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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 […]

Mary Jane Brewer named executive director of AIMS International

Mary Jane Brewer named executive director of AIMS International

Mary Jane (MJ) Brewer has been appointed as the next executive director of AIMS International, a not-for-profit association dedicated to improving amusement industry safety through leadership in education. She will succeed Karen Oertley. Brewer brings more than 20 years of industry experience to AIMS International and will assume overall responsibility for day-to-day management and operation […]

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.

An iconic structure

An iconic structure

Carnaval’s Neil Dwyer stops a little longer to tell us about the park’s newest ride, Wheel of the World, a 60m high wheel featuring a 50 metre LED screen which displays stunning live scenes, shows and views of Dubai. Read the story here.

PortAventura World to open its first carbon-neutral hotel

PortAventura World to open its first carbon-neutral hotel

Colorado Creek will be PortAventura World’s first zero-emission hotel, consolidating the resort’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint. Offering superior 4-star accommodation and direct access to PortAventura Park, this new hotel (the resort’s sixth) is scheduled to open its doors on 1 June 2019. It will have 150 rooms, bringing the resort total to more […]

Entertain the possibilities

Entertain the possibilities

In addition to sporting a brand-new look, WhiteWater announced a number of strategic new partnerships at the recent IAAPA Expo, along with launching Vantage, a pioneering guest engagement software platform designed to empower guests to customise their entertainment experience and parks to improve their operations. Park World reports… You might have noticed that WhiteWater has […]

Western Train Co. restoring carousels

Western Train Co. restoring carousels

Western Train Co. has been involved in the repair and restoration of Antique carousels for more than 12 years, carrying on the work of Brass Rings Entertainment and the late Dan Horenberger. In 2017 Western Train Co. assumed many current carousel restoration projects in progress by Brass Ring Carousel Co. Western Train documents the entire […]

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Simworx to supply Ben 10 themed Immersive Adventurer ride to Future Kid’s Cartoon Network World, Kuwait

Simworx to supply Ben 10 themed Immersive Adventurer ride to Future Kid’s Cartoon Network World, Kuwait

UK-based dynamic media attractions specialist Simworx is to supply an example of its Immersive Adventurer rides to Future Kid’s Cartoon Network World in Kuwait. The attraction is a highly dynamic, 3DOF motion simulator, themed internally as a 16 seat ‘vehicle’ which uses 13 video screens to project media on all sides of the vehicle and […]

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort breaks ground with new tower hotel

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort breaks ground with new tower hotel

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida revealed that work had begun on a ‘ground-breaking’ new tower last Tuesday, bringing together hotel owners Tishman and MetLife along with representatives from Walt Disney World and Marriott International. The new 349-room hotel brings the resort’s total inventory to 2,619 rooms and will […]