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…


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


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


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


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


Skywarp for SeaWorld San Diego in 2019

San Diego, California, USA

SeaWorld San Diego confirmed that they will be getting a Skyline Attractions Skywarp called Tidal Twister in 2019. Unlike Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster, a standard Skywarp model that opened at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this summer, this will be the Horizon variation – making it the first of its kind and only the second Skywarp to be built. Click the headline for more information