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The great leap backwards

The great leap backwards

Park Hoppin’ with Paul Ruben  Pictured here on the Cosmic Coaster, a Zamperla powered family coaster at Valleyfair, Shakopee, Minnesota, I was thinking – what is the most reproduced roller coaster?

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Compact discoveries

Compact discoveries

Parks with limited space that crave a big, tall, eye-catching coaster ride, need not be disappointed if they consider some of the low-footprint, compact options that are currently available on the market. The new family of vertical rides need not necessarily have a large monetary layout either, as Paul Ruben finds out… Read more here

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Expertly done: The Leisure Expert Group

Expertly done: The Leisure Expert Group

Jora Entertainment rebrands as the Leisure Expert Group A change of name for Jora Entertainment aims to reflect the firm’s increasingly broad offering with a ‘blank sheet’ development process for a wide variety of park projects. It is even looking to move beyond parks and into events and festivals. Paul Ruben found out more….  

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Thea Recognizes Whitewater’s Slideboarding

Thea Recognizes Whitewater’s Slideboarding

WhiteWater recently took to the stage at the Themed Entertainment Associaton’s Thea Awards Gala to celebrate the best projects and innovative technologies in themed entertainment. This is the second time WhiteWater have been recognised with a Thea award, the first received in 2001 for Parc Asterix’ Spinning Rapids Ride names L’Oxygenarium. This time their Slideboarding […]

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Laservision’s latest Dubai attraction awarded Guinness World Record for a second time

Laservision’s latest Dubai attraction awarded Guinness World Record for a second time

Dubai’s latest world class attraction ‘Imagine’, designed by Laservision Mega Media, achieved another Guinness World Record with the launch of ‘A Child’s Dream’. Capturing the imaginations of both children and adults alike the 360-degree spectacular combines the latest in entertainment technologies to create a ten-minute long completely immersive experience. The iconic InterContinental Hotel is transformed […]

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Gröna Lund set to open the world’s second Sky Jump Ikaros

Gröna Lund set to open the world’s second Sky Jump Ikaros

Standing 95 meters tall and tilting you more than 90 degrees before plummeting to the ground at 90 km/h, Ikaros is set to be one of the scariest white knuckle rides around, opening up at Gröna Lund – the 134 year old waterfront amusement park in Stockholm. The attraction will see riders sat with the […]

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Ghostbusters 5D – The ultimate ghost hunt opened by VIP ghosthunters

Ghostbusters 5D – The ultimate ghost hunt opened by VIP ghosthunters

The new interactive family adventure ‘Ghostbusters 5D – the ultimate ghost hunt’ recently opened at Northern Germany’s biggest theme park Heide Park resort. Equipped with laser pistols, ghost traps and 3D glasses model Alena Gerber, her sister Deborah and actress Jenny Elvers (and son Paul) were there to try out the new ghostly adventure. The […]

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Turbo Track launches at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Turbo Track launches at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

A fresh rollercoaster was due to open on March 29 as part of an ongoing upgrade of the indoor UAE theme park dedicated to all things Ferrari.

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What’s new in North America?

What’s new in North America?

Paul Ruben highlights some of the new attractions opening this season in the USA and Canada.

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Season preview: EUROPE

Season preview: EUROPE

Park World highlights some of the major new parks, rides and attractions opening across the continent in 2017.

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