Archive for May, 2012

Theme Index 2011 – attendance figures released
By 25/05/2012 Read More →

Theme Index 2011 – attendance figures released

The Theme Index attendance report for 2011 has been published by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM.

Nightmare-on-Sea!
By 22/05/2012 Read More →

Nightmare-on-Sea!

Posted in: Editorial, Show Reviews
Shambhala at PortAventura
By 16/05/2012 Read More →

Shambhala at PortAventura

PortAventura has become home to Europe’s tallest rollercoaster, courtesy of Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M). Click here for full feature…

Merlin breathes new life into Oberhausen
By 16/05/2012 Read More →

Merlin breathes new life into Oberhausen

Following the closure in 2010 of CentrO Park (pictured), Merlin Entertainments is to open two new attractions in the German city of Oberhausen.

Brighton observation tower back on track?
By 14/05/2012 Read More →

Brighton observation tower back on track?

The developers of the London Eye believe their plans for an observation tower in the British seaside resort of Brighton will be back on track if loans worth £17 million ($27m/€21m) can be secured.

What will be your biggest challenge in 2012?
By 09/05/2012 Read More →

What will be your biggest challenge in 2012?

Michael Mack, Europa-Park, Germany: Getting our new hotel, Bell Rock, ready on time is our greatest challenge. I think we got the season off to a nice start with out new wooden coaster Wodan, but the challenge with that could be capacity, which our operations guys think is too low compared to Blue Fire Megacoaster.

Kernels – May 2012
By 09/05/2012 Read More →

Kernels – May 2012

Posted in: Editorial, Kernels
Splashing With Wolves
By 09/05/2012 Read More →

Splashing With Wolves

It was the dead of winter and I was suffering waterpark depravation. What to do? There were two options. Fly to a warm weather destination with an outdoor waterpark, or drive to an indoor waterpark.

Kiss the sky in Kissimmee!
By 09/05/2012 Read More →

Kiss the sky in Kissimmee!

Park World is pleased to bring you these exclusive pictures of a new attraction alongside Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida.

India’s first indoor looping coaster
By 09/05/2012 Read More →

India’s first indoor looping coaster

Pictured here is India’s first indoor looping rollercoaster – outside. The ride, now open as a signature FEC feature of the Infiniti Mall in Mumbai, is seen below at the premises of Italian manufacturer IE Park, ahead of its shipment to the subcontinent.