Ride Entertainment Introduces New Partner, NewcoUSA

Ride Entertainment Introduces New Partner, NewcoUSA

Ride Entertainment’s Maintenance & Installation Division (RMI) has installed and worked on roller coaster projects around the world including many record-breaking attractions. In doing so, the RMI team has built a reputation within the attractions industry as the...
Lagotronics Projects Earns U.S. Patent for GameChanger

Lagotronics Projects Earns U.S. Patent for GameChanger

In 2016, Lagotronics Projects introduced their new ride concept ‘the GameChanger’: a rotating interactive dark ride, which is the first of its kind in the leisure industry! The first GameChanger worldwide opened in Shimao’s Max Wonder Park, China. Since then every...
The Food Network Loves Hangtime

The Food Network Loves Hangtime

Recently the Food Network show “Buddy vs. Duff” visited Knott’s Berry Farm and used the park as inspiration for their latest baking challenge. The two famous cake-makers squared off and enjoyed rides on several attractions, including the Hangtime...
Facebook Funtime offers Booster Unhinged

Facebook Funtime offers Booster Unhinged

With more than two decades of frightening passengers and delighting onlookers along midways with its Booster attraction, Funtime is making headway into the larger theme park market with this thrill ride. The company’s StarFlyer has already been a huge seller and is...
Lagotronics Projects Unveils GameChanger XS

Lagotronics Projects Unveils GameChanger XS

The GameChanger-XS is a media-based interactive dark ride. Visitors will be seated on a rotating platform, which transports the visitors along three interactive media scenes. In total, the GameChanger-XS comprises 4 sections. Every section facilitates 2 players,...
Dollywood Shares Its Best on the Today Show

Dollywood Shares Its Best on the Today Show

Jenna Bush Hager interviewed Dolly Parton about the newest area of the park, Wildwood Grove. One of our attraction’s, Metallbau Emmenln’s Pony Trek called “Black Bear Trail”, was second only to Dolly.
Viral Baby Shark Challenge Filmed at SeaGlass Carousel

Viral Baby Shark Challenge Filmed at SeaGlass Carousel

Our Parks & Attractions team was thrilled that drag artist Marti Gould Cummings chose the SeaGlass Carousel to film their entry into the “Baby Shark Challenge.” Desmond is Amazing, other famous New York City performers and what looks to be the cousin...
Greenway Carousel Celebrates the Holiday With Lights

Greenway Carousel Celebrates the Holiday With Lights

The Greenway Carousel at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove is New England’s one-of-a-kind attraction for all-ages, featuring native, handcrafted wildlife of land, sea, and sky. For the holidays, guests can delight in the Carousel’s annual Holiday Light...
Adventures at Governor’s Island Opens Mini Golf

Adventures at Governor’s Island Opens Mini Golf

Ride Entertainment Parks & Attractions opened a new mini golf course on the island this summer. This family-friendly course allows you to putt your way across 18 holes of unique challenges for $7 per person (or 4 for $25!). No other mini golf course has our...
Adventures at Governor’s Island Opens Mini Golf

Adventures at Governor’s Island Opens Mini Golf

Ride Entertainment Parks & Attractions opened a new mini golf course on the island this summer. This family-friendly course allows you to putt your way across 18 holes of unique challenges for $7 per person (or 4 for $25!). No other mini golf course has our...
Hangtime Thrills Knott’s Berry Farm Riders

Hangtime Thrills Knott’s Berry Farm Riders

Hangtime has been a huge success at Knott’s Berry Farm. The Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster, which features lighting from KCL Engineering, has become a new icon for the LA park. In addition to being a fun ride, the coaster is eye candy. This video from the Insider...
CNN: Take a whirl on New York City’s carousels

CNN: Take a whirl on New York City’s carousels

This winter CNN had a great spotlight on the many fantastic carousels in the New York City area, several of which are run by Ride Entertainment Parks & Attractions. Some of our attractions include: The SeaGlass Carousel, The Pier 62 Carousel, The Forest Park...
Oaks Park set to unleash newest roller coaster: Adrenaline Peak

Oaks Park set to unleash newest roller coaster: Adrenaline Peak

The new Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter Adrenaline Peak opened at Oaks Amusement Park on March 24. KPTV in Portland stopped by to go for a ride. “PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -Just in time for spring break, Oaks Amusement Park is set to unleash its newest roller coaster:...
A Muller Blast From The Past

A Muller Blast From The Past

Last year we updated the name of one of our sites in Queens, New York. The Forest Park Carousel became the Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village. In addition to the name change we added a third ride to the site, the Frog Hopper. Eli Parawan, the Marketing &...
Hangtime Coaster Coming to Knott’s Berry Farm

Hangtime Coaster Coming to Knott’s Berry Farm

Gerstlauer’s new “Hangtime” Infinity Coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm was recently featured in U.S.A. Today. They said: The scariest part of riding a roller coaster may not be the free-falling acceleration, crushing G-forces, upside-down...
Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream

Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream

The indoor Nickelodeon Universe theme park at American Dream will be home to two record-breaking roller coasters by Gerstlauer. These have been confirmed as a Launched Euro-Fighter with a beyond-vertical drop, and a Spinning Coaster whose cars rotate on a vertical...
Knott’s Berry Farm Announces Hangtime for 2018

Knott’s Berry Farm Announces Hangtime for 2018

Knott’s Berry Farm recently announced their newest addition, a Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster called Hangtime. The Orange County Register said, “Sixteen riders will ascend 150 feet at a 90-degree angle. At the roller coaster’s apex, they will pause to catch...
Ride Entertainment Receives 2017 Bright Lights Award

Ride Entertainment Receives 2017 Bright Lights Award

Ride Entertainment, a leader in selling, operating and installing amusement and thrill park attractions worldwide, is proud to announce that its prolific and pioneering work in the attractions industry earned the company the 2017 Bright Lights Award for Innovation and...
Wonder Woman-themed ride soars above Six Flags America

Wonder Woman-themed ride soars above Six Flags America

The “Wonder Woman” movie is soaring to box office highs after recording the biggest opening for a movie ever by a female director. The superhero is also soaring at Six Flags America. The Prince George’s County amusement park is home to a Wonder Woman-themed...
Six Flags debuts Wonder Woman ride, tallest in park’s history

Six Flags debuts Wonder Woman ride, tallest in park’s history

Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro will add the tallest ride in the theme park’s history this summer with the opening of the 240-foot tall Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth extreme swing ride. The 24-story ride, created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer...
Zip line eyed as Greenway moneymaker (Boston Herald)

Zip line eyed as Greenway moneymaker (Boston Herald)

A story on our newest zipline, which is run by the Operations Division. Rose Kennedy Greenway officials plan to launch a 220-foot zip line through downtown starting next month, marking another bid by the nonprofit to stir up revenue but also utilize a slice of city...
New in Dollywood in 2017: 20-story Drop Line (WLOS)

New in Dollywood in 2017: 20-story Drop Line (WLOS)

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WLOS) —  On Friday, Dolly Parton unveiled her newest Pigeon Forge dinner attraction, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures, a dinner event with a show. The media and Dollywood representatives were invited to the park’s newest...

