Archive for November, 2012

Shock and shore – Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc at US coastal parks
By 27/11/2012 Read More →

Shock and shore – Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc at US coastal parks

Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, devastated portions of the Northeastern United States in late October – and several shoreline amusement facilities were hit especially hard.

Intellectual property – IAAPA gets tough
By 27/11/2012 Read More →

Intellectual property – IAAPA gets tough

In the wake of 40 reported cases of intellectual property infringement at November’s IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Park World speaks to Chip Cleary, IAAPA’s outgoing president and CEO, about the association’s new IP programme.

Posted in: 2012, Back Issues, Editorial, Q&A
IAAPA Attractions Expo – still no.1!
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IAAPA Attractions Expo – still no.1!

This November’s IAAPA Attractions Expo maintained its position as the leading international get-together for the theme park and attractions industry, attracting approximately 26,500 visitors to Orlando. Paul Ruben and Owen Ralph report.

Camelot closes
By 17/11/2012 Read More →

Camelot closes

The British medieval theme park Camelot has closed for the final time.

Volcano coaster opens in Indonesia
By 17/11/2012 Read More →

Volcano coaster opens in Indonesia

Bombay Amusement Rides (BARPL) recently installed its first ever rollercoaster, in Indonesia.

New Zamperla coasters under construction
By 17/11/2012 Read More →

New Zamperla coasters under construction

OCT’s Window of the World park in Shenzhen, China, will soon open a Zamperla MotoCoaster. The ride is one of several new coasters confirmed from the Italian manufacturer to open in 2013.

By 17/11/2012 Read More →

The State Fair that never stops!

Held in Dallas each September/October, the Texas State Fair is a three-week celebration of live entertainment, livestock, sports, automobiles, amusement rides and gluttonous food and drink consumption. But now locals don’t have to wait all year to enjoy some of the fun of the fair.

Kim Jong-fun!
By 17/11/2012 Read More →

Kim Jong-fun!

It’s one of the world’s most secretive countries, with one of the youngest leaders. And maybe it is the inner child in Kim Jong-un that we have to thank for a new amusement park in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. 

Camelback Mountain
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Camelback Mountain

Despite the fact that the essence of a rollercoaster ride is feeling out of control, there is one version of coasters, the mountain coaster, that puts the rider in control. Paul Ruben visits a ski resort in Pennsylvania to test a new system.

Denver: A Tale of Two Parks – part 1 (Elitch Gardens)
By 15/11/2012 Read More →

Denver: A Tale of Two Parks – part 1 (Elitch Gardens)

In this two-part series, Gary Kyriazi explains how the Colorado city of Denver is able sustain two competing amusement parks.