Posted on January 27th, 2017

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Joel Ward, of ProFun Management Group, has been officially announced as the new General Manager of ​the 60-story observation wheel being built on the St George waterfront. Joel brings over 25 years of experience in the tourism and attraction industry, including his 18-year tenure at Universal Studios.


by Dana Schultz on July 18th, 2016

​New York City, USA - AsDNAinfo reports, on June 28th a cargo ship from Denmark carrying large crane parts for construction of Staten Island’s New York Wheel arrived at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT), where it was docked for five days with around 30 union longshoreman moving the cargo. This was the first shipment to the site in more than 10 years, revitalizing it as “a working maritime port facility” that will hopefully create hundreds of jobs.

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Posted on November 11th, 2015

​by Amy Plitt

Although the New York Wheel, the massive ferris wheel coming to the Staten Island waterfront, is all but a given at this point, the project still needed City Council approval before moving forward with construction. And as of yesterday, those changes—which focused mainly on a parking garage near the attraction—were approved.

The adjustments centered on the parking garage adjacent to the Wheel, which was originally proposed as a three-level structure; the plan that got City Council approval would instead create a four-level garage and reduce its overall footprint. It will also "[allow] for additional benefits to utilize natural instead of mechanic ventilation and creating more self-parking as requested by the community," according to a press release.

The owners of the Wheel have also partnered with EarthCam to launch a livestream of construction at the site, showing the view from the nearby Robbins Reef Lighthouse in St. George. The video isn't embeddable, but if you're curious, you can check it out via the New York Wheel's website. (Spoiler: It's a big hole and a few cranes right now.)

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Posted on November 11th, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox World (Malaysia) - The Dubai venture is the second Fox-branded theme park, the first being in partnership with Resorts World Genting.  ​Twentieth Century Fox World, Malaysia, will open in 2016 and feature about 25 rides inspired by movies and TV shows from the Fox archives.
(CNN)  Where do you go for theme park rides inspired by maritime tragedies, acid-blooded aliens and children fighting to the death in a dystopian future?

Dubai, of course.

The emirate has been revealed as the latest destination for a Twentieth Century Fox World theme park and resort, due to open in 2018.

Rides and attractions will be based on the studio's hit films and TV shows including "Titanic," "Aliens," "Predator" and "Sons of Anarchy," as well as more family-friendly material such as "Ice Age and "The Simpsons.

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Posted on April 15th, 2014

On Saturday, April 5th our industry celebrated what has come to be known as the “Oscars” of the Themed Entertainment Industry… the 20th Annual Thea Awards Gala. The objective of the Thea Awards is to find excellence and celebrate it. We would like to congratulate all Thea Awards recipients that help create compelling experiences that are representative of the excellence found throughout our exciting industry.

ProFun Management Group Chief Operating Officer and Management Resources Principal, Brad Merriman, was honored to present with Brian Edwards of Edwards Technologies, the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement, Attraction to Mystic Manor, Hong Kong Disneyland. Once again, congratulations to all honored at this year’s Thea Awards Gala!

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