Events

Raging Waves to install a six-lane mat racing attraction

Raging Waves to install a six-lane mat racing attraction

Raging Waves, Yorkville, Illinois, will unveil a new attraction in Summer 2020. With the new, six-lane mat racing waterslide, aptly named Aussie Mat Dash, Raging Waves continues to grow with an attraction that will allow six riders to race side-by-side in tunnels to the bottom. With only two other such slides installed in the world, […]

Rainbow Productions to showcase new services at IAAPA Expo Europe

Rainbow Productions to showcase new services at IAAPA Expo Europe

Returning to IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 for the 16th consecutive year, UK costume character and mascot specialist Rainbow Productions will be highlighting a new manufacturing service available to the European attractions industry. Due to the increased demand for puppets, rather than costume characters, Rainbow Productions has developed innovative designs, with and without technological requirements, and […]

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Meet the finalists! Park World Excellence Awards 2019 shortlist announced

Meet the finalists! Park World Excellence Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The Park World Excellence Awards is one step closer to revealing who will be taking home a trophy from the highly anticipated awards ceremony, as the finalists for this year’s awards scheme have been announced. The event, organised by Datateam Business Media, will reward the industry’s most innovative operators, suppliers, manufacturers and entertainment specialists from […]

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Magical Evenings return at Toverland

Magical Evenings return at Toverland

For five Wednesday evenings and five Saturday evenings, the Toverland theme park will celebrate its annual Midsummer Evenings event. For the duration of this summery event, the park will extend its opening hours, offer live entertainment and feature special characters across all six themed areas. Throughout the Midsummer Evenings, Toverland remains open until 11pm.  The […]

Last chance

Last chance

Operators, suppliers, manufacturers and entertainment specialists across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), only have until midnight tomorrow to get their entries and nominations in for this year’s hotly anticipated Park World Excellence Awards. In addition to giving theme park, water park and FEC operators the chance to be recognised for delivering outstanding guests […]

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First-ever ‘Best Exhibit Awards’ presented at IAAPA Expo Asia 2019

First-ever ‘Best Exhibit Awards’ presented at IAAPA Expo Asia 2019

IAAPA, the global trade association for the attractions industry, presented the first annual Best Exhibit Awards at IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 (formerly Asian Attractions Expo) on 13 June 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China. The awards honour and recognise outstanding booth presentations at IAAPA Expo Asia 2019. A panel of […]

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Record breaking numbers for IAAPA Expo Asia

Record breaking numbers for IAAPA Expo Asia

The connections, industry knowledge, and buying opportunities that only IAAPA can provide, all came together during IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 this week in Shanghai, China. IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 (formerly Asian Attractions Expo) featured the largest trade show floor in the Expo’s 21-year history as 429 companies from around the globe showcased innovative new products […]

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IAAPA Expo Europe open for registration

IAAPA Expo Europe open for registration

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has announced registration is now open for IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 (formerly Euro Attractions Show). This year’s event will be held at the Paris Expo Porte De Versailles in Paris, France, 16-19 Sept. 2019. The Expo will feature the largest show floor in the event’s history with […]

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Registration now open for IAAPA Expo Europe

Registration now open for IAAPA Expo Europe

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has announced registration is now open for IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 (formerly Euro Attractions Show). This year’s event will be held at the Paris Expo Porte De Versailles in Paris, France, 16-19 Sept. 2019. The Expo will feature the largest show floor in the event’s history with more than […]

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AIMS International announces new board officers and directors

AIMS International announces new board officers and directors

Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers, International (AIMS) has new board officers and directors for 2019. Franceen Gonzales, EVP business development-the Americas, for WhiteWater, has become president of the AIMS board of directors. She replaces Tim Viox who served as board president for the past two years. The board of directors has also appointed Tony Claassen, […]