Archive for December, 2011

Happypillar
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Happypillar

by Axes Inc It’s a train ride without a track! Operators of the Happypillar simply mark their own track on the floor with paint, gaffer tape (duct tape) or anything else that takes their fancy and the caterpillar-themed train faithfully follows it using sensors in each car.

MegaWhirl
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MegaWhirl

by Gordon Rides/Larson Combining the thrill of a Whip with cars from the classic Tilt-a-Whirl, this brand new attraction from Gordon Rides and Larson International was engineered by Ride Centerline.

Mini Hu
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Mini Hu

by S&S Worldwide S&S Worldwide has introduced a new family ride, the Mini Hu.

Junior Twister
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Junior Twister

by Zamperla The Junior Twister Coaster is a new family ride from Zamperla, and it comes in two versions, the JTC 170 “Compact” and JTC 230 “Extended.”

Hirakata Park
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Hirakata Park

Thomas Clarke visits Japan’s oldest continually operating amusement park as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Hong Kong in colour!
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Hong Kong in colour!

Hong Kong’s two big theme parks – Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland – have launched new lands. Park World profiles the colourful Thrill Mountain and Toy Story Land.

Skemmtigardurinn – Iceland’s new FEC
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Skemmtigardurinn – Iceland’s new FEC

Spanning two floors of Reykjavik’s largest shopping mall, Skemmtigardurinn is Iceland’s newest and brightest family entertainment centre (FEC).

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TEA at 20

As the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) celebrates its 20th anniversary, Owen Ralph catches up with founder Monty Lunde and current president Rick Rothschild.

Posted in: 2011, Back Issues, Editorial, Q&A
Park Show returns to Rimini
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Park Show returns to Rimini

Italy’s first Park Show International for seven years was held recently in Rimini – just two weeks after IAAPA Attractions Expo in the States.

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What will be a more realistic goal in 2012 – raising gate prices or increasing in-park spending?

Carl Lum, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, USA (pictured): In reality, it will be a combination of both.