Tag: park news

Merlin reveals plans for Legoland® Discovery Centre Beijing

Merlin reveals plans for Legoland® Discovery Centre Beijing

Merlin Entertainments will open a LegolandDiscovery Centre in Beijing, building on its existing attractions in China. The announcement comes at a time of particular focus on UK links with China, during UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s trade visit to the country this week. She has acknowledged the importance of UK business activity in China, including Merlin’s […]

Posted in: 2018
Efteling to expand and open a new attraction in 2020

Efteling to expand and open a new attraction in 2020

Dutch theme park Efteling is submitting an application to expand by eight hectares and add a new attraction in 2020. The expansion is described in the draft development plan ‘World of Efteling 2030’ and involves enlarging the eastern side of the park. The municipal council is expected to sanction the development plan this summer, while […]

Posted in: 2018, News
Mayan-themed resort planned on the Mexican Riviera Maya

Mayan-themed resort planned on the Mexican Riviera Maya

The Mayan-themed Amikoo Resort Destination theme park, an $840 million project, will be built on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. It will be developed by Grupo Gala Resorts & Entertainment and Grupo IUSA. “Amikoo means ‘friend’ in the Mayan language,” explained Angel Rodriguez, president of Grupo Gala. The project includes two phases, […]

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Three new rides announced for Gardaland’s Peppa Pig Land

Three new rides announced for Gardaland’s Peppa Pig Land

Italian theme park Gardaland, part of the  Merlin Entertainments group, has announced three new rides set to feature in its new area Peppa Pig Land. Families will be able to visit Peppa’s famous yellow house, climb aboard a pirate ship inside the Pirate Island Boat Ride, go on an adventure with Grandpa Pig’s Train Ride or […]

Posted in: 2018, News
Updated Europa-Park coaster themed around Moulin Rouge

Updated Europa-Park coaster themed around Moulin Rouge

The landmark attraction of the French themed area of ​​Europa-Park, the enclosed Eurosat rollercoaster, will be extensively modified this summer, and will be themed around the Moulin Rouge. The rails and cables, as well as the technology and the subjecting, of the Eurosat – CanCan Coaster will be completely renewed. The ride, created by Mack […]

Posted in: 2018, News
Sweden’s first dark ride to open at Furuvik

Sweden’s first dark ride to open at Furuvik

In May of 2018, Furuvik, an amusement park located north of Stockholm, will open the first interactive dark ride in Sweden. By investing over SEK 25 million ($3 million), and with the help of dark ride specialist Sally Corporation, the old dark ride Spökborgen (the Ghost Castle) is being completely transformed into a brand new […]

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Festival City comes to Walibi Rhône-Alpes

Festival City comes to Walibi Rhône-Alpes

Walibi Rhône-Alpes’ new area Festival City, which is set to open for the 2018 season, will feature three new attractions by Zamperla. The first attraction of its kind installed in a French amusement park, the Vertical Swing has a capacity of 32 passengers and reaches 49.7 meters high. Sitting on a swing, visitors experience a […]

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Valleyfair’s North Star placed in US travel awards

Valleyfair’s North Star placed in US travel awards

The newest ride at Minnesota amusement park Valleyfair (owned by major operator Cedar Entertainment) placed fourth in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best New Amusement Park Attraction. The 230-foot-tall Starflyer (by Funtime) named North Star made its debut at Valleyfair in 2017. It spins riders more than 20 stories above […]

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Dreamworld’s flying start to 2018

Dreamworld’s flying start to 2018

Australia’s biggest theme park Dreamworld has announced it will be home to the Southern Hemisphere’s first flying theatre, in a partnership between parent company Ardent Leisure and leading simulation company Brogent Technologies Inc. The Gold Coast theme park is set to launch an Australian-themed i-Ride flying theatre in late 2018. It will be housed in […]

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Al Montazah park updates to launch in February

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced it will spend Dh100 million on the second phase of updates at the Al Montazah amusement and water theme park in Sharjah., UAE. Details of the new features and extensions were revealed at a press conference. Shurooq revealed that the capacity of the destination has been […]

Posted in: 2018