With new theme parks being built around the world in both record numbers, Gary Goddard is concerned that not enough importance is being paid to their long-term success.
Lars Nielsen explains how the parks of Denmark, Sweden and Norway thrive in spite of short seasons and low national populations.
by Jack Lindquist In a special edition of Park Bloggin’, official ‘Disney Legend’ Jack Lindquist (pictured), who began his 38-year career with the company as Disneyland’s first ever advertising manager, explains how he helped put the California park and its then relatively unknown location on the map.
by Anthony Goret The SNELAC (Syndicat National des Espaces de Loisirs, d’Attractions et Culturels) is the French national union of recreational, amusement and cultural sites.
by Dennis Speigel Food, glorious food is as much a part of the amusement/theme park experience as riding a rollercoaster or playing a midway game. However, since the birth of American theme parks, food service has been by and large ghastly! Yet things are now steadily improving. Read on…
by Olaf Mordelt As the end of the 2012 season approaches, I believe that, once again, the German amusement park and attractions industry can be proud of the steady growth achieved throughout these turbulent economical times.
by Dr Jack Samuels Each year I make an annual visit to lecture at Shanghai Normal University, and these visits have provided some interesting food for thought about the amusement industry in China.
by Dr Jack Samuels The amusement and attractions business is extremely diverse but it is also part of a much wider industry, that of the leisure, entertainment and hospitality – or tourism if you prefer.