Zipline planned for Las Vegas Strip

Zipline planned for Las Vegas Strip

Caesars Entertainment Corporation, owner of The Linq Promenade, will add Fly Linq, expected to be the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip. Developed in conjunction with Xventure LV, the team behind the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, the approximately $20 million Fly Linq features 10 side-by-side zip lines, capable of simultaneously […]

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World’s first Lego VR roller coaster at Legoland Malaysia

World’s first Lego VR roller coaster at Legoland Malaysia

Legoland Malaysia Resort became the world’s first Legoland park to launch the Lego virtual reality roller coaster this week, at an event attended by media professionals. Themed ‘The Great Lego Race’, the coaster combines cutting-edge virtual reality technology with roller coaster thrills. It was developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making – the company’s […]

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Triotech names Gabi Salabi CCO

Triotech names Gabi Salabi CCO

Gabi Salabi has been appointed chief commercial officer at supplier of digital interactive attractions Triotech. “Gabi has played a key role in Triotech’s emergence as a global leader in interactive attractions,” said founder Ernest Yale. “This appointment will leverage his leadership to facilitate our interface with major clients and optimize new business development.” Chief operating […]

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Universal Orlando and Loews Hotels to add two new hotels

Universal Orlando and Loews Hotels to add two new hotels

Universal Orlando Resort will soon offer two high-quality, high-value hotel options for families. Set to begin opening in the summer of 2019, the hotels will feature a combined 2,800 guest rooms, including 1,450 two-bedroom suites designed to accommodate families of all sizes. The 750-room and 2,050-room hotels will be located just minutes away from Universal […]

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StarFlyers soar across North America

StarFlyers soar across North America

The summer of 2017 saw three towering StarFlyers by Funtime take flight across North America. The rides, which all offer breathtaking views of their respective properties, have quickly become icons in their new locations. “North America continues to be a great place for us to grow,” said Hannes Lackner, general manager at Funtime. “We have […]

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Underwater driving experience debuts

Underwater driving experience debuts

Sub Sea Systems, a supplier of innovative products for the marine tourism industry, has introduced its latest creation, Aquaticar. Aquaticar is the World’s first underwater driving experience. Adventurers age five and up drive futuristic vehicles through an underwater world of wonder that can be themed to fit nearly any experience from a teeming coral reef […]

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Dream Job

Dream Job

When testing his new Gale Force launched coaster at Playland’s Castaway Cove in Ocean City, New Jersey, owner Scott Simpson loads the train with test dummies. I’ve always wanted to be a test dummy, so asked Scott if I might take one of their places. That’s me pictured on the left, the one without the […]

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LKF Attractions appoints Mark Wijman as new director

LKF Attractions appoints Mark Wijman as new director

Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Group has appointed Mark Wijman to head up its theme park and location-based entertainment consulting arm, LKF Attractions. LKF Attractions was set up last year by LKF Group Chairman Dr. Allan Zeman and Ocean Park ex-CEO Tom Mehrmann to capitalize on the growing theme park and location-based entertainment market in […]

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“Get ready for the adventure of your life!”

“Get ready for the adventure of your life!”

Merlin Entertainments’ The Bear Grylls Adventure, an attraction based around the real-life adventures of survival expert, international TV host and bestselling author Bear Grylls, is set to open its doors in 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. Construction of the 8,000 square metre attraction is already well underway at the NEC, Birmingham. The attraction […]

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Kentucky Kingdom adding new attractions

Kentucky Kingdom adding new attractions

Having just completed a record-breaking season, Louisville’s Kentucky Kingdom is now preparing for 2018 by continuing to add new attractions. These include a new thrill ride, Scream Xtreme, a Zamperla Endeavor, Rock ‘n’ Roller, a Flying Turtles from Wisdom. Two new films for the 5D Cinema are named Happy Family, The Ride and Journey 2 […]

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