Ohio on course for a bumper $2b entertainment park in 2019

Ohio on course for a bumper $2b entertainment park in 2019

Developers have announced plans for a $2b entertainment park outside of Columbus, Ohio. The new destination, which is being billed as the “ultimate entertainment experience” according to developer David Glimcher, is also touted to dwarf Disney Land by 265 acres, measuring in at a total of 350 acres.

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Toy Story Land Opens

Toy Story Land Opens

Actor and comedian Tim Allen (centre, left) and Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, experiences and consumer products, were joined on June 30 by a flurry of characters from Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story films to mark the opening of Toy Story Land. The new area, located in Walt Disney World Resort, lets guests shrink down […]

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Curious George show debuts at Universal Studios Japan

Curious George show debuts at Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan has announced that the park will host a new theatre show: Playing with Curious George, starting June 30 2018. The show is based on the “Curious George” stories, which have been popular worldwide for over 75 years, and children will be able to enjoy an imaginative and interactive attraction fit for the […]

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John Hallenbeck named vice president of North American operations by IAAPA

John Hallenbeck named vice president of North American operations by IAAPA

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attraction announced John Hallenbeck has joined the association’s team as vice president of North American operations. Hallenbeck will lead the IAAPA North American office, based in Orlando, and oversee membership engagement, growth, and service of the association largest region, representing more than 3,500 members.

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The Park at OWA unveils new splash pad

The Park at OWA unveils new splash pad

The Park at OWA, Foley, Alabama, has unveiled its newest, family friendly addition, the Wacky Waters splash pad. As part of OWA’s 520-acre resort development, Its newest addition comes just in time for the summer sunshine on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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VR added to Drop of Doom

VR added to Drop of Doom

Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois, has added an immersive virtual reality element to their Giant Drop ride. The new experience, DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom, will run through July 22. Using Samsung Gear VR headsets to view the action as Superman and Wonder Woman battle their nemesis, Lex Luthor, riders will do battle […]

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World premiere for Farm Fair GameChanger

World premiere for Farm Fair GameChanger

The world premiere of the new 4D rotating darkride, Farm Fair GameChanger, took place at Germany’s Bayern Park, where it is now open to the public. Called Stadlgaudi 4D, the ride caters to a large capacity of guests in a relatively small area, providing a true darkride experience.

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WhiteWater celebrates projects successes

WhiteWater celebrates projects successes

As WhiteWater prepared for the Asian Attractions Expo in Hong Kong, their team was looking forward to meeting with many of the clients and partners that have helped make 2018 a noteworthy year for them. WhiteWater supplied many of China’s, and the world’s, top parks with water slides, interactive water play structures, and water rides. […]

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Justice League: A Call for Heroes opens at Madame Tussauds Orlando

Justice League: A Call for Heroes opens at Madame Tussauds Orlando

Designed in collaboration with Warner Bros Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, Justice League: A Call for Heroes takes fans on an action-packed mission. Guests will step into the periled cities of Metropolis and Gotham City alongside an all-star cast of DC Super Heroes that includes Justice League’s Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry […]

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Southern hemisphere’s first flying theatre opening in December

Southern hemisphere’s first flying theatre opening in December

Brogent Group’s CEO, C.H. Ouyang, and Dreamworld Australia CEO, Craig Davidson, announced during a press conference at the IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo in Hong Kong more details on the opening of the southern hemisphere’s first flying theatre scheduled to open at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia in late December 2018.

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