Offshore Surf makes waves

Offshore Surf makes waves

American Wave Machines has launched Offshore Surf, a comprehensive surf venue offering that combines an authentic surfing experience with food, bar and retail – all under one roof. Powered by American Wave Machine’s SurfStream technology, Offshore Surf offers visitors everything from soft rolling white water waves to hollow right and left barrels. The technology provides […]

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Familypark hosts summer VDFU meeting

Familypark hosts summer VDFU meeting

Over 180 participants gathered at Familypark, Austria, to take part in the Summer Meeting of the Association of German amusement parks and leisure companies (VDFU). Key members of the industry were in attendance at the park, which was also celebrating it’s 50th anniversary, as well as 25 years as part of the VDFU association.

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Havoc in West Edmonton

Havoc in West Edmonton

Canada’s West Edmonton Mall, he largest shopping mall in North America and the tenth largest in the world, has welcomed it’s newest attraction; Havoc. The Moser Ride manufactured thrill stands over 46ft tall and weighs 125,000 pounds, and sends riders through the air on three independent axes of rotation.

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Triotech unveil free-roaming Assassin’s Creed adventure for its VR Maze

Triotech unveil free-roaming Assassin’s Creed adventure for its VR Maze

Triotech, along with Ubisoft, has launched a new adventure for its VR Maze attraction – Assassin’s Creed: The Temple of Anubis. The new VR Maze title was announced at IAAPA’s attractions expo in Orlando, and is set in Ancient Egypt as reimagined in Ubisoft’s 2017 game Assassin’s Creed Origins. Players take on the role of […]

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Brogent Technology unveil Flyover China

Brogent Technology unveil Flyover China

August 8 saw the grand opening of the Brogent Technology flying theater attraction, Flyover China, at the Shijingshan Amusement Park in Beijing, China. Guests board one of seven gondolas for a ten minute flight around china, sitting with their feet dangling up to 12m in the air, facing a 20m diameter hemispherical dome screen.

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In a Galaxy not so far away…

In a Galaxy not so far away…

California’s Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida will soon welcome a new Star Wars inspired area – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The new additions were announced by CEO Bob Iger in 2015 with work commencing the following year.

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Tema Design by MK Illumination becomes MK Themed Attractions

Tema Design by MK Illumination becomes MK Themed Attractions

In order to reflect its expanded offerings, Danish theming specialist Tema Design by MK Illumination has changed its name to MK Themed Attractions. The company now delivers an increased selection of A-Z services to deliver complete themed concept solutions, thanks to the addition of complete concept lighting and amusement ride lighting designed to add sparkle, […]

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New hires and sector growth boost ITEC Entertainment

New hires and sector growth boost ITEC Entertainment

ITEC Entertainment Corporation welcomes (L-R) Mark Salchli, David Cline, and Mike Rives ITEC Entertainment Corporation, an industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions, has announced three new additions to its team. Mark Salchli has been hired as Director of Engineering, David Cline as Director of Sustaining Engineering & Manufacturing, and Mike Rives as Attraction Technical Design […]

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New baa-rmy Shaun the Sheep ride

New baa-rmy Shaun the Sheep ride

Florida-based dark ride specialists Sally Corporation and Aardman, the world-famous studio based in Bristol, UK, have signed a deal to design and market a dark ride based on the family-friendly franchise Shaun the Sheep. Shaun fans will be able to join the flock and conquer the chaos on the farm stepping aboard a custom themed […]

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Immotion Group extend Leke distribution agreement

Immotion Group extend Leke distribution agreement

Manchester-based provider of VR experiences, Immotion Group, has announced the extension of an exclusive distribution agreement with Beijing LEKE VR Technology Co. (Leke VR) for the UK and a new exclusive distribution agreement in the USA. Both agreements run through to 31 December 2019, subject to achieving commercial targets in each market.

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