Attractions

ProSlide receives 4th Impact Award

ProSlide receives 4th Impact Award

ProSlide Technology Inc. was honoured to be recognised by IAAPA, for the fourth time, with the industry Impact Award for Dueling PipelineBlast/FlyingSaucer Water Coaster. The Impact Award is presented to a winner of one of the Best New Products (categories 1-10) within the Best New Product or Service Awards that had or will have the […]

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 […]

Vortex debuts from Talon

Vortex debuts from Talon

From the team that builds and supports over 140 four-player virtual reality simulators at Dave & Buster’s across the US comes a cutting edge virtual reality experience for venues of any size and budget. Talon Simulations introduced the Vortex to more than 35,000 industry professionals from around the world in Orlando, Florida, during the IAAPA […]

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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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A new frontier

A new frontier

With an interactive dark ride at its heart, Popcorn Revenge exploded onto the scene at Walibi Belgium – a park owned and operated by the French entertainment group Compagnie des Alpes – in May, delighting visitors and piquing the interest of parks worldwide. Rewriting the rules of visitor centric experiences, Alterface’s award winning ride has […]

Introducing Skywarp Orbit

Introducing Skywarp Orbit

Skyline Attractions has introduced the Skywarp Orbit. This is the latest addition to the galaxy of Skywarp attractions, which include the successful Skywarp Classic and Skywarp Horizon. “Skywarp Orbit was developed as an attraction along the same lines as the rest of the Skywarp coasters,” said Chris Gray, Partner and Vice President, “big thrill, visually […]

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 […]