Archive for June, 2013

EOS Rides at Mazakaland
By 17/06/2013 Read More →

EOS Rides at Mazakaland

The Italian ride manufacturer EOS Rides has delivered a package of attractions to the new Turkish park Mazakaland.

Fun Spot launches Orlando’s first wooden coaster
By 17/06/2013 Read More →

Fun Spot launches Orlando’s first wooden coaster

Scandalous! Orlando, Florida, the epicentre of the amusement park world, didn’t have a wooden rollercoaster. Until now. Paul Ruben reports.

<i>Officially</i> the world’s tallest Star Flyer!
By 13/06/2013 Read More →

Officially the world’s tallest Star Flyer!

Hot on the heels of the opening of Eclipse at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden. Six Flags Over Texas has debuted Texas SkyScreamer.

TEA/AECOM release 2012 attendance report
By 05/06/2013 Read More →

TEA/AECOM release 2012 attendance report

The TEA/AECOM Theme Index identifies the top theme parks, amusement parks and waterparks and reflects their performance for the last calendar year.

Wild West wonders
By 03/06/2013 Read More →

Wild West wonders

by Paul Ruben There are many theme parks around that use the American Old West as their theme, or as one of their themes. You might think the best one would be located in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, or perhaps Kansas. But I think one of the best of the Old West themes is that found […]

Disney’s Mystic Manor unveiled in Hong Kong
By 03/06/2013 Read More →

Disney’s Mystic Manor unveiled in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Disneyland has launched Mystic Manor. Based loosely on the Haunted Mansion, it is the most unique dark ride featured in any Disneyland park, anchoring the new Mystic Point area of the Hong Kong venue.

The Ferris Wheel has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. What other amusement ride do you believe is ready for a comeback and how could it be improved for the 21st century?
By 03/06/2013 Read More →

The Ferris Wheel has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. What other amusement ride do you believe is ready for a comeback and how could it be improved for the 21st century?

John Wardley, ride consultant (pictured): Don’t be afraid of dark rides! Just because Disney and Universal spend tens of millions of dollars on elaborate hi-tech dark rides it doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for small, well-designed and imaginative rides.

Sea Life goes outdoors
By 03/06/2013 Read More →

Sea Life goes outdoors

Merlin Entertainments has just introduced a new park concept to the German market.

Cedar Point launches GateKeeper
By 03/06/2013 Read More →

Cedar Point launches GateKeeper

Flagshship Cedar Fair property Cedar Point has launched its 144th season with the latest of 16 rollercoasters, a record-breaking Wing Coaster from Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M).

Liseberg launches new kids land
By 03/06/2013 Read More →

Liseberg launches new kids land

Leading Swedish amusement park Liseberg is marking its 90th anniversary season with the opening of a new look children’s area, Kalinlandet (Rabbit Land).