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4-5 Front Gate
Setting the agenda for the month ahead
6 Park Hoppin’
Paul Ruben is an American Idle

With General Motors in financial freefall, the
company’s continued sponsorship of Test Track
at Epcot, Walt Disney World in Florida, has
7 Park Bloggin’ been called into question.
Scented attractions
General Motors’ 10-year contract with Disney expires this year

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Will it renew the $5-million a year deal? P18
8 Park Food P22
Mike Holtzman’s checklist for the new season
8 Kernels
Bite-size news
6-20 Park News
Your monthly round-up
22 Show Previews
DEAL & RAAPA
30-34 Licence to Thrill
P30
Branded attractions
36 American Idol Experience
Attraction profile
38-42 Michigan’s Adventure
Park profile
44-45 Ride Guide
New products for parks and attractions

In addition to an attendance increase of
over 40%, Drayton Manor is also enjoying
a substantially increased in-park spend,
46 Show Guide namely retail, catering and ride
photography sales
Exhibitions and networking for amusement professionals
HIT Entertainment’s Teri Ruffley highlights why branded
attractions like Thomas Land can be such a hit for

49 Web Guide
amusement parks and their owners, P30
Online resources for the amusement industry P45
THIS MONTH’S COVER SHOT: Kraftwerk takes the effects theatre into a new
dimension with the launch this month of the Moovid 6D mobile movie theatre. This
turnkey attraction will be unveiled for the first time at the RAAPA Show is Moscow
and comes equipped with the latest 3D films (by nWave), 4D effects and AV
technology. www.kraftwerk.at
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