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San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to observe Sesquicentennial with Giant Wheel

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to observe Sesquicentennial with Giant Wheel

San Francisco’s 1,017 acre Golden Gate Park, set to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020, boasts 24 million visits each year as guests enjoy its historic institutions, concerts and sprawling lawns. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Golden Gate Park, Mayor London N. Breed announced an illuminated 150-foot observation wheel is among the attractions […]

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Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates Lunar New Year and the ‘Year of the Rat’

Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates Lunar New Year and the ‘Year of the Rat’

Universal Studios Hollywood ushers in the ‘Year of the Rat’, the first of the Chinese zodiac animals, as the theme park celebrates with the Lunar New Year event from Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, February 9. This spectacular themed Lunar New Year event will take place within Universal Plaza, located at the heart of the […]

West Coast Racers debuts

West Coast Racers debuts

After significant delays, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California, has debuted the latest addition to its coaster arsenal, West Coast Racers. It is the park’s 20th roller coaster, which is more than any other theme park. From Premier Rides, this quasi möbius layout is the world’s first single track quadruple racing coaster. Unlike traditional coasters, […]

Posted in: News, Theme Parks
CEC Entertainment and Semnox score 5-year winning partnership

CEC Entertainment and Semnox score 5-year winning partnership

CEC Entertainment, the nationally recognised leader in family dining and entertainment with its Chuck E. Cheese restaurants and Semnox, the leading RFID based venue management solution provider have scored a 5-year winning partnership. With what started as a testing of RFID based debit card system in 2014, the partnership has yielded mutually beneficial and successful […]

Octonauts to launch at Sea Life Shanghai

Octonauts to launch at Sea Life Shanghai

Merlin Entertainments has partnered with Silvergate Media to bring its hit property Octonauts to Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, part of the Sea Life global aquarium chain. Opening in June 2020, it will be the largest Octonauts attraction worldwide, creating an authentically themed experience that will give families the opportunity to play and explore in […]

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Holovis partners with Sangwha for Gyro VR experiences

Holovis partners with Sangwha for Gyro VR experiences

Technology experience designer Holovis has partnered with Korean digital agency and manufacturer Sangwha as the exclusive European reseller for its Gyro VR motion systems and an innovation partner for future developments. This has begun with the collaborative creation of a Holovis global exclusive, a specialist 2-DOF Gyro VR for spaces with ceiling heights of less […]

Nashville Shores introduces Mega Mayhem

Nashville Shores introduces Mega Mayhem

Nashville Shores, Nashville, Tennessee, is transforming its waterpark in 2020 with the addition of Mega Mayhem, which will be the largest waterslide addition in the history of the waterpark. From ProSlide Technologies, the massive family raft ride is scheduled to be ready for guests to enjoy on opening day in May. “Mega Mayhem is a […]

Posted in: Latest News, Waterparks
The future of VR entertainment is female

The future of VR entertainment is female

According to ARena Space, a chain of scalable data-driven VR parks, larger indoor parks have higher retention rates and are more efficient than smaller ones. The company also found that men still comprise the majority of virtual entertainment consumers but most frequent guests were female.  ARena Space analysed the behaviour of more than 150,000 visitors […]

ATRAX trade show to attract key buyers and decision makers

ATRAX trade show to attract key buyers and decision makers

Organised by Tureks International Fairs, the 8th ATRAX trade show (Attraction-Parks-Recreation Exhibition) will bring together key industry buyers and stakeholders visitors at Istanbul Expo Center next month (13-15 February 2020). The amusement park and recreation industry in Turkey continues to grow with new projects. According to Tureks, increased interest from municipalities, hotels, shopping malls, residential […]

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Historic transformation of Epcot underway at Walt Disney World Resort

Historic transformation of Epcot underway at Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney once said Epcot “would always be in a state of becoming.” It is a place that changes with the times. Over the next several years, the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, will live up to that promise in a whole new way as it continues the biggest […]