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Preston & Barbieri is an amusement ride manufacturing company based in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The company was founded in 2000 as a merger of the Preston and Barbieri Rides companies. The company manufactures a wide range of flat rides, water rides and roller coasters out of its 70,000-square-metre (750,000 sq ft) property in Italy.

Preston & Barbieri
Private
IndustryManufacturing
PredecessorPreston (1986-1999)
Barbieri Rides (1954-1999)
FoundedReggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna (1954 (1954))
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsAmusement rides, roller coasters, water rides
Websitewww.prestonbarbieri.com

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HistoryEdit

In 1954, Barbieri Rides was formed by the Barbieri brothers. In 1986, Preston was formed by a team of managers from various local companies.[1] As the two companies were both based in Reggio Emilia and manufacturing similar attractions, they merged in 2000 to form Preston & Barbieri.[2][3]

Preston & Barbieri is based in Emilia-Romagna, an administrative district of Italy.[2] This district has been home to a collection of amusement ride manufacturing firms over the years, many of which have links to the company. S.D.C. was founded by Walter Spaggiari, Mack Duce and Giancarlo Casoli. It manufactured several roller coasters and amusement rides. Among the rides, S.D.C. manufactured bumper cars which were attributed as the creations of Spagiari, Duce, and Barbieri. The company went bankrupt in 1993, with the rights for their rides being bought by other Italian firms C&S, S&MC, and Zamperla.[4] S&MC and L&T Systems were established by former S.D.C. workers, with both companies remaining in the Emilia-Romagna area.[5][6] L&T Systems ultimately disbanded in 2009, with Preston & Barbieri purchasing the rights to their rides.[5]

Preston & Barbieri has also collaborated directly with other companies to design rides including 3DBA for Splash Battles,[7] and D.P.V. Rides for family roller coasters,[8] among others.

List of roller coastersEdit

As of 2019, Preston & Barbieri has built 26 roller coasters around the world.[9][10]

Name Model Park Country Opened Status Ref
Cosmic Coaster
Formerly Wacky Worm
Wacky Worm Worlds of Fun   United States 1993 Operating [11]
Grand Canyon Grand Canyon Bugok Hawaii   South Korea 1994 Removed [12]
Grand Canyon Grand Canyon Luna Park   Lebanon 2002 Removed [13]
Wacky Worm Wacky Worm Sofia Land   Bulgaria 2002 Removed [14]
Lightning Train Wacky Worm Pyeonghwa Land   South Korea 2005 Operating [15]
Rapidly Train Grand Canyon Atayal Resort   Taiwan 2006 Removed [16]
Aile Treni Family Coaster Compact ParkAntep   Turkey 2010 Operating [17]
Nitro Double Race Dennlys Parc   France 2010 Operating [18]
Master Thai
Formerly Max Adventures Master Thai
Double Race Mirabilandia   Italy 2011 Operating [19]
Roller Coaster Anaconda 58m x 26m Extended Park Khayyam   Tajikistan 2012 Operating [20]
Stampbanan Mini Coaster Liseberg   Sweden 2013 Operating [21]
Achtbaan Family Coaster 30m x 14m Kinderstad Heerlen   Netherlands 2013 Operating [22]
Junior Coaster Junior Coaster 33m x 20m Jerudong Park Playground   Brunei 2014 Operating [23]
Der Kleine Zar Mini Coaster Hansa Park   Germany 2017 Operating [24]
Balaurul 7 Capete Anaconda 58m x 26m Extended Parcul Lacul Tei   Romania 2017 Operating [25]
Adventure Greenland Family Coaster 30m x 14m Hot Go Sea   China 2017 Operating [26]
Compact Coaster Dragon Anaconda 58m x 26m Extended Bahria Adventura   Pakistan 2018 Under construction [27]
Sea Viper Anaconda 2.0 Palace Playland   United States 2018 Operating [28]
Skutan Family Coaster 30m x 14m DaftöLand   Sweden 2018 Operating [29]
Vroom Unknown Leolandia   Italy 2018 Operating [30]
Requin Express Family Coaster 30m x 14m Cita-Parc   France 2018 Operating [31]
Coaster Family Coaster 30m x 14m Central Park   Uzbekistan 2018 Operating [32]
Unknown Double Race Hot Go Dreamworld   China 2019 Under construction [33]
Unknown Back Spin Parc Spirou   France 2019 Under construction [34]
Unknown Mini Coaster Parc Du Bocasse   France 2019 Under construction [35]
Junior Coaster Family Coaster 30m x 14m Energylandia   Poland 2020 Under construction [36]

