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Roll on, Newcastle: new giant wheel pictures revealed

Roll on, Newcastle: new giant wheel pictures revealed

Vision revealed: The Whey Aye and Giants on the Quayside development (artist’s impression pictured) will help deliver one of Europe’s best waterfront experiences World Wheel Company has released a sneak peek of Europe’s tallest observation wheel – ‘The Whey Aye’, named for its home in Newcastle. The wheel stands at nearly 460ft, 16ft taller than the […]

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Six Flags to operate Magic Waters Waterpark

Six Flags to operate Magic Waters Waterpark

A lease agreement has been approved by the Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners allowing Six Flags Entertainment Corporation to operate Magic Waters Waterpark from spring 2019. This lease agreement is expected to be signed in the near future, and allows the largest regional theme park company in the world to bring its brand to […]

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Double trouble coming to Efteling

Double trouble coming to Efteling

Netherlands’ fairy-tale theme park Efteling has announced that the Bobsleigh track, due to reopen mid-October, will be replaced in 2020 by a new Mack Rides coaster: Max and Moritz. Construction of the new double family ride rollercoaster is scheduled to begin in 2019 and conclude in spring 2020. Max and Moritz is being designed with […]

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Mark Rossow joins Semnox’s Americas team as CSMO

Mark Rossow joins Semnox’s Americas team as CSMO

Semnox has announced the appointment of Mark Rossow as chief sales and marketing officer of its Americas team. With over 25 years of diverse business experience from early-stage and start-ups to large public companies as an experienced C-Level sales, marketing and operational strategy entrepreneur with P&L responsibility, Rossow is expected to usher Semnox into a […]

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SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio to debut new attractions

SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio to debut new attractions

An interactive sea turtle attraction and new rides will bring more waves of adventure to SeaWorld & Aquatica San Antonio in spring 2019. SeaWorld will unveil Turtle Reef, a habitat that will enable guests to get an up-close look at threatened and endangered sea turtles, plus learn about the threats the species face in the […]

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Fernando Eiroa Steps Down as CEO of Parques Reunidos

Fernando Eiroa Steps Down as CEO of Parques Reunidos

Parques Reunidos’ Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Fernando Eiroa as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Company and as a member of the Board, as well as from all other positions he held at the Company, effective immediately. The Company has now launched a search for a new CEO. Meanwhile, the non-executive […]

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Apple Industries welcomes Francois De Freitas

Apple Industries welcomes Francois De Freitas

Scott Avery and Francois De Freitas in front of Prism Photo Studio Manufacturer of FacePlace photo booths, Apple Industries, has appointed Francois De Freitas as senior director of marketing. Francois brings an established knowledge of the photobooth market to the role, gained during his time with Photo-Me International.

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Hersheypark to create Hershey’s Chocolatetown

Hersheypark to create Hershey’s Chocolatetown

Inspired by the legacy of founder Milton S. Hershey, Hersheypark, the 121-acre amusement park in Hershey, Pennsylvania, announced a $150 million transformational expansion.

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Tyffon raises $2.17m to fuel USA expansion

Tyffon raises $2.17m to fuel USA expansion

California-based out-of-home entertainment company Tyffon has raised a new $2.17m round of financing to expand into the United States with its Tyffonium experiences. New investors include Sega Sammy Holdings, Mizuho Capital, Tokyu Recreation, Canal Ventures, among others.

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Park World Excellence Awards: Winners revealed

Park World Excellence Awards: Winners revealed

The Park World Excellence Awards reached its peak on Wednesday 26 September, as professionals from across the theme park and attractions industry gathered for a dazzling evening of celebration in recognition of the sector’s premier talents at the W Amsterdam.

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