Ref. PR 021 for immediate release

HUSS® announces wide range of worldwide projects

for 2013 and beyond

Bremen, Germany (May 06, 2013) – Huss Park Attractions GmbH has announced details of a number of new ride projects for 2013 and beyond, with parks around the world set to benefit from the introduction of a variety of the company’s attractions.Among the first of the new installations to open will be a package of two rides at a new safari themed park in Chong Qing, China. This will include a Top Spin Suspended, one of the company’s most successful attractions with examples operating all over the world, featuring 38 seats positioned back-to-back. The second ride is one of the company’s King Kong rides, the fourth to be built. The family attraction features 24 seats and a number of special effects to add further to the experience, including sound, mist, shining eyes and seat vibrators.

A King Kong will also be a signature attraction at the new Vialand theme park in Istanbul, Turkey, which is due to open to the public in the near future. The ride will be situated in its own themed area and will again feature a range of special effects similar to those on the Chong Qing ride. This example will be the fifth such ride to be delivered by HUSS® since its introduction to the market in 2008.


Additionally, and following similar recent projects at OCT Happy Valley Wuhan in China and for Merlin Entertainments in Weymouth, UK, installation is due to begin in May on the next Huss Sky Tower, this time at Changzhou Dinosaur Park, China. The attraction will rise 120m into the air with passengers seated outward facing in a rotating, circular cabin which will allow them to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Delivery is also currently taking place of a package of four attractions to Ningbo Romon World, again in China. The rides included in the project are a Top Spin Suspended, a Giant Frisbee, both from the HUSS® thrill ride range, a Break Dance family ride and a Pirate Ship, one of the company’s classic/family attractions. The Top Spin will again be a 38 suspended seat model, while the Giant Frisbee will take passengers up to a height of 42m as it swings pendulum-style 120 degrees to each side of a central hub. The 40 passenger gondola also rotates at 8rpm during the ride sequence.


The Break Dance 4 is one of the HUSS® Advanced System Rides (ASR), a group of compact family rides derived from the most popular HUSS® attractions. It has a central rotation and three counter rotating gyros, each of which holds four gondolas. There are a total of 12 gondolas, each accommodating two passengers. And the Pirate Ship is another of the company’s long-standing attractions, accommodating between 45 and 55 passengers seated in a large boat which swings up to 75 degrees to either side of two steel ‘A’ frames.


Another of HUSS®’ most successful attractions over the years is also the subject of two forthcoming projects announced by the company in China for 2014. The Condor enjoyed much success during the 1980s and 90s, with 30 examples being sold during this period, and now HUSS® has once again added it to its active portfolio of products available. The ride is now being offered as the Condor 2-G (2nd Generation) with an improved ride design, although it keeps its basic format of a central tower structure and four main arms, at the end of which are spar boxes carrying star shaped steel frames, attached to which are seven, two-person gondolas. The gondolas reach a height of 26m during the ride and swing out as they rotate around the spar box. “We decided to reintroduce the Condor to our active portfolio of classic rides as we see a high market potential for this kind of ride,” explained Mirko J. Schulze, CEO of Huss Park Attractions GmbH. “It has a broad family appeal, is an eye-catching structure and combines both an observation and ride experience. It also has a small footprint but a high capacity which we are sure will appeal to parks of all sizes.”


HUSS® has also revealed that it will be supplying an ‘undisclosed thrill ride’ to the IMG Theme Park in Dubai later this year and Schulze noted: “We are enjoying a very busy period at the moment with projects spread all over the world and I think it is testament to the strong reputation of HUSS® and our popular range of attractions that this is the case. We already have a number of projects in the pipeline for 2014 too, so we are very happy with the way things are progressing at the present time.”

 
About Huss Park Attractions GmbH
H
eadquartered in Bremen, Germany, Huss Park Attractions GmbH is one of the leading companies in the development, manufacture and sale of amusement rides throughout the world. Today Huss Park Attractions has representative offices in the UK, the US, China, Korea and India.