Statement Regarding Adrenaline Extreme Ride

Yesterday there was a shocking incident in Paris on the “Adrenaline” Extreme Ride, which is an unauthorized knock off device which attempted to copy Skycoaster’s signature flight experience.  In the incident a young girl’s harness apparently failed, leaving her...
The Charm City Carousel Spins at Light City

The Charm City Carousel Spins at Light City

Our site in Baltimore is thrilled that we are back with another year as a part of Light City. If you have not been to Baltimore there is no better week than this event, which is happening now! The city is festooned with unique, lighted art exhibits and the event is...
Hydrus is Standing

Hydrus is Standing

In January the Ride Entertainment team installed the new Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster at Casino Pier. The coaster was sold by Ride Entertainment’s sales division and features three inversions. Dubbed Hydrus by the park, the coaster is sure to be a home run...
Staten Island Go Karts

Staten Island Go Karts

Ride Entertainment’s Operations Division recently began operating Staten Island Go Karts. This is our eighth site overall and sixth in the New York area. We hope you stop by soon and go for a spin. Expect to see more news about this site soon!
Euro-Show Bound

Euro-Show Bound

We are looking forward to seeing you at the IAAPA EAS show! We will be with our friends Valtiner & Partner in booth 1657. Stop by and let’s talk Skycoasters, Slingshots and any other thrill ride that will thrill your guests.
Euro-Show Bound

Euro-Show Bound

We are looking forward to seeing you at the IAAPA EAS show! We will be with our friends Valtiner & Partner in booth 1657. Stop by and let’s talk Skycoasters, Slingshots and any other thrill ride that will thrill your guests.
See You In Shanghai

See You In Shanghai

Everyone at Ride Entertainment is looking forward to seeing you at booth 1264 in Shanghai, China. Some of the recent attractions and installations we will be showcasing include: Nigloand: A 100-meter Skyfall drop ride from Funtime. E-Motioncube: The...
See You In Shanghai

See You In Shanghai

Everyone at Ride Entertainment is looking forward to seeing you at booth 1264 in Shanghai, China. Some of the recent attractions and installations we will be showcasing include: Nigloand: A 100-meter Skyfall drop ride from Funtime. E-Motioncube: The...
Set The Controls for the Heart of the Spin

Set The Controls for the Heart of the Spin

Gerstlauer’s Skyoller at Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto, Canada has been an instant hit. If you are looking for a unique addition to your ride line-up look now further than the Skyroller. You can check out the video below for a virtual ride and get more...
Fantasy Forest Continues to Grow

Fantasy Forest Continues to Grow

Mommy Poppins had a great write up on our Queens site, Fantasy Forest at the Flushing Meadows Carousel. They said: “Flushing Meadows Corona Park is already jam-packed with cool kids’ attractions like the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Zoo and a...
Opening Soon!

Opening Soon!

Across the Eastern Seaboard the Ride Entertainment Operations Team is getting our sites for opening day. We have also finished up various winter projects, like a new floor for the Charm City Carousel and a total refurbishment of the Himalaya at Fantasy Forest at the...
Opening Soon!

Opening Soon!

Across the Eastern Seaboard the Ride Entertainment Operations Team is getting our sites for opening day. We have also finished up various winter projects, like a new floor for the Charm City Carousel and a total refurbishment of the Himalaya at Fantasy Forest at the...
IAAPI Expo

IAAPI Expo

Ride Entertainment is looking forward to our second year attending this IAAPI Expo in Mumbai, India. We invite you to stop by our booth C20 to discuss our portfolio of products. From crazy coasters to a Crazy Couch, we Ride Entertainment is the only company to offer a...
Hiring: Sales Associate

Hiring: Sales Associate

Ride Entertainment is one of the amusement industry’s most diverse and fastest-growing companies. Combining the disciplines of Sales, Operations, Financial Partnerships, Installations, and Ride Manufacturing, we work in every segment of the attractions industry. We...
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

This has been a fantastic year and we wanted to spend some time saying thank you to all of our partners worldwide. We are happy to celebrate because 2015 was a year of growth and diverse projects. We had a lot of great things happen in each division: Sales: Adventure...
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

This has been a fantastic year and we wanted to spend some time saying thank you to all of our partners worldwide. We are happy to celebrate because 2015 was a year of growth and diverse projects. We had a lot of great things happen in each division: Sales: Adventure...
IAAPA Attractions Expo

IAAPA Attractions Expo

Ride Entertainment will be exhibiting in booth 3427 at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida from November 17 -2 20. We invite you to stop by, say hi and learn about our portfolio of attractions and services. In addition, we can discuss some of our latest...
Euro Attractions Show

Euro Attractions Show

We look forward to seeing our friends, customers and colleagues at the Euro Attractions Show.  Ride Entertainment will share a booth with our partners at Valtiner and Partner- B052. We are excited to show off the AirSurfer and new E-Motioncube concepts, along with...
Canada’s Wonderland Announces SkyHawk

Canada’s Wonderland Announces SkyHawk

Today Canada’s Wonderland announced that they are adding two new rides for 2016.  One of them is the first in the Western Hemisphere- a Gerstlauer SkyRoller. “We are always looking to enhance the guest experience with new and exciting attractions. With the...
The Thrill of the Ride: Why We Love or Hate Roller Coasters

The Thrill of the Ride: Why We Love or Hate Roller Coasters

Team Member Adam Sandy, our Chief Business Development Officer, was recently on Iowa Public Radio to discuss the new “Monster” Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster at Adventureland in Iowa.  In addition, there were park staff talking about the decision to buy the...
Ride Entertainment Begins Operating the Pier 62 Carousel

Ride Entertainment Begins Operating the Pier 62 Carousel

Today Ride Entertainment assumed operating the Pier 62 Carousel in Manhattan.  This marks their Operation Division’s sixth attraction and the fourth that they operate in the New York area. The open-air carousel spins at Pier 62 in the Hudson River Park and...

