Preston & Barbieri

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Preston & Barbieri
TypePrivate
Industry Manufacturing
PredecessorPreston (1986-1999)
Barbieri Rides (1954-1999)
Founded Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna (1954 (1954))
Headquarters,
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.

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History

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 coasters


As of 2019, Preston & Barbieri has built 27 roller coasters around the world. [9] [10]

NameModelParkCountryOpenedStatusRef
Cosmic Coaster
Formerly Wacky Worm
Wacky Worm Worlds of Fun Flag of the United States.svg United States1993Operating [11]
Grand CanyonGrand Canyon Bugok Hawaii Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea1994Removed [12]
Grand CanyonGrand Canyon Luna Park Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon2002Removed [13]
Wacky WormWacky Worm Sofia Land Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria2002Removed [14]
Lightning TrainWacky Worm Pyeonghwa Land Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea2005Operating [15]
Rapidly TrainGrand Canyon Atayal Resort Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan2006Removed [16]
Aile TreniFamily Coaster Compact ParkAntep Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey2010Operating [17]
NitroDouble Race Dennlys Parc Flag of France.svg France2010Operating [18]
Master Thai
Formerly Max Adventures Master Thai
Double Race Mirabilandia Flag of Italy.svg Italy2011Operating [19]
Roller CoasterAnaconda 58m x 26m Extended Park Khayyam Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan2012Operating [20]
StampbananMini Coaster Liseberg Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden2013Operating [21]
AchtbaanFamily Coaster 30m x 14m Kinderstad Heerlen Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands2013Operating [22]
Family CoasterJunior Coaster 33m x 20m Al Zawraa Land Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq2013Operating [23]
Junior CoasterJunior Coaster 33m x 20m Jerudong Park Playground Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei2014Operating [24]
Der Kleine ZarMini Coaster Hansa Park Flag of Germany.svg Germany2017Operating [25]
Balaurul 7 CapeteAnaconda 2.0 Parcul Lacul Tei Flag of Romania.svg Romania2017Operating [26]
Adventure GreenlandFamily Coaster 30m x 14m Hot Go Sea Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China2017Operating [27]
Sea ViperAnaconda 2.0 Palace Playland Flag of the United States.svg United States2018Operating [28]
SkutanFamily Coaster 30m x 14m DaftöLand Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden2018Operating [29]
VroomUnknown Leolandia Flag of Italy.svg Italy2018Operating [30]
Requin ExpressFamily Coaster 30m x 14m Cita-Parc Flag of France.svg France2018Operating [31]
CoasterFamily Coaster 30m x 14m Central Park Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan2018Operating [32]
Boule & Bill DéboulentSpinning Coaster Parc Spirou Provence Flag of France.svg France2019Removed [33]
Pirate's CoasterMini Coaster Parc Du Bocasse Flag of France.svg France2019Operating [34]
DrakenFamily Coaster 30m x 14m Energylandia Flag of Poland.svg Poland2019Operating [35]
Red MountainFamily Coaster 30m x 14m Fiabilandia Flag of Italy.svg Italy2019Operating [36]
UnknownFamily Coaster 30m x 14m Sky Ranch Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines2019Operating [37]
Rail BlazerAnaconda 58m x 26m Extended Bahria Adventura Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan2019Operating [38]
Little NipperMini Coaster Luna Park Sydney Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia2021Operating [39]
UnknownDouble Race Hot Go Dreamworld Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg ChinaN/ANever completed [40]

