Archive for October, 2010

EAS Rome
By 19/10/2010 Read More →

EAS Rome

Now in its 10th year, Euro Attractions Show (EAS) continues to build in momentum, with a new attendance record set last month during a memorable week in Rome. Owen Ralph reports.

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010
By 19/10/2010 Read More →

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010

IAAPA, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, holds its annual Attractions Expo next month and it’s back where it belongs – in Orlando, theme park capital of the world.

Charlie Bray resigns at IAAPA
By 14/10/2010 Read More →

Charlie Bray resigns at IAAPA

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has revealed that Charlie Bray has resigned as its president and CEO, set to leave on December 3.

IAAPA elects third vice-chair
By 13/10/2010 Read More →

IAAPA elects third vice-chair

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has elected Mario O Mamon from the Philippines as its new third vice-chairman. Mamon is the first park owner from Asia to be appointed to the position.

Franz Mack, 1921-2010
By 11/10/2010 Read More →

Franz Mack, 1921-2010

Franz Mack, amusement ride entrepreneur and founder of Europa-Park, died on October 3 at the age of 89.

Ownership change at S&S
By 11/10/2010 Read More →

Ownership change at S&S

S&S Worldwide is under renewed ownership. Larsen MacColl Partners, the Utah ride manufacturer’s largest shareholder, acquired majority ownership in the company towards the end of September, including all shares previously held by founder Stan Checketts.

Grand Pier opening confirmed
By 11/10/2010 Read More →

Grand Pier opening confirmed

The owner of the new look Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, England, has confirmed that the attraction will finally open in time for the “half-term” school holidays at the end of October.

KMG XLR8
By 11/10/2010 Read More →

KMG XLR8

Everything about KMG’S new ride concept is compact – the name, the set-up and the price.

Love the train!
By 04/10/2010 Read More →

Love the train!

Each November for the past three years, Dotto Trains has organised a celebration of its products in the pretty town of Arco near Lake Garda, and it will do the same again in 2010.

SkyLoop for Helsinki
By 04/10/2010 Read More →

SkyLoop for Helsinki

Linnanmäki in Helsinki, Finland, is to add a SkyLoop coaster from Maurer Söhne for 2011, its second rollercoaster from the German manufacturer.