Archive for February, 2013

Make a date for the Thea Awards
By 27/02/2013 Read More →

Make a date for the Thea Awards

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced the latest winners of its Thea Awards back in November so why, you may ask, should you attend the Thea Awards Gala this April? As well as a great night of entertainment and networking, there’s also a full two-day educational summit. That’s why!

What caught your eyes at this winter’s trade shows?
By 22/02/2013 Read More →

What caught your eyes at this winter’s trade shows?

Fernando Eiroa, Palace Entertainment (pictured): I look forward to attending IAAPA every year, but this year in particular was great due to Palace’s participation in several seminars and panel discussions. On the trade show floor, the new technology was very appealing to us, such as the 4D+ attractions. Also, new technology to better serve and […]

Dutch designer lands Russian park contract
By 15/02/2013 Read More →

Dutch designer lands Russian park contract

Jora Vision is to prepare a masterplan and themed designs for Anapa Theme Park, a new Russian entertainment outlet in the Black Sea resort of the same name. More details here…

Going Loco at The Adventuredome
By 15/02/2013 Read More →

Going Loco at The Adventuredome

Coming soon to The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas, El Loco will be the second coaster of its kind in the United States and the sixth worldwide.

Rattenmühle
By 15/02/2013 Read More →

Rattenmühle

Construction has begun on Austria’s first Gerstlauer rollercoaster.

New Disney delights
By 15/02/2013 Read More →

New Disney delights

by Paul Ruben Early December saw half the world’s media, or so it seemed, descend on Florida’s Walt Disney World to chronicle the unveiling of ‘New Fantasyland’ at the world’s most popular theme park, the Magic Kingdom.

Scavenger Hunt!
By 15/02/2013 Read More →

Scavenger Hunt!

Scavenger hunts are a low-tech way to keep children entertained. But what if you add technology to the mix? A new generation of games allow attractions to offer guests a new level of interaction at their facilities, driving repeat visits, increased spend per head and multiple marketing opportunities. Click here for full feature…

Scream Land
By 15/02/2013 Read More →

Scream Land

Located on the fourth floor of Agora Mall in Santo Domingo, Scream Land is the latest of three family entertainment centres (FECs) in the Dominican Republic operated by the Acego Group. Click here for full feature…

New Fantasyland
By 15/02/2013 Read More →

New Fantasyland

The world’s busiest theme park has just got a little bit bigger following the unveiling of a multi-million (or almost half a billion!) dollar expansion of Fantasyland, the heart of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida.   Click here for full feature… Park Hoppin’ at New Fantasyland

ABC Smart Swing
By 15/02/2013 Read More →

ABC Smart Swing

Part of the Swiss manufacturer’s Smart Rides collection, the Smart Swing from ABC Rides is a simple but effective, low capacity attraction, suitable for riders of 1.2-metres and up.