Archive for August, 2017

Schlitterbahn weathers hurricane Harvey

Schlitterbahn weathers hurricane Harvey

Schlitterbahn has had four parks impacted by hurricane Harvey. Fortunately, the majority of these parks have weathered the storm. Both Schlitterbahn New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn South Padre Island waterparks re-opened and the resorts continue to operate. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island has also gotten through the storm with minimal damage. Unfortunately, area flooding and a second wave […]

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Planet Aqua Group to utilise CenterEdge software

Planet Aqua Group to utilise CenterEdge software

CenterEdge Software, a provider of point-of-sale, online sales and reservations, and ticketing systems for entertainment and recreation facilities, has been selected by Planet Aqua Group as its POS system for the Shreveport Aquarium and SALT Restaurant in Shreveport Restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Planet Aqua Group will use the CenterEdge Advantage Point of Sale system for […]

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Kristensen named at Orlando Eye

Kristensen named at Orlando Eye

The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye on Orlando’s International Drive has hired Jacob Kristensen as the attraction’s new general manager. Kristensen will oversee all operations for the Orlando Eye, including business development, marketing and engineering. “Jacob Kristensen is a welcome addition to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye team,” said Patrick Connor, southeast general manager, Merlin Entertainments. “Kristensen’s experience […]

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Funfair rule changes will enable more competition

Funfair rule changes will enable more competition

The CMA (Competition and Markets authority) is consulting on proposals offered by the main trade body for funfairs to open up travelling fairs to greater competition. The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain – established to protect the interests of its travelling showmen members – represents around 90% of funfairs in the UK. In December 2016, the CMA […]

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Semnox’s cashless system installed at three UK parks

Semnox’s cashless system installed at three UK parks

Greenspace Leisure has expanded its cashless solution at three additional parks in the United Kingdom. With this installation, Semnox’s cashless debit card system is now installed at four premier parks that are owned and operated by Green Space Leisure Ltd. With an integrated system installed at these three parks, customers are now able to purchase […]

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Ujevara Resort debuts largest waterpark in Kosovo

Ujevara Resort debuts largest waterpark in Kosovo

The newest – and largest – waterpark in Kosovo has opened, and features a colourful mix of Polin waterparks’ attractions continuing the industry’s growth in the region.  Encompassing 20,000 square meters, the aqua park at Ujevara Resort is part of a growing trend in the Balkans. The number of waterparks in the region remains small […]

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Vertigo opens at Woodlands Park in Devon

Vertigo opens at Woodlands Park in Devon

This month saw the opening of a brand new ride at Woodlands family theme park in Devon. The park is set in 90 acres with 16 different family rides and 11 play zones for all ages.Imported from Italy and manufactured by Moser Rides, Vertigo is the latest offering at the previous dairy farm. Local construction […]

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Picsolve appoints Dan Maunder as new Chief Technology Officer

Picsolve appoints Dan Maunder as new Chief Technology Officer

Picsolve has announced the appointment of Dan Maunder, who joins the company as Chief Technology Officer. With more than 15 years’ experience in technology and product development, Dan will be responsible for Picsolve’s overall technology strategy. Dan will be responsible for overseeing the company’s research and development, digital product development and technology teams and will […]

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Great Nor’Easter now granny proof

Great Nor’Easter now granny proof

Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks, New Jersey, has unleashed the newly refurbished Great Nor’Easter roller coaster. During the winter, the 1995 Vekoma suspended looping coaster located on Surfside Pier underwent a five-million dollar re-tracking project by the Netherlands-based manufacturer for a smoother ride. The upgraded coaster now boasts 2,170 feet (661 m) of new […]

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Skyline Attractions sells first Skywarp

Skyline Attractions sells first Skywarp

Skyline Attractions has sold their first Skywarp, scheduled to open in 2018 at a yet-to-be-named location. This experience offers 32 passengers a unique journey as they board the two competing ride vehicles. The train begins rocking back and forth, building up to full speed before completing several thrilling forward and reverse rotations through the twin […]

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