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Supplier Showcase 2024: The biggest attractions projects landing worldwide this year

From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers, dark ride producers and operations specialists, Planet Attractions has gone to every corner of the globe to find out what’s hot in 2024






We’re only a couple of months into the year and already a host of attractions - powered, imagined and supported by the world’s leading suppliers, designers and creatives - are open for business and taking the world by storm.

From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers and dark ride producers, Planet Attractions has journeyed to every corner of the world to find out what’s coming in 2024.

Welcome to your official Supplier Showcase 2024.



Leading mobile app platform developer Attractions.io is continuing its commitment to champion the guest experience with a host of new product releases in 2024, with significant enhancements being made to its mapping feature.

Exploring mapping functionality and on the back of the release of an industry-first in-app map with dynamic lighting that premiered at Alton Towers last year, the company will continue focusing on navigational services with the introduction of ‘Multi-Level Maps’.

Offering layered views of complex attractions and indoor venues, the new addition will enhance the exploration of intricate environments in a new map style.

“Venues with multiple levels are not easy to navigate, and they’re rarely linear experiences,” says Attractions.io’s Head of Product, Peter O’Dare.

“By leveraging our deep understanding of the end-to-end guest experience at cultural attractions, we’ve built a multi-level mapping tool that’s tailored to the attractions sector, unlike many of the available out-of-the-box solutions on the market right now.

“Optimising wayfinding at these intricate experiences will really help to ease many of the frustrations guests typically experience during their visits, especially for guests with children who want to run straight to the exhibit or activity that interests them the most.”

Attractions.io will also be expanding the rollout of its nighttime maps feature to Android platforms, as well as adding more third-party integrations to the app’s growing ecosystem and offering enhanced support to integration partners.



Brogent is launching three new flying theatres, with the new attractions set to arrive in the US, Mexico, and at the 11 Skies Mall at Hong Kong International Airport in 2024. Meanwhile a state-of-art motion theatre featuring Brogent's premium 6DOF simulation system will also make its debut in South Korea later this year.

A leader in flying theatre technology, Brogent is also planning to unveil two new premium flying films. The first, titled It's Africa, is a 10K immersive experience showcasing the African continent’s stunning beauty and wildlife. For the second, Brogent is utilising the wildly-popular Japanese manga series Attack on Titan, for Attack on Titan Episode 4.

Brogent’s film offerings also extend beyond its dome screen format, with the company also offering VR experiences and more.

According to Brogent, its technological strides include the development of an advanced LED dome screen with resolution and brightness exceeding traditional projectors by over ten times, along with outstanding contrast and image quality.

With the introduction of new technologies and the expansion into high-quality flying film licensing, in 2024, Brogent says that it is dedicated to elevating the overall experience within the media-based attraction industry.



It’s a busy year on the cards for Simworx, which will be delivering a range of different projects across the world in 2024, while also continuing to build attractions for installation in 2025.

Looking forward to what’s in store, the company is preparing for its first install of the year, which will see a Pegasus Flying Theatre installed at a development in Istanbul, Turkey.

Specialists in media-based attractions, Simworx’s new flying theatre product offers a scalable solution that can be adjusted to the capacity and footprint of different venues.

In addition to the installation in Turkey, other projects to open this year include a Metro Mover in Saudi Arabia and a custom-project for a client in the Pigeon Forge region of Tennessee. The US project will be a narrative driven experience featuring a pre-show elevator simulator, motion seats, VR elements and special effects.

Closer to home, a theme park in the UK will see a retrofitted Immersive Superflume from Simworx installed in time for the summer season. For this water ride, a traditional flume boat will be locked onto a motion base for immersive show-scenes with media synched alongside dynamic movement.

Looking behind-the-scenes, the Simworx team will also be working on projects for 2025, including two Immersive Tunnels and an exciting attraction featuring the company’s AGV Dark Ride product.



It’s an unprecedented year for rollercoaster manufacturer Vekoma globally and especially in the US, with the company set to launch a number of major rides in 2024.

From family-oriented rides to high-intensity thrill coasters, Vekoma says it is working on an “incredible number of projects” set to open this year.

Among Vekoma’s openings in 2024 will be its new Tilt Coaster ‘Circuit Breaker at Cotaland - a first for any rollercoaster in that its location is directly next to a Formula 1, NASCAR and MotoGP racing track.

