Archive for November, 2014

Legoland Korea coming in 2017

Legoland Korea coming in 2017

Set to open in three years’ time, Legoland Korea will be built under Merlin Entertainments’ “operated and leased” model, the parks and attractions giant has confirmed.

Posted in: Park News
Sunset on Colossus

Sunset on Colossus

As it undergoes a transformation into a new wood-steel hybrid, Gary Kyriazi pays tribute to a classic Southern California coaster whose sprawling white wooden structure has been a major part of the skyline at Six Flags Magic Mountain since 1978.

Posted in: Ride Profiles
Glenwood Caverns – high altitude fun in Colorado

Glenwood Caverns – high altitude fun in Colorado

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains above historic Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers guests a diverse range of activities, including many attractions that exploit the mountainside setting to maximum effect.

Posted in: Park Profiles
Gerardo Arteaga – IAAPA chairman 2015

Gerardo Arteaga – IAAPA chairman 2015

The new IAAPA chairman (who began his reign in November 2014) talks to Park World. Gerardo Arteaga is general manager of Fantasilandia in Santiago, Chile. He grew up in the attractions industry, his family having built the park in 1978. Now 40, he was appointed operations manager of the Happyland FEC chain in 1998, moving back […]

Posted in: Q&A
Coney Island comeback continues

Coney Island comeback continues

PARK HOPPIN’ WITH PAUL RUBEN It had been two years since I last visited Coney Island, birthplace of the outdoor amusement industry. 

Posted in: Park Hoppin'
How was business this season?

How was business this season?

Don McCoy, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, USA (pictured): We’ve had a positive year with the move to year-round operations, which was very well received.

Posted in: Big Question
7 entertainment centre trends coming soon to a market near you

7 entertainment centre trends coming soon to a market near you

Forrec’s John Plumpton details the diverse range of entertainment centres available today – between them catering to all members of the family. 

Posted in: Park Operations
Nine Angry Birds FECs planned for China

Nine Angry Birds FECs planned for China

Nine new Angry Birds family entertainment centres will open in China following a deal between Rovio Entertainment and the Guogou Group.

Posted in: Park News, Uncategorized
The VR Coaster Project

The VR Coaster Project

What happens when you ride a real rollercoaster with a virtual reality headset?

Posted in: Park Operations
Lovin’ Las Vegas – WWA enjoys show success

Lovin’ Las Vegas – WWA enjoys show success

There were both smiles and frowns on the faces of the Kansas-based staff of the World Waterpark Association on the last day of the recent WWA Show in Las Vegas, writes Paul Ruben.