Archive for August, 2010

Cedar Fair Seeks Mondial
By 25/08/2010 Read More →

Cedar Fair Seeks Mondial

Mondial, the Dutch ride manufacturer, is to supply four WindSeeker rides to the Cedar Fair chain in 2011, each towering over 300ft (91.7-metres) tall.

Watercube Waterpark opens in Beijing
By 25/08/2010 Read More →

Watercube Waterpark opens in Beijing

Exactly two years after the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, the city’s National Aquatics Center has reopened as home to the Watercube Waterpark.

Sky Rocket
By 25/08/2010 Read More →

Sky Rocket

Coaster ignites Kennywood Kennywood, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, has introduced Sky Rocket, a linear synchronous motor (LSM) launched coaster from Premier Rides. Paul Ruben reports.

Waldameer Park
By 24/08/2010 Read More →

Waldameer Park

Gary Kyriazi revisits the Pennsylvania amusement park after more than 30 years and finds that, whilst some of the rides may have changed, the atmosphere is alive and well.

Harrison ‘Buzz’ Price, 1921-2010
By 17/08/2010 Read More →

Harrison ‘Buzz’ Price, 1921-2010

Harrison “Buzz” Price, the research economist who conducted thousands of feasibility studies for theme parks, museums and zoos – including Disneyland – passed away on August 15 at the age of 89.

Six Flags names new CEO
By 13/08/2010 Read More →

Six Flags names new CEO

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has named James Reid-Anderson as its new chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately.

New flume for Blackpool
By 10/08/2010 Read More →

New flume for Blackpool

A new Log Flume has opened in time for the summer holidays in Blackpool, England. The ride is located on the resort’s South Pier, across the road from the Pleasure Beach, where it is operated by Peter Sedgwick and family.

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Nightmare in Norway!
By 10/08/2010 Read More →

Nightmare in Norway!

Europe’s first interactive “5D” haunted house from Alterface has opened at Tusenfryd in Oslo, Norway.

Gillian’s Funland returns
By 10/08/2010 Read More →

Gillian’s Funland returns

Gillian’s Funland, Sea Isle City, New Jersey, has expanded by more than 60% in its second season.

Zamperla pulls out of Italian park
By 10/08/2010 Read More →

Zamperla pulls out of Italian park

As it concentrates its efforts on the new Luna Park at Coney Island in New York, Zamperla has severed its formal links with the Minitalia Leolandia park near Milan, Italy (pictured).