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KidZania opens its first North America location in Dallas

KidZania opens its first North America location in Dallas

KidZania, an interactive education and entertainment concept designed for kids, opens to the public for the first time in the U.S. The 85,000 square-foot city built for kids is located at Stonebriar Centre, 2617 Preston Road, Frisco, Texas. KidZania gives kids the knowledge and confidence to be outstanding citizens. “After 20 years in business and […]

Aquatropica new from Empex Watertoys

Aquatropica new from Empex Watertoys

Empex Watertoys introduced Aquatropica, a three-level interactive watertoy for children at the recent IAAPA Expo. It includes 17 water features. The Aquatropica product line is designed to create a tropical world of fun and adventure in an aquatic playground or splash pad. It contains floral pieces with interactive spray features, animal life such as monkeys […]

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Zamperla celebrates 10th anniversary of Luna Park with expansion

Zamperla celebrates 10th anniversary of Luna Park with expansion

Zamperla is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Luna Park in 2020 with an expansion. “Ropes Course Adventure Zone” from RCI Adventure Products will feature circus-like theming (custom sun shades above the attraction itself and will allow climbers to experience breathtaking views of the boardwalk and ocean. It will consist of eight poles, three levels and […]

Carnival Cruise Line unveils additional details on Maurer roller coaster at sea

Carnival Cruise Line unveils additional details on Maurer roller coaster at sea

During IAAPA Expo 2019 Carnival Cruise Line revealed additional details on BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea, a Spike coaster from Maurer Rides. It will be the centrepiece of the Ultimate Playground, an expansive open-air recreation area on Mardi Gras, set to debut in August 2020. The announcement was made by Carnival Cruise Line […]

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Extreme Engineering in three major projects and dark ride attraction

Extreme Engineering in three major projects and dark ride attraction

Extreme Engineering has three major projects opening in first quarter of 2020, from Asia, to the Middle East and Canada. Other developments have emerged on the Cloud Coaster as well. Extreme Engineering has teamed up with The Producers Group, an industry expert in theme park production, on a new dark ride attraction called ‘The Dark […]

FORREC expands its offering with new media production capabilities

FORREC expands its offering with new media production capabilities

David Kenneth has been hired as executive producer at FORREC for its new Media Studio. Kenneth began his career in live-action production before moving into post-production, visual effects, CG animation, and ultimately the themed entertainment industry. In his new role, Kenneth will take the lead in extending FORREC’s offerings across media production, live-action, CG, & […]

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S&S introduces Axis Coaster

S&S introduces Axis Coaster

At the recent IAAPA Expo, S&S Worldwide, Inc. introduced a new product to their lineup, the Axis Coaster. S&S has reimagined roller coaster dynamics by taking its patented and proven 4D rotating vehicle technology and turned it on a new Axis. The new Axis roller coaster delivers deliberate and fluid movements that give the rider […]

Largest attendance in IAAPA Expo history

Largest attendance in IAAPA Expo history

With global theme and amusement park attendance on the rise, IAAPA Expo continues to serve as the epicentre for attractions industry innovation. Welcoming 42,600 attendees and 1,146 exhibitors in 2019, international leaders, decision makers, and visionaries from around the world came together to buy, learn, and network at the premier conference and trade show for […]

IAAPA announces 2019 Brass Ring Award winners

IAAPA announces 2019 Brass Ring Award winners

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, presented the 2019 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards on Wednesday, 20 November during IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The annual awards recognise amusement parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers (FECs), and suppliers from around the world for excellence in food and beverage, games and […]

IAAPA recognises industry leaders with Service and Young Professional of the Year Awards at IAAPA Expo 2019

IAAPA recognises industry leaders with Service and Young Professional of the Year Awards at IAAPA Expo 2019

IAAPA recognized the 2019 IAAPA Service Award winners and the 2019 Young Professional of the Year Award winner during the annual GM and Owners’ Breakfast at IAAPA Expo 2019 on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Orlando, Florida. The IAAPA Service Awards honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to the global attractions industry. This year’s IAAPA Service […]