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Playtime with Peppa

Playtime with Peppa

In 2011, the UK’s Paulton’s Park became the world’s first theme park to have a Peppa Pig themed attraction. Since then, the porcine megastar of pre-school entertainment has continued on her quest for world domination, with an ever increasing audience reach and themed attractions set to open all over the world. Park World paid a […]

Reflections on an American Dream

Reflections on an American Dream

American Dream Meadowlands will have more drawing power than Walt Disney World, according to Dr. Jack B. Samuels MBA, a.k.a. the Fun Doctor. The 2000 sq m retail and entertainment centre in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which opens next year at an estimated total project cost of close to $5 billion, is primed to become […]

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! partner with Nitro Circus to celebrate 100th anniversary

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! partner with Nitro Circus to celebrate 100th anniversary

  Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is reenergising its history with a two-year touring, digital content, and publishing partnership with action sports entertainment brand Nitro Circus. As a category exclusive partner, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will be featured throughout Nitro Circus’ live shows and the Nitro World Games. Utilizing athlete ambassadors, the two brands […]

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Switch International & Bandai announce FEC partnership

Switch International & Bandai announce FEC partnership

Switch International and  Bandai Namco Amusement Europe (BNAE) have announced a strategic alliance for the design and development of worldwide themed family entertainment centres. The collaborative projects will include everything from bowling and children’s bowling (including the Switch Mini Series) to simulators, virtual reality, food & beverage areas and VIP lounges. Arcade games and entertainment products […]

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Down with the kids

Down with the kids

Winner of ‘Best Attraction over 12,000 square feet’ at last year’s BALPPA FEC awards, Hobbledown outdoor activity park and zoo is from the team behind the successful Kidspace FEC chain. Ronnie Dungan spoke to marketing manager Katherine Newton to find out exactly where Hobbledown fits into the market… Read it in Park World  

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Soft launch success for Angry Birds World

Soft launch success for Angry Birds World

The world’s first Angry Birds World entertainment park has opened its doors to the public in Qatar, and invited guests into their nest to explore the newly built indoor section in line with the first phase of its launch. Located in Qatar’s largest fashion, dining and entertainment destination, Doha Festival City, the 17,000 sqm park, […]

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Innovative Leisure announce completion of new UK project installations

Innovative Leisure announce completion of new UK project installations

Adventure attractions specialist Innovative Leisure has announced the completion of a number of new project installations at venues in the UK. Innovative Leisure has almost two decades of experience supplying climbing wall attractions to a wide range of venues both in the UK and around Europe, including amusement and theme parks, zoos and safari parks, […]

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Make believe made real

Make believe made real

Every child dreams of being someone important and doing big things. Xavier López Ancona opened the first KidZania facility in Santa Fe, Mexico City in September 1999 as ‘La Ciudad de los Niños’ (City of the Children), with the idea of turning those dreams into reality by creating an interactive city that blends role-play and […]

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On the bounce

On the bounce

In the 15 years since Phil and Mark joined forces to become company leaders, Airquee has gone from strength to strength, expanding into Europe with an ever-growing range of bespoke inflatables, bouncy castles, pool obstacles and more. What originally started as a small sideline business has become an international success, and Airquee are planning to […]

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Casa da Monica

Casa da Monica

The entertainment industry in Brazil is experiencing difficulties, but as many crisis experts maintain, the best ideas arise from the need to overcome problems… Astrid González Nariño takes a look at the ‘Casa da Mônica’ success story: a family entertainment centre located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the centre is based on the popular Brazilian comic book franchise […]

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