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Poltergeist Coming for Universal Studios’ Halloweem Horror Nights

Poltergeist Coming for Universal Studios’ Halloweem Horror Nights

Guests to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort will be able to step into new Poltergeist themed mazes from September 14. Poltergeist garnered critical and consumer success when it first premiered in 1982, and now, for the first time, visitors can explore the film’s iconic scenes, encounters, and characters. The mazes will lure guests […]

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Record breaking dive coaster to swoop into Canada’s Wonderland

Record breaking dive coaster to swoop into Canada’s Wonderland

Ontario-based theme park, Canada’s Wonderland, is set to welcome Yukon Striker, a dive coaster that will transform the park’s skyline. Yukon Striker will be the longest, fastest, and tallest dive roller coaster in the world, situated in the newly themed area Frontier Canada, as well as the park’s 7th coaster, placing Canada’s Wonderland among the world’s top […]

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Universal to debut Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights maze

Universal to debut Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights maze

Things are about to get turned upside down at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights’ as a first look  at the Stranger Things maze key art designed  by Kyle Lambert, the official illustrator of the mega-hit Netflix original series, has been revealed.

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Baby-boomers boost amusement park market growth

Baby-boomers boost amusement park market growth

According to the latest market research report by Techanavio, the global amusement park market is expected to post a CAGR of over 8% during the period 2018-2022. However, the growth momentum of the market is expected to decelerate due to a decline in the year-on-year growth.

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Q&A: Jonathan Low-Hang, Nothing But Padlocks

Q&A: Jonathan Low-Hang, Nothing But Padlocks

In your experience, how much of a problem is theft in theme parks and waterparks? The number of thefts and issues with lost property has been decreasing in theme parks and waterparks, but it is still an issue. The Coventry Telegraph warns that just for Drayton Manor and Alton Towers (UK) there were a reported […]

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TÜV SÜD to showcase new Safety for Amusement Parks and Rides services

TÜV SÜD to showcase new Safety for Amusement Parks and Rides services

German provider of safety solutions, TÜV SÜD, announced that it will showcase its services at the European Attraction Show in Amsterdam (25-27 September). TÜV SÜD will focus on retrofit measures for existing amusement rides.

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A roaring new thrill set for 2019 debut at Djurs Sommerland

A roaring new thrill set for 2019 debut at Djurs Sommerland

Danish amusement park Djurs Sommerland has announced that a new thrill ride is set to arrive in May 2019, as the result of a €5m investment. Called Tigeren, the ride will be part of a new themed area, Wild Asia, together with DrageKongen – Europe’s fastest and longest family suspended coaster from 2017. Tigeren has […]

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ICON: Dare to ride

ICON: Dare to ride

Blue skies, sunshine, and the opening of the UK’s first double launch coaster; Park World’s trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach was a smashing start to the summer season. ICON is the result of five years of planning and a £16.25m investment by the Thompson family, and Park World was lucky enough to catch up with […]

Parques Reunidos to develop Steelers Country at Kennywood

Parques Reunidos to develop Steelers Country at Kennywood

Parques Reunidos is combining two of Pennsylvania’s top entertainment brands: American football team the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Kennywood amusement park, designated a US National Historic Landmark.

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Striking debut for Sea Viper at Palace Playland

Striking debut for Sea Viper at Palace Playland

Palace Playland, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, has introduced Sea Viper, a new Anaconda model 2.0 from Preston & Barbieri – the first model of its kind in the United States. Sea Viper reaches a top speed of 42 mph, heights of up to 70ft, over a 470m track, with riders arranged two across in two […]

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