Rewind Racers Thrills at Adventure City

Adventure City opened their new Gerstlauer Family Shuttle, “Rewind Racers” on June 5 to fans and media. Everyone loved the unique reversing aspect of the ride and the great family thrills it offered. With Rewind Racers allowing guests 1 meter (39 inches)...
Help Wanted: Ride Installations

Help Wanted: Ride Installations

We are looking for project-specific team members for our Installation Division (http://www.rideentertainment.com/installations/ride-relocation/) to work on ride installations and retrofits.  The Installation team has worked on many different projects, such as: erected...
Adventureland Announces “The Monster”

Adventureland Announces “The Monster”

Today Adventureland announced their “Monster” Infinity Coaster from Gerstlauer Amusement Rides. Check out the article from local television station KCCI below. The ride will stand 131 feet tall, a use a vertical lift, a beyond-vertical (101 degree) drop...
Ride Entertainment Opens SeaGlass Carousel

Ride Entertainment Opens SeaGlass Carousel

On August 20, 2015 Ride Entertainment opened the SeaGlass Carousel, located at the Battery at the tip of Manhattan.  This article in the New York Times describes the unique experience: “New York’s New Carousel Puts You in a Whirling School of Mechanized Fish...
Careers- Business Development Associate

Careers- Business Development Associate

The Ride Entertainment Group is one of the amusement industry’s most diverse and fastest-growing companies. Combining the disciplines of Sales, Operations, Financial Partnerships, Installations, and Ride Manufacturing, the company works in every segment of the...
Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to our new website! The site is laid out to showcase all of the Products (roller coasters, rides, etc.) and Services (park operations, ride installation, etc.) that we offer. Contact us if you have any questions and be sure to follow us on social media at the...
Skycoaster® and Park Maintenance Update

Skycoaster® and Park Maintenance Update

As parks around the world examine the ways to safely re-open their properties Ride Entertainment has services to help. Two key areas are Skycoaster® and attraction maintenance. Skycoaster® Skycoaster worked with its partners to provide cleaning solutions for flight...
Skycoaster® Soars Even Higher with High-Tech Upgrades

Skycoaster® Soars Even Higher with High-Tech Upgrades

Stevensville, MD, USA (November 2019): Last month at the annual Skycoaster® Safety Seminar in Cedar Point, Ohio, Skycoaster announced their new partnership with JoyTech – an automated, customizable video software that enhances the thrill-seeker experience by...
World’s Tallest Adventure Course Opens at American Dream

World’s Tallest Adventure Course Opens at American Dream

  More from RCI Adventure Products below. More great images can be viewed here The 92 ft. tall Sky Trail® inside of the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park, a part of the larger American Dream mall and entertainment complex, at last opened to the public on October...

Ride into Tractor Town

Homer Glen, IL, USA (September, 2019): The latest Metallbau Emmeln project in North America opened at Bengtson Pumpkin Farm: Tractor Town – a gorgeously detailed farm-scape with a Tractor Ride system that takes guests through countless farm animatronics and a classic,...
Dollywood Shares Its Best on the Today Show

Black Bear Trail opens with Wildwood Grove at Dollywood

Pigeon Forge, TN, USA (May 16th, 2018) Dollywood rolled out the largest expansion in the history of the park this past weekend. Eight new attractions spread out across five acres make up the new Wildwood Grove. Designed specifically for families, Wildwood Grove...
Darien Throws a Tantrum

Darien Throws a Tantrum

Orange and green balloons adorned a corner of Darien Lake Park as the facility celebrated the opening of Tantrum, a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter. General Manager Chris Thorpe told WSYR that the park is thrilled about the coaster. He said they were, “Very excited to...
Scaling Adrenaline Peak

Scaling Adrenaline Peak

Portland, Oregon – On a rainy Saturday guests lit up as they enjoyed their first ride on “Adrenaline Peak”, the new roller coaster at Oaks Amusement Park. The attraction is a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter 320 that stands 72 feet tall, sports a beyond-vertical first drop,...
Funtime Takes Flight StarFlyers Soar Across North America

Funtime Takes Flight StarFlyers Soar Across North America

The summer of 2017 saw three towering StarFlyers take flight across North America. The rides, which all offer breathtaking views of their respective properties, have quickly become icons in their new locations. “North America continues to be a great place for us to...
SkySled™ Takes Flight

SkySled™ Takes Flight

Skycoaster is proud to introduce the SkySled harness to the industry. IAAPA Expo attendees will be able to see the new harness at the Ride Entertainment booth (5820) and find out how thrill seekers can experience a Skycoaster® in an entirely new way! Since its...
Casino Pier Opens Hydrus

Casino Pier Opens Hydrus

Seaside Heights, NJ, USA (June, 2017): Crowds gathered in early summer to celebrate the opening of the Hydrus roller coaster at Casino Pier. The ride, a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter, was one of the centerpieces of a multi-million dollar rebuilding effort on the part of the...
SkyTrans Manufacturing, LLC Partners With Ride Entertainment

SkyTrans Manufacturing, LLC Partners With Ride Entertainment

Singapore at the IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo (June, 2017) – SkyTrans Manufacturing, a leading supplier in aerial tramways, has chosen Ride Entertainment as their sales partner.  The company specializes in aerial ropeway design, manufacturing, and service. “We are...
New in Dollywood in 2017: 20-story Drop Line (WLOS)

Dollywood Opens Drop Line

Pigeon Forge, TN, USA (May, 2017) – Dollywood has dubbed 2017 the “year of the family”. The park’s goal was to appeal to every type of rider through different attractions. For the thrill seeker in each family their addition was a 200-foot Skyfall drop ride from...
KCL Engineering & Ride Entertainment Join Forces

KCL Engineering & Ride Entertainment Join Forces

KCL Engineering, a leader in custom lighting solutions, has chosen Ride Entertainment as their sales partner in the attractions industry. KCL burst onto the scene this year with three notable projects at Adventureland Park, the most innovative being a first of its...
Lagotronics Projects Storms into the United States

