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Gerardo Arteaga, general manager of Fantasilandia


The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has named Gerardo Arteaga, gen- eral manager of Fantasilandia in Santiago, Chile, as its new third vice chair. Te appointment will result in him mov-


ing through the positions of third, second, and first vice chair before leading the asso- ciation as its chair in 2015. Arteaga has served in a number of vol-


unteer capacities within IAAPA. He was a member of the marketing committee in 2003 and the FEC committee in 2006.


Paramount signs deal for Spain


Paramount is to open its first European branded theme park in Alhama de Murcia, Spain, as part of a E1.1bn (£950m, US$1.5bn) tourism project expected to open in spring 2015. Proyectos Emblemáticos


Murcianos (Premursa) is behind the scheme, which will also boast a 1.03 mil- lion sq m (11.1 million sq ſt) LifeStyle Center business and leisure complex. Premursa has secured a long-term agreement with Paramount Licensing for the develop- ment and operation of the 550,000sq m (5.9 million sq ſt) theme park. Paramount will not be investing in the proj-


Details of the new Paramount park were revealed at a launch event


will be located in the Paramount Promenade at the grand entrance to the park. Meanwhile, the main theme park will boast


ect but will assist in the creation of the park, which is to feature more than 30 attractions and two themed hotels. Retail and restaurant units and the Paramount Live live-stage-spectacular


An artist’s impression of the new Carowinds ride


New tower attraction for Carowinds theme park


Carowinds theme park, in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA), will install a US$6.5m (€4.5m, £4m) WindSeeker attraction in April 2012. Te 301ſt (91.7m) tower has a ride capacity of 960 passengers per hour. Riders will experience a sense of weight- lessness as the swings reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour and the arms extend outward at a 45-degree angle. WindSeeker will be equipped with


speakers located on the ride’s carriage where audio can play up to eighteen dif- ferent music tracks.


Mirabilandia theme park opens Master Thai ride


Mirabilandia theme park in Savio, in Emilia-Romagna. Italy, has announced its newest ride - a steel dual coaster called Max Adventures Master Tai. Designed and supplied by Italian ride


manufacturer Preston, the ride has been themed by German firm Theming and Animatronics Industries as an adventure ride taking place in ‘Tailand’. Other coasters at the 30-hectare


Mirabilandia include Tordano by Vekoma; Katun by Bolliger & Mabillard and Explorer by Mack Rides.


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four themed areas: Adventure City for action fans; Rango’s West; Woodland Fantasy for kids; and Plaza Futura offering science-fic- tion experiences.


Merlin opens Legoland Florida


Merlin Entertainments has opened its latest Legoland attraction in Winter Haven, Florida, US on the site of the old Busch Gardens. Te 150-acre (60.7-hectare)


Legoland Florida is the fourth Lego-branded park and fea- tures more than 50 rides and shows in 10 themed zones. Thes e inc lude The


Beginning, which boasts an Island in the Sky, a 31m rotat- ing platform ride with a 360 view of the entire park, plus one of the biggest Lego shops in the world where visitors are invited to cre- ate their own ‘mini figures’. Merlin has already revealed details of its


Te Florida attraction is the fourth Legoland park in Merlin’s portfolio


other second gate attractions from the Merlin portfolio over time. Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments,


continuous investment programme for the park with a waterpark scheduled to open in 2012, and the addition of accommodation and


said: “Legoland Florida is one of the most exciting and important projects Merlin has ever developed. (See interview on p22.)


Cedar Point to add Dinosaur attraction for 2012 Cedar Point theme park in Sandusky, Ohio,


US has announced that a US$1m (£600,000, E700,000) Dinosaurs Alive! attraction will be its major investment for the 2012 season. Te multi-sensory and interactive attraction will allow guests to “mingle” with 50 life-sized


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animatronic dinosaurs on a mile-long path, with the sizes of the dinos ranging from the 40ſt-tall and 72ſt-long Ruyangosaurus to the 2ſt-high Angustinaripterus. Te attraction has been designed and delivered by Canada-based company Dinosaurs Unearthed.


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