Hundreds of UK playgrounds set to close

Hundreds of UK playgrounds set to close

Research undertaken by the API (Association of Play Industries) in the UK has revealed that between 2014/15 and 2015/16 local authorities across England closed 214 children’s playgrounds, and when asked about future plans they admitted their aim to close a further 234. Local authorities cited lack of budget to maintain, repair or replace equipment as […]

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IAAPA management transitions

IAAPA management transitions

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has announced the departure of Richard M. Jackson as vice president North American Operations. His position has been filled by Karen Staley, formerly senior vice president of IAAPA EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Operations. In addition, Jakob Wahl, who recently rejoined the IAAPA EMEA office, will succeed Staley […]

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Realfiction Holding appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Realfiction Holding appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Realfiction has appointed 36-year old Thomas Jæger to the position as new CFO for the company. Thomas will be joining Realfiction from October 23, where he will be taking over from current part-time CFO Anya Mantzius. With a strong background in accounting, Thomas has previously held positions at Ernst & Young  and PwC, before moving […]

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Global theme park elite visit at Europa-Park’s latest offering

Global theme park elite visit at Europa-Park’s latest offering

Managing directors and well-known representatives from around 45 of the world’s leading theme parks (including Walt Disney Parks, the Universal Resorts and successful parks in Asia visited Europa-Park this week to visit the construction site of the new water world, Rulantica. Paul Noland, current IAAPA Chairman Greg Hale, his successor Andreas Andersen and colleagues were […]

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Waterworld Group announces £10m expansion plan

Waterworld Group announces £10m expansion plan

The Waterworld Group, owned by British-Asian leisure entrepreneur Mo Chaudry, has confirmed that will start work on a phased £10m expansion and development plan of the Waterworld complex in Stoke On Trent. The expansion will see a purpose built 60,000 square foot leisure development join the existing aqua theme park. The plans will include a […]

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Alterface & ETF launch first non-linear interactive ride

Alterface & ETF launch first non-linear interactive ride

Alterface Projects and ETF Ride Systems have announced the launch of the new Erratic® Ride – the first non-linear mixed-media ride with dynamic scene changing, allowing players to determine the sequence depending on their ranking and preferences. As well as fully immersing and engaging users into the story, the ride can be installed on a […]

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Aecom heads up Afan Valley Adventure project

Aecom heads up Afan Valley Adventure project

Northern Powerhouse Developments have announced the appointment of Aecom to oversee the 480-acre resort in South Wales Afan Valley Adventure Resort. Gavin Woodhouse, Chairman of Northern Powerhouse Developments, commented: “Years of research and planning have now culminated in what we feel will be an amazing experience for our guests. We needed a project partner that can understand our vision and deliver to our […]

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P&P Projects to discuss expansion plans at EAS 2017

P&P Projects to discuss expansion plans at EAS 2017

P&P Projects will be showcasing some of their latest projects at this year’s Euro Attractions show. P&P Projects specialise in providing turn-key solutions for attractions all over the world at theme parks, museums, family entertainment centers and other visitor attractions. To hear more about their latest projects and capabilities, you can visit P&P Projects at booth […]

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The Producers Group are showcasing their latest innovations at EAS 2017

The Producers Group are showcasing their latest innovations at EAS 2017

This year’s Euro Attractions show is fast approaching and The Producers Group (TPG) will be there displaying their latest work and discussing how they can manage the creation of any high-tech guest experience. The Producers Group specialise in destination attractions for integrated resorts, casinos, museums and theme parks. TPG can be found on booth 23-1108 […]

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Come and meet Polin at EAS ’17

Come and meet Polin at EAS ’17

Polin Waterparks will be showcasing their latest innovations at this year’s Euro Attractions show (EAS) 2017 which takes place at the Messe Berlin Exhibition Center in Berlin, Germany between September 26-28, 2017! Polin will be showcasing their latest products including their completely new product, the ‘VR Splash Cabin’. Polin can be found in hall 18, booth […]

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