For more information visit www.hussrides.com, call + (49) 421 499 0015 or email sales@No~Spamhussrides.com

 

Giant Frisbee
King Kong
Condor

Giant Frisbee – The HUSS® Giant Frisbee has proved to be a popular attraction at many parks over the years.
King Kong – A King Kong ride will be one of the signature attractions at the new Vialand theme park in Turkey.
Condor - HUSS® has reintroduced the Condor to its active portfolio of classic rides and the attraction now benefits from an improved ride design.

 


Ref. PR 020  for immediate release

HUSS® to introduce brand new, unique film based family ride concept

Bremen, Germany (February 25, 2013) – German ride manufacturer Huss Park Attractions GmbH has announced the development of a brand new ride concept (registered by German utility model) that will provide a unique experience for visitors to parks and other attraction destinations.

The Explorer makes use of HUSS®’ many years of experience in the design and manufacture of observation towers, combining this with an audio visual system and sensory elements that together provide an immersive experience in a totally enclosed environment.

Utilising a 12m diameter, circular gondola similar to those used on the company’s Sky Tower rides, the Explorer will accommodate up to 70 guests, including wheelchair users. The experience begins with a themed pre-show in the queuing area as waiting guests watch the gondola descend dramatically into the ‘earth’ and out of sight beneath a closed iris. The scenery and theming in the pre-show section will depend on the subject chosen for the core content of the ride. 

Guests are seated in the closed cabin facing outwards, looking through the full height glass sides of the gondola which allow for unrestricted views of the surrounding screen. A seamless 360° multi-projector film format delivers truly immersive, high definition content which is unique to each installation. 

Once below the ‘surface,’ guests can enjoy a wide range of environments, such as those beneath the sea, in space, in the eye of a storm or some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. The content can also be created as CGI, live action or a composition of both, the flexibility of the system being one of its key benefits. As a film based attraction, the experience can be almost anything an operator chooses, from a calm, scenic journey to a white knuckle thrill ride, while refreshing the ride is simple and cost effective with only the media needing to be replaced. 

HUSS® has taken a number of key considerations into account in the design of the Explorer, as Mirko J. Schulze, CEO of Huss Park Attractions GmbH, explained. 

“We are genuinely excited by the Explorer concept and believe it ticks all the right boxes for operators,” he said. “It is brand new, is based on our proven observation tower technology, has a high capacity, offers a smooth guest flow for loading and unloading, is easy to maintain, can be enjoyed by all ages and is extremely flexible as far as changing the experience is concerned. It also covers a relatively small footprint in combination with minor requirements on building construction; even the utilisation of existing building structures is possible. 
“All this will be a great benefit to many parks,” Schulze continued. “The Explorer extends our AV product range and offer and we are confident it will create much interest among parks and other venues looking for something totally new, different and with all the associated benefits mentioned.”

 
About Huss Park Attractions GmbH
H
eadquartered in Bremen, Germany, Huss Park Attractions GmbH is one of the leading companies in the development, manufacture and sale of amusement rides throughout the world. Today Huss Park Attractions has representative offices in the UK, the US, China, Korea and India.


For more information visit www.hussrides.com, call + (49) 421 499 0015 or email sales@No~Spamhussrides.com

 

The Explorer will take guests into a variety of exciting environments viewed through the full height gondola windows and delivered via a seamless, 360°, multi-projector film format, creating a totally immersive experience.

 


Olympic sailing venue reaches new heights with HUSS® Sky Tower  

Bremen, Germany (March, 2012) – German ride manufacturer Huss Park Attractions GmbH has announced that it is in the process of building a major observation tower on Weymouth, Dorset, seafront on the south coast of England for Merlin Entertainments.
The tower, which will reach a height of 53m and provide panoramic, 360 degree views over the English channel and surrounding countryside, is due to be completed in time for this year’s Olympic sailing events which are set to take place in Weymouth and neighbouring Portland.
The structure will be built on the town’s Festival Pier and will feature a rotating gondola of 12m in diameter capable of accommodating up to 70 passengers, including guests with disabilities and wheelchair passengers, at one time. The gondola, incorporating floor to ceiling windows around its entire circumference, will rotate around the tower as it ascends and descends.
A total of 29, 60cm concrete piles are being sunk to a depth of 17m at the pier to act as a watertight barrier for the structure’s foundations. When complete, the weight of the attraction will be 130 metric tons.
The total investment of the whole project is approximately £3.5m. An official groundbreaking ceremony took place in January, when work on the 7m deep hole for the tower’s foundations began. UK based Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second largest visitor attractions operator, which is making this significant investment, will be the operator.


