Issue1|2014

Issue 1/2014: January/February 2014

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • ring°racer Restarts
  • On Karl's Grandchild, the Strawberry King, and his Adventure Village ... an unorthodox success story
  • New Indoor Amusement Park for Roermond
  • Westfalen-Therme with New Attractions
  • New InselBad & DünenSpa Opened
  • Splashworld - France's New Water Park on the Way
  • Speaking with Bob Rogers, Founder & CEO of BRC Imagination Arts, about Mystery Lodge, Magic & Storytelling
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - The Fascination of the Seas with the Latest Technology
  • Review of the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013
Special Features

MotionDome Experiences

In the industrial world 3D presentation has been in use for several years to develop new products more effectively. One of the most important tools for this is CAVE (Computer-Automated Virtual Environment), which makes the real time 3D depiction of products or spaces possible. Holovis is a company based in Lutterworth, England, that specializes in these kinds of virtual world and film visualizations ...

Aqua News

The FSB (International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports, and Pool Facilities) and aquanale (International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience) professional trade fairs were presented for the first time last year on the same days. From October 22nd to 25th, 2013 a total of 622 companies from 44 countries presented their products on an over 67,000 square meter site at the Koelnmesse convention center in Cologne, Germany ...

Mystery Lodge

20 years ago in May of 1994 Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park/Los Angeles) opened an attraction that continues to set standards for storytelling and theming today: "Mystery Lodge". Drafted, designed and created by Bob Rogers' BRC Imaginations Arts from nearby Burbank, California, this attraction was completely different from anything else the amusement park industry had produced before ...

Taste Experience Worlds

Chocolate, coffee or tea, wine or beer ... the list could go on and on. In recent years, many locations in Germany and above all Austria have seen new recreational facilities pop up that are focused on brands or products from the foods sector. In German these businesses are known as "Genusserlebniswelten", or roughly "taste experience worlds" in English ...