Extreme Engineering will fabricate three new coasters, a Parkour-based attraction, and new shading technology, as they continue to innovate within the themed entertainment world. The supplier unveiled its announcements Nov. 15, 2022, during IAAPA Expo in Orlando.
By Blake Taylor
The three new coasters will utilize Extreme Engineering’s suspended Cloud Coaster model. They will make their homes at various locales throughout the United States: Wilderness at the Smokies (whose coaster will boast 397 linear feet of track), Sports Wenatchee in Washington state (300 linear feet), and Richland Chambers in Texas (820 linear feet).
A fourth location receiving a Cloud Coaster, an undisclosed indoor water park, will be announced in early 2023.
Available for pre-orders at IAAPA for 2023 installation is Parkour Around, a first-of-its-kind attraction designed by Extreme Engineering. With the help of a patent pending device that guests are attached to, the experience “transforms riders into a video game action hero,” said Phil Wilson, chief financial officer with Extreme Engineering. “The possibilities with theming, IP, and experience are endless.”
Themed entertainment spaces could always use more shade, and new technology from Extreme Engineering will introduce an efficient new shading system called Flex Shade (patent pending). Flex Shade will use flex rods to simplify the hardware and infrastructure typically demanded by sail shades and pre-existing systems. It comes in triangle and square shapes in more than six colors.
“Flex Shade has been a product in the making for almost 10 years,” Wilson said. “After a decade of research and testing, including installations across the world, we are incredibly excited to bring this product to market. The Flex Shade will change the shade structure industry.”