I enjoyed corresponding with Wil for this thoughtful article on carnival ride safety.
CNE 2017 construction week field trip
This year, three Ryerson Engineering students joined the CNE construction field trip (from left, Taha Simsek, Tyler Nagata, Meghan Keegan). Aside from posing with Squirtles (Pokémon game prizes likely to be the hot commodity this year), they had the opportunity to join me in shadowing some ride inspections and watching the assembly of Canada’s largest fair.Continue reading “CNE 2017 construction week field trip”
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) hosts a series of valuable international conferences and expos. The IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo 2016 was held in Shanghai at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in mid-June, including a reception on the evening of opening day of Disneyland Shanghai, and a day visit to the park on Day 2.Continue reading “Disneyland Shanghai”
(Click to see finished ride.)
Detour to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Meetings at the IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo allowed time for a visit to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, including the terrific new attraction “Mystic Manor”.
Pick a Duck
Fair food – not always deep fried or on sticks
Twas the morning before CNE and all through the midway, … there were new rides arriving and still some spaces.
Some of the most labour intensive rides were going up today, like this. Can you recognize from the photo what it will be?