Archive for June, 2009

The London Eye reinvigorated the Ferris Wheel. What other ride or attraction is ready for renewal and why?
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The London Eye reinvigorated the Ferris Wheel. What other ride or attraction is ready for renewal and why?

Chuck Bingham, Martin & Vleminckx: I’ve always thought certain old rides should be brought back; one of those is the Flying Scooters. Now I see a guy from New York intends to resurrect the Whip. Some of those old rides were really simple but they delivered a great experience.

Ups & Downs
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Ups & Downs

July 2009

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Kernels

July 2009 Doug Waterbury has established Empire Attraction LLC, an umbrella company to manage his numerous entertainment venues and events in New York, including Santa’s Workshop, the Historic Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, Yesterday’s Royal, the Sylvan Beach Screamer Speedboat Thrill Ride, the Sterling Renaissance Festival, the Sterling Celtic Rock Festival and Screamers’ Hollow. “New Yorkers […]

PARC Foundation makes first award
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PARC Foundation makes first award

Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, PARC Management and its new philanthropic arm, The PARC Foundation, recently awarded the inaugural Jack Kemp Community Service Award to celebrate the life and work of the American politician, vice-presidential nominee and professional football player.

Forest Falcon
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Forest Falcon

A new attraction has risen from the forest at Duinrell in the Netherlands. Operating since May, Falcon is smallest of several EuroFighter coasters installed this season by Gerstlauer.

Jumping Dragon at Lagoon Park
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Jumping Dragon at Lagoon Park

Lagoon Park, Farmington, Utah, has introduced a new family ride from Zierer called Jumping Dragon. Similar to a Musik Express, the ride moves in a circuit with hills and valley and is ornately decorated with a serpent-like figure featuring a 15ft moving tail.

Drievliet goes ‘5D’
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Drievliet goes ‘5D’

As reported recently in Park World, Dutch family park Drievliet is to add the 3D film Curse of Skullrock. We have since learned that the accompanying theatre by Simworx will feature “5D” effects seats.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dark ride for South Korea
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dark ride for South Korea

4Kids Entertainment and Mirage Studios have approved the first-ever theme park ride based around the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property, which is “shell-ebrating” its 25th anniversary this year.

New kids rides for Pacific Park
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New kids rides for Pacific Park

At Pacific Park on the Pier in Santa Monica, California, five new family rides have been introduced for 2009. These include Inkie’s Air Lift, a Zamperla balloon ride; Sig Alert EV, round bumper cars from RDC; Santa Monica Pier Patrol, a truck ride by SBF/Visa; Sea Planes (pictured), a Zamperla plane ride, plus a Rockin’ […]

Santa Cruz swings
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Santa Cruz swings

Sea Swings has lifted off at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California. From Bertazzon 3B, the classic-looking ride replaces the park’s old Typhoon.