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IAAPA 2018 Round-Up

IAAPA 2018 Round-Up

Orlando, Florida, USA

The IAAPA Expo has closed for another year. Key players from the attractions, amusements and themed entertainment industry are on their way home. Deals were made, networking was done and your local theme park owner is undoubtedly bursting with ideas for their next ride. Click the headline to read our report ...
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Intamin win IAAPA with two big reveals

Intamin win IAAPA with two big reveals

Orlando, FL, USA

Compagnie des Alpes and Intamin delivered the biggest mic drop in IAAPA history by revealing two new coasters that will compete to be your #1! A LSM Launch Coaster and a Mega Coaster, both featuring a big bundle of World Firsts! Click the headline for more information and ride images ...
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Triotech increase interactive ride capacity

Triotech increase interactive ride capacity

Orlando, Florida, USA

Triotech found new ways to increase capacity of interactive dark rides. Continuing their partnership with Ubisoft, the new "Rabbids Team Battle" game ride will be the first to see the improvement. Click the headline for more information ...
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Steel Curtain's trains touchdown at IAAPA

Steel Curtain’s trains touchdown at IAAPA

Orlando, Florida, USA

These are the seats that will zip you along S&S's longest coaster to date! When this 76 mph beast opens in Spring 2019, Steel Curtain will have the most inversions in North America. Click the headline for more information ...
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Sally Corp builds PortAventura Dark Ride

Sally Corp builds PortAventura Dark Ride

Orlando, Florida, USA

When the world's leading Dark Ride company joins forces with kids TV legends Sesame Street and leading European theme park PortAventura, you just know something special is in the works. Click the headline for more information ...
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Dynamic Attractions' Dual Power Coaster

Dynamic Attractions’ Dual Power Coaster

Orlando, FL, USA

A roller coaster capable of drifting, doing spin-outs and other racing moves was unveiled today at the IAAPA Attractions Expo by innovative ride manufacturer Dynamic Attractions, who are billing it as "the world’s most advanced roller coaster vehicle.” The first Dual Power Coaster will open in Malaysia in the Spring of 2019. Click the headline for more information ...
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Kentucky Flyer setback avoided

Kentucky Flyer setback avoided

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Kentucky Kingdom nearly suffered a setback in regards to building the park's planned new Kentucky Flyer coaster as the expected expansion approval by the Fair Board from which the park leases its land had yet to be signed. The first $786,000 payment on the coaster was past due and Kentucky Kingdom couldn't make the payment without the addendum in place. Click the headline for more information ...
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Wilde Hilde opens at Schwaben Park

Wilde Hilde opens at Schwaben Park

Kaisersbach, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany

After minor delays testing and fine tuning the ride, Wilde Hilde opened at Schwaben Park. The Roller Ball coaster by RES (Ride Engineers Switzerland) is similar to an Intamin Zac-Spin coaster and is the first of its kind and the first coaster built by the company that specializes in flat rides and water rides. Click the headline for more information ...
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