Archive for March, 2012

ProSlide 2012
By 27/03/2012 Read More →

ProSlide 2012

Around 60 new ProSlide attractions will open this year around the world, including large new installations in China, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Launching as part of the new Equarius waterpark at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore will be the Canadian company’s first HydroMagnetic Hornet, a two-person waterslide coaster, while a duelling version is […]

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A round of Applause for…
By 23/03/2012 Read More →

A round of Applause for…

Ocean Park (pictured, Hong Kong), Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (California) and Puy du Fou (France) are in the running for this year’s Applause Award.

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Jerome L Albert, 1937 – 2012
By 19/03/2012 Read More →

Jerome L Albert, 1937 – 2012

The founder of Coney Island’s Astroland amusement park has passed away.

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Parques Reunidos snaps up Slagharen and Noah’s Ark
By 16/03/2012 Read More →

Parques Reunidos snaps up Slagharen and Noah’s Ark

The Spanish group Parques Reunidos has been on a shopping trip and recently added new parks to its portfolio from Europe and North America.

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King Cobra coming to Six Flags!
By 15/03/2012 Read More →

King Cobra coming to Six Flags!

Following its debut last summer in Turkey, Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems is to install a further eight King Cobra slides this year across the globe – including its first ever in North America.

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Legoland Hotel
By 15/03/2012 Read More →

Legoland Hotel

Guests at Legoland Windsor near London can enjoy the “ultimate sleepover” at the world’s first purpose-built Legoland Hotel.

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Mack makes personnel changes
By 15/03/2012 Read More →

Mack makes personnel changes

Kurt Mack-Even (pictured) has retired from Mack Rides after 35 years with the German ride manufacturer. The company has now appointed a new executive board comprising Christian von Elverfeldt as managing director/CEO, Thorsten Koebele, handling sales and marketing, and chief technical officer Günther Burger.

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New coaster crashes into Thorpe Park!
By 15/03/2012 Read More →

New coaster crashes into Thorpe Park!

Europe’s second – and tallest – Wing Coaster from Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) has opened at Thorpe Park near London.

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SATE 2012 at Disneyland Paris
By 15/03/2012 Read More →

SATE 2012 at Disneyland Paris

How do you create successful and engaging guest experiences? Found out from the masters of their trade at this September’s SATE (Storytelling/Architecture/Technology/Experience) conference at Disneyland Paris.

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Great Wolf agrees merger with Apollo
By 15/03/2012 Read More →

Great Wolf agrees merger with Apollo

Great Wolf Resorts, operator of the Great Wolf Lodge indoor waterparks/hotel chain in North America, has agreed to a merger with Apollo Global Management.

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