Archive for January, 2015

Play hard, earn hard!

Play hard, earn hard!

Happy children make for happy parents and that means they will spend more money at your facility as a result. Deborah Holt from the Association of Play industries (API) explains more.

Posted in: Park Operations
Mission Admission 2015

Mission Admission 2015

The latest trends in ticketing and access control. 

Posted in: Park Operations
VIP in the park

VIP in the park

Once upon time, if you wanted to ride the best rides, you bought an E-ticket, Disney’s top tier attraction ticket. These days, a vast array of higher end experiences are available to theme park guests willing to pay for the privilege. Clara Rice reports.

Posted in: Park Operations
Hello Kitty Park

Hello Kitty Park

China’s first Coaster Wheel – by Intamin – is one of the headline attractions at Hello Kitty Park, which opened in the city of Anji late last year.

Posted in: Park News
Baby B&M!

Baby B&M!

”It’’s fun for the entire family,” is how Walter Bolliger described this new suspended rollercoaster, which opened last summer at Happy Valley Shanghai.

Posted in: Park News
Getting high in Colorado

Getting high in Colorado

PARK HOPPIN’ WITH PAUL RUBEN Since 2014 it is legal to buy cannabis in Colorado, but I much prefer adult beverages to Mary Jane.

Posted in: Park Hoppin'
The Hidden House

The Hidden House

This Christmas, visitors a major London shopping mall were offered a spine-chilling experience. Here Hidden House creator Samuel Bott tells us why scare attractions don’t just have to be for Halloween.

Posted in: Q&A
Ride manufacturer update

Ride manufacturer update

What’s taking shape for seasons 2015 and beyond at various ride manufacturers in Europe and the USA?

Posted in: Park News
New Mondial wheel to grace Champs-Élysées

New Mondial wheel to grace Champs-Élysées

A new special edition MCS 70-48 observation wheel has been ordered from Mondial for the French showman Gilles Campion, whose existing 60-metre ride is regular feature of Paris’ Place de la Concorde, overlooking the Champs-Élysées.

Posted in: Park News
Vana Nava Water Jungle

Vana Nava Water Jungle

Thailand’s latest waterpark opened its gates on 1 December. Located in the evolving tourist destination of Hua Hin, the 7.1 acre Vana Nava Water Jungle is surrounded by a lush landscape, including a variety of exotic plants and tropical trees.

Posted in: Park News