Issue 6|2021

Issue 6/2021: November/December 2021

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Namazu: Coaster Debut in Vulcania
  • Coaster Refresh: Silver Mountain at La Mer de Sable
  • Water Fun & Ice Cream Journey at Eis-Greissler Erlebnispark
  • Australia: Sea World‘s The New Atlantis
  • 20th SNELAC Members‘ Meeting
  • He Keeps on Walkin‘... The Johnnie Walker Brand Experience
  • Funtasy World: Germany‘s All-New Indoor Entertainment Center
  • FlyOver Las Vegas!
  • Disney Wish – A “Wish List” of Attractions on the High Seas
  • New Splashes at South Bay Shores Water Park
  • The Indoor Water World of Ocean Park Hong Kong
  • Bad Vilbel: The Next Major Project by Thermengruppe Josef Wund
  • LAGO Group Grows with Bloesembad Sint-Truiden
  • Technology News
  • interbad Innovation Days in Review
  • TEA‘s SATE Conference at PortAventura
Special Features

Spin & Loop

Based on the “GraviTrax” ball track system from the Ravensburger game & toy portfolio, this summer Ravensburger Spieleland presented the GraviTrax attraction, an XXL version of the popular children’s game that young and old visitors can now experience together. It is not only a new rollercoaster for the park, but at the same time a European premiere for this ride type ...

Doha Quest

Qatar’s amusement park landscape has been pretty sparsely populated up to now, but gradually more and more projects are popping up in this desert country. These new developments also include the Doha Quest indoor amusement park in the Qatari capital city of Doha that opened its doors this past July for visitors to immerse themselves in a colorful, futuristic world ...

Trade Show Report

It was the first personal face-to-face meeting of the European leisure industry’s professionals since the pandemic-related cancellation of the show in London in 2020 and the cancellation on short notice of this year’s Asian Expo. This past September 28th–30th, the IAAPA Expo Europe in Barcelona hosted the long-awaited reunion of leisure industry players from Europe and abroad ...

Giant Wheels

While the transportable or usually relatively smaller versions of Wheels are often the source of nostalgia for fairground visitors and guests in amusement parks, it is the stationary and ever larger structures called “observation wheels” or “giant wheels” that have become the new flagships of the world‘s big cities. But why do Ferris wheels fascinate people so much in the first place? And what new Ferris wheel projects are currently underway? ...