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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 Website, New Rides from Vekoma

New Website, New Rides from Vekoma

Vekoma’s has a new website, Vekoma.com. It is organised by rides, with information on the company, videos, images, project management, and much more. The company’s Charlotte van Etten says Vekoma is also building at least 18 new roller coasters for 2019, including a 247 meter Family Coaster for Ocean Plaza Shopping Centre, Kiev, Ukraine, 335 meter […]

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Maurer building interactive racing coaster

Maurer building interactive racing coaster

Following the successful opening of the first Spike Coaster at Germany’s Allgäu Skyline Park, Maurer Rides is building a more complex version. The new Spike Coaster project will be a duelling track, each 525 meters (1,722 feet) long, to create a real competition. Guests can control the speed themselves at Mirabilandia Park, Ravenna, Italy. Ducati […]

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Mack Rides building new coasters

Mack Rides building new coasters

_Mack Rides revealed two new roller coasters it is building for European parks at IAAPA. Set for 2019 completion is a Big Dipper for Plohn Theme Park in Gauls, Germany. It will contain a vertical loop and a corkscrew element. In 2020 Efteling, Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands, will add the first dueling powered coaster in the […]

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Simworx to supply Ben 10 themed Immersive Adventurer ride to Future Kid’s Cartoon Network World, Kuwait

Simworx to supply Ben 10 themed Immersive Adventurer ride to Future Kid’s Cartoon Network World, Kuwait

UK-based dynamic media attractions specialist Simworx is to supply an example of its Immersive Adventurer rides to Future Kid’s Cartoon Network World in Kuwait. The attraction is a highly dynamic, 3DOF motion simulator, themed internally as a 16 seat ‘vehicle’ which uses 13 video screens to project media on all sides of the vehicle and […]

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IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 – Latest news and comments

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 – Latest news and comments

Centennials are always cause for celebration, and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) did theirs in grand style as they shattered attendance records at the annual IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018. A record 42,000 registered attractions industry professionals, an increase of 3,000 from last year, gathered to learn, buy, and network during the […]

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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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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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Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Named ‘World’s Leading Waterpark’

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Named ‘World’s Leading Waterpark’

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the unique Emirati waterpark on Yas Island, was awarded the title ‘World’s Leading Waterpark’ at the World Travel Awards gala this week. Abu Dhabi’s iconic waterpark racked up more votes than its fellow nominees, which included globally renowned waterparks such as Orlando’s Typhoon Lagoon, and Spain’s Siam Park. Bianca Sammut, General […]

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BALPPA Excellence Awards – winners announced

BALPPA Excellence Awards – winners announced

On Monday 26th November BALPPA held its Leisure, FEC and Indoor Play Trade Exhibition and BALPPA Excellence Awards at Drayton Manor Park. The trade exhibition saw more exhibitors than previous years and the purpose of the event was to assist existing leisure operators or those looking to enter the market, to connect with key suppliers […]

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