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Cedar Fair to acquire two Schlitterbahn Waterparks

Cedar Fair to acquire two Schlitterbahn Waterparks

Cedar Fair Entertainment has signed a definitive agreement to acquire two iconic water parks and one resort in Texas – Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston for a cash purchase price of $261 million, subject to certain working capital adjustments related to the timing of the closing. Additionally, Cedar Fair has […]

Yeti set for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Yeti set for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando Resort revealed Yeti: Terror of the Yukon as the next original content haunted house coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2019. Spawned by the twisted minds behind Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, Yeti: Terror of the Yukon will transport guests to an isolated logging camp in a remote part of Canada that’s all but […]

Sky Trail set for Big Bear Snow Play

Sky Trail set for Big Bear Snow Play

A cold weather favourite, Big Bear Snow Play, has chosen to add a Sky Trail aerial attraction to its lineup of activities. Located in the southern California city of Big Bear Lake, the popular snow tubing destination is best known for its winter-related family fun though the facility also features a go-kart track that can […]

The three founding moments that made Alterface

The three founding moments that made Alterface

CEO and founder,Benoit Cornet reveals all….  

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A place where age is left at the gate

A place where age is left at the gate

One of the oldest surviving amusement parks in the UK, Dreamland gives visitors of all ages the chance to experience stunning vintage rides, pop-up entertainment, art installations and eclectic street food, and boasts a year round programme of live music and events. Having grown up spending her summers there, Park world editor, Becci Knowles recently […]

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The future is Erratic!

The future is Erratic!

Park World took a trip to Walibi Belgium to try out Popcorn Revenge, the world’s first non-linear, mixed media Erratic Ride, featuring proprietary popcorn characters. Developed by Alterface, the story is that the popcorn pieces are tired of being eaten by cinema guests, so they revolt and get out of control. They pop out of […]

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Explosive!

Explosive!

Manufactured by Mack Rides, Dynamite opened at Freizeitpark Plohn in Germany on 18 May and visitors can’t get enough of it. At Freizeitpark Plohn guests are able to experience more than 80 attractions across eight fascinating theme worlds: Plohni village, Village of the Gauls, Wild west city, Enchanted forest, Dinoland, Nature park, Oldtimerpark, and Action […]

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Top UK exporter sees exponential growth

Top UK exporter sees exponential growth

Edward Pawley, sales director for UK based dynamic media attractions specialist Simworx, takes Park World editor, Becci Knowles on a whistle-stop tour of the company’s new testing facility in the Midlands where, in addition to bumping into Paul Kelly (chief executive, Balppa), she gets to see a world class attraction taking shape Established in 2005, […]

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It’s not a job; it’s a passion

It’s not a job; it’s a passion

Balppa chief executive, Paul Kelly, tells Park World editor, Becci Knowles how a fateful work experience placement changed the course of his career forever… Paul’s long and illustrious career in the industry all began by chance at Thorpe Park in 1986. “I was back there yesterday funnily enough to meet their new divisional director, Helen […]

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New multi-million dollar ride opens at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island

New multi-million dollar ride opens at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island, Galveston, Texas, has added a new multi-million dollar set of slides that are more than the first of its kind – they are out of this world. Infinity Racers is a pair of space-themed, racing head-first mat slides. At eight stories (75 feet or 23 m) tall and as long as two […]

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