Vekoma is to showcase its latest innovations at IAAPA Expo 2023 in Orlando.
Vekoma Rides will be attending this year’s IAAPA Expo, which takes place at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando from 14 to 17 November.
The experienced ride manufacturers will be talking about the company’s newest products and services.
It has been a strong year for Vekoma with its award-winning Family Launch Coasters ‘Big Bear Mountain’ at Dollywood in the US and ‘Lightning’ at Furuvik in Europe. Vekoma introduced this new type of family thrill coaster to the market.
Meanwhile, back in spring, Swedish theme park Liseberg opened a custom design Family Boomerang ‘Luna’ and this summer the world’s first Super Boomerang ‘Cloud Shuttle’ was launched at Xuzhou Fantawild Wonderland in China.
During the upcoming IAAPA Expo, Vekoma will be revealing more details about its product openings for 2024: Thrill coasters like the Tilt Coaster ‘Circuit Breaker’ will open at Cotaland and North-America’s first Super Boomerang ‘THE FLASH: Vertical Velocity’ will rise at Six Flags Great Adventure.
Furthermore, the Horus Family Coaster ‘Midnight Flyer’ will open at Santa’s Village in Jefferson (NH), Family Boomerang Rebound ‘Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers’ will open at Kings Island and Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is opening a custom design Family Boomerang ‘Good Gravy!’ located in their Thanksgiving section.
Family Boomerang ‘Good Gravy!’ will open to the public in May 2024 at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, located in its Thanksgiving section. Riders will board a train shaped like a giant gravy boat, which will be pulled backwards uphill before flying forwards through the station onto cranberry coloured track, hitting a maximum speed of 37mph.
The train will fly through a giant cranberry jelly can before narrowly avoiding giant kitchen accoutrement, such as a 20-foot-tall whisk and an 18-foot-tall rolling pin before flying up a 77-foot-tall spike and repeating the journey backwards. The journey will be nearly 1,500 feet long.
Other 2024 projects around the globe are 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 fifth Top Gun Launch Coaster at Fantawild in China and Warner Bros. Movie World in Australia will open the world’s first Wizard of Oz precinct including a Family Boomerang Racer and Suspended Family Coaster.