Park News

Four new rides for Playland’s Castaway Cove

Playland’s Castaway Cove, Ocean City, New Jersey, is preparing for its 60th year of operation by adding four new rides for the 2019 season. Owner Scott Simpson is replacing his old Double Shot from S&S-Sansei with a new one. It has updated technology and a new colour scheme. The Matterhorn, a music-express flat ride from

Bertazzon, will join the midway. Squadron 66 from Technical Park is an

interactive airplane style circular ride with a rudder controlled by the passengers to adjust the gondola movements. A new three-lane Super Slide from Dartron, upon which visitors climb to the top, sit on a piece of burlap, and slide down powered by gravity, is a long-time favourite that returns after an extended absence. In addition to the new rides, the High Seas log

flume by L&T is undergoing a complete renovation.

Ferrari World spreads good cheer F

errari World Abu Dhabi’s Speedy Recovery Initiative made its first pit stop of the year at Al Mushrif Children’s

Specialty Centre in Abu Dhabi city, spreading excitement and good cheer among the outpatient clinic’s young patients. The park’s characters Berto and Benno, along with members of the park’s team, spent the morning interacting with the children at the healthcare facility. Launched in May 2018, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s on-going Speedy Recovery initiative is carried out in partnership with Abu Dhabi Health Services Co. (SEHA). To date, the initiative has witnessed visits by the park’s beloved characters to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Al Ain Hospital, Mafraq Hospital, Al Dhafra Hospital in Madinat Zayed.

New ride in production

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, Middlebury, Connecticut, will install a new Bouncing Buggies ride from Zamperla this year. The new ride is shown in production at the Zamperla manufacturing facility in Italy here. The Quassy family attraction, from Zamperla’s popular Jump Around line, will mark 16 consecutive years of improvements at the family- owned property. The new ride will be delivered this month and placed at the heart of the lakeside park in time for Quassy’s 111th season opening on April 27.

Triotech names Sylvain Larose as COO

Sylvain Larose has been promoted to Triotech’s chief operating officer. A key player at Triotech for the last 15 years, Larose will now supervise all of the company’s operations, in Montreal and around the world. Larose previously held the post of chief financial officer. Prior to that he has held several positions within Triotech including general manager. His extensive experience within the industry gives him a strong grasp of strategic,

financial and operational issues. “Sylvain has the skills, and especially an in-depth knowledge of the market, and so will play a key role in defining our future orientations and business strategies,” said Ernest Yale, founding president of Triotech. “Renowned for his dynamic approach and his thoroughness, he will help the company reach its business goals and make sure that our products continue to stand out in amusement parks and tourist attractions around the world.” “I am very proud to put the expertise I have gained since 2004 to work on behalf of the company and to tackle this new challenge,” said Larose. “I had the good fortune of seeing Triotech grow on the world stage and am convinced that we can go even further in the next few years.”

12 MARCH 2019

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