2013

Why Sochi is about more than just the Olympics
By 07/02/2014 Read More →

Why Sochi is about more than just the Olympics

When the winter Olympics are screened from Sochi this month on TV, attractions industry professionals and fans will be hoping for a sneak peek of Russia’s first theme park. Here’s a taste of what to expect.

Puy du Fou to bring Russian history to life at Park Russia
By 16/01/2014 Read More →

Puy du Fou to bring Russian history to life at Park Russia

Since sketchy details were released last winter, relatively little news has emerged on either the progress or the content of the proposed Park Russia near Moscow. Now, Park World can reveal, the celebrated French park Puy du Fou has been selected as an advisor to the project.

Introducing 20th Century Fox World
By 17/12/2013 Read More →

Introducing 20th Century Fox World

Opening in 2016 as a result of a partnership between Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and investor Genting Malaysia, the US$300million park will be known as 20th Century Fox World – and here’s the first look at the look and some of the concept art.

IAAPA excels in Orlando
By 02/12/2013 Read More →

IAAPA excels in Orlando

Anyone who had a suspicion that, a few years into its 10-year residency in Orlando, IAAPA Attractions Expo might run out of steam was proved wrong in spectacular fashion this November after a barnstorming week in the “theme park capital of the world.” Paul Ruben and Owen Ralph report.

First Polercoasters confirmed for Georgia and Florida
By 14/11/2013 Read More →

First Polercoasters confirmed for Georgia and Florida

One of the industry’s most unique new amusement rides is coming to Georgia, USA, courtesy of US Thrill Rides, with a second unit now confirmed for Florida.

Successful season for Blackpool Resort Pass sales
By 14/11/2013 Read More →

Successful season for Blackpool Resort Pass sales

The Blackpool Resort Pass – allowing combined admission to UK town’s Pleasure Beach, Tower, Sea Life aquarium and Madame Tussauds waxworks among other attractions – has notched up sales of almost £1 million in its first season.

Indiana Beach stalwart dies
By 14/11/2013 Read More →

Indiana Beach stalwart dies

Thomas Earl Spackman, a former IAAPA president and the son of Indiana Beach founder Earl W Spackman, has passed away at the age of 100.

Park dining goes gourmet!
By 11/11/2013 Read More →

Park dining goes gourmet!

“A gourmet restaurant in an amusement park – that certainly isn’t something I bargained with,” remarked critic Wolfram Siebeck on a recent visit to Europa-Park, Rust, Germany.

Winter Efteling
By 11/11/2013 Read More →

Winter Efteling

It’s surely one of the longest winter seasons at any theme park worldwide, and it al starts on 18 November. Get ready for Winter Efteling.

Merlin shares soar on stock market debut
By 11/11/2013 Read More →

Merlin shares soar on stock market debut

Merlin Entertainments is worth more than three billon pounds, according to its long awaited stock market flotation.