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Angkor – now open at PortAventura!

Published: 
11 April, 2014

Nothing beats riding a water ride in the heat, which is why PortAventura's big new attraction for 2014 is great news. Here's the first pics!



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Kolmården ignites Wildfire

Published: 
14 April, 2014

Kolmården looks likely to win international recognition thanks to the addition of a mammoth new wooden coaster. Get ready for Wildfire. 

Ghostly start to the season at Legoland Billund

Published: 
14 April, 2014

Are these the friendliest spooks you’ve ever seen? Ghost – The Haunted House is a new attraction providing thrills and not-so-scary chills in 2014 at Legoland Billund, Denmark. 

Tivoli coaster ready for peak season!

Published: 
14 April, 2014

Tivoli started its 172nd season in Copenhagen on 10 April with the relaunch of its classic wooden rollercoaster. 


Familypark Neusiedlersee 2014

Published: 
14 April, 2014

Austria’s Familypark Neusiedlersee kicked off its 2014 season on 5 April with a new ride and another on the way.

Santorini Water Fantasy

Published: 
14 April, 2014

First came an outlet mall, then rides, restaurants and now an all singing, all dancing waterpark. Welcome to  Santorini Water Fantasy, one of the latest of a shower of new waterparks to arrive in Thailand. 

Holovis brings mummies' story to life

Published: 
16 April, 2014

The multimedia and audiovisual attractions specialist Holovis is to work with the British Museum in London to provide technology allowing it to bring to life the stories of ancient mummy.

Bobbejaanland turns blue!

Published: 
17 March, 2014

“Two well-known Belgian names are joining forces: a perfect match!” declared Bobbejaanland general manager Roland Kleve as he announced the park’s new inhabitants for 2014: The Smurfs. 

Angry Birds 4D

Published: 
14 February, 2014

Park World catches up with the team creating the new 4D experience for parks and attractions.

Q-Lines – Matt Ouimet

Published: 
26 February, 2014

The Cedar Fair boss speaks to Park World.

Q-Lines – Joel Manby

Published: 
04 January, 2014

The president and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE) talks to Park World about the group's parks and attractions and its recent surprise (even to some in the company) move into the sports industry. 

Putting Anaheim on the map

Published: 
07 February, 2014

In a special edition of Park Bloggin’, official 'Disney Legend' Jack Lindquist (pictured), who began his 38-year career with the company as Disneyland’s first ever advertising manager, explains how he helped put the California park and its then relatively unknown location on the map.

Merlin develops new Midway format with DreamWorks

Published: 
24 February, 2014

Merlin Entertainments is to bolster its presence in the British capital by adding a Shrek themed experience to its County Hall operation in London – the first of six planned outlets worldwide.

A 21st Century theme park for 20th Century Fox

Published: 
14 February, 2014

Until now, Twentieth Century Fox has only ever licensed its intellectual property to parks and attractions on an occasional basis. Here Greg Lombardo from the company's consumer products division reveals why the time is right for the first fully Fox themed park – coming soon to Malaysia. 

Drusillas says Hello Kitty!

Published: 
07 February, 2014

Guests at the English park Drusillas, near the south coast in Sussex, got a sneak peak of the new Hello Kitty Secret Garden over the recent February half-term school holiday with the opening of a new tea cup ride. 

Prezzemolo Land

Published: 
07 February, 2014

While other parks introduce new themed areas based around licensed intellectual property, Gardaland in Italy will be celebrating is own in-house mascot in 2014 with the opening of Prezzemolo Land.

Il Tempo Extra Gigante

Published: 
07 February, 2014

The Norwegian park Hunderfossen will launch a new rollercoaster this May, featuring some special theming. 

Diggerland USA

Published: 
14 February, 2014

After enjoying success in the UK, Diggerland is about to launch his first park in the USA.

Demon season at Heide Park!

Published: 
07 February, 2014

Germany’s first Wing Coaster opens in March at Heide Park.

Storm Coaster at Sea World

Published: 
04 January, 2014

Billed as “one of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced rides ever seen in the country”, Storm Coaster debuted in time for the Christmas/new year season at Sea World on the Gold Coast in Australia. 

Marvel hits the road in 2014

Published: 
07 February, 2014

Audiences are promised an immersive superhero adventure in a new touring attraction coming soon to North America. 

Jungle Island Miami

Published: 
07 February, 2014

Paul Ruben visits one of Southern Florida’s premier entertainment destinations

Luna Park Sydney reaches new heights

Published: 
07 February, 2014

The park is dwarfed by the massive Harbour Bridge adjacent to it, but nevertheless the skyline at Luna Park Sydney has just got a little bit more interesting with the addition of a new tower ride.

Universal Orlando 2014

Published: 
07 February, 2014

You must have been sleeping under a rock (or maybe it was a bit of theming) not to know that Universal Orlando is about take its adventures with Harry Potter to the next level. Here's what's in store at Diagon Alley and elsewhere at the Florida resort in 2014.

Is you park's security adequate?

Published: 
07 February, 2014

Andreas Andersen, Liseberg, Sweden (pictured): You never really know until the security measures of the park are tested. I do, however, feel very good about our security systems, planning and training. 

It's a Jungle Out There!

Published: 
07 February, 2014

It’s rare that I travel any further south in Florida than Walt Disney World. But the World Waterpark Association’s 33rd Annual Symposium and Trade Show brought me to West Palm Beach last fall. While in South Florida I discovered three new things.

Swing Time

Published: 
23 December, 2013

Have you ever heard of Venetian Swings? I hadn‘t until about 20 years ago when I first visited Crossroads Village in Flint, Michigan. 

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