List of other attractionsEdit

 
Mira Express at Mirabilandia
 
SpongeBob SplashBash at Movie Park Germany
Name Country Park Model In conjunction with Opened Status
Air Jumbo   United States Six Flags Great Adventure Flying Elephants 2005 Operating
Arthur & Fanny   Italy Mirabilandia Flying Elephants 2006 Operating [37]
Banana Battle   Belgium Bobbejaanland Splash Battle 3DBA, P&P Projects 2008 Operating [38][39]
Battaglia Navale   Italy Rainbow Magicland Splash Battle 2013 Operating [40]
Bongo   Greece Allou! Fun Park Flying Elephants Operating [41]
Boom Boom   Greece Allou! Fun Park Mini bumper cars Operating [41]
Carousel   Greece Allou! Fun Park Carousel Operating [41]
Crazy Barn   United States Story Land Crazy House 2003 Operating [42][43]
Dodgem Cars   Australia Warner Bros. Movie World Bumper cars 2007 Operating [44]
Dora’s Big River Adventure   Germany Movie Park Germany Flume Ride 2008 Operating [45]
Flying Arturo   Italy Mirabilandia Flying Elephants Operating [46]
Flying Jumbos   United Kingdom Chessington World of Adventures Flying Elephants 1987 Operating
Jumbo   United States Great Escape Flying Elephants Closed in 2004
Jungle Water Fight   China Happy Valley, Shenzhen Splash Battle (trackless) 3DBA, Falcon's Treehouse,
Frog AGV, P&P Projects
2008 Operating [47][48]
Legend   Greece Allou! Fun Park Music Express Operating [41]
The Magic Carousel   India Adlabs Imagica Carousel April 18, 2013 Operating [49]
Mira Express   Italy Mirabilandia Monorail 1999 Operating [46]
New York   Greece Allou! Fun Park Bumper cars Operating [41]
Raratonga   Italy Mirabilandia Splash Battle 3DBA 2007 Operating [46]
Tuk Tuk Turmoil   United Kingdom Chessington World of Adventures Bumper cars 2000 Operating [50]
Save the Pirate   India Adlabs Imagica Interactive Tower April 18, 2013 Operating [49]
Splash Ahoy!   India Adlabs Imagica Splash Battle 3DBA April 18, 2013 Operating [40]
Splash Battle   China Chimg Long Paradise Splash Battle 3DBA 2006 Operating [47][51]
Splash Battle   United Kingdom Flamingoland Splash Battle P&P Projects July 2007 Operating [52]
Splash Battle   United States Indiana Beach Splash Battle 3DBA Operating [47]
Splash Battle   United States Legoland California Splash Battle 3DBA 2006 Operating [53]
Splash Battle   Netherlands Walibi World Splash Battle 3DBA 2005 Operating [47]
Splash Battle Egypt   United States of America Story Land Splash Battle 3DBA 2011 Operating [54]
SpongeBob Splash Bash   Germany Movie Park Germany Splash Battle 3DBA 2007 Operating [55]
Tubby Takes Off   India Adlabs Imagica Flying Elephants April 18, 2013 Operating [49]
Würmling Express   Germany Phantasialand Monorail 2010 Operating [56]
unknown   United States Celebration City Bumper cars 2003 Operating [57]
unknown   China Happy Valley, Shanghai Splash Battle 3DBA 2009 Operating [58]
unknown   Sweden Liseberg Bumper cars 2012 Operating [49]
unknown   United Kingdom M&D's Flying Elephants 2006 Operating [37]
unknown   Bulgaria Sofia Land Ferris wheel July 2002 Operating [59]
unknown   Bulgaria Sofia Land Drop tower July 2002 Operating [59]
unknown   Bulgaria Sofia Land Star Fire July 2002 Operating [59]
unknown   Portugal Zoo Marine River rapids ride L&T Systems 2008 Operating [38][39]
unknown   Italy Zoomarine Splash Battle 3DBA 2012 Operating [49]

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