Category: Amusement

American Dream: Indoor Adventureland

American Dream is situated in East Rutherford, New Jersey at the Meadowlands sports complex. The location had been proposed for re-development for decades. After several changes of ownership over many years, the Triple Five Group, who own two of North America’s largest malls (West Edmonton Mall and the Mall of America) took control of the project and… Read More »

Port Discovery: From Factory to Installation

This year Pucuda was engaged to design, manufacture and install a climbing net system at Port Discovery Childrens Museum in Baltimore, MD. In this situation we were involved as a subcontractor to the firm Roto. Based in Dublin, Ohio, Roto is a full service design and manufacturing firm, specializing in exhibits for museums, science centers… Read More »

From Design, to Factory, to Installation

Last year Pucuda was hired to design and manufacture a climbing net playscape for a children’s science center in Canada. We like to be engaged in the early stages of projects, because we bring solutions to the table, before manufacturing starts. In this situation, Pucuda was a subcontractor to the project designer and the client… Read More »

Indoor Activity Centers Come of Age

  In the last few years there has been a seismic shifting of consumer’s shopping habits. A challenge for large brick-and-mortar retail centers from online shopping has disrupted the traditional focal point of the local mall from retail shopping to an office and entertainment destination. Indoor activity centers and gyms are starting to fill these… Read More »

A Fun Place to Learn: The Building for Kids

If the early childhood educator Maria Montessori could have created a museum for children, she would have built the Building for Kids: Children’s Museum in Appleton, Wisconsin. This children’s learning and play center occupies two floors in City Center Plaza. The museum is dedicated to inspiring children to learn through special exhibits and events which… Read More »

Roller Coaster Protection Netting: The Hulk

Roller coasters and other centrifugal amusement park rides are more popular than ever. Ride designers are continually pushing their concepts and the engineering required to gain attention in a highly competitive market. These inventive new ride designs, which are often incorporated into densely crowded amusement parks, have a safety requirement to protect the public and… Read More »

A New Year of Colorful Soft Sculptures

In the past really artistic netted structures have been limited primarily to small children and limited climbing and active use in places like playgrounds and children’s areas. Pucuda-Leading Edge’s new systems and designs have expanded both the activities associated with climbing structures and age ranges from the smallest child to the oldest adult. Now structures… Read More »

Pucuda Strikes Gold at IAAPA 2018

If you missed attending the gigantic IAAPA convention in Florida, which took place the week before Thanksgiving, you missed a great event.  Pucuda-Leading Edge showed a life size working version of our latest climbing net system. Our modular play structure, featuring patented attachment technology is going to speed up installations on our climbing structures. Pucuda… Read More »

See You in November at IAAPA 2018 in Orlando – Booth 1837

Pucuda-Leading Edge is pleased to be unveiling new products at IAAPA this November. This year is the centennial celebration of IAAPA (The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) as the foremost organization for the amusement industry worldwide. Their huge annual shows in North America, Asia, Latin America and the EMEA regions are renowned as… Read More »