Archive for December, 2016

IAAPA elects Rosenberg replacement 2nd vice-chair

IAAPA elects Rosenberg replacement 2nd vice-chair

David Rosenberg (pictured) has been elected second vice-chairman of IAAPA, following the passing of Al Weber Jnr, who had been elected to the position in September.

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Santa’s got a brand new Sleigh

Santa’s got a brand new Sleigh

As the festive season gets into full swing, guests at Santa Park in Rovaniemi, Finland – capital of Lapland – have been enjoying an even more authentic sleigh ride.

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Lighting up Longleat

Lighting up Longleat

Longleat, the British stately home, safari park and visitor attraction, has been celebrating the festive season with its annual Festival of Light. A highlight of this, Europe’s largest Chinese Lantern festival, are the twilight multimedia shows and singing Christmas tree!

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Networking in a Winter Wonderland

Networking in a Winter Wonderland

Following the spring 2015 tour to The View from The Shard, London Palladium and Making of Harry Potter, the EME (Europe and Middle East) division of the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) paid a pre-Christmas visit to three more attractions in the British capital.

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Phase one now open at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Phase one now open at Dubai Parks and Resorts

With the unveiling of Motiongate movie park on December 17 and Legoland Water Park now close behind, Dubai Parks and Resorts (DP&R) will soon have fulfilled phase one of its development.

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New partnership formed at France’s oldest amusement park

New partnership formed at France’s oldest amusement park

The Counseil de Paris (Paris City Council) has awarded a new 25-year management concession for the city’s Jardin d’Acclimatation.

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BBC theme parks planned for China

BBC theme parks planned for China

A major attraction dedicated to the BBC Earth brand, a Top Gear World and other IP-led experiences including a family entertainment centre and a waterpark are in development for sites across China by a new Hong Kong-based company called Pinnacle International Enterprises.

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Seabreeze goes back to the future

Seabreeze goes back to the future

Seabreeze, Rochester, New York, is adding a Super Miami thrill ride from Technical Park for the 2017 season, themed retro-futuristically as The Time Machine.

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IMG plans nine new zones in massive IP-led expansion

IMG plans nine new zones in massive IP-led expansion

IMG Worlds – the entertainment arm of Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group which this summer launched the 1.5 million+ square feet (139,350 sq m) IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai – plans to open a 2 million sq ft (185,800 sq m) extension called IMG Worlds of Legends, comprising nine new lands.

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I’m Dreaming of a Frosted Christmas

I’m Dreaming of a Frosted Christmas

Dreamland Margate, the UK amusement park that celebrates all things vintage, hosts its second winter season from December 3 onwards.

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