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New family thrill ride coming to Valleyfair in 2018

New family thrill ride coming to Valleyfair in 2018

Valleyfair, the Twin Cities’ premier amusement park, is located on 125 acres in Shakopee, Minn, and will introduce Delirious, a 70-foot looping thrill ride, for its 2018 season. The new family thrill ride, manufactured by Larson International, will coil riders upside-down on a seven story, 360-degree freestanding structure with a high capacity, high speed train. […]

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accesso® announces plan to acquire The Experience EngineTM (TE2)

accesso® announces plan to acquire The Experience EngineTM (TE2)

accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets, plans to acquire The Experience EngineTM (TE2) in a move that will provide accesso the capabilities to offer a heightened level of personalisation and real-time marketing to customers across a range of venues including theme parks, ski resorts, hotels, […]

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Gröna Lund set to open the world’s second Sky Jump Ikaros

Gröna Lund set to open the world’s second Sky Jump Ikaros

Standing 95 meters tall and tilting you more than 90 degrees before plummeting to the ground at 90 km/h, Ikaros is set to be one of the scariest white knuckle rides around, opening up at Gröna Lund – the 134 year old waterfront amusement park in Stockholm. The attraction will see riders sat with the […]

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What’s new in North America?

What’s new in North America?

Paul Ruben highlights some of the new attractions opening this season in the USA and Canada.

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Season preview: EUROPE

Season preview: EUROPE

Park World highlights some of the major new parks, rides and attractions opening across the continent in 2017.

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Market report: MIDDLE EAST

Market report: MIDDLE EAST

Phil Taylor from Team Leisure brings us up to speed with developments from  the UAE, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

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Market report: ASIA

Market report: ASIA

Chris Yoshii and colleagues from the Hong Kong office of Economics at AECOM discuss new theme park developments in China, South Korea, Japan and beyond.

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Maurer rides on

Maurer rides on

Park World is pleased to confirm that the Maurer portfolio of rollercoasters is to be marketed by a new entity called Maurer Rides GmbH as Maurer AG (formerly Maurer Söhne) concentrates its efforts on its structural protection systems division.

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The Magical World of Russia

The Magical World of Russia

Russian authorities have given the green light to the Moschanko Investment Group’s (MIG) planned $4 billion (€3.6bn) theme park development between Moscow and Kaluga.

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Särkänniemi has the X factor

Särkänniemi has the X factor

The Finnish amusement park Särkänniemi, perhaps best known these days as home of Angry Birds Land, has added a new thrill ride from Zamperla.

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