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Introducing Méga Parc

Introducing Méga Parc

After over a year of major construction, Oxford Properties Group’s new Méga Parc at Galeries de la Capitale shoppping mall, Québec City, Québec, Canada, opened its doors to visitors today. At a cost of C$52 million, the revamped park now features 14 new attractions and North America’s first spokeless Ferris wheel. The whole family can […]

Gardaland Resort to become national leader in themed accommodation market

Gardaland Resort to become national leader in themed accommodation market

With the opening of Gardaland Magic Hotel, scheduled for 31st May 2019, Gardaland Resort will reach an incredible grand total of 475 rooms – 257 of which are completely themed – making it the first Italian hub for themed hotels. “The first bookings for next season are already being placed, especially from outside Italy; our target […]

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Jora Vision creates immersive wine experience “Mon Beaujolais”

Jora Vision creates immersive wine experience “Mon Beaujolais”

Wine museum and theme park Hameau Duboeuf has contracted experience design & build company Jora Vision to create a new immersive attraction. The park, situated in the heart of the famous Beaujolais wine region in Romanèche-Thorins, France, has been entertaining guests for decades. It was founded in 1993 by Georges Duboeuf, one the most well-known wine […]

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The Flyer – San Francisco now open

The Flyer – San Francisco now open

The Flyer – San Francisco, the flying theatre attraction at Pier 39, celebrated its grand opening recently in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Created by Triotech in partnership with W.A. Alter, Inc. of San Francisco, The Flyer – San Francisco immerses guests of all ages, taking them soaring over the biggest attractions and iconic landmarks throughout […]

Fiesta shows’ Gene Dean going into NEAAPA Hall of Fame

Fiesta shows’ Gene Dean going into NEAAPA Hall of Fame

Gene Dean, owner of Fiesta Shows/Dean Enterprises, Seabrook, New Hampshire, will be inducted into the New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (NEAAPA) Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 19. The ceremony will take place during NEAAPA’s 106th Anniversary Education Conference & Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. “It’s a nice […]

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Fantasy Island, Ingoldmells announces the first of many exciting developments this year!

Fantasy Island, Ingoldmells announces the first of many exciting developments this year!

Following the company’s purchase in March 2016 by Mellors Group, Fantasy Island Holdings Ltd has had three successful seasons and is looking forward to opening its doors to visitors in March 2109. The park has announced the first of its 2019 developments – a major re-vamp to one of its most thrilling rides, Fantasy Mouse. […]

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Legoland planned for Korea

Legoland planned for Korea

Merlin Entertainments has confirmed that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the Gangwon Provincial Government to build a Legoland Park in South Korea, scheduled to open by 2022. Legoland Korea will be situated upon the island of Hajungdo in Chuncheon, located approximately one hour’s journey east of Seoul and within a two-hour drive […]

Climbing Walls Coming to the Wilderness Resort

Climbing Walls Coming to the Wilderness Resort

Wilderness Resort,  Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is adding three climbing walls by Clip and Climb to its Timberland Playhouse area. According to Chris Ebben, the resort’s attractions director, “Each of the walls will vary in difficulty and appearance, and all are certain to provide a memorable experience for participants by offering a wide variety of challenges.” […]

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Puy du Fou announces 2019 plans

Puy du Fou announces 2019 plans

A spectacular new immersive attraction, upgraded park entrances and an investment of €28.5m are amongst the key initiatives for 2019, announced by Puy du Fou, France’s 2nd largest theme park. Next year will also see the opening of the first Puy du Fou venture in Spain when a night-time show, narrating the history of the […]

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Wild adventures names Vigue assistant general manager

Wild adventures names Vigue assistant general manager

​Wild Adventures Theme Park, Valdosta, Georgia, has announced that Jon Vigue, an industry veteran with 20 years of experience, has been promoted to the position of assistant general manager. Vigue has been serving as Wild Adventures’ director of revenue, security and safety, joining the Herschend Family Entertainment property in 2016.​“This is an exciting development for […]

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