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New thrill ride coming to Hogsmeade

New thrill ride coming to Hogsmeade

According to a blog posting by Universal Orlando Resort, a new generation of thrill ride is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in 2019. It promises to take guests deeper into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where they will encounter some of their favourite characters and creatures […]

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Two new additions to Funland Hayling Island

Two new additions to Funland Hayling Island

The owners of Funland Hayling Island are continuing on their path to provide affordable family rides at their UK seaside park with two new additions.  When Pleasure Island Family Theme Park Cleethorpes closed in late 2016, Marshall Hill, a director at Funland, enquired as to what rides could be purchased. He came away with a […]

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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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Hersheypark plans two new water attractions

Hersheypark plans two new water attractions

Hersheypark, the 121-acre amusement park in Hershey, Paennsylvania, plans to introduce two new family thrill attractions from ProSlide Technology for The Boardwalk at Hersheypark water park – Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer. Breakers Edge Water Coaster will be the world’s first HydroMagnetic water coaster with flying saucer turns and the 14th coaster at […]

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First Chinese Six Flags parks highlighted in exhibition center

First Chinese Six Flags parks highlighted in exhibition center

  Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Riverside Investment Group Co. Ltd. have opened the Zhejiang Riverside Themed Town Exhibition Center offering visitors a first-hand look of the planned Riverside themed town. This 30 billion yuan (USD $4.6 billion) development along the Yangtze River Delta will be a Chinese residential and retail community with the first-ever […]

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Schlitterbahn weathers hurricane Harvey

Schlitterbahn weathers hurricane Harvey

Schlitterbahn has had four parks impacted by hurricane Harvey. Fortunately, the majority of these parks have weathered the storm. Both Schlitterbahn New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn South Padre Island waterparks re-opened and the resorts continue to operate. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island has also gotten through the storm with minimal damage. Unfortunately, area flooding and a second wave […]

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Planet Aqua Group to utilise CenterEdge software

Planet Aqua Group to utilise CenterEdge software

CenterEdge Software, a provider of point-of-sale, online sales and reservations, and ticketing systems for entertainment and recreation facilities, has been selected by Planet Aqua Group as its POS system for the Shreveport Aquarium and SALT Restaurant in Shreveport Restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Planet Aqua Group will use the CenterEdge Advantage Point of Sale system for […]

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Funfair rule changes will enable more competition

Funfair rule changes will enable more competition

The CMA (Competition and Markets authority) is consulting on proposals offered by the main trade body for funfairs to open up travelling fairs to greater competition. The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain – established to protect the interests of its travelling showmen members – represents around 90% of funfairs in the UK. In December 2016, the CMA […]

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Semnox’s cashless system installed at three UK parks

Semnox’s cashless system installed at three UK parks

Greenspace Leisure has expanded its cashless solution at three additional parks in the United Kingdom. With this installation, Semnox’s cashless debit card system is now installed at four premier parks that are owned and operated by Green Space Leisure Ltd. With an integrated system installed at these three parks, customers are now able to purchase […]

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Ujevara Resort debuts largest waterpark in Kosovo

Ujevara Resort debuts largest waterpark in Kosovo

The newest – and largest – waterpark in Kosovo has opened, and features a colourful mix of Polin waterparks’ attractions continuing the industry’s growth in the region.  Encompassing 20,000 square meters, the aqua park at Ujevara Resort is part of a growing trend in the Balkans. The number of waterparks in the region remains small […]

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