Archive for September, 2011

Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Construction has started on Verbolten, a new multi-launch rollercoaster from Zierer for Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia.

What’s been the reaction to your new attraction this year?
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What’s been the reaction to your new attraction this year?

Peter Osbeck, Gröna Lund, Sweden: Guests lover our new wooden coaster, Twister [by The Gravity Group]. We make a survey every year of how guests feel about the park, not a survey at the exit but comments they can make over the internet when they get home so they really think about it and we get […]

Coastin’ the Serengeti
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Coastin’ the Serengeti

by Paul Ruben Free beer is now just a memory at Busch Gardens, but a ride on the Tampa park’s newest attraction more than made up for it.

My mission at BALPPA
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My mission at BALPPA

by Jeremy Reed As the new chief executive of BALPPA, I am greatly looking forward to representing the interests of the UK private sector visitor attractions industry and to further pursue the association’s lobbying goals.

WWA Symposium 2012
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WWA Symposium 2012

Industry professionals from across North America and beyond will come together early next month in New Orleans for the World Waterpark Association’s (WWA) 31st Annual Symposium & Trade Show.

TiLEforum 2012
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TiLEforum 2012

Fans of TiLE (Trends in Leisure and Entertainment) will be pleased to see the conference return in its prolonged two-day format this October, following a series of one-day workshops over the last few years.

10 years of Alterface
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10 years of Alterface

Alterface CEO Benoit Cornet (pictured below) reflects on 10 years interacting with the attractions business.

Polish parks – theme or dream?
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Polish parks – theme or dream?

Ever since Michael Jackson lent his name to a project in the late ’90s, a succession of developers have tried – and failed – to establish a theme park in Poland. Marek Pisarski hopes that two new proposals will be different.

Fun City at Brean Leisure Park
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Fun City at Brean Leisure Park

As he celebrates 25 years in business at Fun City/Brean Leisure Park, park operator Richard Cadell shares his story with Park World readers.

Barnas Brannstasjon
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Barnas Brannstasjon

Combining role-play, fire safety and teamwork, Barnas Brannstasjon (Children’s Fire Station), is also a whole lot of fun.