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Adventureland Park announces new family spinning roller coaster

Adventureland Park announces new family spinning roller coaster

Adventureland Park, Altoona, Iowa, will add a new $6 million spinning roller coaster for the 2019 season. From Maurer Rides, “The Phoenix” will be the second new steel roller coaster added in the park since 2016. “The Phoenix” will reach speeds of up to 40 mph (64 kph) and heights of over 50 feet (15 […]

360 Fly Adventure new from Intamin

360 Fly Adventure new from Intamin

360° Fly Baloon is the theme of 360 Fly Adventure. Is is based on a concept by Valerio Mazzoi and developed by Intamin in collaboration with Project Syntropy and Polimorph. 360° Fly Baloon is the latest version of 360 Fly Adventure that had been already tested with a classic Flying Theatre. But the new version […]

Book Review: Always Cedar Point, a Memoir of the Midway by H. John Hildebrandt

Book Review: Always Cedar Point, a Memoir of the Midway by H. John Hildebrandt

Always Cedar Point, a Memoir of the Midway gives the reader a rare insider’s view of the operations of one of the world’s greatest amusement parks, Cedar Point. When author H. John Hildebrandt began work in February 1974, there was no “Cedar Fair,” just a single amusement park, Cedar Point. The best thrill ride was […]

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s magical ‘Winterfest’ returns this season

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s magical ‘Winterfest’ returns this season

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is celebrating the festive season with the return of Winterfest. The region’s leading theme park will enchant guests with live performances, a charming winter village, an incredible ice skating show, and entertainment that brings the spirit of the holiday season to life. For the first time this year, Winterfest will entertain […]

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Feld entertainment shows concepts

Feld entertainment shows concepts

Florida-based Feld Entertainment, a first-time exhibitor at IAAPA Attractions Expo, was looking to expand into the amusement and attractions industry. Their booth focused on two of Feld Entertainment’s largest and most recognisable brands: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and Monster Jam, the oversized truck competition. Feld showed two concepts. One is the Monster […]

Wild Week 4 Rides-4-U

Wild Week 4 Rides-4-U

It was a busy week at the Rides-4-U booth during the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo. Len Soled reported some of the highlights of the week. His company sold an SBF/Visa Crazy Cabs to Knoebels Amusement Resort, a Spinning Coaster to Waldameer, and a Dance Party 360 to Western Playland. Casino Pier bought a mini Break […]

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Chance Rides Busy

Chance Rides Busy

Chance Rides is busy building new rides for the 2019 season. The company is supplying a Family Roller Coaster for the new American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey. A Chance Unicoaster is also destined for that location, along with a custom themed rocket ship to sit atop the Unicoaster. American Dream is also […]

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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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