The attractions manufacturer Interlink, is to launch new rides alongside a branding overhaul with a new logo and new website.

In the pipeline is the Balloon Tower, a circular gondola viewing platform, which features a decorative balloon above the platform.

Lighting effects will light up the balloon from the inside to simulate flickering flames, as the platform moves slowly up and down the tower. The attraction is intended as a standalone ride at theme parks or as an observation tower.

The Balloon Tower can be supplied in several different heights, including 50 and 70 metres, depending on its purpose.

Other new rides that are due to open soon by Interlink include the first immersive super flume in the world, which is to open at Trans Studio in Cibuber, Indonesia.

The Immersive Super Flume has been developed in partnership with Simworx. It features a 12-metre vertical lift and drop with motion screens, which project media content and special effects to take riders of a dinosaur adventure.

Interlink’s Spin Boat and Rapid River rides have opened at Saloka Park in Indonesia.

The ride manufacturer has also launched a new look website and logo, which it showed for the first time at IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 in Paris.



Simworx, a world leader in the design, manufacture and development of simulation attractions, has officially launched two new products. The product launches took place at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in Paris.

During a press conference at the event, Simworx launched the AVG Dark Ride and the Mini Flying Theatre.

Void of tracks and power cables so that the vehicles can roam freely along programmed paths, the AVG Dark Ride is described as being set to “push boundaries of the genre.”

The freshly launched Mini Flying Theatre is to open its first installation at the Baosun Wildlife Park in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Simworx also took the opportunity to promote its new Metro of Time attraction, and other attractions at IAAPA Expo Europe, which takes guests on a time travel adventure in fully themed metro carriages.

During their time in Paris, Simworx also attended the Park World Excellence Awards, where the company received the prestigious Industry Icon Manufacturer/Supplier Award. The award is presented to companies that play a significant role in the success of the attractions industry in Europe.

Edward Pawley, sales director at Simworx, commented: “We had another busy year with a lot of interest being shown in the new AVG Dark Ride and the Mini Flying Theatre.

“These are exceptional additions to the product range, and we are already talking to a number of potential customers about them.

“The Metro of Time was also well received, while the fully operational ParadropVR we had on the booth also proved popular and was in constant use. All in all, it was a successful few days, topped off by the awards we also received.”



Simworx, UK-based media attraction specialists, is to officially launch two new major products, the AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) Dark Ride and the Mini Flying Theatre, at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in Paris.

The product launches will take place during a press conference on the first day of the expo.

Without tracks and power cables, the AGV Dark Ride is described as taking dark ride technology to new levels.  Instead of travelling along a track, vehicles roam freely along a programmed path at speeds which have yet to be reached in the industry.

The attraction is available with a number of different motion systems, seating capabilities and on-board 4D effects, which, together with a custom designed AV solution, provides an innovative dark ride designed to enthral all ages of riders.

The Mini Flying Theatre is essentially a smaller version of Simworx’s Flying Theatre. The attraction features an immersive, large format quarter dome screen concept. With 20 seats, the Mini Flying Theatre can accommodate approximately 250 guests an hour.

With a programmable heave and tilt feature, guests can experience movements that are fully synced with the action taking place on the screen. With riders’ legs dangling freely below them, guests can enjoy the sensation of flying.  A range of in-theatre effects augment the excitement, including water spray, wind, snow, bubbles, smoke and special effects lighting.

Edward Pawley, sales director at Simworx, commented on the launch of the two new products.

“We are delighted to announce the official launch of the AGV and Mini Flying Theatre attractions.

“Both products are exciting additions to our ever-expanding product range and provide operators with two fun and entertaining attractions which will appeal to a very wide age range.

“We are already talking to a number of potential clients for both products and look forward to officially unveiling both these attraction solutions at the IAAPA Expo Europe in Paris,” said Pawley.

Simworx’s press conference will take place at booth 2424 on September 17, the first day of IAAPA Expo Europe at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.



Simworx, UK-based specialists in designing and manufacturing dynamic media attractions, has appointed Mark Whittaker as FEC and LBE sales manager.

The newly created role is in-line with Simworx’s recent successes in the FEC and LBE sectors and the growing demand for these smaller attractions, with the market expected to surge in the coming years.

Whittaker is a seasoned industry expert, having worked as sales manager at Immotion Group and Elton Amusements.

With years of experience in the attractions industry Mark Whittaker will look to expand Simworx’s FEC/LBE product range and promote the current portfolio, focusing specifically on marketing the company’s 4DVR products, Immersive Adventurers and 4D Cinemas to smaller venues.

Talking about his recent appointment, Whittaker said:

“I’m really happy to be joining Simworx; it is a company I have always had a lot of admiration for. Having worked in the attractions industry now for over 15 years, I am looking forward to showing everyone what we have to offer.”

Simworx is a world leader in the design, manufacture and development of 3D/4D dynamic simulation attractions and 4D effects cinemas.

The company recently installed a number of its rides at the National Geographic Ultimate Expedition Centres in China and Mexico, as well as 4D Effects Cinemas at the Nickelodeon Adventure FECs in Spain.