names L’Oxygenarium. This time their Slideboarding […]

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