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Shaun the Sheep comes to Sweden
10/07/2015 Read More →

Shaun the Sheep comes to Sweden

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.

Posted in: Park News
IAAPA delights in Turkey
29/05/2015 Read More →

IAAPA delights in Turkey

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.

Posted in: Show Reviews
A big night for a small world!
17/04/2015 Read More →

A big night for a small world!

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.

Posted in: Park News
Parques Reunidos 2014 results
15/04/2015 Read More →

Parques Reunidos 2014 results

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.

Posted in: Park News
SeaWorld nets Manby
20/03/2015 Read More →

SeaWorld nets Manby

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.

Posted in: Park News, Uncategorized
Pre-Easter launch confirmed for Gardaland dive coaster
20/03/2015 Read More →

Pre-Easter launch confirmed for Gardaland dive coaster

It’s all downhill for daring guests at Gardaland this Easter as the Italian park launches its new dive coaster: Oblivion – The Black Hole.

Posted in: Park News
Fireman’s Landing opens at Silver Dollar City
20/03/2015 Read More →

Fireman’s Landing opens at Silver Dollar City

The Branson, Missouri, theme park Silver Dollar City has launched a new $8 themed area called Fireman’s Landing.

Posted in: Park News
Knoebels acts on Impulse
20/03/2015 Read More →

Knoebels acts on Impulse

When Knoebel’s Amusement Resort opens for its 89th season on April 25, guests will be able to enjoy a new rollercoaster: Impulse.

Posted in: Park News
Deputy PM faces taxing question
10/03/2015 Read More →

Deputy PM faces taxing question

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg dropped into the Cornish Seal Sanctuary last week to push his party’s green agenda in the run-up to the general election …and found himself under interrogation over VAT on tourist attractions.

Posted in: Park News
Paramount London announces new IP agreement
24/02/2015 Read More →

Paramount London announces new IP agreement

Aardman is the latest brand owner to sign an agreement with the company behind the planned Paramount theme park resort outside London.

Posted in: Park News