Waterparks

Rainer Maelzer leaves wiegand.maelzer

Rainer Maelzer leaves wiegand.maelzer

After over 12 years of successful, international and cooperative development of wiegand.maelzer Rainer Maelzer GmbH, Rainer Maelzer has decided to leave the company. He will be superseded by longtime business partner and managing director Hendrik Wiegand, who is taking over the management. He is supported by the existing team and authorised signatory, Thomas Schmitt, who […]

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New WhiteWater rides opening in North America

New WhiteWater rides opening in North America

WhiteWater West Industries has supplied a variety of new water attractions opening in North America this season. Vidanta, Riviera Maya, Mexico, will be home to a RainFortress 3, Kids’ Mini Body Slide, Freefall Slide, and AquaSpray. Trinidad Waterpark, Chaguaramas, Trinidad & Tobago,  will feature a Constrictor, Boomerango, Rattler, Space Bowl, and a 6-Lane Mat Racer. […]

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What’s new in North America

What’s new in North America

The amusement industry is booming, and the numbers confirm this. There are two new amusement parks and at least eight new waterparks opening on the continent, and dozens of other rides and attractions planned for 2019. According to the Roller Coaster Data Base, worldwide there are 170 roller coasters scheduled to open in 2019. North […]

Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark opens

Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark opens

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark, Kiamesha Lake, New York, has opened, bringing summer fun to the Catskill Mountains all year long. Fusing the style of Manhattan with the rustic charm of the mountains, this new luxe family resort features 324 all-suite accommodations, a two-acre indoor waterpark, indoor entertainment centre including arcade, mini-bowling, and ropes […]

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OWA Plans $100 Million Expansion for Phase II

OWA Plans $100 Million Expansion for Phase II

OWA (oh-wah), Foley, Alabama, is continuing to expand with the announcement of a $100 million investment for Phase II. Construction is slated to begin summer 2019 and will include the Gulf Coast’s largest indoor waterpark, an accompanying 200-room resort hotel with conference space, and a luxury, family-friendly RV Park.  Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA), […]

More than 100 Attend NEAAPA’s 106th Anniversary Annual Meeting

More than 100 Attend NEAAPA’s 106th Anniversary Annual Meeting

More than 100 people gathered for the New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ (NEAAPA) 106th Anniversary Education Conference and Annual Meeting March 18-20 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, Springfield, Massachusetts. The highlight of event was the induction of Gene Dean, owner of Fiesta Shows/Dean Enterprises, Seabrook, New Hampshire, into the NEAAPA […]

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Vortex appoints new vice president of operations

Vortex appoints new vice president of operations

Vortex Aquatic Structures International, a leader in the aquatic play industry, is proud to announce that Mr. Paolo Taverna has joined the team as vice president of operations. In this pivotal role, Paolo will be overseeing more than half of all the company’s activities and leading the operations sector in enhancing cost effectiveness and productivity […]

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SeaWorld San Diego celebrates 55 Years

SeaWorld San Diego celebrates 55 Years

SeaWorld San Diego opened its gate on March 21, 1964, beginning a legacy of creating fun and meaningful experiences where guests can explore, learn and have fun, all while becoming inspired to care about animals and the environment. One of the world’s most popular marine parks and a global leader in marine animal care and […]

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Vortex International’s new ‘Water Journey’ events win four IDA Awards

Vortex International’s new ‘Water Journey’ events win four IDA Awards

Vortex Aquatic Structures International is proud to announce that its new line of Water Journey elements has won four International Design Awards, taking Bronze in the Children Products, Toddler Products, Outdoor and Leisure Fun Games, and Designs for Social Impact categories. The new experiences, named Pico, Alto, and Hop, cater specifically to children aged 2 to […]

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Arihant Group names Jagat Parikh as COO

Arihant Group names Jagat Parikh as COO

Arihant is pleased to announce that Jagat Parikh has been named COO (Chief Operating Officer) for the Arihant Group. Mr. Jagat brings with him 25 years of experience in strategy and supply chain. He was briefly associated with a healthcare startup and with Universal Consulting for 19.6 years as partner and COO. He has consulted […]

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