Editorial

Compact discoveries

Compact discoveries

Parks with limited space that crave a big, tall, eye-catching coaster ride, need not be disappointed if they consider some of the low-footprint, compact options that are currently available on the market. The new family of vertical rides need not necessarily have a large monetary layout either, as Paul Ruben finds out… Read more here

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Expertly done: The Leisure Expert Group

Expertly done: The Leisure Expert Group

Jora Entertainment rebrands as the Leisure Expert Group A change of name for Jora Entertainment aims to reflect the firm’s increasingly broad offering with a ‘blank sheet’ development process for a wide variety of park projects. It is even looking to move beyond parks and into events and festivals. Paul Ruben found out more….  

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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.

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. 

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.