A world-class investment

A world-class investment

Attractions specific training: an investment with a worthy return So many attractions claim to deliver a world-class experience. And in so many ways they do: by investing in the most amazing themed rides and engaging environments. But an attraction fails to realise its full guest experience potential without an equal investment in the team members […]

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Sharing the magic

Sharing the magic

For the parents of a child with physical or mental health issues, the idea of navigating a theme park can be a daunting one. Is the overall magic of the experience worth it if kids can’t go on all the attractions? Whilst the industry still has a way to go, the number of parks taking […]

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Bringing back the oldies

Bringing back the oldies

The nostalgia and excitement of America’s great traditional amusement parks in the first half of the twentieth century, whilst diminished, is not completely lost. In fact, it’s making a return of sorts. Gary Kyriazi examines how classic amusement parks and their wooden roller coasters are refusing to go down without a fight… Full article here

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Shinhwa Waterpark

Shinhwa Waterpark

Shinhwa Waterpark, which opened as a part of South Korean integrated entertainment resort Jeju Shinhwa World earlier this summer, is Jeju’s largest waterpark facility. With a total area of 15,000 sq m, it can accommodate up to 4,000 guests. Find out more in the November/December issue of Park World  

Looping the loop

Looping the loop

World’s first dual looping coaster debuts at California’s Six Flags Discovery Kingdom In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, the Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster lets riders experience the sensation of continuous inversions along a horizontally stacked, figure eight track…Read more here  

Valkyria takes flight

Valkyria takes flight

Liseberg celebrated the opening of new B&M dive coaster Valkyria earlier this summer, with guests gathering at the Swedish park to watch a ribbon cutting ceremony before enjoying their first ride. Park World takes a closer look at this record-breaking roller coaster…

WWA returns to Las Vegas

WWA returns to Las Vegas

Water leisure and development professionals gathered for the 38th Annual Symposium and Trade Show of the World Waterpark Association (WWA) from October 21 through 26 at the Westgate Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. More here

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Merchandising magic

Four ways to make your merchandise and novelty items successful Merchandise and novelty items are a staple of the theme park experience. Customers have come to not only love them, but expect them, and theme park owners have come to rely on them as an added revenue source and a way to augment the customers’ experience. CEO […]

Triotech: Showcasing Innovation

Triotech: Showcasing Innovation

Manufacturer of out-of-home multi-sensory interactive attractions Triotech will be showcasing a brand-new team-based interactive attraction at IAAPA 2018 in Orlando, along with a new film for its XD Dark Ride theatre. Park World caught up with Christian Martin for some details on the Canadian company’s latest announcements

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Join the Battle for Eire

Join the Battle for Eire

Visitors to the Virginia theme park will find themselves soaring over Ireland on a fantasy quest with a fairy warrior when they take on the new VR attraction at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Developed by Falcon’s Creative Group, Battle For Eire marries a motion-based theatre simulator with 360º VR headsets to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Park […]