Issue 4|2016

Issue 4/2016: July/August 2016

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Heidi The Ride: Plopsa's New Swiss Alps-Style Woodie
  • Lost Kingdom: UK's Paultons Park Opens New World of Dinosaurs
  • Wildlands Adventure: The New Animal-Adventure Zoo in Emmen
  • SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in the Offensive
  • FlyOverAmerica: New i-Ride in the US North
  • VDH: 2016 Network & General Meeting
  • Tropical Islands Brings the Amazon to Germany
  • Bathing Operations Report: The European Waterparks Association's Trend Analysis
  • Europabad Karlsruhe: Sauna Enjoyment with Medieval Magic
  • The Giant: An Unusual Exhibition Concept
  • IAAPA Institute for Attractions Leaders: A Glance Back
  • VDV General Meeting 2016
  • Update: Euro Attractions Show 2016, Interview with Karen Staley
Special Features

Heidi The Ride

The Belgian theme park Plopsaland De Panne opens its new wooden coaster "Heidi The Ride" these days, which will be located in the park's "Heidiland" area - a potential hit with visitors. Fitting in the Swiss Alps' flair the family attraction offers an exciting ride ...

Lost Kingdom

Paultons Park is a formerly smaller and family-owned theme park located in southern England. At its origins the park opened under the name "Paultons Park and Bird Gardens". While in the beginning there were no rides at all at the park, over the years a number of child-friendly ...

Wildlands Adventure Zoo

While throughout Europe and indeed throughout the world new amusement and theme parks are going up all the time, it is rare these days to see a brand new zoo built from the ground up. Nevertheless, in the Dutch city of Emmen visitors can find the new animal-adventure park, which blurs the borders ...

Bathing Operations Report

The 2015 fiscal year ended with mixed feelings for bathing complex operators. Although a number of market participants reported falling attendance figures, most facilities registered increasing revenues, above all in their core business. The impression is taking hold that the positive ...