Efteling to launch virtual experience Dreamflight

Efteling to launch virtual experience Dreamflight

In spring 2018, Efteling’s top attraction Dreamflight (Droomvlucht) will also be accessible for disabled visitors through virtual reality. At present, Droomvlucht is the only top attraction at the Dutch fairytale theme park that, for safety reasons, is not accessible for handicapped visitors. The indoor dark ride Droomvlucht offers a flight through a world of dreams […]

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BALPPA’s FEC Excellence Awards winners revealed

BALPPA’s FEC Excellence Awards winners revealed

The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) held its inaugural FEC Excellence Awards on Monday 27 November at Drayton Manor Hotel. The event celebrated excellence within the leisure industry for FEC and Indoor Play operators, providing an opportunity for BALPPA Members and non-Members to nominate others or self nominate their business across […]

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Dreamland successfully exits administration

Dreamland successfully exits administration

On Friday 3 November 2017, Sands Heritage Limited, trading as Dreamland Margate, successfully exited administration. This has been followed by a corporate reorganisation that aims to put Dreamland in a strong position for the future. The recent £25 million investment has seen the first phase of redevelopment, which has enabled the re-landscaping of the park, the continued […]

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Gary Goddard takes leave of absence from The Goddard Group

Gary Goddard takes leave of absence from The Goddard Group

Company founder Gary Goddard has taken a leave of absence from The Goddard Group, an entertainment design firm based in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. Goddard, founder and CEO of the company, will begin his leave effective immediately, according to the company’s chief operating officer Barry Kemper. Taylor Jeffs is assuming the role of president and […]

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Panem Aerial Tour unveiled

Panem Aerial Tour unveiled

The Lionsgate zone, one of the five zones at Motiongate Dubai at Dubai Parks and Resorts, is now fully open unveiling the world’s first ever rides and attractions inspired by the blockbuster movie franchise The Hunger Games. This includes the Panem Aerial Tour, an exhilarating 3D hovercraft aerial tour over the districts on the way […]

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Celebrating industry excellence: the Brass Ring Awards 2017

Presented by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) at its 2017 Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, the annual Brass Ring Awards recognize amusement parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers (FECs), and suppliers from around the world. Categories include food and beverage, games and retail, human resources, live entertainment, marketing, […]

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Polin Aquariums launches Funtastic Aquariums concept

Polin Aquariums launches Funtastic Aquariums concept

Following the launch of the new Polin Aquariums division last year (the first of which is already under construction and will open in Anzali, Iran, in March) Polin Waterparks has launched the new concept under the Funtastic Aquariums brand. The Funtastic Aquariums brand includes a full offering of entertainment options including family entertainment centers (FECs), game centers and shopping. And while […]

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Triotech enters VR attractions market with Ubisoft

Triotech enters VR attractions market with Ubisoft

Creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment Ubisoft will provide content for Triotech’s latest offering featuring Ubisoft’s Rabbids and Assassin’s Creed, which was showcased at the annual IAAPA trade show in Orlando last week. “We have watched the evolution of Virtual Reality technology closely over the last few years,” said Ernest Yale, Triotech founder, president & CEO. “We […]

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VRstudios launches VRcade Arena  at IAE 2017

VRstudios launches VRcade Arena  at IAE 2017

VRstudios, provider of immersive VR solutions for Location-Based Entertainment (LBE) , demonstrated the VRcade Arena at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo. The VRcade Arena is an arena-scale, multiplayer, free-roaming virtual reality system based on VRstudios’ Attraction Management Platform (AMP). It has been developed specifically for commercial applications as a turnkey solution […]

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Launch of Museum of the Bible

Launch of Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible, a 2.5 billion USD investment in the heart of Washington D.C., was opened to the public on 17th November. The museum includes an impressive collection of artefacts from the Ancient Near East to the modern period, which have been loaned by 41 institutions worldwide. One of the main attractions is ‘Washington […]

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