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Efteling dark ride Symbolica: Palace of Fantasy wins international Thea Award

By | April 9, 2018

On 8 April, Efteling Imagineering Officer Olaf Vugts was awarded a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for the theme park’s newest attraction, Symbolica, at the Thea Awards Gala in Anaheim in California, United States. Efteling, the fairytale theme park in the south of Holland, opened Symbolica last summer in honour of its 65th anniversary. The […]

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San Andreas – 4D Experience, a new 4D experience for those who love strong emotions

By | April 9, 2018

A 15-minute long 4-D version of the blockbuster “San Andreas” made by Warner Bros is on offer at Gardaland for cinema aficionados and true thrill seekers. The real surprise begins once the lights go out and Time Voyagers – Gardaland’s 4D cinema – will catapult its spectators literally in the centre of action, surrounded by […]

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Theme park Toverland presents making-of series

By | April 6, 2018

SEVENUM, Netherlands — Toverland is on the eve of the largest expansion in its history. A new entrance called Port Laguna and a new theme area called Avalon will make this theme park a massive one-and-a-half times bigger. Friday 13 April is the start of a new making-of series, presented by Toverland, which closely follows […]

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International Expansion Continues with Six Flags-Branded Park in Saudi Arabia

By | April 4, 2018

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, and the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, today announced plans to develop a Six Flags-branded theme park in the city of Riyadh. Six Flags has entered into an arrangement with the PIF to develop, […]

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Retirement of David Vatcher

By | April 4, 2018

David Vatcher, Co-Founder of Dynamic Motion Rides celebrated his 70th Birthday last October and retired at the end of 2017 after the Grand Opening of Dymorides’ first Flyboard Flying Theater attraction in the United States at The Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington DC. Michael Prager has taken over the corporate and commercial lead […]

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Scruffy Dog brings The Walking Dead to life at Thorpe Park

By | April 4, 2018

UNTED KINGDOM — From this weekend on, be careful at Thorpe Park UK as the Walkers made their entrance in the new coaster The Walking Dead: The Ride. Scruffy Dog had the great honor to provide their turn-key services, under the creative lead of John Burton, to Thorpe Park in order to make the terrifying TV show […]

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JW Winco offers stainless steel inch thread leveling feet, with turned base

By | April 3, 2018

NEW BERLIN, Wisc. — JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, now offers Stainless Steel Leveling Feet, with inch size threaded stud and turned base. Bases are available with Mounting Bores (GN 23) and without Mounting Bores (GN 21). The leveling feet, which are RoHS compliant, are delivered assembled and cannot be […]

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Efteling’s Python roller coaster with loops re-opens to visitors

By | April 2, 2018

HOLLAND — As of today (31 March), Efteling visitors can once again enjoy a trip on the Python roller coaster with loops. Over just 12 weeks, the 37-year-old Efteling roller coaster has been almost entirely dismantled and reconstructed to complete the €4.5 million renovation. The renovated Python roller coaster has retained its familiar appearance because […]

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Commemorative Quassy magazine coming in May

By | March 30, 2018

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — Quassy Amusement & Waterpark will mark its 110th anniversary season this year with a commemorative magazine focusing on the storied history of the landmark property. Available May 1 at the park, the full color publication will have numerous feature articles including Quassy’s Trolley Park Heritage, The Coasters At Quassy, Just Add Water […]

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Rollercoaster manufacturer Vekoma Rides acquired by Sansei Technologies

By | March 30, 2018

VLODROP, Netherlands — Dutch roller coaster manufacturer Vekoma Rides (Vekoma), based in Vlodrop, the Netherlands, was acquired today by Sansei Technologies (Sansei), a Japanese company listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange. With the 100% acquisition of Vekoma (100% of the shares will be taken over), Sansei will increase its global market share in the field of […]

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