Archive for June, 2016

Stockholm slam – new tower ride will send Gröna Lund guests back to earth with a bang

Stockholm slam – new tower ride will send Gröna Lund guests back to earth with a bang

Imagine sitting in a seat with you legs dangling high above the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Suddenly, your chair is tilted more than 90 degrees, and you’re staring face-first at the ground.Then comes the drop…

Posted in: Park News
Will Brexit be a rollercoaster ride for UK parks and attractions?

Will Brexit be a rollercoaster ride for UK parks and attractions?

What will the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union mean for the amusement park and attractions industry?

Posted in: Park News
Maurer rides on

Maurer rides on

Park World is pleased to confirm that the Maurer portfolio of rollercoasters is to be marketed by a new entity called Maurer Rides GmbH as Maurer AG (formerly Maurer Söhne) concentrates its efforts on its structural protection systems division.

Posted in: Park News, Uncategorized
The Magical World of Russia

The Magical World of Russia

Russian authorities have given the green light to the Moschanko Investment Group’s (MIG) planned $4 billion (€3.6bn) theme park development between Moscow and Kaluga.

Posted in: Park News, Uncategorized
Paultons Lost Kingdom

Paultons Lost Kingdom

Owen Ralph uncovers the Lost Kingdom, Paultons’ new £9 million ($13m/€11.6m) dinosaur themed zone and finds out why, after the success of Peppa Pig World, this time the UK park chose not to license an intellectual property (IP).

Posted in: Ride Profiles
IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum

IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum

Members attending this May’s IAAPA EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Spring Forum by the banks of Lake Garda in Northern Italy were treated to a rich itinerary comprising visits to three theme parks, a waterpark and an aquarium, plus a plethora of networking lunches, cocktail receptions and dinners. 

Posted in: Show Reviews
Kung Fu Panda Academy

Kung Fu Panda Academy

A colourful new world has been unveiled at Italy’s no.1 amusement park. Gardaland’s new €8 million Kung Fu Academy which, opened last month, features an awesome new rollercoaster ride and a whole lot more.

Posted in: Ride Profiles
Lost Gravity at Walibi

Lost Gravity at Walibi

It’s over a decade since Walibi Holland last added a rollercoaster, but this season the park in Flevoland has unveiled an eye-catching new construction from Mack Rides that is sure to keep all adrenaline-hungry guests happy.

Posted in: Ride Profiles
Fly Over America

Fly Over America

FlyOver America, a $20 million immersive theatre experience, has opened as a standalone attraction at the Mall of America. Paul Ruben visits Minnesota to enjoy the experience and learn more about its operator’s plans to develop further FlyOver- branded attractions around the world.

Posted in: Ride Profiles
Storm Chasin’ at Kentucky Kingdom

Storm Chasin’ at Kentucky Kingdom

Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville, Kentucky, has introduced its fifth rollercoaster, and the second since the park’s reopening three years ago under Ed Hart. Storm Chaser from Rocky Mountain Construction represents packs an abundance of thrills, writes Paul Ruben.

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