2018

Asian Attractions Expo 2018

Asian Attractions Expo 2018

IAAPA’s centennial anniversary marked by 27 per cent growth. With more than 9000 participants, the success of the 2018 edition of IAAPA’s Asian Attractions Expo demonstrates the continued rapid growth of the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Read the full report here   

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Ohio on course for a bumper $2b entertainment park in 2019

Ohio on course for a bumper $2b entertainment park in 2019

Developers have announced plans for a $2b entertainment park outside of Columbus, Ohio. The new destination, which is being billed as the “ultimate entertainment experience” according to developer David Glimcher, is also touted to dwarf Disney Land by 265 acres, measuring in at a total of 350 acres.

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Family oriented park will become Six Flag’s eleventh in China

Family oriented park will become Six Flag’s eleventh in China

Hot on the heels of the announcement of three new branded parks to be built in Nanjing, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and its development partner, Riverside Investment Group, have revealed that the Nanjing entertainment complex will have a fourth park, Six Flags Kids World. The first phase of the complex, which will include the Kids […]

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Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum focuses on Saudi Arabia’s leisure and entertainment

Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum focuses on Saudi Arabia’s leisure and entertainment

With the Middle East’s focus on developing its entertainment sector, the 4th Annual Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum was held in Dubai from 7-8 May at the Meydan Hotel. The forum, hosted by leading events company IQPC, is now in its 4th year and provided insights and opportunities on the growing cluster of leisure […]

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A sneak peek of La Mer’s Laguna Waterpark…

A sneak peek of La Mer’s Laguna Waterpark…

May 11 marks the opening of the Laguna Waterpark, situated at the centre of the La Mer neighbourhood at the end of the promenade known as Laguna. So, there’s not long now until visitors will be able to enjoy four distinctive zones, five main rides (two of them being a first for the Middle East), […]

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Coaster Canine

Coaster Canine

Old coasters never die. They just go to the dogs. When Morey’s Piers, Wildwood, New Jersey, re-tracked their existing Great Nor’Easter roller coaster, an SLC by Vekoma Rides positioned on Surfside Pier, they saved and are now recycling the old track. Eleven pieces of the discarded track are being used to create a giant artistic […]

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New track for Gale Force

New track for Gale Force

Crews at Playland’s Castaway Cove, Ocean City, New Jersey, are completing the replacement of all 1,200 feet (366 m) of track on the Gale Force roller coaster. Supplied by S&S – Sansei Technologies, the LSM Triple Launch Coaster opened in 2017. The ingenious design of the three launches (one forward, one backward, and a final […]

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Coventry set to get a £38.7m water and leisure complex neighbour

Coventry set to get a £38.7m water and leisure complex neighbour

Coventry’s Spire House has been levelled in preparation for a new multi-million water park – located just under an hour’s drive from Leicester. Work has already begun on the site, and the new building will house a water park with a 25 metre swimming pool, gym, climbing wall, squash courts, dance studio, day spa… and […]

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Le Pal’s Yukon Quad roars out of the gate

Le Pal’s Yukon Quad roars out of the gate

French park Le Pal is a hybrid; a zoo and amusement park rolled into one, with a focus on family friendly fun. This demographic has to be taken into account by park management when selecting a new ride, as the new attraction must provide good sensations while not being too scary.

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Polin announce new group structure

Polin announce new group structure

The Polin brand has taken a new step, as the process required to finalise the establishment of Polin Holding under the brand name Polin Group will continue to be housed under one of four main umbrellas: Amusement Attractions, Composites Manufacturing, Park Development and Funtastic Parks. Founded in 1976, Polin Waterparks has served as a world […]

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