Archive for June, 2008

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Do either smaller “half-day” attractions or larger resort destinations pose a threat to your operation?

Raffi Kaprelyan, Canada’s Wonderland:  I take all attractions around us seriously as we are competing for the limited entertainment dollar. To do so, we create an environment where safety and guest service is of the utmost importance. We work diligently to ensure our park is maintained to give our guests a very pleasurable day and […]

Ups & Downs
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Ups & Downs

July/August 2008

Figures of Fun
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Figures of Fun

July/August 2008

Torquay Flyer
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Torquay Flyer

Balloon soars over English Riveria Lindstrand Technologies has installed a HiFlyer tethered balloon in the popular British resort of Torquay. Soaring to 400ft (120 metres) above the coast, the attraction gives up to 30 passengers at a time a breathtaking 15-minute bird’s eye view over the “English Riveria.”

Elephants in Action!
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Elephants in Action!

Valencia’s new animal attraction Spanish waterpark supplier Action Park also completes a number of theming projects for various attractions, and recently it secured a commission in its home city.

Sea Life at Legoland California
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Sea Life at Legoland California

Aquarium opening soon The Lost City of Atlantis has been recreated as part the new Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland California in Carlsbad, due to open August 11.

SwiftWater Run debuts at Splash Country
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SwiftWater Run debuts at Splash Country

Dollywood debuts CannonBowl Dollywood’s Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. is now welcoming guests to its new $1 million SwiftWater Run ride. This CannonBowl attraction from ProSlide offers double or single-passenger tubes that take riders through a 54-inch diameter tunnel and into a large bowl.

Ripley’s ready in London
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Ripley’s ready in London

New Believe it or Not! nearly open Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Is about to open its new outlet in the heart of London’s West End. Introducing a host of peculiar and wonderful exhibits never before seen in the UK, the museum of oddities at 1 Piccadilly Circus occupies 24,000 sq ft of prime tourist […]

Dominator opens at Kings Dominion
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Dominator opens at Kings Dominion

Geauga Lake coaster given new home Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia, has introduced its 14th rollercoaster, Dominator. This 4,210ft steel ride by Bolliger & Mabillard is the longest floorless coaster in the world and has the largest roller coaster loop.

Madame Tussauds Berlin
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Madame Tussauds Berlin

Latest attraction opens in Germany Merlin Entertainments is due to open its eighth Madame Tussauds attraction in Berlin on July 9. The high traffic location chosen for the €10.5 million attraction is Unter den Linden, close to the Brandenberg Gate and not too far from Merlin’s existing Legoland Discovery Centre on Potsdamer Platz.