Archive for November, 2010

Dutch Wonderland sold to Palace Entertainment
By 26/11/2010 Read More →

Dutch Wonderland sold to Palace Entertainment

Palace Entertainment, the US subsidiary of Parques Reunidos, has acquired Dutch Wonderland from Hershey Entertainment.

CNL ends lease deal with PARC Management
By 25/11/2010 Read More →

CNL ends lease deal with PARC Management

CNL Lifestyle Properties has reached an agreement regarding the early termination of PARC Management’s leases on 18 attractions and family entertainment centres (FECs) in the US currently operated by PARC.

Premier launch coaster for Indonesia
By 12/11/2010 Read More →

Premier launch coaster for Indonesia

Premier Rides is to supply a signature attraction for the new Trans Studio Theme Park in Bandung Supermal, Indonesia.

Dunaway joins KidZania
By 05/11/2010 Read More →

Dunaway joins KidZania

The former executive vice-president of Nintendo, Cammie Dunaway is now the US president and chief global marketing officer for KidZania Inc. After three years guiding children through the virtual world of video games, she will now take on the real-world entertainment of KidZania.

How was business this season?
By 05/11/2010 Read More →

How was business this season?

Paul Nelson (pictured), Waldameer Park, USA: Thank goodness I was not asked this question last year – you could not have printed my answer! The 2009 season sucked because of the weather but 2010 was excellent because of good management. In fact, this was the best year in the history of the park! For 2011 […]

S&S does kiddie rides
By 05/11/2010 Read More →

S&S does kiddie rides

Everything changed in 1994. With the launch of the Space Shot, the world’s first vertical amusement ride, S&S Power, now S&S Worldwide, took the outdoor amusement industry to new heights. Here’s an update on the company’s recent activities, including its new kiddie ride collection.

Maurer x 9
By 05/11/2010 Read More →

Maurer x 9

Maurer Söhne will open nine new rollercoasters in 2011, including its first ever rides in China.

Star Flyers for Six Flags
By 05/11/2010 Read More →

Star Flyers for Six Flags

Six Flags has signed a deal with Funtime to supply two Star Flyer rides in 2011.

ABC gets smart
By 05/11/2010 Read More →

ABC gets smart

“In this economic period of time the market is asking for lower priced attractions,” notes Alberto Brandestini of ABC Rides. The Swiss company’s response to this trend is a new line of “smart rides,” offering simple movements combined with the kind of imaginative design ABC has become admired for.

Christmas in Tivoli
By 05/11/2010 Read More →

Christmas in Tivoli

Due to start on November 12, the six-week-long Christmas in Tivoli celebrations will bring festive cheer to the heart of Copenhagen.