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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 […]

Cranking up the voltage: SeaWorld’s Electric Eel

Cranking up the voltage: SeaWorld’s Electric Eel

Shocking scenes at SeaWorld San Diego as Electric Eel raises the stakes in the coaster arms race…  It is a fact universally acknowledged: if you want to ramp up the attendance at your amusement park, add a major roller coaster. It has always worked; it always will. Over the last 35 years, wild animal and […]

Lassoed in Texas

Lassoed in Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas unveiled its newest innovation in thrill ride technology last month… The single rail, Wonder Women themed roller coaster joins Batman: The Ride and Superman: Krypton Coaster to feed the seemingly inexhaustible public enthusiasm for superheroes. Paul Ruben has the story

Old legends, new Legendia

Old legends, new Legendia

Alterface, Jora Vision, and ETF have joined forces with Chorzów based Legendia Park to bring a piece of Polish folklore to life. The Basilisk (or Bazyliszek in Polish) is the country’s first interactive dark ride, and Park World was lucky enough to check it out… Read Park World’s Ride Profile here

Riding through the Rockies

Riding through the Rockies

There’s a new addition in France’s Le Pal park – the Yukon Quad, a roaring ride with a rustic Canadian twist or two. Opened to the public in April, the coaster is the result of fine-tuned plans and a dreamy creative concept. Hannah Hart reports for Park World – read more here

Steel Vengeance: Cedar Point’s new hybrid shatters ten world records

Steel Vengeance: Cedar Point’s new hybrid shatters ten world records

In Sandusky, Ohio, Cedar Point’s FrontierTown has been transformed. Steel Vengeance, the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster in the world, has made its long-awaited appearance. Paul Ruben has the story – read it here

Ready, set, spook!

Ready, set, spook!

Furuvik amusement park and Sally Corporation have dusted the cobwebs from an old favourite and turned it into a new thriller for all the family; Spökjakten, a “rolling video game” that combines traditional theming with modern interactivity. Hannah Hart reports in the latest issue of Park World – click here to read

Time Traveler 

Time Traveler 

Mack Rides’ revolutionary new coaster breaks records at Silver Dollar City, Missouri. Coaster lovers are always seeking the newest, best, most exciting ride elements. This appeal is global, and since mid-March has seen them headed for Branson, Missouri, the entertainment town that is home to Silver Dollar City. This 1880s style, internationally-awarded theme park, established […]

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Project V – Europe’s largest flying theatre

Project V – Europe’s largest flying theatre

Michael Mack discusses the development of Europa-Park’s ambitious new attraction for 2017.

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Flying Theatres – a new industry classic

Flying Theatres – a new industry classic

Owen Ralph surveys one of the hottest products of the past decade, and a genre of ride many believe offers the ultimate feeling of flight.

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