Also coming this year is The Flash: Vertical Velocity at Six Flags Great Adventure, which will be the first Super Boomerang model to open in North America,

For Santa’s Village in Jefferson, New Hampshire, Vekoma is installing a Horus Family Coaster dubbed Midnight Flyer, with the Northern Lights-inspired track allowing riders to feel like they are flying with reindeer.

Making its way to Kings Island, Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers takes inspiration from the soap box racing derby, inviting children and their parents the chance to choose their favourite Peanuts-decorated car before racing through a track filled with twists and turns.

Vekoma’s Good Gravy made headlines at the 2023 IAAPA Expo, with the ride at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari designed after the theme of Thanksgiving dinner. Opening to the public on May 11 2024, riders on-board will sit in a train shaped like a gravy boat, which will be pulled backwards uphill before dropping forwards through the station on a cranberry coloured track.

In Australia, Dreamworld will open the world’s first Switchback Coaster and Warner Bros. Movie World will open a Family Boomerang Racer and Suspended Family Coaster at the world’s first Wizard of Oz precinct.

On top of these projects, other Vekoma attractions opening in 2024 include a Suspended Thrill Coaster and Family Boomerang with intertwined design at Emerald Park in Ireland, a Kalypso Family Coaster and Mine Train at Energylandia in Poland, a Family Boomerang and a Top Gun Launch Coaster at Fantawild in China.



Leading waterpark supplier WhiteWater will see prominent project openings across the globe this year.

In Germany, WhiteWater is working on the opening of O2 Surftown MUC, with the park set to feature the world’s first Endless Surf lagoon.

Across the Asia Pacific region, the world’s biggest indoor ski hall, SnowStar resort in China, is opening a waterpark designed and supplied by WhiteWater.

In Japan, Nagashima Spa Land is adding WhiteWater-supplied Mega Abyss - the world’s largest funnel slide.

Meanwhile, Waterbom Bali in Indonesia will unveil the biggest AquaForms product in the world.

In Brazil, Thermas dos Laranjais will open a tower structure created by WhiteWater and featuring two world-first six-person raft rides: a Family Master Blaster, Orbiter and Anaconda Fusion, as well as a Family Master Blaster, Constrictor and Galaxy Bowl Fusion.

In the US, the Rise of Icarus at Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park in Wisconsin, will feature the tallest water slide on the continent, with the record-breaking attraction standing at 44m (144ft).

In Texas, the premier of Mini Blaster at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels offers thrills for younger riders.

In Michigan, Bavarian Inn, supplied by WhiteWater, will open the biggest indoor waterpark in the state.

For WhiteWater’s Water Rides division, four attractions are currently in progress in the Middle East, including Log Flume, Shoot the Chute, and Spinning Rapids Ride. The company’s surf division is equally busy in this region, with FlowRider and FlowSurf projects underway, while an Endless Surf project has already broken ground in Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia.



Following the success of Smash and Reload at French theme park Le Pal, BoldMove has partnered with Triotech on a new format of the award-winning dark ride - Smash and Reload Maxi, with the product officially launched at the start of 2024.

Blending digital and physical elements into an immersive experience, the new iteration of the dark ride caters to medium and larger-sized theme parks and other attractions, with a throughput of up to 600 people an hour.

With the addition of Smash and Reload Maxi, BoldMove and Triotech now offer three versions of Smash and Reload, also including the Original and Mini models.

The ride’s launch comes alongside that of Voodoo Festival - a second IP for the attraction that brings voodoo dolls to life as players act as “the last line of defence to save the Mardi Gras festival from their total takeover”. In the game, guests will have to throw “good luck bags” at the dolls to “break the curse and save the day”.

Additionally, a scarier Halloween version of Voodoo Festival can operate during the later hours of the day to fit for a more adult oriented ride experience. The same theming applies but the voodoo dolls become more aggressive and intense.



As a leading global provider of patented and award-winning technology solutions that redefine the guest experience, drive increased revenue, streamline operations, and support data-driven business decisions for leisure and entertainment operators, 2024 is a big year for accesso.

This year, the company is eyeing an increase in immersive customer experience operations, with its focus on seamless experiences and cutting-edge technology for the coming year.

Among its offerings, the recently launched Accesso Freedom restaurant and retail platform has been developed to “redefine the guest experience”. A cloud-native platform Freedom allows venues to seamlessly integrate restaurant and retail operations, supporting mobile food ordering, self-service kiosks, and mobile point-of-sale.

