July/August 2012

Issue 4: July/August 2012

Overview of Topics (Excerpt):

  • Questions for Bart de Boer, CEO of Efteling
  • Interview: Hannes W. Mairinger, Director of Heide Park Resort
  • Klotten: From Volcanoes to Medieval Forts
  • Legoland Florida: Frefreshing Water Park Fun!
  • Oversum Vital Resort Winterberg in Germany
  • 50 Years of Dotto Trains
  • Miniature & Adventure Golf: More than a Comeback Part 2
  • New in Vietnam: The Bà Nà Hills Fantasy Park
Special Features

Manta

The strict regulations of the "California Coastal Commission" dictated that a rollercoaster at the park, located on a bay directly on the Pacific Ocean, could not be higher than 9.1 meters. Brian Morrow, Creative Director at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, worked with his team developing a concept for a coaster that would deliver a thrilling ride ...

60 Years of Efteling

There aren't many amusement park operators who can boast that even when it's pouring rain, visitors also continue to pour into their parks with rain-capes, umbrellas and smiles on their faces, taking in one attraction after another and enjoying themselves thoroughly ...

EWA Congress 2012

The 4th EWA Conference was held this past April 22nd to 24th in Kaprun, Austria. With 95 participants, this latest conference on the "Future Prospects of the European Waterpark Business" was again a highly interesting platform for bathing complex and spa operators from all over Europe to meet, discuss and network ...

Angry Birds Land

Särkänniemi Adventure Park's latest and most modern new feature is the new theme area which opened officially in June under the banner, "Angry Birds Land". The theme area is aimed primarily at families and younger children and features a total of twelve older and newer attractions ...