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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Triotech increase interactive ride capacity

Orlando, Florida, USA

Interactive attractions pioneers Triotech found new ways to increase capacity of their dark rides. Continuing their partnership with video gaming giant Ubisoft, the companys revealed their new “Rabbids Team Battle” game ride at the IAAPA Attractions Expo that will be the first to see the improvement. Click the headline for more information

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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 as the first Sesame Street dark ride in Europe was announced at the IAAPA Attractions Expo. Click the headline for more information.

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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 2019. Click the headline for more information

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Energylandia reveals RMC for 2020

Zator, Malopolskie, Poland

At a press conference today, Energylandia revealed details about their planned 2020 expansion. This new area of the park will cover 150 hectares and feature several attractions. Its most notable ride will be Zadra, an RMC Wooden Coaster which will be close to 200 feet (60m) tall and reach speeds of 71.5 mph (115 km/h). Click the headline for more information

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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

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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Drayton Manor retires G Force

Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England

Drayton Manor confirmed the rumors of the immediate retirement of G Force, the park’s Maurer X-Car coaster. It was the only X-Car coaster in the UK and one of only two coasters of its kind. There is currently no specific date for the ride to be removed or details of any new attraction to replace it. Click the headline for more information and to watch videos

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