Lagotronics Projects Storms into the United States

Lagotronics Projects is thrilled to announce their latest project and first in the U.S. For the 2017 season the Dutch company will update the Ghost Hunt dark ride at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut, U.S.A. with new shooters, targets and gaming system. “We are...
Funtime Skyfall Tower Excites at Nigloland

Funtime Skyfall Tower Excites at Nigloland

DOLANCOURT, FRANCE – It has been a thrilling summer at Nigloand. This year the park’s centerpiece attraction was a 100 meter (328 foot) Skyfall drop ride from Funtime of Austria called Le Donjon de l’extrême. “It was a very good project for us and one that...
Ride Entertainment Partners with Clip ‘n Climb®

Ride Entertainment Partners with Clip ‘n Climb®

Ride Entertainment has begun representing Clip ‘n Climb®.  The company, which manufactures and installs adventure zones and full climbing centers comprised of multiple climbing elements, was founded in 2006 and designed with years of climbing experience. Clip ‘n...
Lagotronics Projects and Ride Entertainment Join Forces

Lagotronics Projects and Ride Entertainment Join Forces

Lagotronics Projects and Ride Entertainment are working together in the North American theme park industry. The partnership brings together the industry’s premier technology leader with one of the best-known sales companies. Lagotronics Projects...
Ride Entertainment Partners with Metallbau Emmeln

Ride Entertainment Partners with Metallbau Emmeln

Ride Entertainment has begun representing Metallbau-Emmeln GmbH of Germany. The company, which fabricates amusement rides, controlled-entry systems and shipping containers, has been in business nearly 40 years. Metallbau-Emmeln features traditional amusement rides...
Skycoaster® Heads to Mexico

Skycoaster® Heads to Mexico

Skycoaster® had a banner 2015 season that featured three new installations opening to the public, including two in Mexico. The famous extreme ride company is also on the cusp of celebrating its 25th anniversary. One of the installations was at Six Flags Mexico in...
Installing Rides across North America

Installing Rides across North America

Ride Entertainment’s Installation Team continues to work on some of the attraction industry’s most notable projects. This season the company worked on projects across North America. “It was another year where we logged a lot of miles, but the travel allows us to work...
Skye Ropes Course Opens at Killington Resort

Skye Ropes Course Opens at Killington Resort

The Skye Ropes Course at Killington Resort opened this summer and has been a fantastic success.  It is operated in a revenue share partnership between Ride Entertainment and Killington. The course stands 4 stories high, offers 42 elements for daring climbers to...
Slingshots Scream Skyward at Cedar Fair Parks

Slingshots Scream Skyward at Cedar Fair Parks

Guests at Canada’s Wonderland (Vaughn, Ontario, Canada) and Carowinds (Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.) were sent skyward in 2015. Both parks opened 60-meter Slingshots that shoot guests nearly 90 meters (295 feet) in the air. The Slingshots were manufactured by...
Ride Entertainment Begins Operation of the Pier 62 Carousel

Ride Entertainment Begins Operation of the Pier 62 Carousel

Ride Entertainment’s Operations Division was recently awarded the operating contract for the Pier 62 Carousel. Located in Hudson River Park the ride is a beautiful, whimsical menagerie machine that has run at the property for five years. In addition to unique birthday...
Step on the Gas with Rewind Racers

Step on the Gas with Rewind Racers

Guests of all ages were lined up to ride Gerstlauer’s newest attraction- Rewind Racers at Adventure City in Anaheim, California for their grand opening. The coaster, Gerstlauer’s first Family Shuttle Coaster in the Western Hemisphere, was a hit with riders of all...
Ninth StarFlyer Soars at Six Flags Mexico

Ninth StarFlyer Soars at Six Flags Mexico

Decked out in red, silver and blue the SkyScreamer, the newest scream-maker at Six Flags Mexico, adds another exciting beacon to the park’s exciting skyline. Standing 74 meters (242 feet) tall, the tower is now the tallest attraction at the park. Hannes Lackner,...
Surf the Sky

Surf the Sky

The Ride Entertainment Group is proud to introduce their AirSurfer amusement ride.  The AirSurfer is the world’s first standing zipline that can navigate turns and climb hills. Ride Entertainment, which also owns Skycoaster®, the world’s most successful upcharge...
Barnacle Blast Sails Into Nick Universe

Barnacle Blast Sails Into Nick Universe

The Ride Entertainment Group was proud to open its fifth attraction at Nickelodeon Universe in the legendary Mall of America this summer.  This summer the park added Barnacle Blast, a CTS Zipline from Ropes Courses, Inc. Billed as the world’s longest indoor zipline,...
Entertainment Investment Partners Zips Through 2014

Entertainment Investment Partners Zips Through 2014

Entertainment Investment Partners, the financial partnership division of the Ride Entertainment Group, has had successful 2014 openings at two very different facilities. The company opened ziplines at the Toronto Zoo and the Beach Waterpark. Joining the Ride...
Funtime Thrills Riders Across The Globe

Funtime Thrills Riders Across The Globe

Funtime is excited as it looks to 2015. This year saw the opening of record-setting vertical rides and next year looks just as busy. “It certainly has been thrilling for us,” said Hannes Lackner, the company’s head engineer. “Our rides continue to pop up around the...
EMG Installing Rides Across America

EMG Installing Rides Across America

Entertainment Management Group (EMG), the installation and retrofit division of the Ride Entertainment Group, has been busy installing some key attractions for Six Flags and performing structural work on the Roller Coaster at New York, New York. “It has been...
Introducing the AirSurfer

Introducing the AirSurfer

Innovation, high thrill, and a patented experience like no other. This is what the Ride Entertainment Group believes they have on their hands with their newest thrill ride, the AirSurfer. As everyone knows, Ride Entertainment is no stranger to innovative, high-thrill,...
Skycoaster® Offers Three New Ways to Fly

Skycoaster® Offers Three New Ways to Fly

One of the industry’s most iconic attractions, in 2014 Skycoaster® will celebrate 20 years of operating in amusement parks.  The first park to take the plunge was Kennywood, in 1994.  This installation stands 180 feet tall and allows riders to swing out over the...
E-Motionboard: A Theater With a New Dimension of Fun

E-Motionboard: A Theater With a New Dimension of Fun

This year’s IAAPA Exhibition will bring with it a new theater system that promises to revolutionize the amusement industry.  Valtiner & Partner GmbH will unveil their E-Motionboard system, a ride that many are calling the best theater concept in decades.  Guests...
EMG Globe Trotting

