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EAS 2014: A’dam good show
By 08/10/2014 Read More →

EAS 2014: A’dam good show

IAAPA’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS) smashed the 10,000 attendance barrier for the first time in its 11-year history when it took place last month in Amsterdam. Owen Ralph reports.

Posted in: Show Reviews
Joe Garlington: ‘I turned interactive design into a speciality’
By 30/09/2014 Read More →

Joe Garlington: ‘I turned interactive design into a speciality’

In an exclusive interview for Park World, the ex-Disney Imagineer tells us more about his career creating attractions, the rise of interactivity and personalisation, and why he’s “jealous as heck” of the next generation.

Posted in: Q&A
Palace Entertainment sells 15 US properties
By 19/09/2014 Read More →

Palace Entertainment sells 15 US properties

There’s a new park group in the USA. Led by former Six Flags and Palace Entertainment executive Al Weber, Apex Parks has been established to acquire 14 family entertainment centres (FECS) and Florida’s Big Kahuna waterpark from Festival Fun Parks/Palace Entertainment – and more acquisitions are likely in future.

Posted in: Park News
SATE comes to Sarasota – <br>be part of it!
By 17/09/2014 Read More →

SATE comes to Sarasota –
be part of it!

If you’re in the business of creating themed attractions, then consider setting a few days aside next month to learn, debate and network with your industry colleagues at the latest SATE conference from the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association). Here’s a taste of what to expect.

Posted in: Show Previews
‘Stop copying’ pleads French manufacturer
By 07/09/2014 Read More →

‘Stop copying’ pleads French manufacturer

Posted in: Park News
Fun Spot America
By 18/08/2014 Read More →

Fun Spot America

Florida’s ‘little guy on the block’ Orlando, Florida, is unarguably the amusement park Mecca of the world. So, who would dare open a modest, traditional amusement park here? John Arie Snr dared, and now his two Fun Spot parks are performing remarkably well in the company of some very large neighbours. Gary Kyriazi meets him.

Legoland Japan
By 30/06/2014 Read More →

Legoland Japan

Merlin Entertainments has confirmed that it is to open a Legoland park in Nagoya, Japan. The new park, its second in Asia, will open in 2017.

By 20/06/2014 Read More →

Zamperla’s IP fight continues

During this week’s Asian Attractions Expo in Beijing, Antonio Zamperla SpA issued lawsuits against two Chinese ride manufacturers – the Italian company’s latest attempt to get tough on intellectual property (IP) infringement.

Reaching for the sky on International Drive
By 16/06/2014 Read More →

Reaching for the sky on International Drive

US Thrillrides has confirmed that it is to build the world’s tallest rollercoaster in Orlando – one of two new observation experiences coming soon to the International Drive district.

Chimelong 3?
By 16/06/2014 Read More →

Chimelong 3?

Six months after opening its showcase RMB 20 billion ($3.2bn/€2.3bn) Ocean Kingdom resort in Zhuhai, a senior manager at China’s Chimelong group has told Park World that the company is exploring options for a third resort in the country.