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Record-breaking season at France’s Puy du Fou
28/08/2015 Read More →

Record-breaking season at France’s Puy du Fou

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 […]

Posted in: Park News
TEA time in Pittsburgh
28/08/2015 Read More →

TEA time in Pittsburgh

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 […]

Posted in: Show Previews
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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