Archive for October, 2008

China’s first woodie
By 26/10/2008 Read More →

China’s first woodie

New ride rises in Shanghai Martin & Vleminckx Rides LLC (MVR) is currently building the first wooden rollercoaster in China at Happy Valley Shanghai.

Magic Mountain adds 16th Coaster
By 25/10/2008 Read More →

Magic Mountain adds 16th Coaster

Terminator ride announced Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California, will add a new wooden rollercoaster for the 2009 season. Terminator: The Coaster will be the park’s 16th coaster.

Celebration City closes
By 25/10/2008 Read More →

Celebration City closes

HFE turns out the lights Due to “a shift in business strategy,” Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE) is closing Celebration City in Branson, Missouri. The park, which featured 30 rides and attractions, opened in 2003 as an afternoon and evening alternative to HFE’s nearby Silver Dollar City.

New ride at Flamingo Land? Mumbo Jumbo!
By 24/10/2008 Read More →

New ride at Flamingo Land? Mumbo Jumbo!

El Loco coaster confirmed for ’09 The first S&S El Loco coaster in Europe will debut next summer at Flamingo Land in England. Named Mumbo Jumbo, it will feature a 96ft 125-degree drop – thought to be the steepest in the world.

EAS Munich
By 21/10/2008 Read More →

EAS Munich

IAAPA does Oktoberfest It might have come only eight months after the last one, but the recent Euro Attractions Show (EAS) in Munich nevertheless attracted over 5,000 visitors to the Messe München exhibition centre – roughly the same amount that turned up at the start of the year for the same event in Nice, France. […]

Zip-A-Dee-Do-Ride
By 21/10/2008 Read More →

Zip-A-Dee-Do-Ride

by Paul Ruben At a height of 6,288ft, Mount Washington in northern New Hampshire is the tallest mountain in the eastern United States. Its motto, “home of the world’s worst weather,” seems apt.

Solid Steel Networking
By 21/10/2008 Read More →

Solid Steel Networking

Maurer Söhne hosts EAS guests Maurer Söhne, the Munich-based manufacturer of rollercoasters and bridge protection systems, trades off its reputation for “Innovation in Steel” yet surely one of the biggest achievements was to transform a cavernous steel warehouse at its Munich headquarters into a party venue for the night. Yet that’s what it achieved on […]

EAASI makes a stand
By 21/10/2008 Read More →

EAASI makes a stand

Chinese exhibitor targeted at EAS During the recent Euro Attractions Show in Munich, the European suppliers’ association EAASI took action against a Chinese exhibitor on behalf of four Italian ride manufacturers whose products were displayed without their consent in one of the company’s catalogues.

New York City invests in Coney Island
By 17/10/2008 Read More →

New York City invests in Coney Island

Wonder Wheel Park preserved New York City has purchased an acre of Wonder Wheel Park from Ward Realty Corp for $11 million as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to preserve the historic character of Coney Island.

Märchenpark expands
By 17/10/2008 Read More →

Märchenpark expands

Austrian attraction announces €4.4m of improvements After a successful jubilee season, in which the park attracted more than 300,000 guests for the very first time, Märchenpark in Austria has announced further expansion plans for 2009.