Archive for March, 2013

What’s been your best ever work-related trip?
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What’s been your best ever work-related trip?

John Davies, OmniTicket Network (pictured): Of all the places I’ve visited during 25 years in the industry, one that particularly stands out is Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

DEAL 2013
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DEAL 2013

Organisers are promising more than 250 exhibitors from around 30 countries will participate at this April’s DEAL (Dubai Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure) trade show.

Downtown Disney to evolve into Disney Springs
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Downtown Disney to evolve into Disney Springs

Florida’s Walt Disney World (WDW) is to embark on a multi-year transformation of its Downtown Disney entertainment district, to become known by the new  name of Disney Springs.

Jules Verne at Slagharen
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Jules Verne at Slagharen

The Dutch amusement park Slagharen is to introduce a themed area featuring four new rides.

Merlin breaks £1 billion turnover barrier
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Merlin breaks £1 billion turnover barrier

Though trading conditions were tough for many of its existing operations in Europe, the opening of seven new attractions in Asia Pacific, North America and Northern Europe helped Merlin Entertainments achieve record turnover and attendance in 2012.

Universal, Sea Life and Merlin executives to speak at AALARA Conference
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Universal, Sea Life and Merlin executives to speak at AALARA Conference

The Australian, Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) has announced details of its upcoming Conference and Trade Exhibition this May – and some big name speakers are promised from both the domestic and wider Pacific market, as well as the US.

Come Fly With Me
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Come Fly With Me

by Paul Ruben In 2011 I visited Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, for the first time in about 20 years. I had such a good time I visited again last year. This time I wanted to check out their new wing coaster, Wild Eagle.

Alcohol in  Amusement Parks
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Alcohol in Amusement Parks

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Post-prohibition, American amusement parks were almost exclusively child and family-oriented facilities that didn’t serve alcohol. Times have changed and today many parks serve alcohol. However, in providing alcohol, parks must be conscious of several issues that otherwise wouldn’t exist.

Russian parks – the RAAPA interview
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Russian parks – the RAAPA interview

Park World speaks to Russian Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions first-vice president Igor Rodionov to discover why Russia looks like becoming one of the industry’s hot spots.

Posted in: 2013, Back Issues, Editorial, Q&A
Social Media – the latest ways to engage
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Social Media – the latest ways to engage

In today’s digital world you’ve probably already dipped your toes into “social waters”. But, asks Suzy Knauf, have you mastered the art of moving that audience into action at your park or attraction?