Archive for May, 2010

Bobbejaanland founder dies
By 27/05/2010 Read More →

Bobbejaanland founder dies

Bobbejaan Schoepen, the founder of Bobbejaanland in Belgium, passed away on May 17, the day after his 85th birthday.

Parques Reunidos buys Movie Park
By 27/05/2010 Read More →

Parques Reunidos buys Movie Park

Palamon Capital Partners has sold Movie Park in Germany, the one remaining asset in its Star Park group, to the Spanish operator Parques Reunidos. The purchase price is undisclosed.

Posted in: Editorial, Park News
Liseberg has AtmosFEAR
By 27/05/2010 Read More →

Liseberg has AtmosFEAR

The Swedish amusement park Liseberg is to transform its observation tower into Europe’s tallest freefall attraction. The conversion will be carried out by Intamin.

ScareCON 2010
By 21/05/2010 Read More →

ScareCON 2010

Europe’s only conference and trade show for the scare attractions industry took place recently in London. Owen Ralph reports from ScareCON 2010.

Intimidator 305
By 21/05/2010 Read More →

Intimidator 305

At 5,100 feet (1,555 metres) – or almost one mile – in length, Intimidator 305 is a ride of mammoth proportions. Paul Ruben is awestruck.

Weber replaces Shapiro at Six Flags
By 12/05/2010 Read More →

Weber replaces Shapiro at Six Flags

Alexander Weber Jnr has been named president and interim chief executive officer (CEO) of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, effective immediately. Former president and CEO Mark Shapiro is no longer with the company, the second senior executive to leave in recent weeks.

Park in your pocket
By 09/05/2010 Read More →

Park in your pocket

Nowhere is the interactivity offered my mobile phones more suited than the world of outdoor entertainment. Here’s a selection of mobile applications – or “apps” – to keep your guests on the go.

How do online tickets sales benefit your business?
By 07/05/2010 Read More →

How do online tickets sales benefit your business?

Vivian Lee, Ocean Park, Hong Kong (pictured): Online ticketing helps to enhance the services we provide to our guests as it is an additional option and a convenient method for ticket purchase. It also helps to reduce the number of guests waiting at our ticketing counters, thereby smoothing our daily operations. This also represents an […]

Spins & Spills
By 07/05/2010 Read More →

Spins & Spills

Last summer I visited the historic Sylvan Beach Amusement Park in Sylvan Beach, New York, and was pleased to find a Rotor. I hadn’t ridden a Rotor in years. Riding the Rotor gives me the spins.

Peppa Pig at Paultons
By 07/05/2010 Read More →

Peppa Pig at Paultons

The first themed area dedicated to the character Peppa Pig will open Easter 2011 at Paultons Park in Hampshire, England. The hit pre-school brand is broadcast on TV channels in 180 countries and in the UK alone generated sales of over £100 million ($1.54m/€115m) in the last financial year.