List of other attractions

Mira Express at Mirabilandia Mira Express.jpg
Mira Express at Mirabilandia
SpongeBob SplashBash at Movie Park Germany SpongeBob-SplashBash.jpg
SpongeBob SplashBash at Movie Park Germany
NameCountryParkModelIn conjunction withOpenedStatus
Air Jumbo Flag of the United States.svg United States Six Flags Great Adventure Flying Elephants 2005Operating
Arthur & Fanny Flag of Italy.svg Italy Mirabilandia Flying Elephants 2006Operating [41]
Banana Battle Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Bobbejaanland Splash Battle3DBA, P&P Projects 2008Operating [42] [43]
Battaglia Navale Flag of Italy.svg Italy Rainbow Magicland Splash Battle2013Operating [44]
Bongo Flag of Greece.svg Greece Allou! Fun Park Flying ElephantsOperating [45]
Boom Boom Flag of Greece.svg Greece Allou! Fun Park Mini bumper carsOperating [45]
Carousel Flag of Greece.svg Greece Allou! Fun Park CarouselOperating [45]
Crazy Barn Flag of the United States.svg United States Story Land Crazy House2003Operating [46] [47]
Dodgem Cars Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia Warner Bros. Movie World Bumper cars2007Operating [48]
Dora's Big River Adventure Flag of Germany.svg Germany Movie Park Germany Flume Ride2008Operating [49]
Flying Arturo Flag of Italy.svg Italy Mirabilandia Flying Elephants Operating [50]
Flying Canoes Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada Canada's Wonderland Flying Elephants 2018Operating
Flying Jumbos Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Chessington World of Adventures Flying Elephants 1987Operating
Jumbo Flag of the United States.svg United States Great Escape Flying Elephants Closed in 2004
Jungle Water Fight Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China Happy Valley, Shenzhen Splash Battle (trackless)3DBA, Falcon's Treehouse,
Frog AGV, P&P Projects
2008Operating [51] [52]
Legend Flag of Greece.svg Greece Allou! Fun Park Music Express Operating [45]
The Magic Carousel Flag of India.svg India Adlabs Imagica CarouselApril 18, 2013Operating [53]
Mira Express Flag of Italy.svg Italy Mirabilandia Monorail1999Operating [50]
New York Flag of Greece.svg Greece Allou! Fun Park Bumper carsOperating [45]
Raratonga Flag of Italy.svg Italy Mirabilandia Splash Battle3DBA2007Operating [50]
Tuk Tuk Turmoil Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Chessington World of Adventures Bumper cars2000Operating [54]
Save the Pirate Flag of India.svg India Adlabs Imagica Interactive TowerApril 18, 2013Operating [53]
Splash Ahoy! Flag of India.svg India Adlabs Imagica Splash Battle3DBAApril 18, 2013Operating [44]
Splash Battle Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China Chimg Long Paradise Splash Battle3DBA2006Operating [51] [55]
Splash Battle Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Flamingoland Splash Battle P&P Projects July 2007Operating [56]
Splash Battle Flag of the United States.svg United States Indiana Beach Splash Battle3DBAOperating [51]
Splash Battle Flag of the United States.svg United States Legoland California Splash Battle3DBA2006Operating [57]
Splash Battle Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Walibi World Splash Battle3DBA2005Operating [51]
Splash Battle Egypt Flag of the United States.svg United States of America Story Land Splash Battle3DBA2011Operating [58]
SpongeBob Splash Bash Flag of Germany.svg Germany Movie Park Germany Splash Battle3DBA2007Operating [59]
Sun & Moon Ferris Wheel Flag of the United States.svg United States Kentucky Kingdom Ferris Wheel1990Operating
Tubby Takes Off Flag of India.svg India Adlabs Imagica Flying Elephants April 18, 2013Operating [53]
Würmling Express Flag of Germany.svg Germany Phantasialand Monorail2010Operating [60]
unknown Flag of the United States.svg United States Celebration City Bumper cars2003Operating [61]
unknown Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China Happy Valley, Shanghai Splash Battle3DBA2009Operating [62]
unknown Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Liseberg Bumper cars2012Operating [53]
unknown Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom M&D's Flying Elephants 2006Operating [41]
unknown Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Sofia Land Ferris wheelJuly 2002Operating [63]
unknown Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Sofia Land Drop towerJuly 2002Operating [63]
unknown Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Sofia Land Star FireJuly 2002Operating [63]
unknown Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Zoo Marine River rapids ride L&T Systems2008Operating [42] [43]
unknown Flag of Italy.svg Italy Zoomarine Splash Battle3DBA2012Operating [53]

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