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Busy Bees at Nigloland

Busy Bees at Nigloland

The new bee themed ride at French family amusement park Nigloland is sure to delight young guests and set hearts and minds a-fluttering. Park World finds out what all the buzz is about… Located in the heart of the ‘Village Mervillieux’ or ‘Marvellous Vilage’ area at Nigoland, new ride Zabeilles, a customised version of Zierer’s […]

Afraid of the Dark?

Afraid of the Dark?

Dark rides are not all rickety doors and ultraviolet paintings. With a little imagination it’s zombies dismembering blood-spurting victims and the real corpses of outlaws strung up and painted orange. A little gore is good for the soul. A hot-bed of classic dark rides and dark walk-throughs are found from Maryland to New York on […]

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XD Dark Ride: five years on

XD Dark Ride: five years on

Triotech has been creating immersive and interactive media-based attractions for the entertainment market for the past decade. Five years ago, the XD Dark Ride was launched – winning the IAAPA Brass Ring Award for Best New Product, and changing the face of location-based attractions by opening high quality media-based rides to a wider market of […]

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The dark is rising…

The dark is rising…

A staple attraction at any amusement park, the first dark rides appeared as early as the nineteenth century. Tunnels of love and ghost trains have increasingly given way in the last ten years to interactivity and special effects, with trackless and intricately themed dark rides providing a family-friendly, highly marketable offering that can function on […]

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Otter Banks – Columbus Zoo’s Zoombezi Bay opens fourth waterpark expansion

Otter Banks – Columbus Zoo’s Zoombezi Bay opens fourth waterpark expansion

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s 9.2 hectare Zoombezi Bay waterpark opened to the public this year with a brand new expansion. Designed and built by Aquatic Development Group (ADG), the appropriately dubbed ‘Otter Banks’ aims to increase the value of the venue for its visitors. Paul Ruben reports. Click here to read the full article!

Enhancing the guest experience

Enhancing the guest experience

Premier technology solutions provider to the leisure and entertainment sector accesso generated $133 million in revenue over the past year – almost tripling its 2012 total. Recently-appointed CEO Paul Noland speaks to editor Bryony Andrews about how the company’s comprehensive product suite and unique offerings can benefit operator and guest alike. Click here for the […]

To infinity…

To infinity…

Toy Story Land, the latest addition to Walt Disney World Resort, opened June 30 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, part of the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Featuring three rides including Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and an updated Toy Story Mania!, it sprawls over 4.5 hectares, and is arguably the […]

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GameChanging interactive experiences

GameChanging interactive experiences

Bayern-Park, based in Reichbach, Germany, has just become the first amusement park to feature Lagotronics Projects’ ground-breaking ride concept, the GameChanger, with a Farm Fair theme. Bryony Andrews spoke to Mark Beumers, CEO at Lagotronics, to find out more. Click here to read the full article!

All aboard: Wood Express

All aboard: Wood Express

Parc Saint Paul’s newest coaster, a woodie by The Gravity Group, takes the French amusement park in a new direction. With the limited space available necessitating a custom layout, new coaster Wood Express combines a beautifully smooth ride with family friendly thrills. Click here to read the full Park World report!

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The Draken wakes!

The Draken wakes!

New B&M dive coaster Draken opened at South Korean theme park Gyeongju World last month. The fearsome ride and the surrounding land are themed around a mythical alternative early history, in which men and gods battle and dragons road. Click here to read the full story… if you dare!