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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s all downhill for daring guests at Gardaland this Easter as the Italian park launches its new dive coaster: Oblivion – The Black Hole.
The Branson, Missouri, theme park Silver Dollar City has launched a new $8 themed area called Fireman’s Landing.
When Knoebel’s Amusement Resort opens for its 89th season on April 25, guests will be able to enjoy a new rollercoaster: Impulse.
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.