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Deadline extended

Deadline extended

PLUS! Ceremony to take place at Le Méridien Etoile in the heart of Paris Due to popular demand,  the Park World Excellence Awards has extended its entry deadline to Friday 28 June, after which time the expert panel of judges will begin the difficult task of deciding which of this year’s applicants should be crowned […]

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The three founding moments that made Alterface

The three founding moments that made Alterface

CEO and founder,Benoit Cornet reveals all….  

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A place where age is left at the gate

A place where age is left at the gate

One of the oldest surviving amusement parks in the UK, Dreamland gives visitors of all ages the chance to experience stunning vintage rides, pop-up entertainment, art installations and eclectic street food, and boasts a year round programme of live music and events. Having grown up spending her summers there, Park world editor, Becci Knowles recently […]

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Arena manager celebrates 40 years

Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Arena manager celebrates 40 years

General manager of the Pleasure Beach Arena and Globe Theatre, David Bailey has been with the company for 40 years. David took to the ice aged 9 and soon started playing in one of the Hockey squads, with his love of skating it was only natural that when a job came available within the Arena […]

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First-ever ‘Best Exhibit Awards’ presented at IAAPA Expo Asia 2019

First-ever ‘Best Exhibit Awards’ presented at IAAPA Expo Asia 2019

IAAPA, the global trade association for the attractions industry, presented the first annual Best Exhibit Awards at IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 (formerly Asian Attractions Expo) on 13 June 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China. The awards honour and recognise outstanding booth presentations at IAAPA Expo Asia 2019. A panel of […]

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Record breaking numbers for IAAPA Expo Asia

Record breaking numbers for IAAPA Expo Asia

The connections, industry knowledge, and buying opportunities that only IAAPA can provide, all came together during IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 this week in Shanghai, China. IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 (formerly Asian Attractions Expo) featured the largest trade show floor in the Expo’s 21-year history as 429 companies from around the globe showcased innovative new products […]

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The future is Erratic!

The future is Erratic!

Park World took a trip to Walibi Belgium to try out Popcorn Revenge, the world’s first non-linear, mixed media Erratic Ride, featuring proprietary popcorn characters. Developed by Alterface, the story is that the popcorn pieces are tired of being eaten by cinema guests, so they revolt and get out of control. They pop out of […]

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Explosive!

Explosive!

Manufactured by Mack Rides, Dynamite opened at Freizeitpark Plohn in Germany on 18 May and visitors can’t get enough of it. At Freizeitpark Plohn guests are able to experience more than 80 attractions across eight fascinating theme worlds: Plohni village, Village of the Gauls, Wild west city, Enchanted forest, Dinoland, Nature park, Oldtimerpark, and Action […]

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Harry Potter stars attend opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Harry Potter stars attend opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Last night, Harry Potter film stars Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davis, James Phelps and Oliver Phelps brought a little magic to Universal Orlando Resort for the opening celebration of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, debuting to guests on June 13. The beloved Harry Potter film stars reunited and led special guests in a spellbinding […]

Jialong Parks signs Letter of Intent for up to 9 rides from Dynamic Attractions

Jialong Parks signs Letter of Intent for up to 9 rides from Dynamic Attractions

Jialong Parks has signed a Letter of Intent for Dynamic Attractions to provide up to nine key ride systems to some of China’s newest theme parks. The formal signing ceremony occurred yesterday in Shanghai at the annual expo held by the International Attractions and Amusement Park Association. “Jialong Parks’ vision for guest entertainment is fresh […]