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Meet the legendary ride maker that invented the modern theme park

Meet the legendary ride maker that invented the modern theme park

The modern theme park landscape of roller coasters, dark rides and water rides would not be possible without the constant innovation and reinvention of Arrow Development.

Through a series of tremendous successes and dramatic failures, Arrow created an impressive collection of world’s first and record-setting rides over a half century despite a crippling string of bankruptcies and ownership changes.

Without Arrow, there would be no log rides, mine trains, dark rides, looping coasters, suspended coasters, hyper coasters, fourth-dimension coasters and, most importantly, no Disneyland.

A documentary set to debut this month will...

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