Events

AIMS International announces new board officers and directors

AIMS International announces new board officers and directors

Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers, International (AIMS) has new board officers and directors for 2019. Franceen Gonzales, EVP business development-the Americas, for WhiteWater, has become president of the AIMS board of directors. She replaces Tim Viox who served as board president for the past two years. The board of directors has also appointed Tony Claassen, […]

Foundations University set for Chicago

Foundations University set for Chicago

The 49th Foundations Entertainment University (FEU) will be held July 16-18 in Chicago, Illinois. The three-day comprehensive seminar programme will cover all aspects of planning, designing, developing and operating a location-based entertainment business or family entertainment centre (FEC). It will bring together top industry consultants Frank Seninsky, CEO, and Jerry Merola, CFO of Alpha-Omega Amusements […]

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Europa-Park hosts trinational ‘blue light’ day

Europa-Park hosts trinational ‘blue light’ day

This coming Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Trinational Blue Day will take place in Germany’s largest amusement park for the first time. Visitors will be provided with easy-to-implement, but life-saving measures in a playful way and can immerse themselves in the work of rescue teams during exciting hands-on activities.  DRK detection dogs will also demonstrate […]

First ParadropVRTM installation in the Middle East

First ParadropVRTM installation in the Middle East

Frontgrid Ltd has launched its first ParadropVRTM installation in the Middle East. The thrilling immersive attraction is now live and thrilling guests at VR Theme Park at The Dubai Mall, which is owned and operated by Emaar Entertainments. This latest installation is the first new ParadropVRTM site to launch this year, following installations at Universe […]

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Park World Excellence Awards: Steaming ahead with entries and nominations

Park World Excellence Awards: Steaming ahead with entries and nominations

Entries and nominations for the Park World Excellence Awards are up like-for-like on last year, with a wide range of parks, projects, rides, attractions and people joining the line-up ahead of the 21 June closing date. Launched in 2018 by Park World publisher, Datateam Business Media, the Park World Excellence Awards is open to operators, […]

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Europa-Park gets set for St Patrick’s Day

Europa-Park gets set for St Patrick’s Day

Europa-Park will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on 16 March at its 4* Bell Rock hotel. Guests will enjoy fresh Guinness, fruity cocktails and bacon cheese burgers with real Irish cheddar cheese from 6 pm in the ‘Spirit of St. Louis’ bar. Music will be provided by Murray Hockridge & Steven Hockridge, the band 1st Revolution […]

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IAAPA Leadership Conference 2019 brings together global attractions Executives in Abu Dhabi/Dubai, UAE

IAAPA Leadership Conference 2019 brings together global attractions Executives in Abu Dhabi/Dubai, UAE

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, celebrated a successful IAAPA Leadership Conference in Abu Dhabi/Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26-28 February 2019. More than 200 top-level attractions industry leaders gathered for the ninth annual event complete with thought-provoking presentations, unique networking opportunities, and exclusive behind-the scenes tours of several of the region’s most popular […]

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World’s largest swimming lesson celebrates 10th Anniversary on June 20

World’s largest swimming lesson celebrates 10th Anniversary on June 20

Registration for the 2019 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) is now open. This year’s event will take place Thursday, June 20th. Organisers are urging aquatic facilities of all types to show their love for water safety and drowning prevention by registering as an official 2019 Host Location and sharing that love on social media. The […]

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Alan Lowry joins the elite of the Themed Attraction Industry

Alan Lowry joins the elite of the Themed Attraction Industry

A Northern Ireland businessman will join the elite of the themed attraction industry at the prestigious International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Leadership Conference in the Middle East this week. Alan Lowry’s award-winning company, Environmental Street Furniture (ESF), has been focussing on the themed attraction industry after securing projects worth £1.5m in the […]

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Park World Excellence Awards open for entry

Park World Excellence Awards open for entry

Designed to celebrate the industry’s most outstanding parks, people, rides, and attractions, the Park World Excellence Awards 2019 will take place on Wednesday 18 September, in Paris. Now open for entry, the awards are split into three sections: the ‘Operator’ awards will honour the stand-out theme parks, family parks, waterparks and family entertainment centres across […]

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