Archive for June, 2010

Holiday World’s Will Koch dies
By 19/06/2010 Read More →

Holiday World’s Will Koch dies

Will Koch, owner and president of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana, passed away June 13 at the age of 48. His brother Dan has been named the park’s new president and CEO.

If money were no object, what attraction would you add right now?
By 07/06/2010 Read More →

If money were no object, what attraction would you add right now?

Risto Räikkönen, Linnanmäki, Finland (pictured): For a city amusement park like us in Helsinki money is not always the first thing we think about when planning a new attraction. The most important issue is always the space; where we could find a space for a new attraction?

Double Dale
By 07/06/2010 Read More →

Double Dale

by Paul Ruben Over successive April weekends I rode the two new rollercoasters at different Cedar Fair properties in the United States, the similarly-named Intimidator at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia. Intimidator is 232ft tall, while Intimidator 305 towers 305ft. Was I intimidated by Intimidator? Nah, it’s […]

Thoughts on Theming
By 07/06/2010 Read More →

Thoughts on Theming

by Dennis Speigel We are often asked by clients at International Theme Park Services how much theming should be given to an attraction. I believe the answer is easy …keep it simple and do not over-theme. Theming is necessary but also expensive.

Laser tag – the next generation
By 07/06/2010 Read More →

Laser tag – the next generation

The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company has given a new lease of life to laser tag by marrying it with a branded property.

Jackson returns to Disney
By 07/06/2010 Read More →

Jackson returns to Disney

Michael Jackson will soon appear in 3D form at four of the five global Disney resorts.

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Omaka Rocka opens
By 07/06/2010 Read More →

Omaka Rocka opens

Omaka Rocka, ProSlide’s innovative new two-man ”surprise adventure” tubing ride (marketed by the manufacturer as Topsy Turvy), has opened at Aquatica in Orlando.

IAAPA to open Asian office
By 07/06/2010 Read More →

IAAPA to open Asian office

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is to open an office in either Hong Kong or Singapore to service its members in the Asia-Pacific region.

SkyJump Las Vegas
By 07/06/2010 Read More →

SkyJump Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ Stratosphere Hotel & Casino has opened one of the world’s tallest SkyJump attractions. Located 855ft above the Vegas Strip, the attraction is best described as a controlled freefall.

Ednör – L’attaque
By 07/06/2010 Read More →

Ednör – L’attaque

The launch of Ednör – L’attaque at La Ronde signals the start of the Montreal amusement park’s transition into a theme park.