Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Ride Camp! International Ride Training, the gold standard in operational safety services in the amusement industry, has opened registration for their Annual Safety School, known as Ride Camp scheduled for February 5-9, 2023 that will be held at the amazing Carowinds Theme Park. This year’s theme is “Safety Is Your Super Power”.Led by an impressive faculty with decades of attractions industry experience, “Ride Camp Counselors” and other industry leaders will be teaching
A beautiful new floating stage will host live performances, opening May 2023 A music venue like no other will make waves on the namesake lake of America’s First Amusement Park next spring. Lake Compounce will construct a floating stage on the iconic lake that’s been a central gathering place for Connecticut residents in search of fun since 1846. Slated to open Memorial Day weekend 2023, the floating stage will host Lake Compounce’s most robust lineup of live entertainment in years next season.
The world’s largest manufacturer of water parks and attractions showcases new technological and material innovations and highlights iconic projects that opened this year as well as those in the works. During a press conference at this year’s IAAPA Expo, WhiteWater introduced six new products, discussed how parks can take advantage of the concept of the Joy Economy, and showcased iconic projects that were completed this year or are in progress to make world-class destinations. Six New Products That
Globally Recognized Dark Ride Creator Reveals Details about “Haunted Hotel” attraction to Debut at Funtown Splashtown in 2023 Today, live from the tradeshow floor of IAAPA Expo 2022, Sally Dark Rides, the globally recognized leader in creating family dark rides and attractions, lifted the veil on its latest attraction. Sally proudly shared details about the all-new Haunted Hotel – and the clever conjuring - it is creating exclusively for Funtown Splashtown in Saco, Maine. Set to open in 2023, Funtown
Bahman Azarm, founder of Outdoor Venture Group (OV), designer, builder and operator of adventure parks and ropes courses, announces the launch of the Nautilus Tower, an accessible outdoor recreation attraction. “The Nautilus Tower offers a unique opportunity for people of all ages across the spectrum of mobility to reach new heights,” said Mr. Azarm. The Nautilus Tower complements existing attractions, as well as new developments, with an accessible way for any visitor to climb to a height of up to 115
New York’s Largest Water Park® will bring more thrills, best Season Pass deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday ‘Tis the season for…summer fun? The countdown to Opening Day at Splish Splash Water Park is on as New York’s Largest Water Park® readies for the 2023 season, giving a few big gifts for fun-lovers and deal-seekers. Clear your calendars for Saturday, May 27, 2023. Memorial Day weekend again marks the start of the Splish Splash season, and next year will be stuffed with more special events than
Celebrating 10 years, New England’s Favorite Holiday Tradition Opens Nov. 19 Jingle all the way to Lake Compounce and Connecticut’s Tallest Christmas Tree this holiday season. The holidays have returned to America’s First Amusement Park beginning Saturday, November 19 at 4:00 p.m. Families can once again enjoy the magic of the season as the park lights the state’s tallest Christmas Tree and celebrates 10 years of New England’s favorite holiday tradition. This year, guests will find more fun than
Outdoor Factory Partners with Award-winning Creative Studio L3DFX to build a global bridge for the Themed Entertainment and Attractions Industries
Outdoor Factory is thrilled to announce its exclusive partnership with creative studio L3DFX, an internationally recognized design and fabrication firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The partnership brings cohesive turnkey solutions to both companies’ global clientele of theme parks, attractions, museums, water parks, hotels, airports, sports teams, shopping malls, and municipalities. This business relationship will allow Outdoor Factory to continue its expansion into new markets while better
ProSlide Technology Inc., the industry leader in water ride design, technology,and manufacturing, is pleased to introduce a record number of high-performance water rides opening in 2023. By the end of 2023, ProSlide will be on pace to complete close to 50 projects and commission almost 200 attractions around the world. A single year record for ProSlide over an illustrious 35-year history. “We’re proud to be opening a record number of attractions in 2023”, says ProSlide Chief Commercial Officer Ray Smegal.
IAAPA held its first in-person Public Affairs Conference since it’s postponement in 2020. This two-day event was packed with great speakers and meetings with House and Senate staff. NEAAPA members participated in this two-day event that was packed with great speaker and meetings with House and Senate staff to highlight current issues facing the attractions industry. Representing the NEAAPA region was Ed Hodgdon from Hodgdon Consulting and NEAAPA Secretary; Erik Beard from International Ride Training