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Kiss the sky in Kissimmee!


Following our tribute in March to 25 years of Old Town, Park World is pleased to bring you this exclusive picture of a new attraction that has opened along- side the park in Kissimmee, Florida. The Vomatron was provided by Funtime from Austria, which previously installed a Sling Shot on the same site. The new addition stands 60-metres tall and rotates like a giant propeller at speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour. Eight passengers are accommodated across two gondolas. The ride is operated by Old Town Slingshot Inc on an upcharge basis and is not included in the price of an Old Town wristband. A second Vomatron was installed by Funtime recently in Florida, this time at Panama City Beach.


Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Panama City Beach


Here’s a shot of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium and 3D Moving Theater in Panama City Beach, Florida. Opened in 2006, the attraction is housed inside a replica 1950s vintage luxury liner that had run aground on the beach – quite an eye-catcher!


The Odditorium is one of four Ripley’s attractions brought in-house by


Ripley’s Entertainment since 2010, in this case following an acquisition from long-time franchisee Nole One LLC. The effective date of the acquisition was April 20.


Amongst many other weird and wonderful exhibits in Panama City Beach, curious visitors can discover a 23ft long Lincoln Town Car covered with 23,000 gold-plated coins, an 11ft tall Eiffel Tower made of matchsticks and a six- legged calf from Robert Ripley’s personal collection. A new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attraction, to be operated by Ripley


Entertainment, is schedhuled to open in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 1.


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