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March 2009 Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California, is to start using compressed natural gas to fuel its guest trams and recycled cooking oil to power its Disneyland Railroad steam trains and Mark Twain riverboat. "These initiatives are…
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February 2009 Italian theme park Gardaland is to make a number of modest investments for 2009 including new Vekoma trains on its Corkscrew coaster and a total refurbishment and conversion of its King’s Valley dark ride.
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January 2009 Mirko Schulze has replaced the retired Wolfgang Richter as CEO of Huss Park Attractions, based in Bremen, Germany. Want to know what he looks like? See our IAAPA party pics on page 28.
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November 2008 IE Park is due to supply a 12-metre themed carousel to the F1 theme park in Dubai. Two small coasters are due for customers in Jordan and India, while a transportation system will be provided to Santa Cruz Beach in…
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October 2008 Mondial is just about to ship the second of two Splash Over rides to China. The double Top Spin style attractions will both open next season at parks to be confirmed. More details and exclusive factory photos next issue. The…
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September 2008 The Australian city of Brisbane is the latest place to install a giant Ferris Wheel as a sightseeing attraction. The Wheel of Brisbane is a 60-metre semi-permanent construction by Ronald Bussink Professional Rides located at…
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July/August 2008 Village Roadshow, owner of the Warner Brothers Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild and Sea World parks on the Gold Coast in Australia, has acquired Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast and plans to turn it into a waterpark. Village…
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June 2008 The prospect of Weeki Wachee Springs becoming the 162nd Florida state park now looks in jeopardy. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) submitted its budget request to fund Weeki Wachee Springs…
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May 2008 The owners of Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in England are working on plans for a £35 million (E44m/$69m) development called The Edge. The Pleasure Beach is one of four concerns bidding for a casino licence in Great Yarmouth…
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April 2008 Mack Rides is to supply a YoungStar junior coaster to Märchenpark, Neusiedlersee, Austria. Measuring 480-metres in length, the ride will have the same theme as the original Pegasus version at Mack’s own Europa-Park in Germany.…
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