Preston & Barbieri

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Preston & Barbieri
Type Private
Industry Manufacturing
Predecessor(s) Preston (1986-1999)
Barbieri Rides (1954-1999)
Founded Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna (1954 (1954))
Headquarters Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Area served Worldwide
Products Amusement rides, roller coasters, water rides
Website www.prestonbarbieri.com

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.

History[edit]

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.

Installations[edit]

Roller coasters
Name Park Model Manufacturer Opened Status
Achtbaan Netherlands Kinderstad Heerlen Preston & Barbieri June 2013 Operating [9]
Cosmic Coaster United States Worlds of Fun Wacky Worm Preston April 3, 1993 Operating [10]
Gran Canyon Lebanon Luna Park, Beirut Grand Canyon Barbieri Rides 2002 Operating [11]
Grand Canyon South Korea Bugok Hawaii Grand Canyon Barbieri Rides 1994 Operating [12]
Lightning Train South Korea Pyeonghwa Land Wacky Worm Preston & Barbieri October 19, 2005 Operating [13]
Max Adventures Master Thai Italy Mirabilandia Mobius Loop Preston & Barbieri August 5, 2011 Operating [14]
Nitro France Dennlys Parc Mobius Loop Preston & Barbieri July 25, 2010 Operating [15]
Python United States Splash Zone Water Park Classic Family Coaster Preston / D.P.V. Rides 1996 Closed in 1999 [8]
Python United States Coney Island, Ohio Classic Family Coaster Preston / D.P.V. Rides 1999 Operating [16]
Rapidly Train Taiwan Atayal Resort Grand Canyon Barbieri Rides 2006 Operating [17]
Stampbanan Sweden Liseberg Preston & Barbieri April 27, 2013 Operating [18]
Wacky Worm United States Lake Winnepesaukah Wacky Worm Preston 1991 Operating [19]
Wacky Worm Bulgaria Sofia Land Wacky Worm Preston & Barbieri 2002 Closed in 2006 [20]
unknown Turkey Harikalar Diyari Family Coaster Compact Preston & Barbieri 2009 Operating [21]
unknown Tajikistan Citywide Recreation Park Preston & Barbieri 2012 Operating [22]
Amusement rides
Mira Express at Mirabilandia
SpongeBob SplashBash at Movie Park Germany
Name 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 [23]
Banana Battle Belgium Bobbejaanland Splash Battle 3DBA, P&P Projects 2008 Operating [24][25]
Battaglia Navale Italy Rainbow Magicland Splash Battle 2013 Operating [26]
Bongo Greece Allou! Fun Park Flying Elephants Operating [27]
Boom Boom Greece Allou! Fun Park Mini bumper cars Operating [27]
Carousel Greece Allou! Fun Park Carousel Operating [27]
Crazy Barn United States Story Land Crazy House 2003 Operating [28][29]
Dodgem Cars Australia Warner Bros. Movie World Bumper cars 2007 Operating [30]
Flying Arturo Italy Mirabilandia Flying Elephants Operating [31]
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 [32][33]
Legend Greece Allou! Fun Park Music Express Operating [27]
The Magic Carousel India Adlabs Imagica Carousel April 18, 2013 Operating [34]
Mira Express Italy Mirabilandia Monorail Operating [31]
New York Greece Allou! Fun Park Bumper cars Operating [27]
Raratonga Italy Mirabilandia Splash Battle 3DBA 2007 Operating [31]
Roger the Dodger's Dodgems United Kingdom Chessington World of Adventures Bumper cars 2000 Operating [35]
Save the Pirate India Adlabs Imagica Interactive Tower April 18, 2013 Operating [34]
Splash Ahoy! India Adlabs Imagica Splash Battle 3DBA April 18, 2013 Operating [26]
Splash Battle China Chimg Long Paradise Splash Battle 3DBA 2006 Operating [32][36]
Splash Battle United Kingdom Flamingoland Splash Battle P&P Projects July 2007 Operating [37]
Splash Battle United States Indiana Beach Splash Battle 3DBA Operating [32]
Splash Battle United States Legoland California Splash Battle 3DBA 2006 Operating [38]
Splash Battle Netherlands Walibi World Splash Battle 3DBA 2005 Operating [32]
Splash Battle Egypt United States Story Land Splash Battle 3DBA 2011 Operating [39]
SpongeBob Splash Bash Germany Movie Park Germany Splash Battle 3DBA 2007 Operating [40]
Tubby Takes Off India Adlabs Imagica Flying Elephants April 18, 2013 Operating [34]
unknown United States Celebration City Bumper cars 2003 Operating [41]
unknown China Happy Valley, Shanghai Splash Battle 3DBA 2009 Operating [42]
unknown Sweden Liseberg Bumper cars 2012 Operating [34]
unknown United Kingdom M&D's Flying Elephants 2006 Operating [23]
unknown Germany Movie Park Germany Flume Ride 2008 Operating [43]
unknown Germany Phantasialand Monorail Operating [44]
unknown Bulgaria Sofia Land Ferris wheel July 2002 Operating [45]
unknown Bulgaria Sofia Land Drop tower July 2002 Operating [45]
unknown Bulgaria Sofia Land Star Fire July 2002 Operating [45]
unknown Portugal Zoo Marine River rapids ride L&T Systems 2008 Operating [24][25]
unknown Italy Zoomarine Splash Battle 3DBA 2012 Operating [34]

References[edit]

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