Archive for August, 2009

Holiday World announces record-breaking ride for 2010
By 23/08/2009 Read More →

Holiday World announces record-breaking ride for 2010

Fresh from installing the world’s tallest water ride, Holiday World is preparing to unveil another record-breaker for 2010. Located at the adjacent Splashin’ Safari waterpark, Wildebeest will be the world’s longest waterslide coaster.

Happy Valley Shanghai & Chengdu
By 18/08/2009 Read More →

Happy Valley Shanghai & Chengdu

China’s largest park chain just got a little bit bigger. Since last month, the OCT Group’s Happy Valley brand can be found in four cities and provinces, and plans have already been announced for a fifth. Park World profiles the two newest additions to the portfolio, Chengdu and Shanghai.

TEA reveals SATE speakers
By 17/08/2009 Read More →

TEA reveals SATE speakers

Joe Rohde (pictured), David Smith, Linda Smith, Mike West and Phil Hettema have been confirmed as speakers for September’s SATE conference from the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association).

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Morey’s history is ‘A Wild Ride’
By 17/08/2009 Read More →

Morey’s history is ‘A Wild Ride’

The rise of Morey’s Piers is chronicled in a new book by, A Wild Ride, a ride so wild it’s available with a choice of two covers!

Woodie revealed for Efteling
By 17/08/2009 Read More →

Woodie revealed for Efteling

The Efteling has revealed plans for a duelling wooden coaster, set to open at the famous Dutch park in around a year’s time.

Merlin ‘sponsors’ London Eye
By 12/08/2009 Read More →

Merlin ‘sponsors’ London Eye

Merlin Entertainments has revealed the second part of its three-year upgrade plan for the London Eye. The leading attractions operator now lends its own name to the ride, which visitors can enjoy together with a complementary 4D cinema experience.

Rich Allen becomes S&S CEO
By 11/08/2009 Read More →

Rich Allen becomes S&S CEO

Following recent management changes this summer, S&S Worldwide has announced the appointment of Rich Allen as its new president and chief executive officer. Kevin Rohwer, meanwhile, becomes vice-president of sales and marketing.

Hong Kong Disneyland expansion
By 05/08/2009 Read More →

Hong Kong Disneyland expansion

Three new themed areas will be added to Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) over the next five years, bringing the total number of attractions, entertainment, and interactive experiences at the resort to over 100. The plans were approved recently by the Hong Kong SAR Government.

Great City Attractions – it all started with a Ferris Wheel
By 04/08/2009 Read More →

Great City Attractions – it all started with a Ferris Wheel

Great City Attractions is the name of a new company that becomes the world’s leading operator of observation wheels. Formed by a merger between the Great Wheel Corporation (GWC) and World Tourist Attractions (WTA), the new enterprise boasts a portfolio of permanent and semi-permanent rides ranging from 40 to over 100-metres in height.