Archive for December, 2012

Seeking Santa
By 24/12/2012 Read More →

Seeking Santa

by Paul Ruben Having survived the holiday season and recently returned from a visit to Santa’s Land in Cherokee, North Carolina, I thought it would be fun to write about some of the many other Santa parks around the world.

Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas
By 24/12/2012 Read More →

Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas

Cowabunga Bay is one of two new waterparks opening within the next six months in Las Vegas.

Christmas at Liseberg
By 21/12/2012 Read More →

Christmas at Liseberg

With almost 5 million lights throughout the park, Christmas at Liseberg is a magical time for visitors to the Swedish attraction. An integral part of the festive season is Santa’s House, now with 60 new animated characters.

Denver: A Tale of Two Parks – Part 2 (Lakeside Park)
By 21/12/2012 Read More →

Denver: A Tale of Two Parks – Part 2 (Lakeside Park)

Gary Kyriazi concludes his two-part series examining how the Colorado city of Denver is able sustain two competing amusement parks.

Kernels – December 2012
By 17/12/2012 Read More →

Kernels – December 2012

Investindustrial is now the sole owner of leading Spanish theme park PortAventura after the local La Caixa bank sold its remaining 50% stake to the Italian investment group in November for €150 million (US$190m). Based in Milan, Investindustrial originally purchased half of the park’s capital in 2009.

Food for thought
By 17/12/2012 Read More →

Food for thought

by Dennis Speigel Food, glorious food is as much a part of the amusement/theme park experience as riding a rollercoaster or playing a midway game. However, since the birth of American theme parks, food service has been by and large ghastly! Yet things are now steadily improving. Read on…

Ride Manufacturer Update
By 17/12/2012 Read More →

Ride Manufacturer Update

What’s new from Chance, Vekoma, S&S and Preston & Barbieri? Find out here…

Splash battle continues…
By 17/12/2012 Read More →

Splash battle continues…

Following the lead set my Mack, several ride manufacturers are now producing their own versions of the Tea Cups on water. 

360° of fun at Mt Olympus
By 17/12/2012 Read More →

360° of fun at Mt Olympus

Mt Olympus Water & Theme Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is modifying Hades, its partly-underground wooden roller coaster.

New at Knott’s
By 17/12/2012 Read More →

New at Knott’s

California’s Knott’s Berry Farm will add three new family attractions to its Boardwalk for summer 2013.