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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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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Gröna Lund set to open the world’s second Sky Jump Ikaros

Gröna Lund set to open the world’s second Sky Jump Ikaros

Standing 95 meters tall and tilting you more than 90 degrees before plummeting to the ground at 90 km/h, Ikaros is set to be one of the scariest white knuckle rides around, opening up at Gröna Lund – the 134 year old waterfront amusement park in Stockholm. The attraction will see riders sat with the […]

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Ghostbusters 5D – The ultimate ghost hunt opened by VIP ghosthunters

Ghostbusters 5D – The ultimate ghost hunt opened by VIP ghosthunters

The new interactive family adventure ‘Ghostbusters 5D – the ultimate ghost hunt’ recently opened at Northern Germany’s biggest theme park Heide Park resort. Equipped with laser pistols, ghost traps and 3D glasses model Alena Gerber, her sister Deborah and actress Jenny Elvers (and son Paul) were there to try out the new ghostly adventure. The […]

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Turbo Track launches at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Turbo Track launches at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

A fresh rollercoaster was due to open on March 29 as part of an ongoing upgrade of the indoor UAE theme park dedicated to all things Ferrari.

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What’s new in North America?

What’s new in North America?

Paul Ruben highlights some of the new attractions opening this season in the USA and Canada.

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Season preview: EUROPE

Season preview: EUROPE

Park World highlights some of the major new parks, rides and attractions opening across the continent in 2017.

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AA Driver’s Town

AA Driver’s Town

New Zealand’s no.1 amusement park has launched a lovely new undercover driving school in partnership with the Automobile Association.

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Market report: ASIA

Market report: ASIA

Chris Yoshii and colleagues from the Hong Kong office of Economics at AECOM discuss new theme park developments in China, South Korea, Japan and beyond.

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Star Trek: Operation Enterprise

Star Trek: Operation Enterprise

This spring Movie Park Germany will launch the world’s first Star Trek-themed rollercoaster.

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