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LEGOLAND NY reveals first of its kind ride tech at IAAPA

LEGOLAND NY reveals first of its kind ride tech at IAAPA

This morning at IAAPA, LEGOLAND New York Resort revealed a first look at the LEGO Factory Adventure ride — exclusive to the New York theme park – and introduced first-of-its-kind technology that makes the experience even more personalized for each individual rider. When it opens 4 July 2020 LEGOLAND New York Resort will introduce the LEGO Factory […]

Shontae Savage and Michael Lavelle join Apple Industries’ sales team

Shontae Savage and Michael Lavelle join Apple Industries’ sales team

Apple Industries just hired two new sales executives to drive national and international expansion of its product portfolio. Shontae Savage joins Apple Industries as senior director of business development and Michael Lavelle joins as sales account executive. Both joined the Apple team this week bringing their vast international knowledge of photographic, licensing, sports and entertainment […]

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Accelerated growth for Puy du Fou

Accelerated growth for Puy du Fou

Record investment for 2020 to create a new night-time show, a sixth hotel and a conference centre. Puy du Fou continues to speed up its development both in France and on the international stage, following a highly successful 2019 season. For 2020, Puy du Fou has invested €52m in France and has pushed existing boundaries […]

Simworx to present US launch of two major  new products at IAAPA Expo 2019

Simworx to present US launch of two major new products at IAAPA Expo 2019

UK-based dynamic media based attractions specialist Simworx will utilise its attendance at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando to mark the official US launch of two major new products – the AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) Dark Ride and the Mini Flying Theatre. The launches will take place at a press conference on Thursday, November 21st. […]

Buy, Learn, and Network at IAAPA Expo 2019 


Buy, Learn, and Network at IAAPA Expo 2019 


The global attractions industry’s premier event is now IAAPA Expo 2019 (formerly IAAPA Attractions Expo), where more than 38,000 international attractions professionals will come together to discover the latest products and technologies on the trade show floor, learn from industry experts, and build connections with industry colleagues. Earlier this year, the association launched a new […]

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Yas Island Abu Dhabi witnesses 25% YoY growth in visitation from European markets

Yas Island Abu Dhabi witnesses 25% YoY growth in visitation from European markets

Experience Hub, the trade and promotion arm of one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, is participating at World Travel Market (WTM) 2019 from 4-6 November, highlighting its value proposition to industry players and showcasing the Island’s growing portfolio of attractions. Experience Hub has contributed to a 25% […]

2019 Hyde Park Winter Wonderland nears opening date

2019 Hyde Park Winter Wonderland nears opening date

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland returns to London on 21 November 2019. Open daily from 10am – 10pm, this year boasts a list of new attractions and returning fan favourites including the UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Rink, Bar Ice, Zippos Christmas Circus and Cirque Berserk and the brilliantly new themed, Magical Ice Kingdom. To make this […]

New WB Studio Showcase at Warner Bros. Movie World

New WB Studio Showcase at Warner Bros. Movie World

Warner Bros. Movie World, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, opened the all new WB Studio Showcase on 1 November. With the help of Warner Bros. Corporate Archives, the WB Studio Showcase features over 30 authentic costumes, in addition to film used cars and props, to make the attraction the largest Warner Bros. exhibit […]

TEA Asia Pacific Division networks at Chinese industry summit

TEA Asia Pacific Division networks at Chinese industry summit

In October 2019, the Asia Pacific Division of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) participated in the 6th SCPR – The Summit of Chinese Park & Resort, organised by Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment Company (BSH Investment). The Summit invites 300 participants from sectors that are part of the theme park industry chain – such as tourism and travel, intellectual […]

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Leolandia launching Christmas season

Leolandia launching Christmas season

From 16 November to 6 January, Leolandia will be completely themed to be immersed in the traditional Christmas atmosphere: thousands of lights, decorations and snowflakes, including a 20 metre high Christmas tree in a Minitalia setting, will await visitors to get into the cheerful and festive spirit with shows, rides and popular cartoon characters.

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