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6 million euro waterpark to open near Zagreb, Croatia

6 million euro waterpark to open near Zagreb, Croatia

Aquapark Zelina will be located at the site of the former pools in Sveti Ivan Zeleni, a formerly popular tourist hub in central Croatia. The 6 million-euro water park was designed by Spanish company ActionPark WaterScapes, and will has areas for swimming and relaxation as well as slides aimed at both adults and children planned for as part of its first phase of construction. Aquapark Zelina […]

Posted in: 2018, Park News
Teletubbies live show returns to Butlin’s

Teletubbies live show returns to Butlin’s

DHX Brands, the brand management and consumer products arm of DHX Media, has announced that the Teletubbies are back at Butlin’s for 2018 – and for the first time in a live show, they will be joined by the Tiddlytubbies! The brand new show, Teletubbies’ Big Play Date, features new music as part of a 20-minute […]

Posted in: 2018
Batman: The Ride – backwards? 

Batman: The Ride – backwards? 

From March 24 through May 13 Six Flags St. Louis will give thrill seekers the chance to ride Batman: The Ride backward. When it opened in 1995, Batman: The Ride brought the first inverted, looping coaster experience by B&M to Six Flags St. Louis, allowing guests to fly beneath the track with their feet dangling. […]

Posted in: 2018
Merlin reveals plans for Legoland® Discovery Centre Beijing

Merlin reveals plans for Legoland® Discovery Centre Beijing

Merlin Entertainments will open a LegolandDiscovery Centre in Beijing, building on its existing attractions in China. The announcement comes at a time of particular focus on UK links with China, during UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s trade visit to the country this week. She has acknowledged the importance of UK business activity in China, including Merlin’s […]

Posted in: 2018
Vekoma announces new global business development manager

Vekoma announces new global business development manager

Ricardo Tonding Etges is the new global business development manager for Vekoma Rides. Based in Latin america, etges’ role is to provide professional sales support to existing and future amusement and theme park customers, offering innovative designs and high quality rides and attractions. Effective as of January 2018, Ricardo is handling amusement and theme park global sales […]

Posted in: 2018, Park People
160 FEC operators attend IAAPA summit

160 FEC operators attend IAAPA summit

More than 160 family entertainment center (FEC) industry professionals from 32 states and eight countries gathered in Laguna Beach, California, for IAAPA FEC Summit 2018, the industry’s leading international conference for FEC owners and operators. The two-day event, which is organized and hosted by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), took place […]

Posted in: 2018
Surf’s up at The Grove Orlando

Surf’s up at The Grove Orlando

The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando will open the gates to Florida’s newest extreme waterpark on 1 March 2018: the Surfari Water Park. The park will feature 7-acres of entertainment with two FlowRider surf machines, 2-story water slides, a kids’ area with a splash pad and zero entry pool, and winding lazy river. A dual FlowRider will […]

Posted in: 2018
Efteling to expand and open a new attraction in 2020

Efteling to expand and open a new attraction in 2020

Dutch theme park Efteling is submitting an application to expand by eight hectares and add a new attraction in 2020. The expansion is described in the draft development plan ‘World of Efteling 2030’ and involves enlarging the eastern side of the park. The municipal council is expected to sanction the development plan this summer, while […]

Posted in: 2018, Park News
Bellewaerde is investing 17 million in the construction of an indoor water park

Bellewaerde is investing 17 million in the construction of an indoor water park

Parent company Compagnie des Alpes has green-lighted construction of a brand new indoor water park in Bellewaerde, Belgium. With an investment portfolio of 17 million euros, the opening is planned for the spring of 2019 Designed to cater to the entire family, the site will be about 3000 m² and aims to give visitors an “authentic […]

Posted in: 2018
ITEC Entertainment announces Paradise Park

ITEC Entertainment announces Paradise Park

Construction has begun on a major mixed-use and entertainment complex in Harbin, China, with planning and design by ITEC Entertainment Corporation. Harbin Paradise Park will be teamed with the first Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attraction located in China, plus two other major themed attraction areas in the development, to form a major entertainment destination […]

Posted in: 2018, Park News