Attractions

Zip Flyer offers eddy current breaking

Zip Flyer offers eddy current breaking

Zip Flyer zip lines are offering a fail-safe collision avoidance system on their speed-governing trolleys using magnetic eddy current braking. The company is currently installing three 38 foot high Zip Coasters in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, with a planned opening in Spring, 2019.

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Z+ introduces the Bump Arcade

Z+ introduces the Bump Arcade

During the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Alberto Zamperla introduced new products from the company’s Z+ brand, including the Bump Arcade. Zamperla’s Z+ is reinventing the game with interactive bumper cars. Bumper cars for adult and kids alike are one of the most iconic, popular, and long-lasting amusement park rides out there. Z+ had […]

New approach towards building ropes courses from Walltopia

New approach towards building ropes courses from Walltopia

Walltopia announced a new product in the ropes course industry at IAAPA – Ropetopia Curves. It’s a next generation ropes course with an entirely new belay line that unlocks limitless design possibilities and gives an alternative solution to some of the issues that ropes courses usually encounter.   This new approach towards building ropes courses […]

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SoundWaves indoor waterpark opens to the public

SoundWaves indoor waterpark opens to the public

Guests of the Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tennessee, had another reason to celebrate the holiday season with the December 1 opening of Phase 1 of SoundWaves, America’s first upscale, indoor/outdoor resort water attraction. The indoor portion of the waterpark expansion opened to the public after Aquatic Development Group (ADG) completed its work. The $90 million, 111,000 […]

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Ropes Courses introduces curves on Sky Rail

Ropes Courses introduces curves on Sky Rail

Ropes Courses unveiled several adventure attractions within its 5,000 sq. ft. (465 sq. m) booth at IAAPA such as eight Clip ’n Climb climbing walls, a kid-friendly Sky Tykes and a two-level Sky Trail aerial attraction complete with an astonishing 180º curved Sky Rail for all show attendees to observe and try for themselves. The […]

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Jenkinson’s Boardwalk adding Tidal Wave Spinning Coaster

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk adding Tidal Wave Spinning Coaster

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, will add a brand new roller coaster for the 2019 season. The Tidal Wave is a surf-themed SBF/Visa Spinning Family Coaster model 5.0 brokered by Rides-4-U that was inspired by the iconic beach culture of the Jersey Shore’s Point Pleasant Beach. The Tidal Wave can hold up […]

Polin introduces Ride & Splash

Polin introduces Ride & Splash

Polin introduced Ride & Splash, an attraction that combines a leisure river and a water coaster into one at IAAPA. The ride offers park operators multiple opportunities to personalise it to fit within their park’s specific theming and infrastructure. From colours to branding, a park operator can match the ride to their facility’s exact atmosphere. […]

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Dynamic Entertainment signs Tennessee co-venture

Dynamic Entertainment signs Tennessee co-venture

Empire Industries has announced that it has partnered with Bob and Clay McManus for a Flying Theatre co-venture to be located at The Island in Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. Located adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which draws over 11 million annual visitors, the Island is the premier tourist destination in the region. […]

MediaMation entertains Serbian cinema market with two new MX4D Theatres

MediaMation entertains Serbian cinema market with two new MX4D Theatres

Cineplexx International has opened a second and third MX4D Theatre in under two months, this time in Serbia. Located in the country’s capital of Belgrade, Cineplexx’s second MX4D theatre boasts 100 seats configured into 25 benches. With a population of nearly 1.25 million residents, the location offers a new form of entertainment not accessible in-home. […]

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New coaster to mark Kentucky Kingdom’s 30th Anniversary

New coaster to mark Kentucky Kingdom’s 30th Anniversary

To celebrate Kentucky Kingdom’s 30th anniversary, Adam Birkner, Kentucky Kingdom’s Senior Marketing Manager, announced that a new roller coaster, the Kentucky Flyer, will be ready to ride on the park’s opening day in 2019. “What better way to celebrate Kentucky Kingdom’s 30th anniversary than to add our sixth roller coaster,” remarked Birkner. “The Kentucky Flyer […]

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