The recent acquisition of VGS adds the Accesso Horizon ticketing and visitor management system to the company’s product portfolio, providing venue operators with a comprehensive solution. Also, the latest version of the Accesso Passport ticketing suite introduces a range of enhancements, streamlining operations and options to enhance the user experience.

“Our products empower venues with innovative solutions for today and for the future,” says an accesso statement. “As we enter a time where technology and human experience seamlessly blend, Accesso invites you to join us in creating unforgettable moments.”



With attractions including Lagoon Park’s Primordial winning a number of awards in 2023, Triotech is well placed for new product and attractions launches in 2024.

Described as a ‘next-generation’ development, Lagoon Park’s one-of-a-kind Primordial is a ride seven years in the making. Offering new innovation, the hybrid combines a three-level rollercoaster and a dark ride, with the attraction offering interactivity, including a shooting element, and a ‘fork-in-the-road’ that changes how the experience reaches its dramatic climax.

The ride was ranked the number one Best New Theme Park Attraction in USA Today’s fan-voted 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, with Primordial beating the likes of Wildcat’s Revenge at Hersheypark, Pipeline at SeaWorld Orlando and Big Bear Mountain at Dollywood.

On the FEC and arcade side of its business, Triotech has launched its SuperBlaster product, which is an innovative four-seat coin-op simulator recently unveiled at IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida. Designed for a small footprint and offering a high ROI, SuperBlaster includes a full content library in an attendant-free format. Triotech will also launch a new film for its interactive VR coin-op simulator, Storm.

In the Edutainment segment, The Malta National Aquarium is home to a brand new attraction, with Triotech supplying a new immersive experience that takes visitors on an underwater adventure for an encounter with some of the ocean’s most impressive creatures.

Called The Deep Explorer, the immersive attraction invites visitors of all ages on an educational journey to explore the undersea world, utilising a dynamic motion cabin accommodating groups of up to 20 visitors for a simulated descent into the abyss.

Looking further into the year ahead, Triotech plans new theme park openings across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Its portfolio includes Interactive Dark Rides, 4D Theatres, Interactive Dark Coasters, VR attractions, Flying Theatres, Walkthroughs, edutainment experiences, and an array of coin-op games.

Triotech is also working with partner BoldMove on the latest iteration of the award-winning Smash and Reload dark ride.



2024 is shaping up to be a dynamic year for Alterface which is looking ahead to a number of new ride openings.

While the majority of Alterface’s projects remain confidential, the company’s development pipeline features a variety of attractions ranging from well established interactive dark rides and theatres to more innovative concepts.

Among its projects in 2024, one of the most highly-anticipated is SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride, designed by Sally Dark Rides and featuring Alterface interactive technology.

Located at Circus Circus, a family resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride is an interactive attraction that will take visitors through the seafloor with vibrant sets, special effects, animatronics, and vivid integrated projections.

On the ride, guests in vehicles capable of seating up to five will be invited to try their luck at a collection of carnival games hosted by Mr. Krabs, while his arch-rival Plankton will hatch an evil plan to steal the secret ‘Krabby Patty’ formula.

In May, Alterface will debut MovieMax, a compact interactive solution promising to revolutionise entertainment on-the-go. Themed to look like a vintage Hollywood movie theatre, with marquee signs, lights and ticket and photo booths, Moviemax offers a choice of four films and features 3D technology, as well as a variety of special effects, including wind, water, smoke and stroboscopes to immerse guests in the on-screen action. Targeting fairs and other touring attractions, Moviemax is housed inside a container, which can be transformed into a 12-seat theatre in just two or three hours.

Excitement is also building for Action League Interactive Thrill Ride - a first-of-its-kind product featuring Alterface’s Popcorn Revenge IP. Now scheduled to open in June at Suzhou Paradise Forest World, China, The Actional League Compact Edition can accommodate up to 288 riders per hour and is an interactive tournament featuring interactive shooting, competitive gaming, and movement with a rotating platform.

In addition to its already announced products, 2024 will see Alterface debut numerous projects, each with its own unique story.

“For each venture, we adapt to diverse roles, serving as turnkey providers, supplying interactive technology, or providing expertise in project management, concept and gameplay design,” said a company statement. “2024 is set to be an exceptionally busy year for Alterface.”



Convious is planning to unleash the power of dynamic pricing in 2024 with the introduction of a new feature designed to strategically align with evolving consumer behaviour.

