Archive for January, 2008

Euro Attractions Show
By 31/01/2008 Read More →

Euro Attractions Show

Nice event acts as ‘warm up’ for Munich It was nice to be in Nice. Once IAAPA announced it was to stage a second Euro Attractions Show (EAS) in Munich later in the year, some wondered if the planned January event on French Riveria would be worth bothering with at all. Happily, reports Owen Ralph, […]

Kelley says so long to Sally
By 21/01/2008 Read More →

Kelley says so long to Sally

President retires After 22 years as president of Sally Corporation, Howard Kelley has retired. He joined Sally in 1985 after serving as vice-president and general manager of an American network television station and corporate director of strategic planning.

Six Flags looks east
By 21/01/2008 Read More →

Six Flags looks east

New global expansion discussed For the first time since its unsuccessful European experiment, Six Flags is to consider expanding outside the USA. The park chain is said to be considering opening new theme parks in the Middle East, India and East Asia, and may consider selling two or three of its existing properties to raise […]

IAAPI Trade Show 2008
By 18/01/2008 Read More →

IAAPI Trade Show 2008

The Indian Association of Amusement Parks & Industries (IAAPI) will stage its eighth annual trade show this February in Mumbai. Nick Towle looks ahead to the three-day event.

Eco accommodation for Cornwall’s Crealy
By 17/01/2008 Read More →

Eco accommodation for Cornwall’s Crealy

Luxury lodges planned Crealy in Cornwall, England, is to invest £1.5 million (€2m) by building luxury eco-lodges within its grounds.

Ocean Park hotel plan
By 17/01/2008 Read More →

Ocean Park hotel plan

Hong Kong park announces three themed properties Proposals to build three hotels within Ocean Park have been agreed in principle by the Hong Kong SAR Government.

Europa-Park smashes 4 million
By 17/01/2008 Read More →

Europa-Park smashes 4 million

German park celebrates best ever attendance For the first time during its 33-year history, Europa-Park, Rust, Germany, has attracted over 4 million guests. The Mack family welcomed the season’s 4 millionth visitor on December 30 during the winter opening period and awarded them a 2-day stay at the park’s new Santa Isabel hotel.

Hong Kong Disneyland
By 16/01/2008 Read More →

Hong Kong Disneyland

What do the locals think? Hong Kong’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) has revealed the results of its latest survey into resident’s views of the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park.

Splashwater Kingdom debuts BulletBowl
By 16/01/2008 Read More →

Splashwater Kingdom debuts BulletBowl

Mega Wedgie coming to Kentucky Making a huge splash this May at Splashwater Kingdom, part of Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville, Kentucky, will be Mega Wedgie, an entertaining waterslide.

Coney Island plans scrutinised
By 12/01/2008 Read More →

Coney Island plans scrutinised

Parkland zoning for New York neighbourhood According to Business Week, the New York City Planning Department and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) have unveiled a proposed zoning plan for Coney Island that could require developer Thor Equities to scale back its plans for a massive hotel and entertainment complex in the Brooklyn neighbourhood.