Archive for September, 2013

Gary Story,  1955-2013
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Gary Story, 1955-2013

Gary Story, the former president and chief operating officer of Six Flags, has died. He passed away on 21 September at his home in Edmond, Oklahoma. He was 58.

Dancing in the aisles at EAS!
By 16/09/2013 Read More →

Dancing in the aisles at EAS!

Fancy a dance at Euro Attractions Show? New exhibitor Attraktion! GmbH will be giving visitors to this week’s exhibition in Paris the chance to strut their stuff and keep fit. 

Cartoon Network waterpark takes shape
By 16/09/2013 Read More →

Cartoon Network waterpark takes shape

Cartoon Network Amazone, Thailand’s first cartoon-themed waterpark, is on track to open in the first half of 2014 following the completion on 9 September of its Humungaslide attraction.

Fire destroys what’s left of Funtown Pier
By 16/09/2013 Read More →

Fire destroys what’s left of Funtown Pier

Still recovering from Superstorm Sandy 11 months earlier, on September 12 a fire tore through the boardwalk in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, New Jersey – causing damage to local shops and businesses including Funtown Pier.

Beach Park launches colourful ProSlide complex
By 13/09/2013 Read More →

Beach Park launches colourful ProSlide complex

Beach Park, Brazil, has introduced Arrepius, a colourful new collection of water slides from ProSlide Technologies. Click here for full story…

Bringing back Bioscope
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Bringing back Bioscope

Last September, the regional Haut-Rhin council pulled the plug on French theme park Bioscope after several years of poor performance. Park World speaks to the man that plans to bring it back to life for summer 2014.

Posted in: 2013, Back Issues, Editorial, Q&A
City Skyliner
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City Skyliner

Standing 81 metres (265ft) high, City Skyliner is the tallest travelling ride ever constructed by Mondial.

Magische Vallei
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Magische Vallei

This season Toverland unveiled its biggest ever outdoor expansion – increasing the size of the Dutch park by one third. Click here for full feature…

Other than games, food and beverage etc, what activities do you make an additional charge for at your park?
By 13/09/2013 Read More →

Other than games, food and beverage etc, what activities do you make an additional charge for at your park?

Anthony Catanoso, Steel Pier, New Jersey: On Steel Pier we have two separate paid attractions, the Sling Shot Rocket and Helicopter Tour. The Sling Shot is an intense ride that offers video capture of your experience as well as a T-shirt option, or a video and two T-shirts package for $55. Or you can have […]

The French industry is doing well but a few taxing issues lie ahead
By 13/09/2013 Read More →

The French industry is doing well but a few taxing issues lie ahead

by Anthony Goret The SNELAC (Syndicat National des Espaces de Loisirs, d’Attractions et Culturels) is the French national union of recreational, amusement and cultural sites.