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PW-JAN20-03-Contents.qxp_Contents 04/02/2020 11:57 Page 3


WINTER EDITION


6 Park Hoppin’ The latest from Paul Ruben 8-22 Park News Your monthly round-up 24-26 Attraction Profile Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance 26-27 Park Preview Dream Island, Moscow 28-29 Cover Story Great Coasters International 30-33 Event Review IAAPA Expo Orlando 34-37 Rollercoasters New coasters coming to North America in 2020 38 DEAL Preview


39-40 Guest Article Robert A. Decker on creating social experiences for young families 42-43 Waterpark Profile Rulantica, Germany 46-47 Park Update Mirabilandia, Italy 48-49 Ride Profile City Star, Mondial Rides 50-51 Asia Pacific Dreamworld Australia 52-55 Latin America Brazil, Dominican Republic 56 Coin Op Your monthly round-up 65 Event Dates Calendar 66 Web Guide Online Resourses


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Park Word


in association with


2020 looks set to be another exciting year with some game changing rides and attractions making their debut this season. There’s certainly been a lot


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to cover in our Winter Issue, from the progress being made at new indoor theme park Dream Island, Moscow (pp26-27), to the opening of Rulantica, the Mack family’s new waterpark in Germany (pp42-43). We also re-visit Mirabilandia, Italy (pp46-47) to find out what’s been happening in the year since we last spoke to them, while taking a close look at Dreamworld, Australia for the first time. Rollercoasters are big this Issue too; we’ve


got Great Coasters International (pp28-29) on the front cover, together with a story about its past, present and future on pages 28 and 29. Paul Ruben, meanwhile, writes about all the new rollercoasters coming to North America in 2020 (34-36). We also bring you a review of the recent


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IAAPA Expo, an event rich as ever with innovation and education (pp30-33), while finding out what DEAL that has in store for you on page 38. All this and more news, views and product


information inside, enjoy the issue! Becci Knowles, editor


PS The Park World Excellence Awards open later this month….. start thinking about your entry now…..


Editor: Becci Knowles (+44 1622 699140) bknowless@datateam.co.uk


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North American Editor: Paul Ruben (+1 585 381 1012) parkw@rochester.rr.com


Contributors this issue: Bryony Andrews Marcus Gaines Robert A Decker


Sales Manager: Mark Burgess (+44 1622 699124) mburgess@datateam.co.uk


WINTER EDITION Sales & Events Manager:


Julian Davies (+44 1622 699106) jdavies@datateam.co.uk


Publishing Director: Paul Ryder pryder@datateam.co.uk


25 years at the top


Great Coasters still delivering unforgettable ride experiences a quarter of a century on


Managing Director: Parvez Kayani pkayani@datateam.co.uk


IAAPA Review


Dream Island, Moscow


Rulantica, Germany + more


Publication Secretary: THIS MONTH’S COVER SHOT:


Innovation, while maintaining the traditional beauty of the wooden rollercoaster is the DNA of Great Coasters International (GCI), which is why after 25 years at the top, it still has a bright future ahead. Read the story in full on pages 28&29


of this issue


Tracey Ballard (+44 1622 699109) parkworld@datateam.co.uk


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