Features

Something old, something new

Something old, something new

Most people familiar with the US wouldn’t think of a theme park nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains as part of the Old West. According to Kathy Archer, however, it’s the perfect way to describe Tweetsie Railroad, a magical piece of history tucked away in the mountains near Boone, North Carolina. Read the full Park […]

Old legends, new Legendia

Old legends, new Legendia

Alterface, Jora Vision, and ETF have joined forces with Chorzów based Legendia Park to bring a piece of Polish folklore to life. The Basilisk (or Bazyliszek in Polish) is the country’s first interactive dark ride, and Park World was lucky enough to check it out… Read Park World’s Ride Profile here

Riding through the Rockies

Riding through the Rockies

There’s a new addition in France’s Le Pal park – the Yukon Quad, a roaring ride with a rustic Canadian twist or two. Opened to the public in April, the coaster is the result of fine-tuned plans and a dreamy creative concept. Hannah Hart reports for Park World – read more here

Merlin Midway: taking the market by storm

Merlin Midway: taking the market by storm

With more than 100 attractions across 22 countries, Merlin Entertainments’ Midway portfolio is going from strength to strength. In response to the growing tourist market in Asia, the entertainment powerhouse will open five new Asian Midway attractions over the next two years. Bryony Andrews spoke to James Crampton, corporate affairs director at Merlin Entertainments, to find […]

Posted in: Asia Pacific, Features
175 years of magic at Tivoli

175 years of magic at Tivoli

Danish amusement park Tivoli Gardens celebrates an unbelievable 175th anniversary this year. Park World took a trip to the park, located in central Copenhagen, to find out the secret to its enduring appeal. Bryony Andrews reports. Click here to read the story in Park World

Ryan Miziker on being the invisible partner

Ryan Miziker on being the invisible partner

Full service creative design and production company Miziker Entertainment specialises in being invisible. Whether its for a theme park’s nighttime spectacular, a Halloween horror maze or the superbowl halftime show, the team aims to leave absolutely no trace of their work – no hint at all that the world of the attraction is fabricated – […]

SATE Europe

SATE Europe

This year’s European meeting took place on May 2 and 3 at Europa Park, and, as in years before, SATE celebrated a collaborative culture of production, where designers, technologists, producers, developers and operators work closely together from the early stages of a project, in a team structure often more horizontal than hierarchical. Story, architecture, and […]

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Down with the kids

Down with the kids

Winner of ‘Best Attraction over 12,000 square feet’ at last year’s BALPPA FEC awards, Hobbledown outdoor activity park and zoo is from the team behind the successful Kidspace FEC chain. Ronnie Dungan spoke to marketing manager Katherine Newton to find out exactly where Hobbledown fits into the market… Read it in Park World  

Posted in: Features, Play
Jeju Shinhwa World

Jeju Shinhwa World

Jeju Shinhwa World marks the beginning of a new era for the South Korean island of Jeju, known for its beach resorts and volcanic landscape of craters and cave-like lava tubes. With this fully integrated new resort, developer Landing International aims to provide a one-stop service for all tourists – from leisure to business, and from couples to families. […]

Down the shore; on the floor

Down the shore; on the floor

In mid-April I decided to attend the 33rd annual Ocean City, New Jersey, Doo Dah Parade, which celebrates the end of tax season. It kicks off the summer season for the city’s two amusement venues, Scott Simpson’s Playland’s Castaway Cove and Jay Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. It also marks the opening of an uninterrupted season of […]

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