Archive for September, 2007

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Kernels

October 2007 Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Resort, will present the keynote address at this year’s the General Managers and Owners Breakfast at IAAPA Attracions Expo in Orlando. Her topic will be “Creating The Year of a Million Dreams and the Future Disney Park Experience.” The event takes place at 8.30am on Wednesday, November […]

Garden Quest opens in Myrtle Beach
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Garden Quest opens in Myrtle Beach

Garden Quest is the name of a new extension to the MagiQuest Kingdom adventure game in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and it takes guests outside of the existing facility and on a journey through Broadway at the Beach, a neighbouring 350-acre shopping, dining and entertainment complex.

Terenzi Horror Nights
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Terenzi Horror Nights

Here’s how they do Halloween in the Black Forest. Terenzi Horror Nights at Europa-Park near Freiburg fills Germany’s biggest theme park with zombies and demons every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from October 4 to November 4 and for a full, fearsome week from October 25 onwards.

Halloween in Hong Kong
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Halloween in Hong Kong

Ocean Park guests have been told to brace themselves for Hong Kong’s biggest, scariest themed party of the year – its seventh annual Halloween Bash featuring more than 250 ghosts, zombies and dancing corpses.

Ridercam becomes YouTube sensation!
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Ridercam becomes YouTube sensation!

Since Port Aventura installed a Ridercam DVD system on two of its coasters this summer, the popular Spanish park has witnessed over 200 ride videos make their way onto the YouTube website – a fantastic free marketing tool if ever there was one.

Tomb Raider opens at Movie land
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Tomb Raider opens at Movie land

Located down the road from Gardaland at Lake Garda, the medium-sized Italian park Movieland Studios this summer opened refurbished Zamperla Windshear and gave it a new theme based around the Tomb Raider movies/computer games.

Kids City planned for China
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Kids City planned for China

Chinese children will, in a year’s time, be able to get a taste of adult working life in a new theme park planned for the city of Hangzhou. Located about two hours from Shanghai in the Zhejiang Province, Kids City will be the first attraction of its kid in China and follows the success of […]

Whale’s Tale Waterpark
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Whale’s Tale Waterpark

Whale’s Tale Waterpark, Lincoln, New Hampshire, has added a Boomerango (pictured) from Whitewater West Industries. Named the Banzai Pipeline, this inner-tube slide shoots riders high up a wall to give the sense of “going vertical.” The fall back to earth includes a shot of weightlessness over a transition hump and then into a splashdown pool […]

I am the Walrus
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I am the Walrus

by Paul Ruben When Huss unveiled its concept for the Topple Tower at the IAAPA trade show in 2002, I was fascinated. Imagine the Leaning Tower of Pisa run amok. We’ve all seen observation towers and drop towers, but a 63-foot tower that both spins and sways? Huss rides are good, but this was inspired.

From one continent to another
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From one continent to another

by Pradeep Sharma Having spent some time this summer travelling in Europe, it has given me chance to reflect upon the differences between the amusement industry there and at home in India.