Archive for February, 2008

Busch bound for Dubai
By 29/02/2008 Read More →

Busch bound for Dubai

Worlds of Discovery parks planned for The Palm Jebel Ali Busch Entertainment Corporation (BEC) is to develop its first theme parks outside of the United States, bringing its full Worlds of Discovery family of parks to The Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai. This will also be the first time Busch’s four park brands – Busch […]

HIT deal for Dubailand!
By 25/02/2008 Read More →

HIT deal for Dubailand!

Family attraction planned for Global Village  This project has now been been shelved, but a new Little Big Club is planned for Malaysia.

Sea Life expands UK offering
By 25/02/2008 Read More →

Sea Life expands UK offering

Ride package announced for Weymouth One of Britain’s best-known marine life attractions, the Weymouth Sea Life Park, is to expand this coming season with the addition of four children’s rides. The £1 million package is one of the highlights of a series of planned developments at Merlin Entertainments’ Sea Life centres across the UK, including […]

Shark Fight Island
By 22/02/2008 Read More →

Shark Fight Island

Chinese rides debut in UK Golden Horse Amusement Equipment will deliver its first ever rides to the UK this spring. The Chinese manufacturer had developed a new attraction called Shark Fight Island, in which guests fire water cannons at a central feature as they circle it in flipping gondolas.

By 22/02/2008 Read More →

EAASI takes action on copyright

Exhibition organisers urged to exclude offenders Members of the European amusement equipment suppliers’ collective EAASI could withdraw their support for a number of industry trade shows if organisers do not take steps to exclude manufacturers that blatantly copy rides. That’s the threat made in a statement issued by EAASI concerning infringement of intellectual property rights.

EAASI takes action on copyright
By 22/02/2008 Read More →

EAASI takes action on copyright

Exhibition organisers urged to exclude offenders Members of the European amusement equipment suppliers’ collective EAASI could withdraw their support for a number of industry trade shows if organisers do not take steps to exclude manufacturers that blatantly copy rides. 

Norman returns the Pleasure
By 22/02/2008 Read More →

Norman returns the Pleasure

New Pleasureland back for Easter A fun fair will appear for a second year on the site of former Pleasureland amusement park in Southport, England. Norman Wallis of Dreamstorm International tells Park World that the rides and attractions at “New Pleasureland” will be open in time for Easter.

Pleasure Beach abandons free entry
By 19/02/2008 Read More →

Pleasure Beach abandons free entry

£5 to get in next season Leading UK amusement park Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, is to impose a compulsory admission fee starting next season (2009), bringing to an end its reign as the “UK’s favourite free tourist attraction.”

Hard Rock Park GM announced
By 19/02/2008 Read More →

Hard Rock Park GM announced

Ex-Paramount man takes top job Dale Kaetzel (pictured) has been named the general manager and senior vice-president of Hard Rock Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Kaetzel has more than 30 years experience in senior management, as well as live entertainment, sports and music marketing. 

UK suppliers appoint new chairman
By 19/02/2008 Read More →

UK suppliers appoint new chairman

Anderson steps down at ALES-UK John Davies from OmniTicket Network (pictured left) is the new chairman of the British Amusement and Leisure Equipment Suppliers association, ALES-UK.