Theme Parks

The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is opening for the first time in February half term 2020

The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is opening for the first time in February half term 2020

For the first time, families will be welcomed to the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort for February half term to celebrate Brick Week. This special event will run from 15 until 23 February 2020 with 20 awesome rides and attractions to enjoy and exclusive brick building activities for all the family. LEGO Builders big and small can […]

Richard Coleman named CEO at American Resort Management 


Richard Coleman named CEO at American Resort Management 


Richard Coleman has been named Chief Executive Officer of American Resort Management, a growing hospitality management company with offices in Erie, Pennsylvania and Grand Prairie, Texas. A co-founder of American Resort Management, Coleman brings over 30 years of leadership experience in the hospitality, destination resort and attractions industry. His career has encompassed extensive work in […]

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Zamperla celebrates 10th anniversary of Luna Park with expansion

Zamperla celebrates 10th anniversary of Luna Park with expansion

Zamperla is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Luna Park in 2020 with an expansion. “Ropes Course Adventure Zone” from RCI Adventure Products will feature circus-like theming (custom sun shades above the attraction itself and will allow climbers to experience breathtaking views of the boardwalk and ocean. It will consist of eight poles, three levels and […]

A new frontier

A new frontier

With an interactive dark ride at its heart, Popcorn Revenge exploded onto the scene at Walibi Belgium – a park owned and operated by the French entertainment group Compagnie des Alpes – in May, delighting visitors and piquing the interest of parks worldwide. Rewriting the rules of visitor centric experiences, Alterface’s award winning ride has […]

Extreme Engineering in three major projects and dark ride attraction

Extreme Engineering in three major projects and dark ride attraction

Extreme Engineering has three major projects opening in first quarter of 2020, from Asia, to the Middle East and Canada. Other developments have emerged on the Cloud Coaster as well. Extreme Engineering has teamed up with The Producers Group, an industry expert in theme park production, on a new dark ride attraction called ‘The Dark […]

Introducing Skywarp Orbit

Introducing Skywarp Orbit

Skyline Attractions has introduced the Skywarp Orbit. This is the latest addition to the galaxy of Skywarp attractions, which include the successful Skywarp Classic and Skywarp Horizon. “Skywarp Orbit was developed as an attraction along the same lines as the rest of the Skywarp coasters,” said Chris Gray, Partner and Vice President, “big thrill, visually […]

Universal’s Dockside Inn and Suites to open March 17

Universal’s Dockside Inn and Suites to open March 17

Universal Orlando Resort’s eighth hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, will open on March 17, 2020. An extra-affordable Value category hotel, Dockside Inn and Suites will join its sister property at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort, Surfside Inn and Suites, which opened in June 2019. Dockside Inn and Suites will add 2,050 […]

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S&S introduces Axis Coaster

S&S introduces Axis Coaster

At the recent IAAPA Expo, S&S Worldwide, Inc. introduced a new product to their lineup, the Axis Coaster. S&S has reimagined roller coaster dynamics by taking its patented and proven 4D rotating vehicle technology and turned it on a new Axis. The new Axis roller coaster delivers deliberate and fluid movements that give the rider […]

Largest attendance in IAAPA Expo history

Largest attendance in IAAPA Expo history

With global theme and amusement park attendance on the rise, IAAPA Expo continues to serve as the epicentre for attractions industry innovation. Welcoming 42,600 attendees and 1,146 exhibitors in 2019, international leaders, decision makers, and visionaries from around the world came together to buy, learn, and network at the premier conference and trade show for […]

IAAPA announces 2019 Brass Ring Award winners

IAAPA announces 2019 Brass Ring Award winners

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, presented the 2019 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards on Wednesday, 20 November during IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The annual awards recognise amusement parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers (FECs), and suppliers from around the world for excellence in food and beverage, games and […]