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.

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Atlantis lost!
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Atlantis lost!

The luxury resort operator Kerzner International has been forced to surrender ownership of its Atlantis resort in the Bahamas (pictured) and may have to do the same in Dubai, writes the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

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Junior Twister
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Junior Twister

by Zamperla The Junior Twister Coaster is a new family ride from Zamperla, and it comes in two versions, the JTC 170 “Compact” and JTC 230 “Extended.”

A load of balls!
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A load of balls!

Interactive water rides can be great fun, but not everyone likes to get wet. That’s why two European suppliers reckon they’ve hit onto something with new attraction concepts featuring soft foam ball shooters rather than water cannons.

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Mini Hu
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Mini Hu

by S&S Worldwide S&S Worldwide has introduced a new family ride, the Mini Hu.

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Another park for Abu Dhabi?

Las Palm, the developer of Adventure World Warsaw (AWW) has announced plans for what is says will be the largest family theme park in the Middle East.

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Gosetto goes back to school!
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Gosetto goes back to school!

Schools out for summer? Not at Etnaland. The Italian theme park on the isle of Sicily is to open a new dark ride themed around a haunted school.

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MegaWhirl
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MegaWhirl

by Gordon Rides/Larson Combining the thrill of a Whip with cars from the classic Tilt-a-Whirl, this brand new attraction from Gordon Rides and Larson International was engineered by Ride Centerline.

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Arteaga elected IAAPA’s third-vice chairman

The IAAPA board of directors has elected Gerardo Arteaga as its new third vice-chairman, meaning he will lead the association as chairman from November 2015.

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The Crane Dance
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The Crane Dance

Described by Edward Marks of The Producers Group as, “truly a one-of-a-kind attraction,” The Crane Dance at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore was one of several worldwide attractions that has just been selected for a Thea Award from the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

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