Archive for March, 2011

Hot Ice 2011
By 18/03/2011 Read More →

Hot Ice 2011

The award-winning Hot Ice show returns to the Pleasure Beach in Blackpool (England) this summer after the 2010 production proved to be the most successful show to date.

Superman: Escape from Krypton
By 18/03/2011 Read More →

Superman: Escape from Krypton

Six Flags Magic Mountain has officially unveiled the new look for its Superman freefall coaster.

European conferences – busy schedule for May/June
By 18/03/2011 Read More →

European conferences – busy schedule for May/June

European parks and attractions professionals looking to educate themselves and network with peers from a range of associated industries suddenly have a series of events to consider over the next few months.

Animal Kingdom and EPCOT mooted for Shanghai
By 15/03/2011 Read More →

Animal Kingdom and EPCOT mooted for Shanghai

Disney’s first Animal Kingdom and EPCOT theme parks outside America could be built in Shanghai, according to a statement issued by the local government.

Are IP-branded attractions worth the investment?
By 08/03/2011 Read More →

Are IP-branded attractions worth the investment?

Al Weber, Six Flags (pictured): As one of the most recognised entertainment brands in the world, Six Flags is very brand-centric. We have enjoyed a long and healthy partnership with Warner Brothers and utilise the intellectual properties of DC Comics, Looney Tunes and Hanna Barbera in various applications throughout our parks. IP investments are worthwhile […]

Shoot! It’s the Rapids!
By 08/03/2011 Read More →

Shoot! It’s the Rapids!

by Paul Ruben It was off last summer to Cedar Point to check out the Ohio park’s new flume ride, Shoot the Rapids. “You will get wet,” I was told. We’ll see.

The Price Is Right – or is it?
By 08/03/2011 Read More →

The Price Is Right – or is it?

by Dr Jack Samuels As a new approaches at many of the world’s parks and attractions, pricing decisions must be made. Frequently managers make such decisions based on costs rather than market realities.

Washington’s new waterpark
By 08/03/2011 Read More →

Washington’s new waterpark

Shark Reef Water Park is coming soon to Kennewick, Washington. The project is the brainchild of local businessmen Mike Hillman and Dave Schlotthauer.

Cantilevered Coaster
By 08/03/2011 Read More →

Cantilevered Coaster

Two American ride designers have joined forces to market a cantilevered rollercoaster system.

New trains for Gwazi
By 08/03/2011 Read More →

New trains for Gwazi

Gwazi, the mammoth double wooden rollercoaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, has new trains from Great Coasters International (GCI), the ride’s original manufacturer.