Archive for April, 2008

Canobie Lake
By 24/04/2008 Read More →

Canobie Lake

Waterside survivor Just as there are a handful of oceanside parks remaining in America, so there are only a handful of lakeside American amusement parks left. Where real estate values on any body of water drove out most of 1,500+ plus American amusement parks during the 1920s, Canobie Lake Park still sits by the lake, […]

Save the mermaid!
By 21/04/2008 Read More →

Save the mermaid!

Weeki Wachee reprieve now in doubt Despite an agreement reached back in February, it now looks uncertain if the Weeki Wachee Springs mermaid attraction in Florida will actually receive State Park status, and thus secure its future.

Disney does it again!
By 21/04/2008 Read More →

Disney does it again!

The world’s most popular theme parks revealed TEA/ERA Attraction Attendance 2007, distributed by Park World, includes breakdowns of the most popular amusement parks and waterparks in North America, Europe, Mexico/Latin America, Asia/Pacific Rim and also the world’s Top 10 theme park/attraction chains.

By 21/04/2008 Read More →

Have the large money funds that have been buying amusement parks in recent years overpaid for the properties?

Dennis Speigel, International Theme Park Services: The “roll up” of the industry began officially when Premier Parks bought Six Flags and the subsequent park properties. They severely over paid for many of the parks in their quest to become the largest regional theme park operator.

Ups & Downs
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Ups & Downs

May 2008

Figures of Fun
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Figures of Fun

May 2008

Simworx still does simulators!
By 21/04/2008 Read More →

Simworx still does simulators!

Interactive ride debuts in Portugal Having now got a few 3D/4D projects under its belt, UK supplier Simworx is integrating a number of the technologies into its simulator rides, the area in which the company is traditionally known.

By 21/04/2008 Read More →

Kernels

May 2008 The owners of Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in England are working on plans for a £35 million (E44m/$69m) development called The Edge. The Pleasure Beach is one of four concerns bidding for a casino licence in Great Yarmouth and, if successful, would combine it at The Edge with activities including bowling, a restaurant […]

Oasis of fun at Lake Winnie
By 21/04/2008 Read More →

Oasis of fun at Lake Winnie

Interactive playground added Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, Chattanooga, Tennessee, has added a new interactive play area. Runaround Playground, part of the Stay & Play Hideaway, is designed and constructed by Playcore, a Chattanooga company.

Wuhan Zoo revamp
By 21/04/2008 Read More →

Wuhan Zoo revamp

Dutch firm wins design contract The Dutch design company Jora Vision has been contracted as designer and architect for the new look Wuhan Zoo in China. The winner of an international tendering process, Jora Vision presented a detailed plan to rebuild the zoo to Wuhan City representatives at the end of 2007.