Park Bloggin’

If we brand it they will come …or will they?
By 21/03/2017 Read More →

If we brand it they will come …or will they?

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.

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The Scandinavian model for success
By 25/09/2015 Read More →

The Scandinavian model for success

Lars Nielsen explains how the parks of Denmark, Sweden and Norway thrive in spite of short seasons and low national populations.

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All eye on Shanghai
By 21/10/2014 Read More →

All eye on Shanghai

by Dr Jack  Samuels

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Putting Anaheim on the map
By 07/02/2014 Read More →

Putting Anaheim on the map

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.

The French industry is doing well but a few taxing issues lie ahead
By 13/09/2013 Read More →

The French industry is doing well but a few taxing issues lie ahead

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.

Food for thought
By 17/12/2012 Read More →

Food for thought

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…

Reflections on the German park industry
By 05/10/2012 Read More →

Reflections on the German park industry

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.

Prospects for theme park success in China
By 10/09/2012 Read More →

Prospects for theme park success in China

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.

Widen Your Network
By 04/04/2012 Read More →

Widen Your Network

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.

By 09/02/2012 Read More →

Feel the intensity and thrive!

Our industry has always been identified with certain intensities, but in recent years additional factors have had a real impact on park attendance.