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First Cinemark Spaces opens

First Cinemark Spaces opens

Cinemark Holdings, Inc., is opening a new, immersive virtual reality (VR) experience on February 8 at its Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose, California, at the Westfield Oakridge Shopping Centre. As the newest Spaces location, it will feature multi-sensory VR technology blending 4D effects, 3D face scanning, physical interaction and social group […]

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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor announces largest expansion in park history

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor announces largest expansion in park history

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, will introduce a second major addition for the 2019 season, Calypso Springs. This massive activity pool is Six Flags Hurricane Harbor’s largest new attraction since the waterpark opened in 2000. “Hurricane Harbor is an industry leader with best-in-class water slides and spectacular, interactive family attractions,” said Six Flags […]

Legoland Florida Resort to open The Lego Movie World

Legoland Florida Resort to open The Lego Movie World

Opening March 27, Legoland Florida Resort, Winter Haven, Florida, is taking guests from the theatre to the theme park with the launch of The Lego Movie World. Created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this expansion features three new rides and numerous attractions, all inspired by the characters and themes of the worldwide blockbuster […]

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RCI Adding Sky Trail to LuLu’s Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach

RCI Adding Sky Trail to LuLu’s Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach

Lucy “LuLu” Buffett, owner of three popular LuLu’s restaurants in Destin, Florida, Gulf Shores, Alabama, and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is opening her second outdoor Sky Trail aerial attraction in mid-February at Buffett’s North Myrtle Beach restaurant at Barefoot Landing. The 48-foot tall (14.63m) Sky Trail is being designed and installed by Ropes Courses […]

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Lazer Fury 360 Coming to Beach Bend

Lazer Fury 360 Coming to Beach Bend

Beach Bend, Bowling Green, Kentucky, will introduce the unusual bumper car turned laser shooting game this summer with their new attraction, Lazer Fury 360. A Laser Fury 360 Galactic Defense System from Amusement Products LLC, Lazer Fury 360 combines full vertical and horizontal motion with interactive game play. Riders’ vehicles are equipped with a laser […]

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José Díaz appointed Parques Reunidos new CEO

José Díaz appointed Parques Reunidos new CEO

José Díaz Gómez has been appointed as Parques Reunidos’ new Chief Executive Officer by the company’s Board of Directors. He fills the vacancy generated by the departure of Fernando Eiroa Giménez on October 4, 2018. Díaz has experience in the leisure park sector and knowledge of Parques Reunidos, where he was Managing Director as well […]

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SeaWorld Entertainment appoints Gustavo Antorcha as CEO

SeaWorld Entertainment appoints Gustavo Antorcha as CEO

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has appointed Gustavo (Gus) Antorcha as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective February 18, 2019. In addition, the Company announced that John T. Reilly, who has served as Interim CEO during the CEO search process, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. The Company’s announcement follows a thorough […]

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Spanish engineering company WAVEGARDEN signs contract to build the world’s largest surfing lagoon in South Korea

Spanish engineering company WAVEGARDEN signs contract to build the world’s largest surfing lagoon in South Korea

Development has begun on the world’s largest man-made surf park in Turtle Island, Siheung in the Gyeonggi province of South Korea. Scheduled to open in 2020, the announcement of this project was made official following the signing of a contract in November 2018 between Wavegarden and Daewon Plus Construction, one of South Korea’s largest real […]

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Yukon Striker construction completed

Yukon Striker construction completed

The last piece of roller coaster track for Yukon Striker by Bolliger & Mabillard was just installed at Canada’s Wonderland outside Toronto, marking the completion of what will be the fastest, tallest and longest dive roller coaster in the world. The construction project began in January 2018 with the excavation of Yukon Striker’s underwater tunnel […]

HOLOGATE wins ‘Best Location-Based Entertainment’ at the 2019 Lumiere Awards

HOLOGATE wins ‘Best Location-Based Entertainment’ at the 2019 Lumiere Awards

HOLOGATE, the multi-user immersive media platform won best location-based entertainment at the 2019 Lumiere Awards presented by the Advanced Imaging Society. The event held Wednesday night in the Steven J. Ross Theater on the Warner Bros lot in Burbank recognises outstanding international achievement in the creation of immersive storytelling using advanced visual technologies like Virtual […]