March/April 2017

Issue 2/2017: March/April 2017

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • "Octopus" – New Slide Experience at EurothermenResort Bad Schallerbach
  • Theme Park Report 2016/2017: European Operators Enjoy Moderate Growth
  • Construction 2018 – Double Launch Coaster for Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  • 30 Years of Futuroscope & Europe's First Flying Theater
  • The Holy Land Experience: Design Update
  • Jump & Climb! New Indoor Park for England
  • SuperPark: Särkänniemi with New Indoor Offer
  • "Twist" – Nettebad Osnabrück Opens New Bowl Slide
  • Kristall Palm Beach Opens Gondola Sauna
  • Xtreme Spinning Coaster: A Capacity Marvel
  • Ice Cream Forever! The Flavours of Summer
Special Features

Octopus

Austria's EurothermenResort Bad Schallerbach opened a new "Octopus" slide in its "Aquapulco World of Pirates", which is a combination of a black hole, open wide slide and cone slide. During the interactive experience, bathing guests should collect as many gold ducat points as possible ...

Park Report 2017

Let's start with the conclusion: The results of our annual survey of amusement parks in Europe show that last season was characterized by a relatively high rate of investment and positive economic development. Most of the operators rated 2016 as a positive year and the season's ...

Capfun L’Hirondelle

Set amidst the forests of the Ardennes region, Capfun L'Hirondelle attracts numerous visitors to the Belgian town of Oteppe. The campground of 65 hectares not only offers interesting sights but features the waterpark with the highest number of slides in the country ...

L’Extraordinaire Voyage

This year, France's Futuroscope theme park celebrates its 30th anniversary by opening "L'Extraordinaire Voyage", Europe's first flying theater attraction, which takes visitors on a journey à la Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days". Futuroscope has always been keen to keep setting itself apart ...