Puy du Fou has consolidated its position as France’s busiest non-Disney theme park with a record 2 million guests so far in 2015 – and there’s a full month of the season left to go. The Applause Award-winning park, famed for its live entertainment spectaculars, has recorded a strong rise in visitor numbers for the […]
A focal point of Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) calendar, the SATE conference takes place this September in Pittsburgh. Here’s a taste of what to expect. The two-day event (September 17 and 18) takes place at the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), co-chaired by Loren Barrows of Alcorn McBride and Shirley Saldamarco from CMU’s interactive media productions […]
Aardman animation is to license its first international attraction based on kids’ TV/film character Shaun the Sheep as part of a Swedish animal park’s ambitious plans for the future.
In the city that prides itself on its reputation as the meeting place of Europe and Asia, IAAPA staged its fourth European Spring Forum this May, bringing together members from 26 countries for a two-day programme of seminars and attraction visits. Owen Ralph joined the trip.
The winner of the Thea Classic award for 2015, Disney’s “it’s a small world” was honoured by industry peers during the TEA’s Thea Awards Gala at Disneyland, California, on March 21.
Parques Reunidos has reported a 5.8% increase in both revenue and attendance across its parks and attraction portfolio for 2014. That equates to income of €549 million and a combined attendance of 22.2 million. EBIDTA was up 4% to €172 million.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has appointed Joel Manby as its new president and CEO, effective April 7. The 55-year-old former Herschend executive, who ultimately replaces former CEO Jim Aitchison, will also join the company’s board of directors.
It’s all downhill for daring guests at Gardaland this Easter as the Italian park launches its new dive coaster: Oblivion – The Black Hole.
The Branson, Missouri, theme park Silver Dollar City has launched a new $8 themed area called Fireman’s Landing.