Attractions

MX4D expanding on five continents in 2019

MX4D expanding on five continents in 2019

Torrance, California based MediaMation Inc., makers of the immersive motion EFX experience MX4D, will be expanding its presence with over 50 new global installations in Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa beginning in mid-2019. The announcement was made recently by CEO Howard Kiedaisch. The new installations jump from 346 facilities to over 400, […]

Taking Virtual Reality to new depths…Underwater

Taking Virtual Reality to new depths…Underwater

Sub Sea Systems and San Francisco tech firm, Ballast Technology, have introduced Deep Dive VR, an underwater virtual dive experience designed for installation at water parks and destinations where guests are ready to get wet. Deep Dive VR combines realistic virtual reality content, a waterproof VR headset with audio, and multiple in-water sensory effects for […]

Super Stomp Trampolines open in USA

Super Stomp Trampolines open in USA

Valo Motion from Finland has launched the world’s first two player game on trampolines in four U.S. locations. Super Stomp is believed to be the world’s first two player game on trampolines. In the game, players get to compete against their friends in fast-paced matches where they try to stomp each other into the ground […]

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Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe recognised as Certified Autism Centres

Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe recognised as Certified Autism Centres

Mall of America (MOA) and Nickelodeon Universe, Bloomington, Minnesota, the seven-acre theme park inside MOA, will now officially be recognised as Certified Autism Centers (CAC), granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). As the first destination in Minnesota to become a Certified Autism Centre, the certification means that visitors and […]

Beyond Medusa’s Gate Escape Rooms coming to more than 100 locations

Beyond Medusa’s Gate Escape Rooms coming to more than 100 locations

Beyond Medusa’s Gate, the second location-based VR Escape Room Experience developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, is launching on May 7 at locations across the US and Europe. Beyond Medusa’s Gate builds on the success of Blue Byte’s first VR Escape Room, Escape the Lost Pyramid, and is available exclusively at location-based entertainment centres for cooperative […]

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Themes and perspectives

Themes and perspectives

Five different experts give their view on what’s driving the demand for themed rides and attractions See what they have to say….  

The Alton Towers Dungeon launches for 2019

The Alton Towers Dungeon launches for 2019

The Alton Towers Dungeon has launched for the 2019 season with the promise ‘miss it and you’ll be gutted’. The second gate attraction takes guests on a journey through Staffordshire’s darkest moments and promises to be scorchingly scary and fun for families who dare to enter. Experience designer Holovis, who worked with Merlin on the […]

Pirates Voyage taking shape

Pirates Voyage taking shape

Dolly Parton is making good on staking her claim in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, with the construction of the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, her newest attraction in the Smokies, and the treasure – buried and otherwise – already has begun to arrive and take shape at the venue. Set to be complete in May, the […]

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Loco 360 debuts at Western Playland

Loco 360 debuts at Western Playland

Western Playland, Sunland Park, New Mexico, has introduced a new ride for the 2019 season, Loco 360. It is a Midi Dance Party 360, a swinging pendulum ride from SBF/Visa. While the ride starts slowly spinning rocking side to side, it soon gains enough momentum to rotate upside down several times. The ride starts off […]

New at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

New at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, is adding three new rides. The first and main attraction is a new SBF/Visa Spinning Family Rollercoaster named the Tidal Wave. The Tidal Wave is beach and surf themed which is inspired by the iconic beach culture that makes Point Pleasant Beach one of the most desirable shore […]

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