Archive For 2018

ICON Attractions Awarded St. Louis Wheel Project in Historic Union Station

By | November 16, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — ICON Attractions has been selected by Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) to operate The St Louis Wheel, a 200-foot tall observation wheel under construction at Union Station. The firm will also operate a carousel and other family-friendly attractions, all part of a $150-million entertainment complex in historic downtown St. Louis. Union Station in […]

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Triotech and Ubisoft partner to develop next generation interactive attraction – Rabbids Team Battle

By | November 15, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ernest Yale, Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of TRIOTECH announced a new breakthrough in high-capacity interactive attractions with Team Battle™. This innovative experience features interactivity, both team and individual play, and ride elements with full 4D effects.  Triotech partnered with Ubisoft, leading creator and publisher of interactive entertainment, to develop the first […]

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accesso and Village Roadshow Theme Parks Announce Partnership to Elevate the Guest Experience

By | November 15, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO) and Village Roadshow Theme Parks, Australia’s largest theme park operator, today announced a partnership that marks the first holistic integration of the accesso queuing, ticketing, and guest experience management solutions tailored to the attractions industry. Through this partnership, unveiled at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, accesso […]

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Management Resources and ProFun Management Group Finalize Merger to Create MR-ProFun

By | November 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Today marks the formal introduction of MR-ProFun following the successful merger of Management Resources and ProFun Management Group, two highly respected operations consulting and management firms with long-standing reputations in the themed-entertainment and cultural attractions industry. Both entities provided an assortment of planning, advisory and management services, though Management Resources focused mainly […]

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Dynamic Attractions and Chance Rides Team-Up

By | November 14, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today the attractions industry’s two leading ride manufacturers, Dynamic Attractions and Chance Rides, have announced a strategic alliance. The two companies’ strategic alliance allows them to combine their respective strengths in engineering and manufacturing. “By working with the legendary Chance Rides, we’re able to offer theme parks faster build times while maintaining our […]

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Hasbro, Inc., and Kilburn Live team up to form new, multi-iconic brand location-based family entertainment centers

By | November 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Los Angeles-based Kilburn Live has entered into a licensing agreement with Hasbro, a global play and entertainment company, to create, build and operate Hasbro-themed family entertainment centers across the US and Canada. The indoor family entertainment facilities will take iconic Hasbro brands and create interactive, immersive and innovative entertainment experiences in […]

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Sally Corporation, PortAventura World and Sesame Workshop announce new dark ride at International Attractions Expo

By | November 14, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — November 13th, 2018 – Sally Corporation, the dark ride specialist of Jacksonville, FL, along with PortAventura World, the largest Mediterranean family destination resort, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, announced a new dark ride for 2019. The new attraction will be PortAventura’s first dark ride and the first […]

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Kennywood and S&S Worldwide unveil highly-anticipated roller coaster train for the Steel Curtain, the anchor attraction of the fan-centric Steelers Country themed area, opening in 2019

By | November 14, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Since this summer’s announcement that Pittsburgh’s iconic Kennywood Park will open the groundbreaking Steelers Country attraction in 2019, football and roller coaster fans have been eager for news on one of the most exciting projects in recent amusement industry history. Today, S&S Worldwide, Inc. and Kennywood came together to reveal one of […]

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ICON scoops gold at North West CIPR PRide Awards

By | November 14, 2018

Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Rule5 PR are celebrating after winning a Gold award at the North West CIPR PRide Awards for Best Travel, Leisure and Tourism campaign for “A new ICON for Blackpool”.  The campaign was developed to announce the name, raise awareness and build anticipation for Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25 rollercoaster which opened […]

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Dynamic Attractions unveils the world’s first motion base coaster

By | November 13, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — A roller coaster capable of doing spin-outs and other racing moves was unveiled today by innovative ride manufacturer Dynamic Attractions at the global exposition for theme park operators put on by the International Attractions and Amusement Parks Association (IAAPA). “The Dual Power Coaster the world’s most advanced roller coaster vehicle,” states Hao Wang, […]

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