2011

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Madame Tussauds Tokyo is here to stay

After road-testing a temporary version of its waxworks attraction in Tokyo, Merlin Entertainments has announced that it will open a permanent Madame Tussauds in the Japanese capital.

Happypillar
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Happypillar

by Axes Inc It’s a train ride without a track! Operators of the Happypillar simply mark their own track on the floor with paint, gaffer tape (duct tape) or anything else that takes their fancy and the caterpillar-themed train faithfully follows it using sensors in each car.

Dinosaurin’ Over China
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Dinosaurin’ Over China

Set to debut in 2013, Jurassic Dream is a new indoor park planned for Daqing City in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. Featured among five key attractions in phase I of the project will be a pair of Flying Theaters (as pictured) from Dynamic Attractions.

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Meeting Miss Germany

by Paul Ruben What caught your eye during IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando? I’ll tell you what caught mine … Miss Germany, Anne-Kathrin Kosch.

iPlay America launches in New Jersey
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iPlay America launches in New Jersey

Described as a one-of-a-kind, indoor theme park and entertainment venue, iPlay America and Encore Event Center opened in Freehold, New Jersey, on November 11.

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What will be a more realistic goal in 2012 – raising gate prices or increasing in-park spending?

Carl Lum, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, USA (pictured): In reality, it will be a combination of both.

Pier Hoppin’ at Morey’s
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Pier Hoppin’ at Morey’s

Morey’s Piers in New Jersey plans to build a 1km-long wooden coaster that will link the Surfside Pier and old Hunt’s Pier in the resort town of Wildwood.

Park Show returns to Rimini
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Park Show returns to Rimini

Italy’s first Park Show International for seven years was held recently in Rimini – just two weeks after IAAPA Attractions Expo in the States.

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Story and Burke buy Clementon Lake

Clementon Park and Splash World, Clementon, New Jersey, is the latest park to be acquired by ex-Six Flags executives Kieran Burke and Gary Story via their Premier Attractions Management vehicle.

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TEA at 20

As the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) celebrates its 20th anniversary, Owen Ralph catches up with founder Monty Lunde and current president Rick Rothschild.

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