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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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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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New multi-million dollar ride opens at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island

New multi-million dollar ride opens at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island, Galveston, Texas, has added a new multi-million dollar set of slides that are more than the first of its kind – they are out of this world. Infinity Racers is a pair of space-themed, racing head-first mat slides. At eight stories (75 feet or 23 m) tall and as long as two […]

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US and Canada Waterpark and Resort Trends 2019

US and Canada Waterpark and Resort Trends 2019

For the ever growing waterpark industry, 2019 will be another year for robust growth as over $1 billion in investment is slated for indoor and outdoor waterparks and their related resorts. David J Sangree,  president of Hotel & Leisure Advisors and an expert in waterpark resorts, reports. Read it here         

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The deadline is approaching….

The deadline is approaching….

The deadline for the 2019 Park World Excellence Awards is only four weeks away (21 June) – so get your entries and nominations in now! Launched in 2018 by Park World publisher, Datateam Business Media, the Park World Excellence Awards is open to operators, suppliers, manufacturers and entertainment specialists across Europe, the Middle East and […]

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Market Report: Middle East

Market Report: Middle East

Market conditions in the GCC have proved challenging for the attractions industry over the past 12 months, writes Phil Taylor, but with a number of notable highlights. Here, the Dubai based industry expert brings us up to speed on the projects from the UAE and wider Middle East region. Read his report here.

Let’s talk tech

Let’s talk tech

The evolution of Family Entertainment Centres (FEC’s) from small indoor play centres adjacent to shopping centres and restaurants, to larger scale entertainment and/or edutainment venues that appeal to the whole family, has resulted in a proliferation of venues offering everything from esports to trampolining, bumper cars to bowling, thrill rides to VR and much more […]

Park Profile: EnergyLandia

Park Profile: EnergyLandia

With 70 different attractions, everyone can find something they love at EnergyLandia says Kris Kojder, pr manager and spokesperson. Read the Park World interview here.

Lock it out for safety

Lock it out for safety

Safety is and always has been the number one priority of the attractions industry, with maintenance checklist programmes playing a vitally important role says David Bromilow, global director of parks and attractions at the Mobaro Park Group. Read more…

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