S&S Worldwide, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Dutch Wonderland, owned and operated by Festival Fun Parks, LLC, Palace Entertainment of Delaware, to build and install a Family Inverted Coaster. This new coaster, called “Merlin’s Mayhem,” will feature a 20-passenger train with on-board audio and has been designed to provide a delightful experience for kids and families. Dutch Wonderland will be the first amusement facility in the world to provide the new S&S Family Inverted Coaster to their guests.
Palace Entertainment proudly hosts millions of visitors annually at 22 locations across the United States. With a total of eight theme parks, nine water parks, and five family entertainment centers, Palace Entertainment is the largest operator of water parks and family entertainment centers in the U.S. Dutch Wonderland is committed to young children and their families with a place just for them called “A Kingdom for Kids.” S&S Worldwide, the largest U.S. manufacturer of major amusement rides and roller coasters, has been manufacturing major amusement rides since 1994. The company has installed over 450 rides and roller coasters in 30 countries, including over 180 tower rides. Gerald Ryan, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for S&S Worldwide, said, “We are thrilled to be working with Palace Entertainment and Dutch Wonderland to develop a ride we know kids and families can enjoy together. The concept and theme of this ride are very cohesive, and we feel the story adds even more excitement to the ride.” This coaster is projected to open May 2017.
Peter Barto, Director of Sales for North America and Europe for S&S added, “It has been such a great experience working with the folks at Palace Entertainment and Dutch Wonderland; they have been intimately involved in the design of this coaster.” Additionally, Michele Wischmeyer, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Palace Entertainment, commented, “We are looking forward to expanding the family thrill experience at Dutch Wonderland. This attraction will fill the need for more excitement and advanced thrills to expand our guest demographic with Dutch Wonderland.”