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Figures of Fun 120ft

at Six Flags Discovery Ki which, along with a new

the height of Batman: The Ride’s 90-degree vertical lift hill, a new a DC comic book themed area, is set to be ngdom.

550 feet tall

the estimated date for the opening of a new $11.8m water park in Central El Paso, where work is due to commence this spring.

2020 1,200

t he number of trees that mak e up t he living for est that guests to Univer sal Orlando Resort ’s “TheW izardingW or ld of Har ry Po tt er” will soon be able to e xplore with Hagrid.


project to develop three invested in Holiday Park

by the Plopsa Group, as part of a five year new rides for the theme park.

Kernels BuschGardens

BuschGardens Tampa Bay is to open Tigris, a triple-launch steel roller coaster from Premier Rides, on Friday,

y, April 19. The new attraction

is Florida’s tallest launch coaster and the ninth coaster in the park’s collection. Tigris will catapult riders through an array of looping twtwists

550 feet tall

the height of the High R oller at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas is the equivalent 37 giraffes stacked on top of each other. The world’s tallest observation wheel, it recently celebrated its fifth birthday .

Paul Borchardt, Wo Wonderland Park

During the late ‘70s and mid 90's OD Hopkins & Associates worked with us to develop popular rides that smaller parks could afford to install.We installed seven prototype rides from this relationship that are still operating and popular for us.Many of these ride were produced and sold world-wide by Hopkins. Due to the high cost of new equipment today we are refurbishing and purchasing used equipment for replac NDT requirements and regulations tha

effect are serious impacts on the future of our businesses.

Jessica Panetta, Storybook La Ye

Yes, we have. Our now-retired "Happ

y Train" was hand-build by nd

our founder, John (Chief). The engine was made from a tractor engine and the rest of the coaches and train facade was hand build and painted. Other than that, our rides were all bought used (mostly our older ones) or brand new from the manufacturer.

unveiled ttraction


created theming around an off-the-she I have not personally created my own KenWithers, Castle Park

Hurlbut developed rides at the park.

in association with

Have you ever created your own ride, or do you always buy off-the-shelf?

or do you always buy off-the-shelf?

lf ride. There are some Bud ride for the park, we have

your own ride, f?

t currently are being put into ement and expansion.

with forward and backward motion, drops, a 150-foot (46 m) skyw

yward surge, and an inverted heartline roll, reaching a top speed of 62 mph (100 kph). Tigris will race riders along more than 1,800 feet (549 m) of steel track designed to mimic the agility of the tiger.

DC Universe themed area coming to Six Flags Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California will introduce DC Universe, a newly themed section of the park where guests will find themselves immersed inside a DC comic book-inspired world. This themed section will feature the park’s most innovative roller coaster to date, Batman: The Ride, Northern California’s first 4D free fly

roller coaster by S&S – Sansei,

reimagined The and the newly

Velocity, a high- Flash: Vertical

speed launch

coaster. These two thrill machines join forces in DC Universe with a lineup of existing branded attractions includingWonderWoman Lasso of Truth, Superman Ultimate Flight, and the rogues’ gallery of Super-Villain- themed attractions, The Joker, Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster, and The Penguin Ride.


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