Archive for March, 2008

Cut VAT!
By 20/03/2008 Read More →

Cut VAT!

BALPPA campaigns for level tax playing field BALPPA (the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions) tabled a report recently to the UK Treasury calling for a cut in value added tax (VAT).

Astroland begins uncertain season
By 20/03/2008 Read More →

Astroland begins uncertain season

Coney Island park’s last stand? Coney Island’s Astroland Amusement Park and the classic Cyclone rollercoaster opened on Palm Sunday, March 16, the traditional start of the season. Could this be their last, asks Paul Ruben?

Lights …camera …coaster!
By 20/03/2008 Read More →

Lights …camera …coaster!

Universal Studios reveals new coaster project Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit is technology-packed new coaster planned for next season at  Universal Studios, Orlando.

Legoland Discovery Centre
By 19/03/2008 Read More →

Legoland Discovery Centre

New outlet to open in Duisburg Madrid-based design company TAA Industries has revealed that it has undertaken all theming and fitting out at the new Legoland Discovery Centre opening next month (May) in the German city of Duisburg.

Introducing Mammut…
By 19/03/2008 Read More →

Introducing Mammut…

Gardaland’s 1km coaster Italy’s number one amusement park – Gardaland – was due to reopen on March 19 with an exciting new attraction that brings a flavour of the Arctic to the shores of Lake Garda.

Morey’s Piers adds new attractions
By 19/03/2008 Read More →

Morey’s Piers adds new attractions

New coaster trains planned Guests visiting Morey’s Piers, Wildwood, New Jersey, will this season find a major transformation of a favourite coaster, two new rides and numerous upgrades and refinements.

Suzhou Stingray
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Suzhou Stingray

New generation Vekoma coaster for Chinese park Suzhou Giant Wheel Park is one of several new amusement parks opening this season in China. Located in the city of Suzhou, about two hours from Shanghai, the new facility has been designed by the Sanderson Group.

Singapore Flyer
By 19/03/2008 Read More →

Singapore Flyer

World’s tallest wheel (for now) Offering a “moving experience at every turn,” the Singapore Flyer officially became the world’s newest tallest Ferris Wheel when it opened to the public on March 1.

Reverchon returns
By 19/03/2008 Read More →

Reverchon returns

Spinning coaster under construction In the coming months, Reverchon will supply a compact spinning “mouse” coaster to a showman in Ireland. The ride will be the fourth attraction to be built by the French manufacturer since a low-key restart in 2007.

Land of the Vikings
By 19/03/2008 Read More →

Land of the Vikings

New zone complete at Legoland Windsor Legoland Windsor near London opened its gates ahead of Easter with the completion of a brand new zone.