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ICON named best new visitor attraction at Blackpool Civic Trust Awards

ICON named best new visitor attraction at Blackpool Civic Trust Awards

ICON, Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s newest ride and the UK’s first ever double launch rollercoaster, has been named Best New Visitor Attraction at the Blackpool Civic Trust Awards. ICON opened to the public in May 2018 and since then has launched hundreds of thousands of guests on an exhilarating journey across the South side of Blackpool […]

Dreamland will stay free to enter for 2019 after welcoming 100,000 Easter visitors

Dreamland will stay free to enter for 2019 after welcoming 100,000 Easter visitors

Dreamland Margate will be free to enter for the entire 2019 season thanks to a record-breaking Easter opening. The seaside amusement park saw footfall soar by more than 380% with 105,433 visitors between 6th April and 22nd April, compared to 21,988 visitors during the 2018 Easter break. Visitor numbers peaked at 15,228 on Easter Sunday, […]

MK Themed Attractions creates Wilderness themed attraction at Walibi Holland for new hybrid coaster Untamed

MK Themed Attractions creates Wilderness themed attraction at Walibi Holland for new hybrid coaster Untamed

MK Themed Attractions has transformed the old Sherwood Forest at Walibi Holland into a mysterious wilderness forest for the new hybrid coaster Untamed.  The extensive theming at Walibi Holland included a wide-ranging fibreglass production, which MK Themed Attractions is known for, along with its comprehensive woodwork, iron work, painting and decorating skills. Leisure Expert Group […]

New Universal Citywalk restaurant, Bigfire, brings fireside dining to guests

New Universal Citywalk restaurant, Bigfire, brings fireside dining to guests

This summer, Universal Orlando Resort will debut its next original concept dining experience, Bigfire. It’s a new, full-service restaurant that will bring a specially created menu and a highly-themed environment directly to guests at Universal CityWalk and take open fire cooking to a whole new level. Bigfire will feature unique theming designed to make guests […]

AIMS International announces new board officers and directors

AIMS International announces new board officers and directors

Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers, International (AIMS) has new board officers and directors for 2019. Franceen Gonzales, EVP business development-the Americas, for WhiteWater, has become president of the AIMS board of directors. She replaces Tim Viox who served as board president for the past two years. The board of directors has also appointed Tony Claassen, […]

Frontier City opens new children’s area

Frontier City opens new children’s area

Frontier City, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has opened for its 61st season. Debuting for children will be four new attractions, new theming, and updates in the park’s new woodsy-themed kids area, Timber Town. The new rides, all from Zamperla, include Billy’s Frog Hopper (Jump Around),  Sheldon’s Balloon Race (Balloon Ferris Wheel),  Rocky’s Ranger Planes (Buzzed Jets), […]

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Tumbling Timbers new at Knoebels

Tumbling Timbers new at Knoebels

Visitors to Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pennsylvania, can expect a brand new ride, the replacement of another ride, and several new food selections for the 2019 season. America’s largest free-admission amusement park has announced several 2019 updates ahead of its April 27 opening day, including a new ride named Tumbling Timbers, an SBF-Visa Mini Break […]

Tigris debuts at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Tigris debuts at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opens Tigris, a triple-launch steel roller coaster from Premier Rides, on Friday, April 19. The new attraction is Florida’s tallest launch coaster and the ninth coaster in the park’s collection. Tigris will catapult riders through an array of looping twists with forward and backward motion, drops, a 150-foot (46 m) skyward […]

DC Universe themed area coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

DC Universe themed area coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California,  will introduce DC Universe, a newly themed section of the park where guests will find themselves immersed inside a DC comic book-inspired world. This themed section will feature the park’s most innovative roller coaster to date, Batman: The Ride, Northern California’s first 4D free fly roller coaster by S&S […]

Prepare to be amazed at Dreamworld

Prepare to be amazed at Dreamworld

Dreamworld has welcomed Australia’s most talked about Illusionist, Cosentinofor two weeks of awe-inspiring and extraordinary magic. Kicking of the school holidays, Cosentino, The Grand Illusionist took to the stage in the Dreamworld Exhibition Centre (DEC), which has been transformed into The Cosentino Theatre for his theme park debut on Saturday 6 April in a run […]

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