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ADG to design and build Island H2O Live! Waterpark at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

ADG to design and build Island H2O Live! Waterpark at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Aquatic Development Group (ADG), has been contracted as the design/builder of the brand new Island H20 Live! Waterpark expected to open Spring 2019 at the Margaritaville Resort in Orlando, Florida. This tropical-themed water park is under construction and is situated on 11.5 acres, which will be home to over 15 water attractions designed for guests […]

Dynamic Entertainment signs Tennessee co-venture

Dynamic Entertainment signs Tennessee co-venture

Empire Industries has announced that it has partnered with Bob and Clay McManus for a Flying Theatre co-venture to be located at The Island in Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. Located adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which draws over 11 million annual visitors, the Island is the premier tourist destination in the region. […]

First new ride of 2019: Pirates of the Deep Sea at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

First new ride of 2019: Pirates of the Deep Sea at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, Texas, is kicking off the New Year in a big way with the theme park industry’s first new attraction of the year, a new dark ride debuting on January 1, 2019. Pirates of the Deep Sea is a collaboration between Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Magic in the Sky […]

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Sansei unveils 4-meter tall ridable transforming Humanoid Robot

Sansei unveils 4-meter tall ridable transforming Humanoid Robot

A Sansei company, Asratec, and Brave Robotics introduced the prototype of a ridable transforming humanoid robot, “J-deite Ride,” at the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo. J-deite Ride is a 4-metre (13 foot) tall robot that can transform from a bipedal walking humanoid form (robot mode) to a wheel-driven form (vehicle mode) and back. Up to two […]

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Simtec presents innovation in digital signage at IAAPA

Simtec presents innovation in digital signage at IAAPA

Simtec Systems presented ScreenFLITE – a new digital signage system at IAAPA. The company has developed this unique media information system for the Aeroporto di Roma. The huge digital sculpture with mobile LED screens was placed within the Leonardo da Vinci Airport. Almost inaudibly, twelve LED displays with about 2sqm each arrange to form different patterns […]

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Chance Rides takes home first place during the Brass Ring Award’s at IAAPA

Chance Rides takes home first place during the Brass Ring Award’s at IAAPA

Chance Rides was ‘honoured’ to receive the Brass Ring Award for Best New Product, Technology Applied to Amusements Product or Service used by Facilities, for its’ Electric C.P. Huntington train, at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 in Orlando, FL. “On Tuesday, November 13th, we were pleased to see the IAAPA team stop by our booth for […]

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Best of both: Twisted Cyclone

Best of both: Twisted Cyclone

Wood meets steel at Six Flags Over Georgia All-new hybrid coaster Twisted Cyclone, a Rocky Mountain Construction created, opened at Atlanta’s Six Flags Over Georgia this summer. Recognised as one of 2018’s top new coasters, Twisted Cyclone offers maximum thrills by combining the best of both coaster worlds, a classic wooden structure integrated with a […]

Slate of new experiences coming to Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products during Mickey Mouse fan celebration

Slate of new experiences coming to Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products during Mickey Mouse fan celebration

At the recent D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared new details surrounding experiences coming soon to Disney parks. Destination D fans were the first to see Chapek reveal the names and the first-ever look inside the two signature attractions set for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge […]

WhiteWater and Holovis announce strategic partnership

WhiteWater and Holovis announce strategic partnership

WhiteWater and Holovis announced an exclusive new strategic partnership between their two companies ahead of IAAPA.   Holovis has been exploring for some time how to enter the water park sector and WhiteWater has been looking for an innovative technology partner to further enhance its position as the world’s leading water park company.   Geoff […]

Hal McEvoy named IAAPA President and CEO

Hal McEvoy named IAAPA President and CEO

Hal McEvoy has been named president and CEO of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), effectively immediately. The announcement by the Board of Directors follows a comprehensive worldwide executive search process conducted by the IAAPA Compensation Committee which is made up of IAAPA members from around the globe.

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