Archive for November, 2009

Crealy planning decision bodes well for other UK parks
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Crealy planning decision bodes well for other UK parks

A landmark appeal decision has clarified the planning status of amusement park rides in the United Kingdom.

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Chance finishes first Unicoaster
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Chance finishes first Unicoaster

The first Unicoaster ride from Chance is finished. This brand new ride features eight rotating arms with two passenger vehicles on each arm and allows each vehicle’s passengers to control their own spin, both forward and backward.

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ProFun to manage Suzanne Mubarak park
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ProFun to manage Suzanne Mubarak park

Operational management and strategic direction of the new Suzanne Mubarak Family Park in Cairo is to be handled by the ProFun Management Group. The California-based company has formed a local operation, ProFun Egypt Ltd, to work with the Heliopolis Association to open and manage the new park.

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Reinventing the wheel
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Reinventing the wheel

Amusement industry think tank US Thrillrides claims to reinvent the way we have fun. This time, company founder Bill Kitchen is at it again. The creator of the Skycoaster, Skyventure, and Unicoaster has applied his ingenuity to reinventing the wheel, or rather the Ferris Wheel.

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Cinecitta World set for 2011 debut in Rome
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Cinecitta World set for 2011 debut in Rome

Italy’s largest theme park dedicated to the cinema will open its gates in less than two years’ time. Cincecitta World, in the Castel Romano area of Rome, is set for a spring 2011 debut, and its developers hope to attract over four million guests a year.

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Water coaster on a cruise ship!
By 10/11/2009 Read More →

Water coaster on a cruise ship!

The Disney Cruise Line is to introduce an industry first when it installs a waterslide coaster on a passenger ship.

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Europa-Park plans Iceland expansion
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Europa-Park plans Iceland expansion

After celebrating the best season in its 34-year history, Europa-Park near Freiburg in Germany is to expand its Iceland area for 2010.

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Disney gets the go-ahead in Shanghai
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Disney gets the go-ahead in Shanghai

After years of speculation, The Walt Disney Company has confirmed it is has received approval from the central government of China to develop a theme park in the Pudong district of Shanghai.

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HIT attraction planned for Malaysia
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HIT attraction planned for Malaysia

HIT Entertainment’s first Little Big Club attraction will open in 2012 at the prestigious Puteri Harbour development in Nusajaya, Malaysia.

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New trains for Holiday World coaster
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New trains for Holiday World coaster

The Voyage, the highly-ranked wooden coaster at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana, is expected to feel faster and a lot smoother in 2010 thanks to a new set of trains.

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