London, Düsseldorf, Genova and Paris this year - The Euro Amusement Show, the international trade show for leisure and amusement technology, became the second biggest fair directly after its American antetype IAAPA. Its aim is to unite the numerous national fairs to one pan-European event. This way the efforts can be significantly reduced for the exhibitors as well as the visitors.

The EAS gives the opportunity to cultivate business contacts and reports on the state of the art in additional seminars, but also is a place for pleasure: This year not only the latest developments in ride technology can be tested on the show site, but also two of the leading European themeparks. The EAS pitched its tents at the Disneyland Resort Paris for the time between the 13th and 16th of January.

On a total of 9,000 square meters 217 exhibitors presented their products and services, an outside area with rides of mainly Italian manufacturers completed scene. The following newsflash summarizes the latest news about rides, a detailed report on the show with background information will follow shortly.

Detail Disco
Dotto Trains
Super Skate
Gerstlauer's Typhoon 1
Gerstlauer's Typhoon 2

EAS Highlight - Maurer Söhne X-Car

+++ EAS NEWSFLASH +++ The Swiss ABC Engineering and the Fischer family signed a contract on an interactive water ride for the upcoming season, the 75th anniversary of Tripsdrill, Germany's oldest leisure park near Stuttgart +++ Intamin approved a watercoaster heading to Tussauds Heide Park, Germany for the 2005 season. It will be significantly larger than the prototype at Lotte World, South Korea +++ Next to numerous ride installations, Huss announced the development of further Frisbee versions. The famous standard model known from travelling fairs and theme parks around the world will be equipped with seats facing outwards. The Giant Series will be expanded by two versions: With the first one passengers reach a height of 50 metres, the other one will swing at maximum angle of 130 degrees +++ Bolliger & Mabillard will deliver a Batman clone (inverted coaster) to Kuwait City Park in 2004, next to the already announced rides for Knott's Berry Farm, California and Tivoli Gardens, Kopenhagen +++ Gerstlauer revealed a new Euro-Fighter layout mainly for the mobile sector. It will feature 470 metres of twisted track on a footprint of 55 by 28 meters, including a vertical loop, a heartline roll and the typical, 26 meters high tower structure +++ Vekoma Manufacturing presented an bunch of interesting new developments and announced two roller coasters for Pleasurewood Hills in UK. Number One is a Family Suspended Coaster - Europe's first - and number two a Junior Coaster with a track length of 335 meters +++ SBF-Visa Group, the company behind the transportable roller coaster Cool and Fresh, presented some larger layout studies of this ride with its "unique" first drop, featuring multiple inversions +++ Parc Saint Paul, situated north of Paris, seems to become western Europe's showroom of the Russian Pax Company. The Wild Train is operating smoothly there since 2000 and now the park gets a 38 meters high Free Fall Tower and Formular One, a Wild Mouse style roller coaster with twisted segments +++ Another customized spinning coaster by Munich based Maurer Söhne has been sold besides the two ones for the British Tussauds parks Alton Towers and Chessington World of Adventures. It's heading towards Metropolitan Park at Beirut, Libanon, which will be inaugurated in summer 2004. This park will also receive a 12 meters high Junior Rapid Ride from Maurer Söhne +++ The first Mack Fun Coaster at Finnish Linnanmäki Park will feature a layout, which exploit the spring bearing of the car. It will be located close to the Mack Powered Coaster City Express +++

Overview and newsflash by Jochen Peschel

Editorial  |   Ride Insights  |   Visit the Parks  |   General Topics  |   Coaster Basics  |   Shop  |   Links  |   About
Über das Web-Magazin: Nutzungsbedingungen und weitere Informationen

Copyrights 2000-2017 - Kontakt zu den Autoren: