Archive for October, 2013

Merlin appoints Fish to senior marketing role at Sea Life
By 29/10/2013 Read More →

Merlin appoints Fish to senior marketing role at Sea Life

Merlin Entertainments has appointed Jon Fish (pictured) as the new head of marketing for its global portfolio of Sea Life centres.

BALPPA to host HR seminar in Blackpool
By 24/10/2013 Read More →

BALPPA to host HR seminar in Blackpool

BALPPA, the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions is to host a human resources seminar this November at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Open to both members and non-members, it will include an optional networking dinner on the eve of the event.

High tech FEC chain to launch in Europe
By 21/10/2013 Read More →

High tech FEC chain to launch in Europe

Vekoma Rides Manufacturing has revealed that it will be of the key suppliers to a new family entertainment centre (FEC) launching next year in The Netherlands – only it won’t be providing any rollercoasters.

Drayton Manor founders die
By 20/10/2013 Read More →

Drayton Manor founders die

Vera Bryan, wife of Drayton Manor Theme Park founder George HH Bryan OBE, passed away on 16 October – less than a month after her husband died. Vera and George were 96 and 92 respectively. 

Europa-Park offers insight to Chinese park employees
By 18/10/2013 Read More →

Europa-Park offers insight to Chinese park employees

A team of employees from the new Ocean Kingdom theme park in China attended an intensive training course recently at Europa-Park in Germany.

Branded children’s land for Alton Towers
By 15/10/2013 Read More →

Branded children’s land for Alton Towers

Alton Towers is to create its first single-branded area. CBeebies Land will launch at the leading British theme park this coming spring as the result of a partnership between BBC Worldwide and operator Merlin Entertainments.

What seasonal events work at your park? Which didn’t?
By 14/10/2013 Read More →

What seasonal events work at your park? Which didn’t?

Karin Koppelmans, Efteling, The Netherlands (pictured): We basically have two seasonal events: our Seven League Summer and Winter Efteling, both of which are big hits.

Parks and Locomotion
By 14/10/2013 Read More →

Parks and Locomotion

by Paul Ruben I had come to Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, to ride, photograph and write about GateKeeper, their new Wing Coaster from B&M. It’s a spectacularly thrilling ride, and I was mesmerised by it until, wandering around the park, something else caught my eye.

Stay ‘n’ play!
By 14/10/2013 Read More →

Stay ‘n’ play!

A unique new children’s splash park has just been installed by Empex Watertoys in Greece. Its opening at the Cronwell Platamon Resort signals the transformation of the hotel into a destination resort for tourists Click here for full feature…  

Arthur at Europa-Park
By 14/10/2013 Read More →

Arthur at Europa-Park

Europa-Park has released more information about its big new attraction for 2014 – Arthur au Royaume des Minimoys.