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Skyline Attractions launches Skywarp

Skyline Attractions launches Skywarp

Skyline Attractions unveiled the lead vehicle from their newest ride, Skywarp, at the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. The ride, which will debut at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2018, caps what has been an exciting year for the Florida-based company. “To see Skywarp go from concept to thrilling riders in 18 months […]

Posted in: 2017
Axolotl comes to Sea Life Orlando Aquarium

Axolotl comes to Sea Life Orlando Aquarium

They are one of the world’s weirdest, cutest and most critically-endangered creatures, and now visitors to Sea Life Orlando Aquarium can journey deep into the lakes of Mexico to meet ‘The Last Dragons’ before they disappear. Axolotls, (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl), also known as a Mexican salamander or a Mexican walking fish, are among the most widely […]

Posted in: 2017
Disneyland announces new hotel and parking enhancements

Disneyland announces new hotel and parking enhancements

For the first time in almost two decades, the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California, will open a new hotel. Set to break ground next summer and open in 2021, the 700-room hotel will transform the west end of the Downtown Disney District and anchor a new gateway to the Disneyland Resort. Featuring a sophisticated design with […]

Posted in: 2017, Uncategorized
Purgatory Adding Mountain Coaster

Purgatory Adding Mountain Coaster

An ADG Mountain Coaster is under development at Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado. This is ADG’s second mountain coaster project in Colorado to be undertaken this year, and is scheduled to open in 2018. Purgatory’s new Inferno Mountain Coaster will feature over 4,000 feet (1,219 m) of track with nine switchbacks, one 360º loop, and […]

Posted in: 2017
Euro-Fighter destined for Darien Lake

Euro-Fighter destined for Darien Lake

According to documents submitted to the Genesee County Planning Board, Darien Lake, Darien Center, New York, plans to add a custom Euro-Fighter roller coaster from Gerstlauer Amusement Rides for the 2018 season. The new ride, a $5 million investment,  will replace the Thunder Rapids log flume, one of the park’s oldest attractions. The yet-to-be-named roller […]

Posted in: 2017, Park News
Dollywood invests in entertainment lineup

Dollywood invests in entertainment lineup

Dolly Parton has announced an  announced an entertainment lineup for her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennesse that represents an investment $1 million greater than any season-long entertainment schedule in the park’s history.   Hailing the year as a ‘Season of Showstoppers,’ Parton Dollywood’s 2018 entertainment roster begins with Dollywood’s Festival of Nations, March […]

Posted in: 2017

Dividend Increases Nine Percent at Six Flags

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has announced that its board of directors declared a fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.70 per share of common stock payable December 11, 2017 to shareholders of record as of November 30, 2017. The new dividend represents a nine percent increase on an annualized basis. “Our high-recurring revenue, industry-high margins and […]

Posted in: 2017, Uncategorized
Holovis launches Ride and Realm at IAAPA 2017

Holovis launches Ride and Realm at IAAPA 2017

Holovis will be presenting a next generation ride concept at IAAPA 2017 that harnesses the company’s expertise with real-time media to create truly personalised experiences for each guest. Ride and Realm gives guests the tools to be able to choose their own adventure then personalises the experiences they have based on these interactions. It begins […]

Posted in: 2017
Alterface launches Wander interactive & scalable solution

Alterface launches Wander interactive & scalable solution

Alterface Projects has announced the launch of scalable solution Wander at IAPPA Attractions Expo in Orlando. Wander is an interactive solution for on-location entertainment. It is the latest addition to the growing family of non-linear interactive attractions, joining the recently launched Erratic dark ride. The core of this solution is the dispatch centre, which recognizes […]

Posted in: 2017
FlyOver Iceland coming

FlyOver Iceland coming

Viad Corp. will expand its high-margin virtual flight ride theater concept into Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik. Modeled after Pursuit’s highly successful FlyOver Canada attraction from Brogent/Vekoma, FlyOver Iceland will provide guests an exhilarating virtual flight experience over some of Iceland’s most spectacular scenery and natural wonders. The new attraction is expected to open in […]

Posted in: 2017