It’s that time of the year again! It’s New Year’s Eve and 2019 is just hours away. We here at Coaster Nation are incredibly thankful for another great year and we’re proud to spend another year as your source for theme park news. As holiday events wind down at all the parks, we’d like to […]
A roller coaster capable of doing spin-outs and other racing moves was unveiled by innovative ride manufacturer Dynamic Attractions at the global exposition for theme park operators put on by the International Attractions and Amusement Parks Association (IAAPA). “The Dual Power Coaster the world’s most advanced roller coaster vehicle,” states Hao Wang, President, Dynamic Attractions. […]
After a deal made during this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo, Polin Aquariums is proud to announce that they have partnered with VGP Marine Kingdom to install acrylic panels and life support systems for the tunnel aquarium project in Chennai, India. The project has been delayed due to technical difficulties, but this new partnership will allow […]
WhiteWater has had a busy year working on projects around the globe. From Playa Maya Waterpark in La Mer, Dubai to SeaWorld Aquatica Orlando, the WhiteWater team has been working hard to “create places where fun thrives” this year. At this year’s IAAPA, the company announced several new partnerships. The first is a partnership with […]
It’s Christmas! Or is it…. Halloween!? We love theme parks and roller coasters, but we also love Haunted Houses! This year, Santa might be coming down that chimney… with an AXE! Haunted Attractions have turned into year-round entertainment venues capitalizing on special events. Each year more and more attractions are opening their doors for off-season events. […]
This holiday season, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is celebrating 10 magical years of Christmas Town. Each year, the park puts up millions of Christmas lights and hundreds of wreaths as well as prepares holiday feasts for all of their guests. After ten years, the experts at Busch Gardens have holiday decorating down to a science. This […]
Last week at the IAAPA Attractions Expo, SeaWorld San Diego was honored with three Brass Ring Awards. In the category of Live Entertainment Excellence, the park won for three of its live shows. Pets Rule!, a popular year-round show, features shelter-adopted cats and dogs who take charge and show humans who’s the boss. Cirque Electrique is a […]
The holiday season is officially in full-swing and Kennywood is opening its gates for the annual Holiday Lights event. In its eighth season, Holiday Lights spectacular kicks off Friday, November 23 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night through December 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Then, from December 26 through December 30, […]
Ernest Yale, Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of TRIOTECH announced a new breakthrough in high-capacity interactive attractions with Team Battle™. This innovative experience features interactivity, both team and individual play, and ride elements with full 4D effects. Triotech partnered with Ubisoft, leading creator and publisher of interactive entertainment, to develop the first software to […]
For parents of small children, losing a child in a big place such as an amusement park can be a real fear. We’ve seen places like the Ohio State Fair give out paper wristbands for parents to write their contact information in case their children get lost, but this year, a new high tech solution […]
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