22 Oct 2021 USA: Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces New “Wonder Woman Flight of Courage“ for Summer 2022

As of summer 2022, visitors to the Six Flags Magic Mountain thrill park located in California will be able to experience the park’s already 20th roller coaster. “WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage“ will be the “tallest and longest single-rail roller coaster on the planet“, according to the park. The new coaster, manufactured ...

22 Oct 2021 Austria/USA: AV Stumpfl and Smart Monkeys Announce Technological Partnership

Austrian company AV Stumpfl and Orlando, USA-based Smart Monkeys announced their technology collaboration partnership ahead of the upcoming InfoComm trade show in Orlando, with the aim of integrating Smart Monkeys’ “ISAAC” Application Programming Interface (API) into AV Stumpfl’s “PIXERA” media server platform ...

21 Oct 2021 Germany: Side-by-Side with “Amber Blake“ – New YULLBE Action Content to Be Launched in Spring 2022

With “Amber Blake: Operation Dragonfly“, YULLBE – the VR LBE-attraction at Europa-Park – will add one more experience to its content portfolio. The interactive adventure will invite guests, who are at least 16 years old, to go on a hunt for a mysterious villain side-by-side with agent “Amber Blake“. Players will be ...

21 Oct 2021 Saudi Arabia Announces New Tourism Destination “THE RIG.” to Be Built on Offshore Platforms

With the tourism destination “THE RIG.”, the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced the next ambitious project within the framework of the state’s “Saudi Vision 2030” development strategy, which aims to diversify the national economy with a focus on the travel and leisure sector, among other markets ...

21 Oct 2021 UAE: Ain Dubai – Giant Ferris Wheel Opens Today

The “Ain Dubai“ or “Dubai Eye“ is the new record-breaking Ferris wheel, which starts making its rounds today and lets guests enjoy spectactular view over Dubai. With a height of around 250 metres, the Ain Dubai surpasses the previously highest Ferris wheel in the world, the “Singapore Flyer“ (165 meter) by around ...

20 Oct 2021 Canada: Connect&GO Welcomes Tara Morandi as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Connect&GO, the e-commerce, ticketing & access control company headquartered in Montréal/Canada, welcomes Tara Morandi (photo) as new Senior Vice President for Sales & Marketing to its team. With over 15 years of experience in the attractions industry, Morandi will be responsible for driving Connect&GO’s market development ...

20 Oct 2021 USA: IAAPA Appoints Jakob Wahl New Executive VP & COO

The International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) has just announced that Jakob Wahl, former Vice President and Executive Director of IAAPA EMEA, was named new Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer (COO), effective 1 November. In his new role Wahl will oversee the ...

19 Oct 2021 China: teamLab Equips C Future City With Interactive Art

The teamLab art collective recently announced to supply two new large scale artworks to C Future City, a city development project in Shenzhen, China, which includes office buildings, shopping centers, park-like neighborhoods, hotels and apartments where people, city, nature, art and technology will ...

18 Oct 2021 Netherlands: Efteling’s “Bäckerei Krümel“ to Open in December

As of 4 December, visitors to the Dutch theme park Efteling will be able to smell freshly baked goods around the park, when the new bakery “Bäckerei Krümel“, will official open on this day as the last puzzle piece to the “Max & Moritz“ theme area that was opened last summer (see EAP 5/2020). The building’s design ...

18 Oct 2021 Germany: „Red List Center“ at Zoo Schwerin Educates About Endangered Species

The “Red List” from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) provides information on the threat to specific species in their natural habitat. The list contains an index table with nine different threat categories. In an effort to draw attention to the list and especially the endangered species on it, ...

15 Oct 2021 Italy/Turkey: Gardaland Signs Further Contracts for Next Year’s “Jumanji” Ride Novelty

For the new dark ride attraction recently announced by Italy’s Gardaland in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, which will be called “Jumanji – The Adventure” and will be the world’s first ride with a complete Jumanji theme (c.f. EAP News of 30 Sept 2021), the theme park has now signed further contracts for its realization ...

15 Oct 2021 Belgium: Landal Mooi Zutendaal to Add New Water Play Structure

Landal Mooi Zutendaal vacation park, located in East Belgium near the Hoge Kempen national park, will present its youngest guests with a new water play structure as of spring 2022. The park’s indoor pool area is currently closed due to refurbishment and is planned to reopen to guests for bathing fun on 1 May. As ...

15 Oct 2021 Germany: YULLBE GO Pop-up Store at Skyline Plaza Frankfurt Now Open

Frankfurt’s Skyline Plaza retail centre now features a new entertainment offering: A YULLBE GO pop-up store for individual VR experiences. The LBE attraction is based on the free-roaming VR experience concept for single users developed by MackNeXT, as it can also be tried out at Europa-Park Resort, alongside the YULLBE PRO experience for groups ...

14 Oct 2021 USA: Disney Wish – to Feature Interactive Offerings for Kids and Teenagers

In Summer 2022, the new Disney Wish ocean liner of Disney’s cruise ship company Disney Cruise Lines will set sail for its maiden voyage. The new cruise ship will offer Disney-style attractions, experiences and entertainment from bow to stern. As the company has now announced, the offerings will ...

14 Oct 2021 Germany: A Piece of South America in Cologne Zoo

After the start of the refurbishment work on the former “South America House“ in April 2019, Cologne Zoo has recently celebrated the official reopening of the modernized “Arnulf and Elizabeth Reichert House“, which was originally constructed in 1899 and is thus one of the oldest buildings from the founding ...

13 Oct 2021 UAE: World's First Warner Bros. Hotel Opens on 11 November

11 November will mark the day of the official opening of The WB Abu Dhabi hotel, the first hotel of the Warner Bros. brand, as announced by the development company Miral. The new accommodation facility, which features 257 rooms and was constructed adjacent to the Warner Bros. World™ theme park on Yas ...

13 Oct 2021 Netherlands: “Green light” Given for Realization of the World Food Center Experience in Ede

In Ede, province of Gelderland, the “World Food Center Experience” will be created as part of the World Food Center – the approval for the realization of the visitor edutainment center was recently granted by the responsible municipal council with a large majority. The themed complex, which is expected to welcome its first visitors in ...

12 Oct 2021 GB/Canada: Merlin Entertainments and eSight Announce Partnership

To create a unique experience especially for children with vision impairment, Merlin Entertainments and the Toronto-based eSight company, which is specialised in the development of so-called “electronical glasses“, recently announced their partnership. The “eSight 4“ medical headset device uses an advanced ...

12 Oct 2021 GB: The London Resort Announces First Partner Companies

After The London Resort started the application phase for manufacturing and service companies about a month ago, it can now already register around 2,000 interested companies that are eager to participate in the development of the resort. With the technology company Electrosonic, the ride manufacturer ...

11 Oct 2021 Canada: Frozen Revival of Dino Island Now in Production

As SimEx-Iwerks and Italy-based CGI studio Red Raion have announced, their joined film project “Frostbite – Dino Island III“ is now in production. This will be the overall third version of the SimEx classic “Dino Island“, which has been available since the mid-90s. In this new adventure, guest will be immersed into ...

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