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Best of both: Twisted Cyclone

Best of both: Twisted Cyclone

Wood meets steel at Six Flags Over Georgia All-new hybrid coaster Twisted Cyclone, a Rocky Mountain Construction created, opened at Atlanta’s Six Flags Over Georgia this summer. Recognised as one of 2018’s top new coasters, Twisted Cyclone offers maximum thrills by combining the best of both coaster worlds, a classic wooden structure integrated with a […]

T-RailBlazer

T-RailBlazer

Groundbreaking new single rail steel coaster RailBlazer debuted at California’s Great America earlier this year. From Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC), the much-anticipated coaster is the first of its kind on the West Coast, featuring an innovative single rail track. Paul Ruben reports

Marketing: The DIY approach

Marketing: The DIY approach

You don’t always need a fancy agency or big budgets to achieve your marketing goals. Lisa O’Keeffe, brand manager at the biggest website for family days out in the UK, www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk, shares her tips for getting the best results from your in-house marketing strategy in 5 simple ways…

Big Yellow Taxi

Big Yellow Taxi

Pennsylvania children’s theme park Sesame Place opened its first wooden-steel hybrid coaster this year: Oscar’s Wacky Taxi. Designed and built by The Gravity Group, the new coaster is one of the largest new attractions in the park’s 38-year history, and its eye-catching, bright yellow, taxi cab-inspired train has everyone’s favorite grouch at the helm… Read […]

A world-class investment

A world-class investment

Attractions specific training: an investment with a worthy return So many attractions claim to deliver a world-class experience. And in so many ways they do: by investing in the most amazing themed rides and engaging environments. But an attraction fails to realise its full guest experience potential without an equal investment in the team members […]

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Sharing the magic

Sharing the magic

For the parents of a child with physical or mental health issues, the idea of navigating a theme park can be a daunting one. Is the overall magic of the experience worth it if kids can’t go on all the attractions? Whilst the industry still has a way to go, the number of parks taking […]

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Bringing back the oldies

Bringing back the oldies

The nostalgia and excitement of America’s great traditional amusement parks in the first half of the twentieth century, whilst diminished, is not completely lost. In fact, it’s making a return of sorts. Gary Kyriazi examines how classic amusement parks and their wooden roller coasters are refusing to go down without a fight… Full article here

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Valkyria takes flight

Valkyria takes flight

Liseberg celebrated the opening of new B&M dive coaster Valkyria earlier this summer, with guests gathering at the Swedish park to watch a ribbon cutting ceremony before enjoying their first ride. Park World takes a closer look at this record-breaking roller coaster…

WWA returns to Las Vegas

WWA returns to Las Vegas

Water leisure and development professionals gathered for the 38th Annual Symposium and Trade Show of the World Waterpark Association (WWA) from October 21 through 26 at the Westgate Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. More here

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Merchandising magic

Four ways to make your merchandise and novelty items successful Merchandise and novelty items are a staple of the theme park experience. Customers have come to not only love them, but expect them, and theme park owners have come to rely on them as an added revenue source and a way to augment the customers’ experience. CEO […]

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