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Call of the wild

Call of the wild

Matteo Crepaldi was among the first to ride the hotly anticipated hybrid coaster ‘Untamed’ at Walibi Holland last month, and it didn’t disappoint… Read the article here

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The law of Attraktion!

The law of Attraktion!

Attraktion! is taking immersive experiences to a whole new level…. Formed at the end of 2011, Austrian company Attraktion! has grown from a small media and technology driven integrator with it’ first own patented product, Playoke in 2012 to a major player in the market for media-based attractions. Based in Vienna, Linz and Marchtrenk, the […]

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Alterface appoints Gillian Basso as Chief Information Officer

Alterface appoints Gillian Basso as Chief Information Officer

Alterface has announced the appointment of Gillian Basso as new chief information officer. He will spur further innovation across interactive attractions in the themed entertainment market, securing Alterface’s leadership position in advanced interactive and user-centric technology. Gillian obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science at UTBM in France, and presents an impressive international track record across […]

Leolandia most popular theme park in Italy according to Trip Advisor

Leolandia most popular theme park in Italy according to Trip Advisor

Leolandia, the fantasy world near the city of Milan (Italy) dedicated to families and children up to 10 years old, remains the most popular Italian theme park, according to TripAdvisor international travellers as it won this fierce competition for the third consecutive year: this is what emerges in Top 10 best Amusement Parks in Italy […]

Movie Park Germany inaugurates redesigned water attraction “Area 51 – Top Secret”

Movie Park Germany inaugurates redesigned water attraction “Area 51 – Top Secret”

Secret alien laboratory, UFO experimental area or secret US government base – numerous rumors are circulating about the mysterious restricted military zone Area 51. Now it is high time to dispel these stories! From now on, visitors to Movie Park Germany will be able to get to the bottom of the legendary restricted area and […]

HB Leisure to match money raised for charity climb

HB Leisure to match money raised for charity climb

HB Leisure chairman Tim Batstone is currently attempting to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, for charity. It is a huge physical and mental challenge and includes many obstacles which include not least altitude sickness. Standing at 19,341ft, Kilimanjaro is one of the most majestic sights on earth. It’s also the world’s highest free-standing mountain and […]

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Meet the finalists! Park World Excellence Awards 2019 shortlist announced

Meet the finalists! Park World Excellence Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The Park World Excellence Awards is one step closer to revealing who will be taking home a trophy from the highly anticipated awards ceremony, as the finalists for this year’s awards scheme have been announced. The event, organised by Datateam Business Media, will reward the industry’s most innovative operators, suppliers, manufacturers and entertainment specialists from […]

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Katapult launches immersive queue line experience at Ireland’s top theme park

Katapult launches immersive queue line experience at Ireland’s top theme park

Katapult has redesigned a new, interactive queue line experience at Ireland’s top theme park, Tayto Park, for its water-flume ride, Viking Voyage At The Park. Tayto Park appointed Katapult to design and install the new queue line experience in March 2019, and less than 3 months later, the ride and new queue line were fully […]

Gardaland introduces Fearful Fridays

Gardaland introduces Fearful Fridays

Magic Halloween returns to Gardaland this October with the addition of Venerdì da Paura (Fearful Fridays). On the 11th, 18th and 25th October the park will be open from 6pm-11pm to offer guests an exclusive night of compelling and interactive events.    

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Picsolve ignites innovation with Panora.me purchase

Picsolve ignites innovation with Panora.me purchase

Picsolve, the world’s number one photo and video capture partner for world-class visitor destinations, today announces the purchase of Belgium-based start-up Panora.me to fuel future innovation. The collaboration, which marks the creation of Picsolve’s first innovation and creativity hub, Picsolve Lab will bring together world-leading market expertise to drive the continued development of cutting-edge capture […]