Archive for December, 2015

Gramado – the Brazilian city that means business when it comes to Christmas

Gramado – the Brazilian city that means business when it comes to Christmas

Santa, chocolate, lights, shows and snow. What’s not to like about the Brazilian city that has made Christmas a particularly popular – and very profitable – focal point of the year, asks Astrid González Nariño.

Posted in: Latin America
Italian Rides Meeting 2015

Italian Rides Meeting 2015

A bunch of park operators and travelling showmen were wined, dined and shown inside the factories of over 15 Italian ride factories just before Christmas.

Posted in: Park News
SongSong Town – the FEC that made a shopping mall sing

SongSong Town – the FEC that made a shopping mall sing

A shopping mall owner/operator from the northern Chinese city of Harbin reckons he’s hit on a fresh family entertainment centre concept and he plans to roll out it out to half a dozen new locations around the country.

Posted in: Park Profiles
Socially acceptable road rage

Socially acceptable road rage

Park Hoppin’ with Paul Ruben The winter of 2014/15 brought an unusually large amount of snow to North America. And with the snow came scenes on my television screen of automobile carnage on the slippery snow-covered roads.

Posted in: Park Hoppin'
Fox’s theme park strategy

Fox’s theme park strategy

Park World catches up with Twentieth Century Fox’s Greg Lombardo and designer Scott Ault from Rethink Leisure & Entertainment to talk about plans for the upcoming 20th Century Fox World parks in Dubai and Malaysia.

Posted in: Q&A
New books celebrate industry Legends & Legacies

New books celebrate industry Legends & Legacies

When writing biographies on industry heavyweights such as Dick Kinzel and Tony Baxter, some authors might be tempted to weigh in with a massive tome of several hundred pages, but Tim O’Brien knows better.

Posted in: Ride Guide
Mack Media

Mack Media

For the Mack family, building rides for their own amusement park – Europa- Park – and many more parks around the world clearly isn’t enough.

Posted in: Company Profiles
Taking the zipline to new heights!

Taking the zipline to new heights!

Part zip line and part flying rollercoaster, the new Cloud Coaster from Extreme Engineering is the world’s first and only tandem ride zipline coaster.

Posted in: Park News
Manufacturer News – January 2016

Manufacturer News – January 2016

What’s on the order books of Mack Rides, Gerstlauer, KMG, Intamin and Vekoma (pictured)?

Posted in: Park News
Introducing the Rollglider

Introducing the Rollglider

Zipline-based “rollercoasters” seem to be all the rage at the moment. Here’s a new one from Bulgaria. 

Posted in: Park News