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 and attract thrill-seekers up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

Key stats on the coaster:

  • Ride Name: Hydrus
  • Park: Casino Pier
  • Manufacturer: Gerstlauer Amusement Rides
  • Model: Euro-Fighter
  • Height: 22 meters (72 feet)
  • Length: 320 m (1,050 feet)
  • 3 Inversions
  • Vertical Lift
  • Beyond-Drop Drop (97 degrees)
  • Opening: May, 2017casino-pier-seaside-heights-new-jersey-ride-entertainment-gerstlauer-euro-fighter

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

laronde-montreal-canada-skycoaster-ride-entertainmentWe 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

iaapa-asia-expo-shanghai-china-2016Everyone 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 E-Motionboard’s little brother, the E-Motioncube offers a small-footprint Flying Theater option.
  • Skycoaster®: The company opened a 33-meter model at Andy’s Aliigators Fun Park.

In addition, we will be introducing the revamped AirSurfer. A video is embedded below and you can find out more here: http://www.rideentertainment.com/extreme-rides/airsurfer/ .


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 historic carousel. But there’s always room for more. Fantasy Forest at the Flushing Meadows Carousel, the only amusement park in Queens, has been a welcome addition to the park since its opening in 2013.

Before you start thinking Fantasy Forest is the next Coney Island, be advised: It’s much more modest. In addition to the carousel, there are six fairly tame rides, best for younger children, as well as a few games. New in 2016 is the Bouncy Baja Buggies ride, which features ATVs simulating a wild ride on the sands of the Baja Peninsula. It is expected to open Saturday, May 14.”

Read the entire article here: http://mommypoppins.com/content/brand-new-queens-amusement-park-fantasy-forest-at-the-flushing-meadows-carousel and visit the park, with its exciting new family ride, this summer.


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 Flushing Meadows Carousel. I spoke with Ramon Serra, our Technical Manager. He said that the team gave the Himalaya a huge overhaul. “We were really busy up there,” he laughed. “We repaired the fiberglass on all the panels, installed brand new hardware down to the nuts and bolts, and added new wheels on the drive motors.”

If you’re on the East Coast stop by our sites, their opening days are below. In addition, you can find out more about our sites here: http://www.rideentertainment.com/operations/home/ .

SeaGlass Carousel (Manhattan, New York): Currently Open

Fantasy Forest Carousel (Queens, NY): March 19

Forest Park Carousel (Queens, NY): March 25

Charm City Carousel (Baltimore, MD): March 25

Greenway Carousel (Boston, MA): March 25

Pier 62 Carousel (Manhattan, NY): April 16

Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (Staten Island, NY): April 16



IAAPI-Expo-2016Ride 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 full line of solutions to the amusement industry. We are proud to offer:

  • Ride Sales
  • Financial Partnerships
  • Attraction Installations
  • Park Operations

We look forward to seeing you in Mumbai!

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 are a boutique firm that is large enough to have a worldwide presence, but small enough to be nimble and take on new areas of growth.
We are looking for a new Sales Associate. This entry-level position at the company entails the following:

Job Responsibilities
• Ride Sales (beginning with sales assistance, transitioning to stand-alone position)
• Work with U.S.-based amusement parks selling the Ride Entertainment portfolio (sales products, revenue shares and installation services)
• Create Sales Presentations
• Run Sales E-Blast and Other Client Interaction

Minimum Qualifications
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Able to take direction and act as a self-starter
• Working knowledge of amusement industry

Preferred Qualifications
• Speaks a language in addition to English
• One year-plus working experience in the amusement industry
• Working ability in Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop

Job Details
• $35,000 per-year plus sales commissions
• Health Care
• Travel around 6 weeks per-year (this will grow over time)

Why Work at Ride Entertainment?
We have a passion for the amusement industry and hope you do to. We want to add long-term team member that we can teach and grow, and we hope you bring a great set of tools so that we can learn from you.

The job will be based in Baltimore, Maryland. Team members live all around the area, the applicant could live in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Annapolis or the surrounding areas. Impress us- send a CV and more to Info@RideEntertainment.com (Subject Line: Sales Associate), or a hard copy to: Sales Associate Position, Ride Entertainment Group, 114 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666, USA. While we thank you in advance for your interest and application, please be advised that we will only be responding to candidates selected for further consideration.

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Skycoaster® Owners Meeting and Safety Symposium Moves to Six Flags Magic Mountain

We are proud that the 2016 Owners Meeting and Safety Symposium out of the classroom and onto an actual working flightline at a Skycoaster® Site for the first time.

On January 22 a2014, 5, And 23, 2016, Skycoaster® operators worldwide will be descending upon Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA. This year’s event will feature a series of hands-on workshops aiming to further acclimate operations teams with the ins and outs of the maintenance side of procedures with regards to the iconic attraction. These workshops will range from Flight Suit and Cable Inspections to Scissors-Lift Boarding Platform maintenance training.

“We received some great feedback from many sites at last year’s event that holding our annual safety symposium outdoors at an actual Skycoaster® was something that could be valuable for attendees” said Mark Rosenzweig, Skycoaster’s Managing Director. “In many of the larger corporate parks, operations teams are not able to take part in the daily, weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance procedures outlined in our Owners Manual and so this will give everyone a great opportunity to take part in a rotating series of workshops and become better acclimated with the maintenance side of things.”

Six Flags Magic Mountain has operated their 173’ Dual Lattice Arch Skycoaster® (dubbed Dare Devil) since 1996. “Our entire team at Six Flags Magic Mountain is excited to be hosting the 2016 Skycoaster® Owners Meeting this year” added Donald Spiller, SFMM’s Director of Operations.  “We have enjoyed a great working relationship with Skycoaster through the years and to be able to host sites from around the world and showcase both our Skycoaster® and amazing park property will be a great experience for everyone.”

In commeration of Skycoaster’s upcoming 25th anniversary, a new anniversary logo was created that will be appearing on all new and inspected/serviced Flight Suits beginning in January of 2016.