DYNAMIC

History

Evolution from Bridges, to Telescopes to Theme Park Rides

Dynamic Attractions wasn’t always the ride system manufacturer you know and love today. Our humble beginnings were actually over 90 years ago when we were called Coast Steel Fabricators in Vancouver Canada. At the beginning, we were a machine shop mainly focused on steel fabrication of structures such as bridges and commercial buildings.

At some point, an opportunity arose to get into observatory telescope building. Our amazing engineers were beginning to develop a reputation for reliability, hard work and innovation. Based on the success of the first observatory telescope project, we began to build a niche focusing on that space. That section of the company is still at it today – now called Dynamic Structures.

As luck would have it, some of the same engineers building the telescope projects ended up migrating to the theme park space. Dynamic had proved ourselved through building the worlds largest telescopes on top of volcanoes in Hawaii. As a result, we were brought on to support several new attractions which would go on to change the theme park industry forever.

Today, supporting our amazing theme park clients is what gets us out of bed in the morning. Making e-ticket attractions is our focus. With offices in Orlando, Vancouver, Shanghai, Toronto and Singapore, no company is better positioned to support you as you consider your next Dynamic Attractions!

A Dynamic History

2016
2016

Opened an Attraction R&D Showcase Facility in Orlando.

Our first project for Universal Studios was Suess Landing. Subsequently, we worked on ET (Ride Track and Vehicle)
2013
2013

Egyptian Themed Ride at a leading International Park Operator (multiple locations)

Designed and Fabricated High Speed Track Switches
2012
2012

Mine Train Coaster at a Leading Global Theme Park

Designed and Fabricated New Track and Supports
2011
2011

Created the worlds first Robotic Arm Ride which went on to become the most popular ride in the world.

2011

Dynamic Structures ride business was spun off into a sister company named Dynamic Attractions.

After Soarin, we helped with Test Track at Disney. This got the attention of Universal Studios.
2011

Car Themed Dueling Coaster at Internationally Leading Theme Park

Designed and Fabricated Track and Supports
2011

4th Dimension Coaster

Fabricated Track and Subsystems
2010
2010

Worlds Leading IP Based Ride at a Globally Leading Theme Park

Robotic Ride System Creation
2009
2009

Movie Themed Ride Leading Global Theme Park Operator (in multiple locations)

Fabricated Switches and Subsystems
2009

Peoplemover at the worlds most popular Theme Park

Redesigned and Fabricated New Trains
2007
2007

Empire acquired Dynamic Structures.

2005
2005

Created the worlds first Flying Theater.

2005

Indoor Space Themed Coaster at Leading Global Theme Park

Designed and Fabricated New Tracks and Supports
2001
2001

Acquired by British Firm AMEC in 2001 and changed name to AMEC Dynamic Structures

The Chief Engineer on Keck went to work for Disney Imagineering and wanted to work with the Amec team to engineer the first flying theater.
2001

Flight Simulator Ride at a Leading Global Theme Park (multiple locations)

Turnkey Design, Concept Prototyping, Engineering Service, Fabrication
1999
1999

Car Themed Indoor/Outdoor Coaster at Globally Leading Theme Park

Designed and Fabricated Track and Supports
1999

Superhero Themed Indoor Dark Ride at Major Theme Park

Designed and built track switches.
1985
1985

Won contract to build the Keck Observatory.

1985

Won contract to build Canada, France, and Hawaii Telescope.

1976
1976

Purchased by AGRA Inc.

Had a large focus on process equipment for the pulp and paper industry as well as the engineering of bridges (Meridian, Lionsgate Bridges).
1952
1952

Renamed Coast Steel Fabricators

1926
1926

Vancouver Art Metal was Founded