Archive for June, 2012

IAAPA enjoys success in Hong Kong
By 22/06/2012 Read More →

IAAPA enjoys success in Hong Kong

Mirroring the rise of the parks and attractions industry in Asia, IAAPA’s recent Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) was one of its most successful to date. Owen Ralph reports from Hong Kong.

PortAventura celebrates summer
By 21/06/2012 Read More →

PortAventura celebrates summer

Looking for a new seasonal event to boost business at your park? How about a summer party?

S&S announces Japanese investor
By 20/06/2012 Read More →

S&S announces Japanese investor

The Japanese ride manufacturer Sansei Yusoki is to invest in S&S Worldwide. As part of the deal, effective July 3, S&S will retain its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Logan, Utah, and Rich Allen will stay on as president and CEO.

Village Roadshow and Sanderson set sights on Asia
By 18/06/2012 Read More →

Village Roadshow and Sanderson set sights on Asia

Watch out China, the Aussies are coming! Entertainment and media conglomerate Village Roadshow has formed a strategic alliance with attraction designer/developer Sanderson to explore opportunities for new theme parks and attractions worldwide, including Asia.

Divertical debuts
By 18/06/2012 Read More →

Divertical debuts

Italy’s tallest rollercoaster and wildest water ride has opened at Mirabilandia near Ravenna. Divertical was inaugurated on June 16 by the park’s managing director Riccardo Capo, joined by TV stars Federica Panicucci and Stefano Scarpa (winner of Italy’s Got Talent).

By 18/06/2012 Read More →

Grand Pier duo receive Queen’s honour

The brother and sister that rebuilt the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, England, have been awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Bluegrass Boardwalk – the dream is over
By 18/06/2012 Read More →

Bluegrass Boardwalk – the dream is over

Following nine months of planning to reopen the shuttered amusement park in Louisville, Kentucky, Bluegrass Boardwalk Inc – the company lead by the Koch family from Holiday World – has withdrawn from the project.

Danish science park selects Simworx
By 11/06/2012 Read More →

Danish science park selects Simworx

Danish science park Danfoss Universe has opened a Stargazer motion theatre from the English 4D attractions specialist Simworx.

Kidzania Singapore set for Sentosa
By 11/06/2012 Read More →

Kidzania Singapore set for Sentosa

Kidzania, the kids’ role-playing attraction, is to open in two years’ time at Sentosa island in Singapore following a deal with Themed Attractions & Resorts (TAR).

Dubai’s largest rollercoaster destined for City of Arabia
By 11/06/2012 Read More →

Dubai’s largest rollercoaster destined for City of Arabia

The developers of a new theme park in Dubai are planning what will be the Emirate’s largest rollercoaster to date, courtesy of Mack Rides.