Focusing on two key aspects of customer engagement, first, the Early Bird pricing algorithm encourages guests to plan ahead by offering decreasing prices as the visit date moves further into the future. This not only rewards early bookings but also ensures operators secure revenues in advance, which is particularly beneficial for pre-season sales. The tiered pricing structure also creates a win-win scenario, incentivising customers to plan ahead while providing operators with enhanced cash flow predictability.

Second, the Buy First, Pay Less strategy dynamically adjusts prices based on the number of tickets sold for a specific date. This approach promotes early purchasing behaviour and enables operators to generate more revenue during peak periods while strategically planning for quieter days. By rewarding customers for being among the first to buy, this model ensures increased bookings and optimal operational planning.

Convious said: “Convious' dynamic pricing feature stands out as a versatile tool, responding to the intricacies of consumer behaviour and industry dynamics, ultimately empowering businesses to maximise revenue and enhance customer satisfaction.”



Connect&GO continues to reshape the attractions technology landscape in 2024 with its truly integrated Konnect platform for eCommerce, point-of-sale, access control, F&B, cashless payments, RFID technology and more.

Through the year, Connect&GO promises to bring further enhancements to the Konnect platform, known for its ability to centralise all aspects of the guest experience into one place with proprietary Virtual Wallet technology and real-time data.

Already this year, the company has launched a revolutionary business intelligence tool - Konnect BI reporting - to help attractions unlock new opportunities to grow revenue and transform their operations through real-time data and intuitive dashboards.

Other enhancements in 2024 will include a new integration with Lightspeed Commerce and multiple new features for Konnect eCommerce to ensure a seamless and engaging online experience.

The company continues to make waves globally, serving diverse markets such as waterparks, theme parks, family entertainment centres, zoos and aquariums around the world. Already this year, the company has announced a client partnership with Wicked Waves Water Park and Cape Cod Inflatable Park, with the attraction utilising the company’s Konnect platform to help simplify park operations and modernise its management technology.

With deployments across the United States, Canada, the Middle East and Europe, Connect&GO says it is “leading the way for attractions technology innovation”. The company also says to stay tuned for an announcement about a high-profile event that will showcase Connect&GO’s innovative technology on a global stage.


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Supplier Showcase 2024: The biggest attractions projects landing worldwide this year

From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers, dark ride producers and operations specialists, Planet Attractions has gone to every corner of the globe to find out what’s hot in 2024






We’re only a couple of months into the year and already a host of attractions - powered, imagined and supported by the world’s leading suppliers, designers and creatives - are open for business and taking the world by storm.

From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers and dark ride producers, Planet Attractions has journeyed to every corner of the world to find out what’s coming in 2024.

Welcome to your official Supplier Showcase 2024.



Leading mobile app platform developer Attractions.io is continuing its commitment to champion the guest experience with a host of new product releases in 2024, with significant enhancements being made to its mapping feature.

Exploring mapping functionality and on the back of the release of an industry-first in-app map with dynamic lighting that premiered at Alton Towers last year, the company will continue focusing on navigational services with the introduction of ‘Multi-Level Maps’.

Offering layered views of complex attractions and indoor venues, the new addition will enhance the exploration of intricate environments in a new map style.

“Venues with multiple levels are not easy to navigate, and they’re rarely linear experiences,” says Attractions.io’s Head of Product, Peter O’Dare.

“By leveraging our deep understanding of the end-to-end guest experience at cultural attractions, we’ve built a multi-level mapping tool that’s tailored to the attractions sector, unlike many of the available out-of-the-box solutions on the market right now.

“Optimising wayfinding at these intricate experiences will really help to ease many of the frustrations guests typically experience during their visits, especially for guests with children who want to run straight to the exhibit or activity that interests them the most.”

Attractions.io will also be expanding the rollout of its nighttime maps feature to Android platforms, as well as adding more third-party integrations to the app’s growing ecosystem and offering enhanced support to integration partners.



Brogent is launching three new flying theatres, with the new attractions set to arrive in the US, Mexico, and at the 11 Skies Mall at Hong Kong International Airport in 2024. Meanwhile a state-of-art motion theatre featuring Brogent's premium 6DOF simulation system will also make its debut in South Korea later this year.

A leader in flying theatre technology, Brogent is also planning to unveil two new premium flying films. The first, titled It's Africa, is a 10K immersive experience showcasing the African continent’s stunning beauty and wildlife. For the second, Brogent is utilising the wildly-popular Japanese manga series Attack on Titan, for Attack on Titan Episode 4.

