Archive for November, 2016

Hefei Wanda City

Hefei Wanda City

Park World speaks to the Dutch design firm responsible for master planning the latest statement-making theme park from China’s Wanda group.

Posted in: Park Profiles
Hotel Fårup

Hotel Fårup

Søren Kragelund discusses the new hotel added to Fårup Sommerland in his last season as CEO, how it has had a positive effect on park business, and the hands-on role his daughter played in designing it.

Posted in: Park Operations
La Mer de Sable

La Mer de Sable

François Mayné profiles the French park, now under the ownership of Looping Group, that launched three new rides for 2016.

Posted in: Park Profiles
A Pleasure doing business!

A Pleasure doing business!

Following Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s recent announcement that it is to add a Mack Rides launch coaster in 2018, Amanda Thompson OBE explains how her family and the Mack family – two amusement industry stalwarts – have stood by each other through thick and thin.

Posted in: Park People
Greg Hale – my IAAPA goals and industry observations

Greg Hale – my IAAPA goals and industry observations

Incoming IAAPA chairman Greg Hale shares some of his plans for the association and observations about Disney and the industry in general with Park World readers.

Posted in: Park People
WWA New Orleans

WWA New Orleans

Paul Ruben reports from the 36th symposium and trade show from the World Waterpark Association (WWA).

Posted in: Show Reviews
Trees to Please

Trees to Please

Jeff Havlik of PGAV Destinations reveals why rides and nature can represent a heady mix.  

Posted in: Park Operations
Al Weber Jnr, 1952 – 2016

Al Weber Jnr, 1952 – 2016

Alexander Weber Jnr, the seasoned parks and attractions executive who was recently elected second vice-chairman of IAAPA, died on November 8 while snorkelling in the Virgin Islands. He was 64.

Posted in: Park News