Fresh Ferrari World investment and Sea World on the way at Yas Island
By 23/01/2017 Read More →

Fresh Ferrari World investment and Sea World on the way at Yas Island

Miral, the company behind Yas Waterworld and the upcoming Warner Bros World and SeaWorld Abu Dhabi parks, has announced that it investing AED 700 million (US$190m/€175m) in Yas Island’s original flagship theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (FWAD). Opened in 2010 with 24 rides and attractions, FWAD will welcome a further 19, starting this March, […]

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New CEO for Fårup Sommerland
By 23/01/2017 Read More →

New CEO for Fårup Sommerland

Per Dam Jensen (pictured) has been appointed CEO of the Danish amusement park Fårup Sommerland, starting April 1.

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Enchanted Kingdom evolves
By 16/01/2017 Read More →

Enchanted Kingdom evolves

The Philippines’ leading amusement park is to undergo an expansion as it aims to evolve over the next decade from a single-day park into a multi-day, integrated destination, in the process growing from 25 acres to over 100 acres (10.1 to 40.5 hectares).

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Wanda wants to become top international player
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Wanda wants to become top international player

The scale of Wanda Group chairman Wang Jianlin’s global ambition in the theme park and tourism industry was highlighted during a speech at the real estate, hospitality, entertainment and tourism group’s annual meeting held at Hefei Wanda City, Anhui Province, on January 14.

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Introducing the Elevator MediaCoaster
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Introducing the Elevator MediaCoaster

US ride manufacturer S&S-Sansei has partnered with British media-based attractions specialist Holovis to produce a new concept called the Immersive Elevator MediaCoaster.

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Another new ride for Thomas Land
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Another new ride for Thomas Land

Since it opened in 2008, Thomas Land at Drayton Manor has twice been expanded with new attractions, and for 2017 the UK amusement park is adding one more.

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Santa Park – the Finnish attraction where it’s Christmas every day
By 10/01/2017 Read More →

Santa Park – the Finnish attraction where it’s Christmas every day

Ilkka Länkinen, who together with his wife Katja has been delivering Christmas experiences in the Arctic Circle since 1997, explains how Santa Park extends its season by targeting corporate business with unique offerings such as the new Arctic Treehouse Hotel (pictured below).

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IAAPA elects Rosenberg replacement 2nd vice-chair
By 23/12/2016 Read More →

IAAPA elects Rosenberg replacement 2nd vice-chair

David Rosenberg (pictured) has been elected second vice-chairman of IAAPA, following the passing of Al Weber Jnr, who had been elected to the position in September.

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Santa’s got a brand new Sleigh
By 23/12/2016 Read More →

Santa’s got a brand new Sleigh

As the festive season gets into full swing, guests at Santa Park in Rovaniemi, Finland – capital of Lapland – have been enjoying an even more authentic sleigh ride.

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Lighting up Longleat
By 23/12/2016 Read More →

Lighting up Longleat

Longleat, the British stately home, safari park and visitor attraction, has been celebrating the festive season with its annual Festival of Light. A highlight of this, Europe’s largest Chinese Lantern festival, are the twilight multimedia shows and singing Christmas tree!

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