Archive for January, 2015

Puy du Fou – France’s award-winning show park

Puy du Fou – France’s award-winning show park

In an exclusive interview for Park World, Puy du Fou president Nicolas de Villiers talks about beating Parc Astérix, plans for new parks/shows in China, Russia and the UK, and what he’s going to do this coming season with 50 drones. 

Posted in: Q&A
Animatronics – special feature

Animatronics – special feature

Bill Butler traces the development of automated, animated figures as a means of entertainment, after which Park World assembles a panel of experts for an animated discussion (pun intended).

Posted in: Park Operations
Behind the rides – Italian manufacturers host international buyers

Behind the rides – Italian manufacturers host international buyers

A select bunch of park and FEC operators, traveling showmen and were invited to the Rovigo region of Italy just before Christmas for a behind the scenes look inside the factories of some of its many ride manufacturers. 

Posted in: Park News
Picsolve – capturing 20 years of amazing moments

Picsolve – capturing 20 years of amazing moments

As the company celebrates 20 years in business, Picsolve CEO Jeff Kelisky tells us why he believes in-park image capture is poised for an explosion as guests seek to share every moment of their life with family and friends.

Posted in: Company Profiles
DyMoRides – flying into 2015!

DyMoRides – flying into 2015!

Following four years of intense product development, Dynamic Motion Rides (DyMoRides) is poised to deliver the first of a new generation of Flyboard flying theatres in 2015 – but that’s not all!

Posted in: Park News