Brogent’s film offerings also extend beyond its dome screen format, with the company also offering VR experiences and more.

According to Brogent, its technological strides include the development of an advanced LED dome screen with resolution and brightness exceeding traditional projectors by over ten times, along with outstanding contrast and image quality.

With the introduction of new technologies and the expansion into high-quality flying film licensing, in 2024, Brogent says that it is dedicated to elevating the overall experience within the media-based attraction industry.



It’s a busy year on the cards for Simworx, which will be delivering a range of different projects across the world in 2024, while also continuing to build attractions for installation in 2025.

Looking forward to what’s in store, the company is preparing for its first install of the year, which will see a Pegasus Flying Theatre installed at a development in Istanbul, Turkey.

Specialists in media-based attractions, Simworx’s new flying theatre product offers a scalable solution that can be adjusted to the capacity and footprint of different venues.

In addition to the installation in Turkey, other projects to open this year include a Metro Mover in Saudi Arabia and a custom-project for a client in the Pigeon Forge region of Tennessee. The US project will be a narrative driven experience featuring a pre-show elevator simulator, motion seats, VR elements and special effects.

Closer to home, a theme park in the UK will see a retrofitted Immersive Superflume from Simworx installed in time for the summer season. For this water ride, a traditional flume boat will be locked onto a motion base for immersive show-scenes with media synched alongside dynamic movement.

Looking behind-the-scenes, the Simworx team will also be working on projects for 2025, including two Immersive Tunnels and an exciting attraction featuring the company’s AGV Dark Ride product.



It’s an unprecedented year for rollercoaster manufacturer Vekoma globally and especially in the US, with the company set to launch a number of major rides in 2024.

From family-oriented rides to high-intensity thrill coasters, Vekoma says it is working on an “incredible number of projects” set to open this year.

Among Vekoma’s openings in 2024 will be its new Tilt Coaster ‘Circuit Breaker at Cotaland - a first for any rollercoaster in that its location is directly next to a Formula 1, NASCAR and MotoGP racing track.

Also coming this year is The Flash: Vertical Velocity at Six Flags Great Adventure, which will be the first Super Boomerang model to open in North America,

For Santa’s Village in Jefferson, New Hampshire, Vekoma is installing a Horus Family Coaster dubbed Midnight Flyer, with the Northern Lights-inspired track allowing riders to feel like they are flying with reindeer.

Making its way to Kings Island, Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers takes inspiration from the soap box racing derby, inviting children and their parents the chance to choose their favourite Peanuts-decorated car before racing through a track filled with twists and turns.

Vekoma’s Good Gravy made headlines at the 2023 IAAPA Expo, with the ride at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari designed after the theme of Thanksgiving dinner. Opening to the public on May 11 2024, riders on-board will sit in a train shaped like a gravy boat, which will be pulled backwards uphill before dropping forwards through the station on a cranberry coloured track.

In Australia, Dreamworld will open the world’s first Switchback Coaster and Warner Bros. Movie World will open a Family Boomerang Racer and Suspended Family Coaster at the world’s first Wizard of Oz precinct.

On top of these projects, other Vekoma attractions opening in 2024 include a Suspended Thrill Coaster and Family Boomerang with intertwined design at Emerald Park in Ireland, a Kalypso Family Coaster and Mine Train at Energylandia in Poland, a Family Boomerang and a Top Gun Launch Coaster at Fantawild in China.



Leading waterpark supplier WhiteWater will see prominent project openings across the globe this year.

In Germany, WhiteWater is working on the opening of O2 Surftown MUC, with the park set to feature the world’s first Endless Surf lagoon.

Across the Asia Pacific region, the world’s biggest indoor ski hall, SnowStar resort in China, is opening a waterpark designed and supplied by WhiteWater.

In Japan, Nagashima Spa Land is adding WhiteWater-supplied Mega Abyss - the world’s largest funnel slide.

Meanwhile, Waterbom Bali in Indonesia will unveil the biggest AquaForms product in the world.

In Brazil, Thermas dos Laranjais will open a tower structure created by WhiteWater and featuring two world-first six-person raft rides: a Family Master Blaster, Orbiter and Anaconda Fusion, as well as a Family Master Blaster, Constrictor and Galaxy Bowl Fusion.