EMG Globe Trotting

Entertainment Management Group, the installation and retrofit division of the Ride Entertainment Group, has been busy installing projects this year around the globe. “It has been a great year for us,” said Bill Wright, the company’s Technical Director.  “In fact, it...
Snakes on a Train

Snakes on a Train

June 3, 2013 Since it was founded Gerstlauer Amusement Rides has been known as a manufacturer of great amusement rides.  The German company took another huge step forward with as their coaster vehicles debuted on the “Iron Rattler” roller coaster as it opened to the...
Gerstlauer Blasts into the Future

Gerstlauer Blasts into the Future

For a few years it was the exception. But now, producing coasters at capacity each year has become the norm at Gerstlauer Amusement Rides. The Munsterhausen-based company’s reputation has grown to the point that each year the company finds itself selling as many...
Skycoaster® Soars

Skycoaster® Soars

In the seven years since the Ride Entertainment Group purchased Skycoaster®, the world’s most popular up-charge attraction, Skycoaster® has proven its amazing staying power. Anchored by a solid management and safety team, Skycoaster® attractions can now be found on...
Iron Shark Strikes Galveston

Iron Shark Strikes Galveston

Galveston, Texas: Visitors walking along the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (http://www.pleasure-pier.com) stopped and watched in awe the afternoon of June 1.  They saw Iron Shark, the pier’s newest attraction (a custom-designed Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller...
Trains, Planes, and Coasters

Trains, Planes, and Coasters

February 7, 2012 For 2012 the German company Gerstlauer is opening many projects worldwide, including three in North America.  Across the continent they are opening a SkyFly ride at Nick Universe in the Mall of America, new coaster trains at Hersheypark, and a...
Ropes Courses Open at Indiana Beach and The West Edmonton Mall

Ropes Courses Open at Indiana Beach and The West Edmonton Mall

This spring two very different facilities opened custom SkyTrail® Ropes Courses.  The West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Canada and Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana both had differing needs, but a common desire to offer guests an interactive experience.  They turned...
Guest Soar at Wet’n’Wild Water World

Guest Soar at Wet’n’Wild Water World

On March 9, 2011 the first flyer soared on the newest Skycoaster® at Wet’n’Wild Water World in Oxenford, Australia.  That day fifteen year-old Stacey Licciardi of Cockatoo, Victoria was taken nearly 180 feet in the air before she pulled the ripcord, flew through the...
CBS renews Partnership with the Ride Entertainment Group

CBS renews Partnership with the Ride Entertainment Group

December 23, 2010 (STEVENSVILLE, MD) CBS Consumer Products, New York, NY, has renewed their brand management partnership with the Ride Entertainment Group of Stevensville, MD, an international leader in the entertainment industry. From Survivor™ and The Amazing Race...
Gerstlauer Will Open 9 Projects in 2011

Gerstlauer Will Open 9 Projects in 2011

November 16, 2010 (Orlando, Florida) – 2011 promises to be one of Gerstlauer Amusement Ride’s busiest years. The company has continued to grow and their product diversification has intensified.   This family-owned company is now a major force in coaster design...
Sky Fly and Suspended Polyp

Sky Fly and Suspended Polyp

Gerstlauer continues to unveil new and exciting ways to offer park-goers a thrill. In the spring of 2009 the heavily-publicized Sky Roller opened at Belantis in Leipzig, Germany. In the fall the company’s “Suspended Polyp” debuted at the world famous Oktoberfest and...
Dollywood Opens Adventure Mountain

Dollywood Opens Adventure Mountain

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – On Friday, March 27 Dollywood opened its “Adventure Mountain” ropes course to the public.  The course utilizes Ropes Courses, Inc.’s, patented Sky Trail® system throughout the experience.  This system, one which revolutionized ropes...
Velocity Magnetics Introduces the Magna-Brake™

Velocity Magnetics Introduces the Magna-Brake™

The Magna-Brake™ is the latest invention from Velocity Magnetics, Inc., and a piece that compliments their current offering of static and actuating magnetic brakes. This new brake is different because it offers an alternative to the standard roller coaster friction...
“Flying Dutchman Ghostly Gangplank” Opens at Mall of America

“Flying Dutchman Ghostly Gangplank” Opens at Mall of America

Bloomington, MN – Standing 4 stories tall, the newest attraction at Nickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America can be seen from seemingly every corner of the park. Decked out in purple, blue, and green the “Flying Dutchman Ghostly Gangplank” is a ropes course...
Entertainment Management Group Enjoys Successful 2009

Entertainment Management Group Enjoys Successful 2009

Stevensville, MD – 2009 has represented another busy year for Entertainment Management Group.  The highly-regarded installation and service company in the Ride Entertainment group of companies, EMG continues to stay busy with projects across the globe. The...
Gerstlauer Unveils Newest Addition to Spinning Coaster Family

Gerstlauer Unveils Newest Addition to Spinning Coaster Family

The newest concept to come out of Gerstlauer Amusement Rides is a coaster that fits any park, but is sized and priced specifically for small-to-medium parks. “We have a lot of large, custom Spinning Coasters in the market,” said Siegfried Gerstlauer, the company’s...
Gerstlauer Ferris Wheel Tested for France’s Nigloland

Gerstlauer Ferris Wheel Tested for France’s Nigloland

Many families driving through Swabia’s rolling hills were scratching their heads as they rode through the sleepy Bavarian town of Munsterhausen. Just off the main road rose a 50 meter (164 foot) Ferris Wheel. The ride was adorned with an LED light package. By day it...
Still Spinning

Still Spinning

2008 has seen the opening of two more Gerstlauer Spinning Coasters at Six Flags parks. The chain chose to continue the use of the “Tony Hawk” theme for its new coasters at Six Flags over Texas (Arlington, Texas) and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, California)....
A New Attraction from Gerstlauer Amusement Rides

A New Attraction from Gerstlauer Amusement Rides

Looking to create an attraction that combined interactivity and thrills, Gerstlauer Amusement Rides designed its latest innovation- the Sky Roller.  The brainchild of company founder Hubert Gerstlauer, the ride is designed to allow guests to control their own flight. ...
Catapulte Takes Flight at La Ronde

Catapulte Takes Flight at La Ronde

Montreal, Quebec, Canada – The crowds were lined up for the official opening of La Ronde’s (www.laronde.com) newest thrill ride, the Catapulte.1 The 53-meter (173-foot) structure is a Skycoaster® (www.skycoaster.com), the world’s best-selling “extreme ride”. The...
Ten Years of Gerstlauer Wooden Coaster Trains

