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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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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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.