Wednesday, October 26, 2011

An Interesting Look At S&S Worldwide

BlooLoop has a great, and at times surprisingly frank, interview posted with S&S Worldwide's VP of Sales, Marketing, and New Product Development (fit that on a business card!) Kevin Rohwer.

The company, which was originally started by Stan Checketts - who has since cut ties with it - is currently known for it's enormous base of air-launched thrill rides and coasters.  According to the article, S&S currently has over 400 rides operating in 30 different countries - quite a measure of success.

The interview covers quite a bit of ground, from the company's efforts to serve both the thrill and family market, along with what new rides they have on the burner, and what's being called their German "black eye."

Probably most interesting to readers might be that the company has a thrill version planned of its Free Fly coaster, which will offer a new ride sensation to the industry, and will be exclusive to S&S.  What that could be I am not sure, but it looks like we will have to wait patiently to find out.

Make sure to jump over to BlooLoop to read the entire interview.


Nick said...

Could the new ride be a "gyro-coaster?"