Ten Years of Gerstlauer Wooden Coaster Trains

In 2008 Gerstlauer celebrated a decade of their wooden coaster trains running throughout the world.  What started as a unique project turned into an entirely new product line for the German company. “Our idea was to bring steel coaster engineering to the traditional...
Swings Soar Around the Globe

Swings Soar Around the Globe

S&S Power’s Screamin’ Swings have appeared in some of the world’s best amusement parks. In 2007 the 32-seater appeared in two unique places, Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri and Liseberg in Gothenburg, Sweden. In addition, the first 100-foot, 4-seat model...
Triple Sling Sends Riders Flying

Triple Sling Sends Riders Flying

New Attraction Triples Capacity of Funtime’s Exciting Slingshot St. Petersburg, Russia – An unique scream maker has been thrilling riders at the rapidly growing Divo Ostrov park in beautiful St. Petersburg. The company contracted with Funtime of Austria to open...
Debut of the Euro-Fighter 320 EX

Debut of the Euro-Fighter 320 EX

The Euro-Fighter 320 EX is Gerstlauer Amusement Ride’s fourth Euro-Fighter roller coaster to be produced. As has become tradition, the breathtaking ride begins with the unique first drop of more than 90°. Because of the lower costs for footings, this Euro-Fighter will...
The Cobra Will Strike Paulton’s Park in 2006

The Cobra Will Strike Paulton’s Park in 2006

Paulton’s Park in the United Kingdom ( http://www.paultonspark.co.uk ) is adding a custom Bobsled Coaster from Gerstlauer for the 2006 season.  Standing 16.5 meters (54 feet) high and sporting a track length of 450 meters (1,476 feet) the exciting ride will soon...
StarFlyer Soars over Oktoberfest

StarFlyer Soars over Oktoberfest

Exciting New Ride Will Make US Debut This Fall The fun. The rides. The beer. All of this and more come together in a blue and white borage of Bavarian tradition called Oktoberfest. Between six and seven million people visit the festival in only sixteen days. Amusement...
Compact Euro-Fighters

Compact Euro-Fighters

Versatile.  Over the past few years Gerstlauer proved it is a company that can design and install many different kinds of exciting rides.  One of the firm’s most unique roller coasters is the Euro-Fighter, which debuted at Denmark’s BonBon Land in 2003.  The following...
Thorpe Park Enjoys a Season of S&S-Powered Thrills!

Thorpe Park Enjoys a Season of S&S-Powered Thrills!

Over a decade ago, S&S Power, Inc. created an entirely new amusement ride experience with the revolutionary Space Shot and Turbo Drop.  In 2005, park goers around the globe learned what S&S could do with a flat ride.  No other ride attraction gives riders...
Fantasy Island “Goes Insane”

Fantasy Island “Goes Insane”

U.K. Park Opens S&S Power Thrill Rides For Back-to-Back Seasons In this age of high-tech rides few things can still put a scare in amusement park guests. But, some parks still try to push the envelope. Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells, England came to S&S Power...

When Is a Ride More than Just a Ride?

As our industry begins to emerge from the biggest challenge to it since World War II, many decisions will have to be made on older, classic attractions – the very ones that helped build the attractions industry into the billion-dollar sector it is today. I’m reminded...

Another Way to Fly

Back in 2014 with Skycoaster’s 25th anniversary on the horizon, our team began to take a look at how to come up with a new way to fly on a Skycoaster®. After 25 seasons of providing millions of flights, it was time for a refresh, a way to repay our loyal...

Star Power at SeaGlass

The great American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, once wrote that, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” But since I’m writing from our offices in New York City, I’d like to also quote the great American singer/song-writer and New York native, Billy Joel: I...

A Good Ride

Twenty years has gone by quickly. In 1998 it all started in a small office with one employee and both of us sharing one laptop. Fast forward to now and we have 3 offices and 150 employees. Of course, any story like ours is laden with backstories that at the time may...

Flying High in Connecticut

The 2018 Skycoaster® Owners Meeting and Safety Symposium will be held at Lake Compounce (Bristol, CT) on Friday and Saturday October 12/13. The 2018 event is the first to take place in its new Autumn time slot which will allow for future events to rotate around...

Celebrate With Us

Twenty Years! Everyone at Ride Entertainment is excited about the fact that we are celebrating two decades in the attractions industry this year. While our founder and CEO, Ed Hiller, started Ride Entertainment in 1998 he had actually been in the industry for some...

Hang Time coaster coming to Knott’s Berry Farm in 2018

Gerstlauer’s new “Hangtime” Infinity Coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm was featured in U.S.A. Today. The scariest part of riding a roller coaster may not be the free-falling acceleration, crushing G-forces, upside-down acrobatics, or the other...

IAAPA 2017 Round Up

Some thoughts from our team on IAAPA Expo 2017. We had a fantastic week and wanted to share a few memories. Hulk Hogan pictures courtesy of IAAPA.

Site Controllers- The Pulse of the Flight Experience

Over 25 years ago when Skycoaster® was introduced to the attractions industry, it was a fresh new ride experience that had never before been seen or experienced.  Combining elements of Skydiving, Bungee Jumping, and Hang Gliding in one signature thrill ride, this...

A New Place for Fun on Staten Island

Since opening last month for the 2017 season, Staten Island FunPark (SI FunPark) has quickly become a favored local (and destination) hot spot for Go Karts, Mini Golf, and Batting Cages and fun! The park is the seventh operation in Ride Entertainment’s...

Job Opportunity: Sales Associate

Ride Entertainment is one of the amusement industry’s most diverse and fastest-growing companies.  Combining the disciplines of Sales, Operations, Financial Partnerships, and Installations; we work in every segment of the attractions industry.  We are a boutique firm...

Operations Division, Position Available: Group Sales Representative

 NY Carousel Entertainment – Brooklyn, NY Full-time, Commission Apply at this link As a Group Sales Representative with NY Carousel your role will be to successfully connect with the surrounding communities, businesses and organizations to drive group sales and...

Position Available: Installation Division

Ride Entertainment is one of the amusement industry’s most diverse and fastest-growing companies.  Combining the disciplines of Sales, Operations, Financial Partnerships, Installations, and Ride Manufacturing, the company works in every segment of the entertainment...

