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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.

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
MOIpark – out-of-this world entertainment in Istanbul
09/02/2015 Read More →

MOIpark – out-of-this world entertainment in Istanbul

Located inside Turkey’s largest mixed-use shopping centre, MOIpark at the Mall of Istanbul features US$36 million of attractions spread over 12,000 square metres.

Posted in: Park Profiles
WhiteWater’s Chinese waterpark wonders
02/02/2015 Read More →

WhiteWater’s Chinese waterpark wonders

Since designing and supplying the world’s busiest waterpark, Chimelong Water Park in Guangzhou, WhiteWater has experienced considerable growth in China, completing around 30 new projects in the last few years. Here David Bogdonov from the company’s Shanghai office brings us up to speed.

Posted in: Company Profiles
Wanda wows in Wuhan!
02/02/2015 Read More →

Wanda wows in Wuhan!

Believe it or not, the bold looking building above in Wuhan, China, houses a theme park. Designed by Stufish Entertainment Architects, it is home what is believed to be the world’s first indoor movie park.

Posted in: Park News
Play hard, earn hard!
26/01/2015 Read More →

Play hard, earn hard!

Happy children make for happy parents and that means they will spend more money at your facility as a result. Deborah Holt from the Association of Play industries (API) explains more.

Posted in: Park Operations