Poltergeist Coming for Universal Studios’ Halloweem Horror Nights

Poltergeist Coming for Universal Studios’ Halloweem Horror Nights

Guests to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort will be able to step into new Poltergeist themed mazes from September 14. Poltergeist garnered critical and consumer success when it first premiered in 1982, and now, for the first time, visitors can explore the film’s iconic scenes, encounters, and characters. The mazes will lure guests […]

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Universal to debut Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights maze

Universal to debut Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights maze

Things are about to get turned upside down at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights’ as a first look  at the Stranger Things maze key art designed  by Kyle Lambert, the official illustrator of the mega-hit Netflix original series, has been revealed.

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Baby-boomers boost amusement park market growth

Baby-boomers boost amusement park market growth

According to the latest market research report by Techanavio, the global amusement park market is expected to post a CAGR of over 8% during the period 2018-2022. However, the growth momentum of the market is expected to decelerate due to a decline in the year-on-year growth.

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Picsolve announces tech team expansion and new hires

Picsolve announces tech team expansion and new hires

In order to cement its position in the global industry, Picsolve has announced a series of senior leadership and tech team hires. The appointments accelerate Picsolve’s strategy of global expansion into a diverse range of new leisure sectors, from stadia to cruise ships, and will complement its growth across the US, Europe and Asia-Pac markets.

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Roller raises $7m to accelerate global growth

Roller raises $7m to accelerate global growth

The all-in-one software platform for leisure and entertainment venues, Roller, has raised a $7 million Series B round of funding led by US based growth capital firm, Acadian Software, with participation from a number of Australian based investors. Roller is an enterprise platform that allows leisure and entertainment venues to perform business critical functions such […]

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Roush opening new entertainment-focused technical centre in Orlando

Roush opening new entertainment-focused technical centre in Orlando

Roush, a product development services supplier, is opening an Orlando-based facility to expand Roush Entertainment Systems’ ongoing support of the themed attraction industry. Since 2007, Roush’s Entertainment Systems group has engineered, designed and manufactured ride seat systems, equipment and show action figures for theme parks from its main campus in Livonia, Michigan. With the opening […]

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Swim and play with dolphins in Bermuda

Swim and play with dolphins in Bermuda

At Dolphin Quest Bermuda, guests can now discover dolphins up-close and help support marine mammal conservation and education. The lagoon, located inside the National Museum of Bermuda, offers visitors as young as three the opportunity to touch, feed, and play with bottlenose dolphins. Similarly, the Sea Quest package includes a water-scooter tour of a coral reef […]

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Realfiction appoints new CFO

Realfiction appoints new CFO

Realfiction Holding has appointed Torben Okkels as new chief financial officer, effective from August 1. Okkels brings a background of finance, accounting and management consulting to the company, and will strengthen Realfiction’s efforts in achieving commercial milestones.

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Falcon’s Creative Group announce new podcast series

Falcon’s Creative Group announce new podcast series

Orlando-based theming firm has announced the launch of its new podcast series – Experience Imagination.

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IAAPA’s Alice Mathu promoted to exhibition vice president

IAAPA’s Alice Mathu promoted to exhibition vice president

IAAPA has announced that Alice Mathu has been promoted to vice president of exhibitions, conferences, and sales. Mathu will oversee sales and operations for IAAPA’s three global Expos — IAAPA Attractions Expo, Euro Attractions Show, and Asian Attractions Expo — and other IAAPA conferences, meetings, and events around the world. In addition, Mathu will lead […]

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