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WhiteWater and Holovis announce strategic partnership

WhiteWater and Holovis announce strategic partnership

WhiteWater and Holovis announced an exclusive new strategic partnership between their two companies ahead of IAAPA.   Holovis has been exploring for some time how to enter the water park sector and WhiteWater has been looking for an innovative technology partner to further enhance its position as the world’s leading water park company.   Geoff […]

Hal McEvoy named IAAPA President and CEO

Hal McEvoy named IAAPA President and CEO

Hal McEvoy has been named president and CEO of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), effectively immediately. The announcement by the Board of Directors follows a comprehensive worldwide executive search process conducted by the IAAPA Compensation Committee which is made up of IAAPA members from around the globe.

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Holovis join Liver Building project

Holovis join Liver Building project

The Royal Liver Building is due to be revamped with a visitor attraction and projection mapped show as part of Heritage Great Britain’s new project. As well as producing the projection mapped show for the iconic Liverpudlian building, Holovis is is working with Heritage Great Britain on a series of signature destination attractions, across both […]

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Carowinds to Add Copperhead Strike Double Launch Coaster

Carowinds to Add Copperhead Strike Double Launch Coaster

Carowinds, North Carolina, is set to boost its evolution as a destination amusement part with the introduction of Copperhead Strike. The Carolina’s first double launch coaster will arrive in 2019, and simulate the chase of getaway cars racing through rolling farmland. Riders will experience two launches through a relentless winding ride across 3,255ft of steel […]

Otter Banks – Columbus Zoo’s Zoombezi Bay opens fourth waterpark expansion

Otter Banks – Columbus Zoo’s Zoombezi Bay opens fourth waterpark expansion

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s 9.2 hectare Zoombezi Bay waterpark opened to the public this year with a brand new expansion. Designed and built by Aquatic Development Group (ADG), the appropriately dubbed ‘Otter Banks’ aims to increase the value of the venue for its visitors. Paul Ruben reports. Click here to read the full article!

Enhancing the guest experience

Enhancing the guest experience

Premier technology solutions provider to the leisure and entertainment sector accesso generated $133 million in revenue over the past year – almost tripling its 2012 total. Recently-appointed CEO Paul Noland speaks to editor Bryony Andrews about how the company’s comprehensive product suite and unique offerings can benefit operator and guest alike. Click here for the […]

Two new experiences introduced at Discovery Cove

Two new experiences introduced at Discovery Cove

Thanks to the introduction of new Relaxation Massages, a day at Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida, is even more tranquil. The park’s new Animal Trek program gives guests the chance to explore behind the scenes and get to know Discovery Cove’s animal residents even better – and both new programs have debuted in time for the […]

Jeju Shinhwa World

Jeju Shinhwa World

Jeju Shinhwa World marks the beginning of a new era for the South Korean island of Jeju, known for its beach resorts and volcanic landscape of craters and cave-like lava tubes. With this fully integrated new resort, developer Landing International aims to provide a one-stop service for all tourists – from leisure to business, and from couples to families. […]

Legoland Florida Resort planning the Lego Movie World

Legoland Florida Resort planning the Lego Movie World

Legoland Florida Resort, Winter Haven, Florida, will premier The Lego Movie World in spring 2019 at the theme park. It represents Legoland Florida Resort’s largest investment yet. The announcement follows the success of the blockbuster film, The Lego Movie, the upcoming sequel and the popularity of the film’s characters within the children’s theme park. Working […]

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West Coast’s tallest Drop Tower debuts super hero VR experience

West Coast’s tallest Drop Tower debuts super hero VR experience

Six Flags Magic Mountain, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, has introduced a new, extreme virtual reality experience coming to one of the world’s tallest and fastest drop tower rides. For a limited time, guests can experience the new DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom VR. Thrill-seekers will don […]

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