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Market Report: Middle East

Market Report: Middle East

Market conditions in the GCC have proved challenging for the attractions industry over the past 12 months, writes Phil Taylor, but with a number of notable highlights. Here, the Dubai based industry expert brings us up to speed on the projects from the UAE and wider Middle East region. Read his report here.

Let’s talk tech

Let’s talk tech

The evolution of Family Entertainment Centres (FEC’s) from small indoor play centres adjacent to shopping centres and restaurants, to larger scale entertainment and/or edutainment venues that appeal to the whole family, has resulted in a proliferation of venues offering everything from esports to trampolining, bumper cars to bowling, thrill rides to VR and much more […]

Park Profile: EnergyLandia

Park Profile: EnergyLandia

With 70 different attractions, everyone can find something they love at EnergyLandia says Kris Kojder, pr manager and spokesperson. Read the Park World interview here.

Lock it out for safety

Lock it out for safety

Safety is and always has been the number one priority of the attractions industry, with maintenance checklist programmes playing a vitally important role says David Bromilow, global director of parks and attractions at the Mobaro Park Group. Read more…

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It’s got the ‘wow’ factor

It’s got the ‘wow’ factor

PortAventura World invited Park World to its 2019 opening ceremony earlier this month, demonstrating why it is one of the best family leisure destinations in Europe…..Read more

What’s new in North America

What’s new in North America

The amusement industry is booming, and the numbers confirm this. There are two new amusement parks and at least eight new waterparks opening on the continent, and dozens of other rides and attractions planned for 2019. According to the Roller Coaster Data Base, worldwide there are 170 roller coasters scheduled to open in 2019. North […]

Europe: Season Preview

Europe: Season Preview

Park World provides a snapshot of what’s coming up in 2019 and beyond… Take a look!

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Pursuing a policy of continuous expansion

Pursuing a policy of continuous expansion

Until the late 20th century Mack Rides was famous for trailers and caravans for showmen. But as early as 1921 Mack created the first rollercoaster and later on, other carnival attractions. Today Mack Rides supplies 95% of all Europa-Park attractions and has built hundreds more for theme parks around the world.  Park World editor Becci […]

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Bud Hurlbut’s Castle Park today

Bud Hurlbut’s Castle Park today

To examine how a successful kiddie park operates, Park World visited Castle Park in Riverside, California, which was opened in 1976 by Wendel “Bud” Hurlbut, a legend in the amusement industry; an earlier park he had opened in El Monte, California in 1945, was frequented by Walt Disney and the two became friends. Read our […]

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Enthusiasts: The good, the bad and the ugly

Enthusiasts: The good, the bad and the ugly

Football teams have fans, railways have train spotters, and the theme park industry has coaster enthusiasts. Just like football fans, they’re loyal supporters, and just like train spotters they can be incredibly knowledgable. But are they harmless regulars to a park, or are they a park’s worst nightmare? Amusement industry consultant Marcus Gaines finds out…  […]

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