Bud Hurlbut’s Castle Park today

Bud Hurlbut’s Castle Park today

To examine how a successful kiddie park operates, Park World visited Castle Park in Riverside, California, which was opened in 1976 by Wendel “Bud” Hurlbut, a legend in the amusement industry; an earlier park he had opened in El Monte, California in 1945, was frequented by Walt Disney and the two became friends. Read our […]

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Enthusiasts: The good, the bad and the ugly

Enthusiasts: The good, the bad and the ugly

Football teams have fans, railways have train spotters, and the theme park industry has coaster enthusiasts. Just like football fans, they’re loyal supporters, and just like train spotters they can be incredibly knowledgable. But are they harmless regulars to a park, or are they a park’s worst nightmare? Amusement industry consultant Marcus Gaines finds out…  […]

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New Universal Citywalk restaurant, Bigfire, brings fireside dining to guests

New Universal Citywalk restaurant, Bigfire, brings fireside dining to guests

This summer, Universal Orlando Resort will debut its next original concept dining experience, Bigfire. It’s a new, full-service restaurant that will bring a specially created menu and a highly-themed environment directly to guests at Universal CityWalk and take open fire cooking to a whole new level. Bigfire will feature unique theming designed to make guests […]

Fly Linq Offers Four Ways to Zipline

Fly Linq Offers Four Ways to Zipline

Fly Linq, Las Vegas, Nevada, is now the only zipline in the world to offer four ride styles that can launch simultaneously on 10 side-by-side lines. It is also the only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip in which riders can choose from four ways they can fly. They can go prone or “superhero”– backward, […]

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Foundations University set for Chicago

Foundations University set for Chicago

The 49th Foundations Entertainment University (FEU) will be held July 16-18 in Chicago, Illinois. The three-day comprehensive seminar programme will cover all aspects of planning, designing, developing and operating a location-based entertainment business or family entertainment centre (FEC). It will bring together top industry consultants Frank Seninsky, CEO, and Jerry Merola, CFO of Alpha-Omega Amusements […]

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Shaun the Sheep farm garden opens in Japan

Shaun the Sheep farm garden opens in Japan

Aardman and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation have opened a new Shaun the Sheep area at the English Garden Rosa & Berry, an English garden themed attraction in Tawada, Japan. Shaun the Sheep Farm Garden is an exciting new facility within the garden where children and adults can have fun together through “seeing,” “experiencing,” “learning,” and “eating.” […]

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DC Universe themed area coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

DC Universe themed area coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California,  will introduce DC Universe, a newly themed section of the park where guests will find themselves immersed inside a DC comic book-inspired world. This themed section will feature the park’s most innovative roller coaster to date, Batman: The Ride, Northern California’s first 4D free fly roller coaster by S&S […]

Prepare to be amazed at Dreamworld

Prepare to be amazed at Dreamworld

Dreamworld has welcomed Australia’s most talked about Illusionist, Cosentinofor two weeks of awe-inspiring and extraordinary magic. Kicking of the school holidays, Cosentino, The Grand Illusionist took to the stage in the Dreamworld Exhibition Centre (DEC), which has been transformed into The Cosentino Theatre for his theme park debut on Saturday 6 April in a run […]

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Europa-Park hosts trinational ‘blue light’ day

Europa-Park hosts trinational ‘blue light’ day

This coming Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Trinational Blue Day will take place in Germany’s largest amusement park for the first time. Visitors will be provided with easy-to-implement, but life-saving measures in a playful way and can immerse themselves in the work of rescue teams during exciting hands-on activities.  DRK detection dogs will also demonstrate […]

OWA Plans $100 Million Expansion for Phase II

OWA Plans $100 Million Expansion for Phase II

OWA (oh-wah), Foley, Alabama, is continuing to expand with the announcement of a $100 million investment for Phase II. Construction is slated to begin summer 2019 and will include the Gulf Coast’s largest indoor waterpark, an accompanying 200-room resort hotel with conference space, and a luxury, family-friendly RV Park.  Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA), […]