2014

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.

By 16/06/2014 Read More →

Marineland expands

What’s the largest marine life park in Europe? Marineland in Antibes, France – and it’s set to get even larger thanks to a planned €30 million investment from owner Parques Reunidos.

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.

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.

By 23/05/2014 Read More →

Where A Million Diamonds Shine

by Paul Ruben Innovation is to be celebrated, to be cherished. That’s why I was so pleased to revisit Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to experience the crown jewel in the park’s New Fantasyland, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. 

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
By 23/05/2014 Read More →

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Set for an official opening on 28 May, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the crowning jewel of Walt Disney World’s New Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom in Florida.

Ice Age comes to Indonesia
By 23/05/2014 Read More →

Ice Age comes to Indonesia

The Indonesian amusement park Ancol launched a new Ice Age themed attraction last month, featuring an immersive flume ride.

Street slide!
By 23/05/2014 Read More →

Street slide!

For one day only – Sunday 4 May – visitors to Bristol, England, were able to enjoy a “pop up” slide set up down one of the city’s hilly streets.