Archive for January, 2010

SBF in the US
By 27/01/2010 Read More →

SBF in the US

Pictured here on display at IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, the Airborne Shot from SBF/Visa features either eight or 10 two-seat gondolas arranged around a central 23ft pole.

Legoland Florida
By 21/01/2010 Read More →

Legoland Florida

Merlin Entertainments is to transform the former Cypress Gardens park in Winter Haven, Florida, into Legoland Florida – the biggest Lego theme park to date.

Holiday in the Park
By 20/01/2010 Read More →

Holiday in the Park

The Great Escape, Lake George, New York, is the first northern Six Flags park to host a winter event. Six Flags parks in warmer climates have offered similar celebrations for years, but Holiday in the Park gives the Great Escape a 145-day season, its longest on record. Here park president Don McCoy explains how they […]

Mt Olympus Water & Theme Park
By 20/01/2010 Read More →

Mt Olympus Water & Theme Park

The Greek success story in Wisconsin Dells It all started with a hot dog stand. But how did a family of Greek immigrants build up a successful theme park, waterpark and hotel business in Wisconsin Dells? Gary Kyriazi reveals the Laskaris’ fascinating story.

Europarks gone …but mission lives on
By 20/01/2010 Read More →

Europarks gone …but mission lives on

Europarks, the lobbying group established to represent the amusement park industry within the European parliament, is no more. Its activities and priorities will now be continued through the offices of IAAPA Europe in Brussels.

TiLEzone London 2010
By 15/01/2010 Read More →

TiLEzone London 2010

The fifth TiLEzone London seminar takes place on Thursday, February 25, where operators of visitor attractions, and their suppliers, will be presented with hot new ideas to future proof their attractions and insight into current trends.

Magic makeover for Beijing Watercube
By 10/01/2010 Read More →

Magic makeover for Beijing Watercube

Beijing’s famous Olympic swimming venue is about to be transformed into a world-class indoor waterpark. This summer the National Aquatic Center will reopen as the Happy Magic Watercube. Park World takes a closer look at this exciting project.

How much did your group sales and secondary spend/per caps suffer last season because of the slow economy?
By 04/01/2010 Read More →

How much did your group sales and secondary spend/per caps suffer last season because of the slow economy?

Paul Borchardt, Wonderland Park, USA (pictured): Our group sales from the large groups were down significantly, by about 25%. All of these cancelled about 40 days out. What saved us was one really large government contractor group that turned out very good.

Ups & Downs
By 04/01/2010 Read More →

Ups & Downs

January 2010

Figures of Fun
By 04/01/2010 Read More →

Figures of Fun

January 2010