HUSS® observation towers are available in a range of sizes up to 150m. The Weymouth model will join almost 20 other such structures around the world previously built and installed by HUSS®. Among these is the famous Tiger Tower in Singapore and two towers recently erected and about to open in China.
Mirko J. Schulze, CEO of Huss Park Attractions GmbH, said: “It is the first time we have worked with Merlin Entertainments and the whole team is delighted to be part of this important and prestigious project. Everyone at HUSS® is working very hard to ensure everything is done in accordance with the client’s wishes and to ensure their full satisfaction. Fabrication of the tower itself and gondola is finished and delivery to Weymouth started on time in early March 2012. We are happy to have established this challenging starting point with Merlin and are looking forward to seeing the HUSS Sky Tower in operation for this major event.”


For Merlin, General Manager Craig Dunkerley said: “The decision to develop the Weymouth SEA LIFE Tower was in part inspired by the spectacular success of the London Eye and subsequent expansion of the Eye brand to also encompass the famous Blackpool and Sydney Towers.”
“We realised there was also an opportunity to develop a network of smaller-scale observation attractions in regional locations where we already operate other successful attractions, which is also in line with our policy of clustering attractions to benefit from cross-marketing opportunities and shared management.
“Weymouth was the logical location to host the first of what we hope will become another global network because it already hosts a successful and still-growing SEA LIFE attraction and also because of its location within the Jurassic Coast world heritage site. The choice of Weymouth to host the sailing events in the forthcoming Olympics merely reinforced this decision and prompted us to go ahead with the project to have the Tower in situ’ this summer.
“Having decided on the location, we looked at the supplier options and because of its experience in the field and excellent reputation within the industry, Huss was the natural choice. They have done everything they promised and as we required and in fact we are bang on schedule to deliver the finished attraction on time, and possibly even a little bit sooner.”

For more information visit www.hussrides.com, call + (49) 421 499 0015 or email sales@No~Spamhussrides.com

 

 


Classic Ride project openings 2011

Bremen, Germany (October, 2010) – For project openings in the year 2011, HUSS Park Attractions is currently working on several ride projects. After the finalisation of new HUSS innovations like the Movie Base Flying Theatres in the recent past, the new projects are now covering the HUSS portfolio of Classic Rides which are still a key for iconic and marketable theme park attractions. OCT, the biggest theme-park operator in China will continue the success with HUSS ride installations for the new Happy Valley amusement park project in the city of Wuhan, where a 120 m Sky Tower, the famous Top Spin and the gigantic Giant Frisbee will contribute to the park’s ride selection. Additionally, a custom-themed Airboat ride will be delivered to a US- based group for an installation in California. The strong family appeal of the Airboat with its spinning, twisting and swinging ride movements will be beautifully underlined with a maritime-related decoration as part of HUSS Park Attractions delivery scope.

For more information visit www.hussrides.com, call + (49) 421 499 0015 or email sales@No~Spamhussrides.com

 

Classic Ride

 

 


Operation starts of Movie Base Flying Theatres

Bremen, Germany (October, 2010) - With the recent opening of two Movie Base Flying Theatres from HUSS Park Attractions, OCT China is at the forefront by introducing this new class of movie based attractions in two of their parks. In cooperation with Electrosonic and Super78 HUSS has finalised these two projects in OCT’s parks in Shanghai Happy Valley and Window of the World in Shenzhen. The Movie Base offers an immersive soaring flight, combining simulation movements of the flight vehicle with the full dome screen projection. While Electrosonic realised the complete AV installation, Hollywood-based Super78 has produced tow tailor-made movies for the “Flying over America” and “Flight of the Dragon” themed theatres. The HUSS Movie Base features unique technical characteristics enhancing the guest experience of normal seat-based simulation. A third Movie Base theatre is currently under completion in the Middle East which will offer a total different story dedicated to the overall theming of the park.

For more information visit www.hussrides.com, call + (49) 421 499 0015 or email sales@No~Spamhussrides.com