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Fear to the Max at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Fear to the Max at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Following last year’s immensely popular event, the ‘80s will return with a vengeance to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. All-new horrifying experiences inspired by some of the biggest frights of the era will invade the world’s premier Halloween event – offering no escape from the decade that just won’t die. Guests will face 10 elaborately […]

Fernando Eiroa – new CircusTrix CEO

Fernando Eiroa – new CircusTrix CEO

CircusTrix, a developer, operator, and franchisor of indoor active recreation centres, has appointed Fernando Eiroa as chief executive officer. As CircusTrix’s new CEO, Eiroa will lead a company that has experienced rapid growth since its founding in 2011, including adding approximately 50 new locations in 2018. CircusTrix now has a network of more than 260 […]

Marineland of Canada season launches new family-friendly features

Marineland of Canada season launches new family-friendly features

Marineland of Canada, Niagara Falls, Ontario, has launched a multi-stop ‘Marineland Express,’ an in-park tram system that will carry passengers through the park, making it easier for families to see all that Marineland has to offer.  From True American Classics, the Bear, Bison, and Elk Express trains will each carry families from the park’s new […]

And then there were three

And then there were three

A stork has made another special delivery to the Dreamworld family, with a new set of paws stealing the hearts of Tiger Island team members. “Our bundle of joy took the limelight on Sunday 26 May, arriving into the world as the only cub of his litter. As a single cub, socialisation is typically more […]

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Schlitterbahn announces 40th anniversary celebration

Schlitterbahn announces 40th anniversary celebration

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts is celebrating 40 years of delivering water-themed fun with a big anniversary celebration on the first day of summer, June 21st. On that day, there will be a little something extra for everyone at Schlitterbahn’s New Braunfels, Texas, location. For over 40 years, Schlitterbahn has invented everything from the uphill water […]

Top UK exporter sees exponential growth

Top UK exporter sees exponential growth

Edward Pawley, sales director for UK based dynamic media attractions specialist Simworx, takes Park World editor, Becci Knowles on a whistle-stop tour of the company’s new testing facility in the Midlands where, in addition to bumping into Paul Kelly (chief executive, Balppa), she gets to see a world class attraction taking shape Established in 2005, […]

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It’s not a job; it’s a passion

It’s not a job; it’s a passion

Balppa chief executive, Paul Kelly, tells Park World editor, Becci Knowles how a fateful work experience placement changed the course of his career forever… Paul’s long and illustrious career in the industry all began by chance at Thorpe Park in 1986. “I was back there yesterday funnily enough to meet their new divisional director, Helen […]

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Let judging commence!

Let judging commence!

With the deadline for the 2019 Park World Excellence Awards fast approaching, organiser Datateam Business Media is delighted to reveal a stellar line-up of judges Launched in 2018, the Park World Excellence Awards is open to operators, suppliers, manufacturers and entertainment specialists across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with exciting stories to tell. […]

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Batman: The Ride opens at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Batman: The Ride opens at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California, has opened the park’s most innovative roller coaster to date, Batman: The Ride, a 4D Free Spin Coaster from S&S-Sansei. On this new coaster, riders are suspended outward on either side of the track as the cars flip continuously throughout the experience. Batman: The Ride is the park’s 11th […]

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Salim Sabbagha to head Triotech’s Latin American Sales

Salim Sabbagha to head Triotech’s Latin American Sales

Salim Sabbagha has joined Triotech as Director of Sales for Latin America. In this new role, he will become the first point of contact for sales activities in Latin America. He joined Triotech in 2011 and has a strong experience in international business. “Salim has a strong knowledge of this region and he has been […]

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