Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Valhalla gets the golden ticket for the fifth year running

Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Valhalla gets the golden ticket for the fifth year running

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is celebrating as Valhalla has been named The Best Water Ride in the World for an amazing fifth year running at the recent Golden Tickets Awards. Representatives from amusement and water parks across the globe gathered at Silverwood Amusement Park in Idaho, USA on 6th & 7th September for the annual ceremony, […]

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“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” debuts at Universal Orlando Resort

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” debuts at Universal Orlando Resort

The all-new light projection experience, “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” makes its highly-anticipated debut at Universal Orlando Resort September 14. It uses state-of-the-art projection mapping, special effects and lighting to bring a new dimension of magic to life on the majestic Hogwarts castle. And, for the first time at Universal Orlando, guests will be able […]

Rainbow Productions to showcase new services at IAAPA Expo Europe

Rainbow Productions to showcase new services at IAAPA Expo Europe

Returning to IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 for the 16th consecutive year, UK costume character and mascot specialist Rainbow Productions will be highlighting a new manufacturing service available to the European attractions industry. Due to the increased demand for puppets, rather than costume characters, Rainbow Productions has developed innovative designs, with and without technological requirements, and […]

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Fangtastic Halloween Fun at Vampire Pleasure Beach

Fangtastic Halloween Fun at Vampire Pleasure Beach

From 12th October to 31st October, gather your squad ghouls and dare to enter Blackpool Pleasure Beach for hair-raising and spell-binding Halloween experiences, as the park transforms into Vampire Pleasure Beach, hosting several un-boo-lievable activities for all ages to enjoy. With wristbands starting at a wicked £23 per person, there’s something spooky for all Halloween […]

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Putting its name on the map

Putting its name on the map

Established in 1987, Oakwood Theme Park in Prembrokeshire, Wales, started out with just five attractions, but the arrival of legendary wooden rollercoaster Megafobia in 1996 marked the beginning of its transformation from a small leisurely Welsh family attraction into a major UK theme park. Parkworld editor, Becci Knowles, caught up with park director, Phil Verbinnen, […]

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Park World Excellence Awards: Seats filling up fast

Park World Excellence Awards: Seats filling up fast

Spaces are filling up fast for the Park World Excellence Awards, taking place on Wednesday 18 September 2019 at Le Méridien Etoile Paris. Datateam Business Media in association with Park World magazine launched these awards in 2018 to celebrate premier operators, suppliers, manufacturers and entertainment specialists and define industry excellence across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. […]

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Harnessing the growth in the UK staycation

Harnessing the growth in the UK staycation

The first holiday and leisure park development forum will take place in October bringing the holiday and leisure park sector together to share in best practice with an inspiring seminar programme, the opportunity to network with fellow professionals, and explore some of the latest and most innovative products and services. The forum will be held […]

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World’s first escape room on a jet plane flies into London

World’s first escape room on a jet plane flies into London

The Riddle Within – an Escape Rooms team with years of experience staging immersive events has teamed up with one of London’s largest clubs Studio 338, and the crew behind Brighton’s successful Bewilder Box, to create two experiences which it claims are set to take the escape room industry to the next level. As well […]

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FlyOver Iceland Launches in Reykjavik

FlyOver Iceland Launches in Reykjavik

FlyOver Iceland, the highly anticipated flight ride experience by Pursuit, opened its doors to the public providing guests with an exhilarating flight simulation over some of the country’s most iconic natural wonders, hard to reach locations and picturesque scenery. The attraction is the first flight ride experience in Iceland with its location situated along the […]

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Kentucky Kingdom presents HalloScream

Kentucky Kingdom presents HalloScream

This October Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville, Kentucky, will present HalloScream – Kingdom of Fear, produced and directed by Oak Island Creative. “We are very excited about partnering with Oak Island Creative,” said Ed Hart, President and CEO of Kentucky Kingdom, “a company that has developed award-winning themed events for nationally recognized clients. Their events have received […]

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