In the US, the Rise of Icarus at Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park in Wisconsin, will feature the tallest water slide on the continent, with the record-breaking attraction standing at 44m (144ft).

In Texas, the premier of Mini Blaster at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels offers thrills for younger riders.

In Michigan, Bavarian Inn, supplied by WhiteWater, will open the biggest indoor waterpark in the state.

For WhiteWater’s Water Rides division, four attractions are currently in progress in the Middle East, including Log Flume, Shoot the Chute, and Spinning Rapids Ride. The company’s surf division is equally busy in this region, with FlowRider and FlowSurf projects underway, while an Endless Surf project has already broken ground in Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia.



Following the success of Smash and Reload at French theme park Le Pal, BoldMove has partnered with Triotech on a new format of the award-winning dark ride - Smash and Reload Maxi, with the product officially launched at the start of 2024.

Blending digital and physical elements into an immersive experience, the new iteration of the dark ride caters to medium and larger-sized theme parks and other attractions, with a throughput of up to 600 people an hour.

With the addition of Smash and Reload Maxi, BoldMove and Triotech now offer three versions of Smash and Reload, also including the Original and Mini models.

The ride’s launch comes alongside that of Voodoo Festival - a second IP for the attraction that brings voodoo dolls to life as players act as “the last line of defence to save the Mardi Gras festival from their total takeover”. In the game, guests will have to throw “good luck bags” at the dolls to “break the curse and save the day”.

Additionally, a scarier Halloween version of Voodoo Festival can operate during the later hours of the day to fit for a more adult oriented ride experience. The same theming applies but the voodoo dolls become more aggressive and intense.



As a leading global provider of patented and award-winning technology solutions that redefine the guest experience, drive increased revenue, streamline operations, and support data-driven business decisions for leisure and entertainment operators, 2024 is a big year for accesso.

This year, the company is eyeing an increase in immersive customer experience operations, with its focus on seamless experiences and cutting-edge technology for the coming year.

Among its offerings, the recently launched Accesso Freedom restaurant and retail platform has been developed to “redefine the guest experience”. A cloud-native platform Freedom allows venues to seamlessly integrate restaurant and retail operations, supporting mobile food ordering, self-service kiosks, and mobile point-of-sale.

The recent acquisition of VGS adds the Accesso Horizon ticketing and visitor management system to the company’s product portfolio, providing venue operators with a comprehensive solution. Also, the latest version of the Accesso Passport ticketing suite introduces a range of enhancements, streamlining operations and options to enhance the user experience.

“Our products empower venues with innovative solutions for today and for the future,” says an accesso statement. “As we enter a time where technology and human experience seamlessly blend, Accesso invites you to join us in creating unforgettable moments.”



With attractions including Lagoon Park’s Primordial winning a number of awards in 2023, Triotech is well placed for new product and attractions launches in 2024.

Described as a ‘next-generation’ development, Lagoon Park’s one-of-a-kind Primordial is a ride seven years in the making. Offering new innovation, the hybrid combines a three-level rollercoaster and a dark ride, with the attraction offering interactivity, including a shooting element, and a ‘fork-in-the-road’ that changes how the experience reaches its dramatic climax.

The ride was ranked the number one Best New Theme Park Attraction in USA Today’s fan-voted 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, with Primordial beating the likes of Wildcat’s Revenge at Hersheypark, Pipeline at SeaWorld Orlando and Big Bear Mountain at Dollywood.

On the FEC and arcade side of its business, Triotech has launched its SuperBlaster product, which is an innovative four-seat coin-op simulator recently unveiled at IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida. Designed for a small footprint and offering a high ROI, SuperBlaster includes a full content library in an attendant-free format. Triotech will also launch a new film for its interactive VR coin-op simulator, Storm.

In the Edutainment segment, The Malta National Aquarium is home to a brand new attraction, with Triotech supplying a new immersive experience that takes visitors on an underwater adventure for an encounter with some of the ocean’s most impressive creatures.

Called The Deep Explorer, the immersive attraction invites visitors of all ages on an educational journey to explore the undersea world, utilising a dynamic motion cabin accommodating groups of up to 20 visitors for a simulated descent into the abyss.

Looking further into the year ahead, Triotech plans new theme park openings across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Its portfolio includes Interactive Dark Rides, 4D Theatres, Interactive Dark Coasters, VR attractions, Flying Theatres, Walkthroughs, edutainment experiences, and an array of coin-op games.