Gotta Get Myself Connected

Connectivity. It is a buzzword so overused that it now is probably as useless on some levels as corporate terms like synergy. The flip side of that is because it is no longer a novelty that we live in a connected manner, it is an expectation. A staple of good airports...

Part Steel Coaster, Part Virtual Reality: All Thrills

This spring it was exciting to see Dare Devil Dive, a Gerstlauer project we were involved in during the 2011 season, transformed into a new experience. With the addition of a personalized VR system for each rider the coaster was updated and rebranded The New...

Thrills Have a New Competitor- Interactivity

Buzzwords exist for a reason. While “thrill” is certainly part of our lexicon in the attractions industry, we continue to see a demand and response for all things “interactive”. Several things have changed that have altered park-goer’s demand for interactive rides,...

A Tale of Two Slides

Will Koch had a vision for Holiday World, and it involved an array of exciting things. But, the legacy he left is centered around great customer service, world-class wooden coasters, and some of the most unique water slides ever created. On a trip to Holiday World...

Keep Climbing

Keep looking ahead. Look out, not down. Those words kept rang through head as I climbed each rung of ladder that ran up the 242-foot Star Flyer ride, dubbed the “SkyScreamer” at Six Flags St. Louis. What exactly is the Star Flyer? Think of the swing ride you grew up...

A Simple Plug

As an industry we often remember the big changes and improvements that parks make and shine the spotlight on them in order to show industry progress. But, the little things, creature comforts that extend length of stay and increase guest satisfaction, are just as...

A Visit to Ocean Park (香港海洋公园)

It was certainly a different Ocean Park (www.OceanPark.hk) that I visited this year as part of the IAAPA Asian Expo. My last visit was in 2006 and things have changed, in the ten years since my last visit the venerable Asian park has undergone a metamorphosis. Upon...

A New Carowinds

When I went to Carowinds (www.carowinds.com) this year to check out our new Slingshot installation I not only enjoyed a thrilling experience, I saw a fresh take on some things make this industry great.  Not a big surprise, but I still feel that the Slingshot is one of...

Skycoastin’ in the U.K. (Blackpool & Oakwood)

One of the best perks of working for Ride Entertainment Group is all of the International Travel that our team gets to experience while working on various projects. In early April, our Skycoaster® team visited the two Skycoaster® Sites in the United Kingdom- South...

When It Isn’t At Auto Zone

April 7, 2015 If you are looking for parts for an old car, you can look at Auto Zone, NAPA or a lot of specialty dealers online.  This is true for a lot of machines of various ages.  But, what if you need parts for a carousel?  You cannot exactly check out Target’s...

Globe Trotting to India

February 23, 2015 It was a great week in India at the IAAPI show in Mumbai. We saw several old industry friends and met a lot of potential customers from all around the country. Much like when we started working in China nearly 15 years ago, there is a feeling of...

Learning to Fly

December 4, 2014 It is November 28, one week after IAAPA and I am traveling on what feels like my second car, a Southwest Airlines 737. Instead of just having my laptop out I am trying to juggle my sleeping daughter and my computer on my lap, I think I somehow found...

Catch the Wave

November 12, 2014- AirSurfer October 29, 2014- The Ultimate Cutback October 15, 2014- Like Nothing Else September 24, 2014- Catch the Wave

The Roar for More at Fantasy Shore

September 22, 2014 Our first season at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park has been a fun and challenging one. It is hard to believe that in early summer we began building an amusement park and a few weeks later it was up and running. The transition from parkland to...

Appreciate the Little Things

May 22, 2014 I recently found out that the first roller coaster (really, the first ride) I sold is for sale. The “Sequoia Adventure” at Gardaland was the first production model S&S Screaming Squirrel to open and apparently Gardaland wants to get rid of it. I...

Light A Fire

March 28, 2014 2 launches. 1 chain lift. Airtime hills galore. A wild mouse turn off the lift. Where do we start? Fire Chaser Express at Dollywood is just awesome. This was one of our most-anticipated 2014 rides and it definitely lived up to the hype. It was also one...

The Only Ride With Its Own University

January 23, 2014 A guest post from Mark Rosenzweig, Skycoaster’s® Managing Director. The key to Skycoaster®’s success from a safety and operational perspective has always been the close relationship between Skycoaster® and their many sites located worldwide. As...

Install Yourself a Merry Little Embed

December 18, 2013 While it has gotten cold and snowy long the Eastern Seaboard we have been hard at work on 2014. While IAAPA and Thanksgiving created plenty of downtime we have been getting ready for next year’s exciting attractions. In Massachusetts Entertainment...

Forest Park Fun

November 1, 2013 This Monday we were thrilled to see the a great honor bestowed upon one of New York City’s jewels- the Forest Park Carousel.  On this day it was officially designated a New York City landmark and we could not be happier- we feel like proud parents. ...

Yeah, We Do That

October 10, 2013 Shortly before IAAPA we will open the website of our newest company, Ride Operations Group (ROG), which has been growing for several years. It will be at www.RideOperationsGroup.com. This company is the one that brought two classic carousels back to...

What a Summer

August 28, 2013 These past few weeks we have seen some of Gerstlauer’s recent installations around the globe. It has been fun seeing some of the new projects and concepts; we hope to be opening some of these here in the states soon. We begin at Erlebnispark...

For Thrillseekers, It Feels Like Christmas in May

May 24, 2013 Having had the pleasure to run down to Texas and enjoy the newest thrills the Lone Star state has to offer, I can say it will be an exciting summer down there. We had two projects that were both a blast. Due to Six Flags’ great marketing efforts you have...

“Wheel in the Sky Keeps on Turnin’”

April 10, 2013 I feel a bit jaded.  It seems like sometimes I am not impressed as easily having seen in the inner-workings of our industry.  Or perhaps it is because it is now a job for me and there is no mystery to it anymore (hint: the booth meeting rooms at IAAPA...

Riders on the Storm

October 30, 2012 We rode out the storm ok here.  Needless to say, we were very lucky and with a turn of a few degrees things could have been much worse for us here in Baltimore and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  Our thoughts go out to everyone north of us who was...

Skycoaster- Drop It Like It’s Hot

October 19, 2012 As you may have heard, we have a new Skycoaster® opening in Australia next year. However, it will not just be any ole’ Skycoaster®, this one will stand 251-feet tall and be the largest dual Skycoaster® in the world. Not too shabby. During 2012 we are...

