Archive for August, 2008

Euro Attractions Show
By 28/08/2008 Read More →

Euro Attractions Show

Perhaps the most eagerly-awaited Euro Attractions Show to date, the upcoming event in Munich promises to provide a memorable week for the amusement industry. Park World counts down.

Will “below the line” marketing (blogs, cell phones, etc) ever replace traditional media?
By 27/08/2008 Read More →

Will “below the line” marketing (blogs, cell phones, etc) ever replace traditional media?

Tom Mehrman (pictured), Ocean Park, Hong Kong: Ocean Park is an experience for everyone. As a result, we use the media channels that are most relevant to the market we are attempting to serve. The media cited above reaches a very niche market, but this can be indispensable for us to promote certain seasonal events, […]

Maple Leaf Coasting
By 27/08/2008 Read More →

Maple Leaf Coasting

by Paul Ruben I returned recently from Toronto where I visited Canada’s Wonderland and I rode their new mega-coaster, Behemoth, pictured here. I love Toronto. Bustling, clean, everything works; it’s like New York City run by the Swiss.

Getting the parts you bargained for!
By 27/08/2008 Read More →

Getting the parts you bargained for!

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Your most-popular ride suddenly breaks down a week before the big holiday weekend. You’ve been on the phone with the manufacturer but cannot fix the problem without a new part. Unfortunately, you cannot locate the part you need locally and are forced to order from overseas. You are short on […]

Livening up the queue line
By 27/08/2008 Read More →

Livening up the queue line

Dark Knight offers Total Immersion Those in line to ride the Dark Knight coaster at two Six Flags parks in the States can step into the dark side with the Joker and his henchmen. Using Total Immersion technology, from the French firm of the same name, the queue lines have become part of the experience.

Come on in the water’s Smokin’
By 27/08/2008 Read More →

Come on in the water’s Smokin’

New resort opens in Tennessee

Posted in: Editorial, Park News
Hersheypark to expand The Boardwalk
By 27/08/2008 Read More →

Hersheypark to expand The Boardwalk

More waterpark attractions for 2009 The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, Pennyslvania, will be expanded next season with the addition of The SEAquel, comprising two attractions from Whitewater West Industries, The Shore and Intercoastal Waterway.

Catapulte takes flight at La Ronde
By 27/08/2008 Read More →

Catapulte takes flight at La Ronde

Skycoaster debuts in Quebec Catapulte, a 173ft-tall SkyCoaster, has opened at La Ronde Parc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located near the back of the park, its unique location allows the ride to swing between 62 and 80 mph high above Lac aux Dauphins (Lake with Dolphins).

Ups & Downs
By 27/08/2008 Read More →

Ups & Downs

September 2008

Figures of Fun
By 27/08/2008 Read More →

Figures of Fun

September 2008