Archive for January, 2016

Yas Waterworld – 3 years of fun

Yas Waterworld – 3 years of fun

Since opening in late January 2013, Yas Waterworld has entertained millions of guests with its unique Emirati theme and world-first attractions.

Posted in: Park News
Make an event of it!

Make an event of it!

Special events can be a critical element a theme park’s financial success. Buzz Price Thea Award winner Ron Miziker shares some tips for success from a lifetime in live entertainment.

Posted in: Park Operations
Midway Games Masterclass

Midway Games Masterclass

31 Larry Steele from Bob’s Space Racers reveals how a successful games operation can add to a park’s bottom line.

Posted in: Park Operations
21st Century Ghost Train

21st Century Ghost Train

The new multimedia attraction opening this season at Thorpe Park promises to be something out of the ordinary.

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Accessible amusement parks

Accessible amusement parks

Astrid González Nariño reports on how a selection of custom-desgned parks and playgrounds across Latin America, while we also take a look at a North American amusement park about to expand with the inclusion of a new accessible waterpark.

Posted in: Park Profiles
Splashworld – the French waterpark chain with global ambition

Splashworld – the French waterpark chain with global ambition

When it soft opened last summer, Splashworld Provence enjoyed the distinction of being the first new waterpark in France since the mid 1980s, but it might not be the last.

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Park News – February 2016

Park News – February 2016

The February issue of Park World features news from the Chimelong Group, Dalian Wanda Group, PortAventura, Efteling, Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, Fun Spot USA, Six Flags Great Adventure, Shanghai Disney Resort, Tivoli, Europa-Park and Fantisilandia, Chile (pictured) and more.

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Condor flies over Copenhagen

Condor flies over Copenhagen

Here’s what the latest Condor from Huss Park Attractions will look like when it opens this April at Tivoli in Copenhagen. The famous Danish park is marketing Fatamorgana as a 3-in-1 attraction. The new ride is based on the Huss’ Condor 2G (2nd generation) and offers a choice of two kinds of ride gondola that […]

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New dark ride will be Efteling’s most expensive attraction ever

New dark ride will be Efteling’s most expensive attraction ever

Set to open in summer 2017, Symbolica: Palace of Fantasy is the name of Efteling’s big new dark ride that will l be built in the centre of the famous Dutch park as part of its 65th anniversary celebrations.

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Alton Towers joins space race with VR coaster

Alton Towers joins space race with VR coaster

The famous British park Alton Towers is to give one of its biggest attractions an intergalactic upgrade with the introduction of the world’s first full-scale virtual reality (VR) rollercoaster experience.

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