Archive for July, 2010

Richard “Harold” Chance, 1921-2010
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Richard “Harold” Chance, 1921-2010

The founder of the Chance Manufacturing Company, Richard “Harold” Chance, passed away on July 10, surrounded by family. He was 88 years old.

OCT orders duelling coaster for Wuhan
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OCT orders duelling coaster for Wuhan

Following the popularity of China’s first ever wooden coaster at Happy Valley Shanghai, Martin & Vleminckx (M&V) has been contracted to supply a duelling coaster for the OCT group’s new park in Wuhan.

Legoland Water Park
By 07/07/2010 Read More →

Legoland Water Park

The world’s first Lego-themed waterpark opened on May 28. Legoland Water Park, part of the Legoland California Resort, represents the largest expansion in the history of Carlsbad-based park.

Are 3D films in mainstream movie theatres a threat to your park’s 3D/4D offering?
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Are 3D films in mainstream movie theatres a threat to your park’s 3D/4D offering?

Fernando Medroa, Walibi Belgium (pictured): 4D goes further than 3D; it immerses the audience in the heart of the movie with numerous effects including moving seats, water sprays, air blasts, soap bubbles and light effects.

Kiddie wave pool!
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Kiddie wave pool!

Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags New England has introduced Mr Six’s Splash Island. This 30,000 gallon shaded wave pool is designed especially for little ones, and features a 150ft interactive lazy river with dumping coconuts, rain curtains and squirting effects.

Monorail-themed waterslide for Disneyland Hotel
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Monorail-themed waterslide for Disneyland Hotel

Currently undergoing a renovation, the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, will soon include a new pool and water play area.

Joris en de Draak
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Joris en de Draak

Based around the story of George and the Dragon, Efteling’s new duelling coaster opened to the public on July 1.

P&P’s new projects
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P&P’s new projects

Despite its 20 years in the attractions business, the Dutch design firm P&P Projects had never done any work for Efteling until recently. Now it’s completed two jobs for Holland’s most famous theme park.

Zamperla Air Race
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Zamperla Air Race

Combining several different movements, Air Race is the latest family thrill ride from Zamperla. Open since the end of May at Luna Park in Coney Island, New York, the ride also provides a spectacular visual effect.

Premier Rides moves
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Premier Rides moves

Premier Rides has relocated its headquarters to Baltimore, Maryland, as part of plans for expansion.