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Merchandising magic

Four ways to make your merchandise and novelty items successful Merchandise and novelty items are a staple of the theme park experience. Customers have come to not only love them, but expect them, and theme park owners have come to rely on them as an added revenue source and a way to augment the customers’ experience. CEO […]

Join the Battle for Eire

Join the Battle for Eire

Visitors to the Virginia theme park will find themselves soaring over Ireland on a fantasy quest with a fairy warrior when they take on the new VR attraction at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Developed by Falcon’s Creative Group, Battle For Eire marries a motion-based theatre simulator with 360º VR headsets to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Park […]

Interactivity and game simplification

Interactivity and game simplification

Manufacturer of interactive and media-based attractions Alterface will be participating at the IAAPA Attractions Expo, the largest global trade show for attraction parks and the entertainment industry, from 13 to 16 November, 2018. The team’s focus at the show will be demonstrating the new Erratic Ride XL and NOMAD wireless pointing and shooting for the […]

Latin America: Season Preview

Latin America: Season Preview

Amusement parks in a number of Latin American countries are preparing to expand their entertainment offering in 2019 with the aim of increasing visitor numbers. Mexico is leading the way for 2019 projects, but Brazil, whose entertainment industry has recorded a difficult year, also has good news to announce. Astrid González Nariño reports for Park […]

The rise of retailtainment

The rise of retailtainment

Amusement and leisure attractions increasingly find homes in America’s shopping malls.                 The American shopping mall has seen rapid growth in the decades since the 1950s. These retail havens were originally anchored by large department stores that attracted shoppers and made the mall popular with the masses, but […]

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The fairytale experience

The fairytale experience

There’s magic in the air again at the Netherlands’ fairy-tale theme park, Efteling. CARO is the park’s newest production and the first of its kind to feature at the on-site theatre, detailing a modern-era fairy-tale packed with dance, music, and acrobatics galore. CARO was inspired by the park’s 100-year-old carousel, Stoomcarrousel, and Park World went […]

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An Asian Legend

An Asian Legend

Fantawild Holdings Inc.’s latest launch, Nanning Fantawild Asian Legend, aims to educate and entertain, providing a unique, interactive insight into Southeast Asian culture and history. The theme park was designed and developed wholly by the leading Chinese theme park investor and operator. Fantawild senior VP Daisy Shang spoke to Park World 

The Enjoy City: India’s newest water park

The Enjoy City: India’s newest water park

Located on the picturesque bank of the Mahisagar River, The Enjoy City waterpark opened to the public earlier this year. Joining an existing theme park, adventure park and gardens, the waterpark completes the line up to offer guests an escape from the summer heat… Read more here 

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment: 2019 Preview

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment: 2019 Preview

In 2019, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will experience one of the its biggest years ever for new attractions, with rides and thrills set to come to every park market. Read more here

Walt Disney World update

Walt Disney World update

New shows, parties and character experiences Starting January 18 and continuing well into 2019, a host of new and limited-time magic will debut at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. A collection of shows, parties, Disney character interactions and more will arrive in the midst of Walt Disney World’s most significant growth of the past two […]