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Scruffy Dog appoints new art director to London studio

Scruffy Dog appoints new art director to London studio

Scruffy Dog Group Global Creative Services has announced the appointment of a new art director to its London team. Ana Grijalva, a Los Angeles native, was hired in late October to join the growing creative team in the company’s UK headquarters. Grijalva brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Film & TV industry […]

ITPS promotes Pam Westerman

ITPS promotes Pam Westerman

Pamela B Westerman has been named president & chief operating officer (COO) of International Theme Park Services (ITPS), according to Dennis Speigel, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of ITPS. Speigel said Westerman has been a long-term and vital part of the ITPS team’s success, adding:“Pam is an amazing individual with remarkable leadership and organisational […]

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Tivoli’s Lars Liebst to step down as CEO

Tivoli’s Lars Liebst to step down as CEO

Lars Liebst is stepping down as CEO of Tivoli Gardens. The Advisory Board for Tivoli A/S and  Liebst have agreed to initiate a succession plan for the post as chief executive officer. Liebst, who has been CEO at Tivoli A/S since 1996 said: “After nearly 24 years at the helm in one of Denmark’s most […]

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The Crealy experience

The Crealy experience

In the UK, Devon’s Crealy Theme Park & Resort draws from a storied past to create magical moments for all the family, and is now set to expand it’s resort offerings too. Park World spoke to general manager, Josh Haywood, to find out more…. “In 1989, Crealy Theme Park & Resort opened its doors for […]

Construction site ready for Efteling’s new attraction – Max & Moritz

Construction site ready for Efteling’s new attraction – Max & Moritz

Efteling, the fairytale theme park in the south of Holland, has released new drone photographs of its new attraction, Max & Moritz, which is set to open in spring 2020.  Taking the place of Bob the Bobsleigh, the drone images show that work on the new double family roller coaster, Max & Moritz, is going […]

HemingwayDesign creates new logo for Dreamland’s 100th anniversary year

HemingwayDesign creates new logo for Dreamland’s 100th anniversary year

Dreamland Margate has once again teamed up with HemingwayDesign to create a striking new logo for the amusement park’s 100th anniversary. The family-led design studio has created the unique Dreamland 100 brand for use throughout 2020, when the iconic amusement park will celebrate its centenary. HemingwayDesign’s approach was to take influence from the retro style […]

Cedar Fair appoints Daniel J. Hanrahan board chairman

Cedar Fair appoints Daniel J. Hanrahan board chairman

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, an operator of regional amusement parks, water parks, and immersive entertainment, has appointed Dan Hanrahan as its independent board chairman, effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Hanrahan has served on Cedar Fair’s Board of Directors since June 2012, most recently as chair of the Compensation Committee. Matthew A. Ouimet, executive chairman, and […]

Merlin Entertainments and Entertainment One to bring PJ Masks attraction to SEA LIFE Centres

Merlin Entertainments and Entertainment One to bring PJ Masks attraction to SEA LIFE Centres

Merlin Entertainments, operator of Legoland, Madame Tussauds and The Dungeons, has signed a multi-territory partnership with Entertainment One (“eOne”), bringing the hit preschool superhero property PJ Masks to Sea Life Centres around the world. Starting in February 2020, Merlin will host PJ Masks branded nautical-themed trails in its SEA LIFE venues in the UK, France, […]

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DOF Robotics launches VR game attraction

DOF Robotics launches VR game attraction

DOF ROBOTICS, a leading provider of VR amusement attractions, motion simulators and VR games, launched a new VR game attraction at the recent IAAPA Expo. Defender: light of hope is a 4 players game that provides an immersive experience where the guests are working as a team to defend their territory from aliens. It is […]

SeaWorld San Diego’s Dive Coaster rises

SeaWorld San Diego’s Dive Coaster rises

Construction on Emperor, SeaWorld San Diego’s new dive coaster from Bolliger & Mabillard was topped off December 13. A giant crane placed the ride’s highest section of track at 153 feet. The installation was commemorated by the “topping out” tradition of affixing an American flag to the track. Construction on Emperor is on schedule and […]