Visitor numbers at an all time high for Europa-Park

Visitor numbers at an all time high for Europa-Park

With over 5.6 million visitors last year, Europa-Park broke its 2017 record. Park owner Roland Mack said: “We are very happy that the guests stayed with us so much despite the fire in May. The long heat period in the summer was not conducive, but the October, with Halloween and the winter season balanced it […]

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Schlitterbahn seeking alumni

Schlitterbahn seeking alumni

Schlitterbahn is seeking out all former members of the Bahn staff family to help celebrate the park’s 40th anniversary in 2019. Everyone from lifeguards to housekeepers, accountants to Dippin’ Dot scoopers, grounds crew to glitter tattoo artists – all far-flung Schlitterbahn staff alumni from every park are invited to sign up on a special site […]

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Universal Orlando reveals earlier-than-ever opening for Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando reveals earlier-than-ever opening for Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando Resort has an early holiday gift for guests who are visiting in early September 2019. They’ll now have the opportunity to experience the Halloween event during their visit. Due to popular demand and the incredible growth of the event, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2019 will begin earlier than ever before, running select […]

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Yukon striker enjoys rapid progress

Yukon striker enjoys rapid progress

Canada’s Wonderland is thrilled to see such rapid progress on its new world-record breaking Bolliger & Mabillard dive coaster, Yukon Striker. The entire coaster consists of 107 track pieces and 42 support columns. The largest column is 63 meters (207 feet) high and over a meter (3 feet) in diameter. In the new year the […]

Zierer Busy for 2019

Zierer Busy for 2019

Zierer has a full order book to fill for 2019. Most recently as shown in the photo is a contract signed at the IAAPA Attractions Expo. It was for a Jet Ski with Fraispertuis Amusement Park in France on behalf of EAS in Amsterdam. Shown at the contract signing are, left to right, Yvonne Penzkofer, […]

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Ripley’s turns 100

Ripley’s turns 100

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! celebrated its 100th anniversary last month. Believe It or Not!, a phrase you likely hear daily, was coined by Robert Ripley, a man who created a century old (and counting!) legacy. 100 years later, “Believe It or Not!” remains a part of our lexicon, but what about the man behind […]

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S&S Worldwide busy

S&S Worldwide busy

S&S Worldwide, Logan, Utah is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2019 with a full order book. The company’s fabrication plans for rides to open in 2019 include two record-breaking roller coasters. Its work includes 4D Free Spin Coasters for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Ocean Flower Island. Six Flags Great America will get an Air […]

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment breaks ground on new Orlando headquarters

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment breaks ground on new Orlando headquarters

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment celebrated the groundbreaking of its new headquarters to be based at SeaWorld Orlando last month. The 40,725 square foot (3,783 sq m), three-story building will be a shared home for ambassadors from the current Park Support Center and at the SeaWorld Orlando park. “Today is much more than the groundbreaking of […]

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Okyay Halavurt promoted at Polin

Okyay Halavurt promoted at Polin

Polin has assigned Okyay Halavurt to be the role of regional business development manager, and he already relocated to the UK. His primary duties in this new position will include business development processes, sales processes, project management, service sales, and supervision in the region. In other words, he will visit customers, give practical information on […]

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TEA festive day out a success

TEA festive day out a success

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) held its festive day out on Thursday 13 December. The day kicked off with a networking lunch at London’s original escape rooms, ClueQuest, where guests took part in escape games before heading off for cocktails and onto Winter Wonderland. The TEA’s Matt Barton said: “Now in its third year, ‘The London […]

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