Archive for December, 2007

Ups & Downs
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Ups & Downs

Dec 2007/Jan 2008

Figures of Fun
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Figures of Fun

Dec 2007/Jan 2008

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Kings Dominion introduces 14th coaster

B&M floorless gets new home Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia, will introduce its 14th rollercoaster in 2008. Dominator, debuting late spring, is a 4,210ft-long ride from Bolliger & Mabillard and the longest floorless coaster in the world, as well as boasting the tallest loop. The ride is being moved from Geauga Lake, Aurora, Ohio, which is […]

Splash Country gets SwiftWater
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Splash Country gets SwiftWater

Proslide Canonbowl for Dollywood waterpark Dollywood’s Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, will introduce SwiftWater Run for its 2008 season. Representing a $1 million investment, the attraction is a Canonbowl from ProSlide Technologies and will offer double or single-passenger tubes that take guest through a 54-inch diameter tunnel before propeling them into a large bowl.

Comfyland wins IAAPA award
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Comfyland wins IAAPA award

Educational play centre makes Impact The Comfyland Experience from Comfy Entertainment Centers won the IAAPA Impact Award as the ultimate new product for 2007.

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ILP to asisst Emaar Malls Group

Dubai Mall will featue entertainment attractions Innovative Leisure Partners (ILP) has been retained as a consultant to the Emaar Malls Group to assist in the set-up of the entertainment and attraction venues within the planned Dubai Mall.

Polar Express rolls into SeaWorld
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Polar Express rolls into SeaWorld

Wild Arctic revamped for Christmas Offering a simulated trip to the North Pole, the Polar Express Experience has been a highlight this festive period for guests at SeaWorld Orlando.

Holiday World announces more new rides
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Holiday World announces more new rides

Spring ride and carousel planned The family ride line-up at Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana, will be expanded to include a carousel and a Spring Ride in 2008.

Wild Adventures announces 2008 additions
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Wild Adventures announces 2008 additions

Veggie Tales and a new ride planned Wild Adventures, Valdosta, Georgia, will add a new thrill ride, The Rattler by Moser, and 300 animals for its 2008 season. New family-friendly entertainment is also on the way with the addition of the popular kid’s characters Veggie Tales (pictured) and a “Kidzpalooza” festival.

Great American Family Parks announces president
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Great American Family Parks announces president

Van Voorhis appointed Great American Family Parks (GFAM), Santa Monica, California, has appointed Dale Van Voorhis (pictured) as its president and chief operating officer.