Triotech is also working with partner BoldMove on the latest iteration of the award-winning Smash and Reload dark ride.



2024 is shaping up to be a dynamic year for Alterface which is looking ahead to a number of new ride openings.

While the majority of Alterface’s projects remain confidential, the company’s development pipeline features a variety of attractions ranging from well established interactive dark rides and theatres to more innovative concepts.

Among its projects in 2024, one of the most highly-anticipated is SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride, designed by Sally Dark Rides and featuring Alterface interactive technology.

Located at Circus Circus, a family resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride is an interactive attraction that will take visitors through the seafloor with vibrant sets, special effects, animatronics, and vivid integrated projections.

On the ride, guests in vehicles capable of seating up to five will be invited to try their luck at a collection of carnival games hosted by Mr. Krabs, while his arch-rival Plankton will hatch an evil plan to steal the secret ‘Krabby Patty’ formula.

In May, Alterface will debut MovieMax, a compact interactive solution promising to revolutionise entertainment on-the-go. Themed to look like a vintage Hollywood movie theatre, with marquee signs, lights and ticket and photo booths, Moviemax offers a choice of four films and features 3D technology, as well as a variety of special effects, including wind, water, smoke and stroboscopes to immerse guests in the on-screen action. Targeting fairs and other touring attractions, Moviemax is housed inside a container, which can be transformed into a 12-seat theatre in just two or three hours.

Excitement is also building for Action League Interactive Thrill Ride - a first-of-its-kind product featuring Alterface’s Popcorn Revenge IP. Now scheduled to open in June at Suzhou Paradise Forest World, China, The Actional League Compact Edition can accommodate up to 288 riders per hour and is an interactive tournament featuring interactive shooting, competitive gaming, and movement with a rotating platform.

In addition to its already announced products, 2024 will see Alterface debut numerous projects, each with its own unique story.

“For each venture, we adapt to diverse roles, serving as turnkey providers, supplying interactive technology, or providing expertise in project management, concept and gameplay design,” said a company statement. “2024 is set to be an exceptionally busy year for Alterface.”



Convious is planning to unleash the power of dynamic pricing in 2024 with the introduction of a new feature designed to strategically align with evolving consumer behaviour.

Focusing on two key aspects of customer engagement, first, the Early Bird pricing algorithm encourages guests to plan ahead by offering decreasing prices as the visit date moves further into the future. This not only rewards early bookings but also ensures operators secure revenues in advance, which is particularly beneficial for pre-season sales. The tiered pricing structure also creates a win-win scenario, incentivising customers to plan ahead while providing operators with enhanced cash flow predictability.

Second, the Buy First, Pay Less strategy dynamically adjusts prices based on the number of tickets sold for a specific date. This approach promotes early purchasing behaviour and enables operators to generate more revenue during peak periods while strategically planning for quieter days. By rewarding customers for being among the first to buy, this model ensures increased bookings and optimal operational planning.

Convious said: “Convious' dynamic pricing feature stands out as a versatile tool, responding to the intricacies of consumer behaviour and industry dynamics, ultimately empowering businesses to maximise revenue and enhance customer satisfaction.”



Connect&GO continues to reshape the attractions technology landscape in 2024 with its truly integrated Konnect platform for eCommerce, point-of-sale, access control, F&B, cashless payments, RFID technology and more.

Through the year, Connect&GO promises to bring further enhancements to the Konnect platform, known for its ability to centralise all aspects of the guest experience into one place with proprietary Virtual Wallet technology and real-time data.

Already this year, the company has launched a revolutionary business intelligence tool - Konnect BI reporting - to help attractions unlock new opportunities to grow revenue and transform their operations through real-time data and intuitive dashboards.

Other enhancements in 2024 will include a new integration with Lightspeed Commerce and multiple new features for Konnect eCommerce to ensure a seamless and engaging online experience.

The company continues to make waves globally, serving diverse markets such as waterparks, theme parks, family entertainment centres, zoos and aquariums around the world. Already this year, the company has announced a client partnership with Wicked Waves Water Park and Cape Cod Inflatable Park, with the attraction utilising the company’s Konnect platform to help simplify park operations and modernise its management technology.

With deployments across the United States, Canada, the Middle East and Europe, Connect&GO says it is “leading the way for attractions technology innovation”. The company also says to stay tuned for an announcement about a high-profile event that will showcase Connect&GO’s innovative technology on a global stage.


 



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