My Mountains

September 14, 2012 It is September and we enjoyed attending another fun Golden Tickets ceremony. As always, it was great seeing the people we know and also watching as parks receive their awards. For us, it was a bit more personal as we got to visit Dollywood, a...

Pick Your Poison

August 23, 2012 I never liked the Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was a kid.  I always sneaked a peak at the results of my decision and made the choice accordingly (somehow I always seemed to get eaten by aliens or cut by a knight).  However, lately I have...

“Shoot to Thrill”

July 28, 2012 We have been overwhelmed with the response we have received from the coverage June “Shore Ledger” article on Ride Entertainment (available here: http://www.shoreledger.com/2012/06/29/shoot-to-thrill or via pdf at the link above). We know we...

Making Polarity Work for You

July 25, 2012 They are located on opposite sides of the state.  One is steel, one is wood.  The first was built in the 50’s, the second in the 70’s.  What are they?  The sooperdooperLooper at Hersheypark and the Comet at Waldameer.  What do they have in common?  Both...

What’s Past is Prologue

April 23, 2012 As you can see from the many posts on our Facebook page, we are excited about the new Landry’s Euro-Fighter.  This ride packs an amazing amount of punch in a tiny footprint.  Let me tell you, meeting the pier’s strict spatial and weight...

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

March 30, 2012 Does it get any better than this? The new SkyFly, named “Teenage Mutant Shell Shock” is the first in the Western Hemisphere. It is an amazing piece of machinery that looks even more impressive indoors. I will give you a moment to soak it all...

A Christmas Park Visit (and other thoughts)

December 15, 2011 I took my daughter to her second amusement park last weekend, not too shabby considering she is only five months old. We went with friends of various ages to Hersheypark’s “Christmas Candylane”. While no coasters were open, it is a very fun time. The...

Homeward Bound

November 19, 2011 I am on the plane heading back from IAAPA. A few months of build-up for what resulted in four days of business with a blur. This is my 11th show, in some ways it feels like I have been attending these much longer. Things have changed a lot, both for...

Stepping Ahead

November 7, 2011 Launch Coasters appear to be a dime a dozen these days.  Every manufacturer has one, so many do not stand out.  However, there are some concepts that break the mold- the most notable of which is the Launched Euro-Fighter from Gerstlauer.  I had the...

A Roller Coaster, Bear Costumes, 2 Grown Men, and a Great Cause

October 19, 2011 This Saturday Mark Rosenzweig and Adam Sandy will be getting “untamed” at Canobie Lake Park.  To celebrate the end of Canobie’s first season with Untamed, one of Gerstlauer’s “Euro-Fighter” roller coasters, they will be donning bear costumes and...

Climb like a Pirate

October 9, 2011 I probably have a soft spot in my heart for the SkyTrail® Ropes Course we installed at Nickelodeon Universe because it was our first project in collaboration with our friends at Ropes Courses, Inc.  While not a coaster, the structure is imposing as it...

Remembering Ron

September 27, 2011 We wanted to take a quick moment here and say “thank you” to Ron Toomer, who passed away yesterday.  For those who don’t know, he was a key part of Arrow Dynamics (Arrow Development) for decades, beginning in the 1950’s.  As someone who was part of...

New Coaster Wins in a Giant Way

September 19, 2011 We could not help but be proud as Larry Chickola from Six Flags Engineering and Sharon Parker from Six Flags over Texas were called onto stage. On Saturday, September 19 we were at the Golden Ticket awards, which were being hosted by Holiday World...

A Tale of Two Euro-Fighters

June 12, 2011 From the outside, Six Flags over Georgia in Austell, Georgia and Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire appear to have little in common.  One is part of the best-known regional theme park brand in the United States and has a coaster collection a mile...

A Giant Accomplishment

April 15, 2011 A lot of people have asked us what we are happiest about when it comes to the Texas Giant’s new Gerstlauer vehicles.  Is it the seats, the way they handle the course, that classic Cadillac look?  Well, all of the above.  But there is something more. ...

Steel is in the Air

April 6, 2010 Spring is an interesting time of year.  For most folks it means a break from school or warmer weather.  For us, it means work…and this year there’s lots of it.  Things got off to a great start with the opening of the newest Skycoaster, at Wet’n’Wild...

Hitting the Ground Running

January 14, 2010 It was our intent to start this year off with a bang and we have certainly done that.  As shown on our Projects page, we have a lot of activity happening worldwide.  Some, not all, of Ride Entertainment’s 2011 projects are listed here; we will put...

Ride Entertainment Supports the Maryland Charitable Gift Guide

December 9, 2010 Even though we are a worldwide company, the Ride Entertainment Group has its roots in Maryland and supports the local community whenever possible.  That is why we are happy to be the Title Partner for the Maryland Charitable Gift Guide...

IAAPA is Just Around the Corner

November 9, 2010 The Ride Entertainment Group invites you to visit us at the 2010 IAAPA Exposition in Orlando, Florida.  This year we will debut our new booth, which is at space 5136.  Whether you are an old friend or a new client, we hope you will stop by to see what...

Canobie Lake Park Gets “Untamed”

October 18, 2010 Congratulations to Canobie Lake Park.  The park, which has been operating in New Hampshire since 1902, recently announced “Untamed” is coming for 2011.  More details to follow!

Texas Giant Train Unveiled

October 11, 2010 Gerstlauer and the Ride Entertainment Group were proud to unveil the new trains for the Texas Giant roller coaster.  On Wednesday, October 6 the unique roller coaster vehicle was shown for the first time at a public ceremony at Six Flags over Texas. ...

Dollywood Announces “Barnstormer”

September 18, 2010 Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN has announced their new-for-2011 attraction, Barnstormer.  The ride, a Screamin’ Swing 32 from S&S Worldwide, is the centerpiece of the park’s five-and-a-half million dollar 2011 capital projects.  You...

Six Flags over Georgia adds a Euro-Fighter

September 1, 2010 Next year will be an exciting one for park-goers in the Atlanta region.  The park will debut “Dare Devil Dive”, an exciting beyond-vertical Euro-Fighter roller coaster from Gerstlauer.  Like every Gerstlauer roller coaster this will...

Welcome to our new web site

The Ride Entertainment Group welcomes you to our new website. We will be continuing to revise and update our developments this fall as we roll into IAAPA. Our company has grown tremendously in the past two decades and this new site demonstrates the breadth of our...