Pleasure Beach’s new coaster consolidates relationship between two amusement industry stalwarts
By 29/09/2016 Read More →

Pleasure Beach’s new coaster consolidates relationship between two amusement industry stalwarts

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has revealed details of its first new rollercoaster for over a decade, and it’s a biggie. Opening in 2018, the £16.25 million ($21m/€19m) Construction MMXVIII (18) by Mack Rides will be the UK’s first double launch coaster, featuring well over 1km of track.

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EAS 2016 – Barcelona breaks all records!
By 27/09/2016 Read More →

EAS 2016 – Barcelona breaks all records!

Whichever way you judge it – number of visitors, number of exhibitors or occupied floor space – last month’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS) in Barcelona was the largest in its history. Owen Ralph reports from the three-day event organised by IAAPA EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

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Construction begins on Six Flags Dubai
By 04/07/2016 Read More →

Construction begins on Six Flags Dubai

Six Flags Dubai will feature themed zones named in tribute to some of its most famous amusement parks in the United States, it has been revealed as construction begins on site at Dubai Parks and Resorts.

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Own the Thrill!
By 01/07/2016 Read More →

Own the Thrill!

Bill Kitchen has launched a new company to raise capital to accelerate the building of Polercoaster and SkySpire attractions across the United States.

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Stockholm slam – new tower ride will send Gröna Lund guests back to earth with a bang
By 28/06/2016 Read More →

Stockholm slam – new tower ride will send Gröna Lund guests back to earth with a bang

Imagine sitting in a seat with you legs dangling high above the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Suddenly, your chair is tilted more than 90 degrees, and you’re staring face-first at the ground.Then comes the drop…

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Will Brexit be a rollercoaster ride for UK parks and attractions?
By 24/06/2016 Read More →

Will Brexit be a rollercoaster ride for UK parks and attractions?

What will the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union mean for the amusement park and attractions industry?

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Maurer rides on
By 20/06/2016 Read More →

Maurer rides on

Park World is pleased to confirm that the Maurer portfolio of rollercoasters is to be marketed by a new entity called Maurer Rides GmbH as Maurer AG (formerly Maurer Söhne) concentrates its efforts on its structural protection systems division.

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The Magical World of Russia
By 20/06/2016 Read More →

The Magical World of Russia

Russian authorities have given the green light to the Moschanko Investment Group’s (MIG) planned $4 billion (€3.6bn) theme park development between Moscow and Kaluga.

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IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum
By 10/06/2016 Read More →

IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum

Members attending this May’s IAAPA EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Spring Forum by the banks of Lake Garda in Northern Italy were treated to a rich itinerary comprising visits to three theme parks, a waterpark and an aquarium, plus a plethora of networking lunches, cocktail receptions and dinners. 

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Storm Chasin’ at Kentucky Kingdom
By 10/06/2016 Read More →

Storm Chasin’ at Kentucky Kingdom

Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville, Kentucky, has introduced its fifth rollercoaster, and the second since the park’s reopening three years ago under Ed Hart. Storm Chaser from Rocky Mountain Construction represents packs an abundance of thrills, writes Paul Ruben.

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