19 Feb 2019 USA: Six Flags Announces FY 2018 Results – Record Revenue for Ninth Consecutive Year

The Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (Six Flags), which had already achieved further growth for its related theme and water parks in the first half of the 2018 financial year, has recently announced its final results for the complete financial year 2018, with which the group records a revenue increase for the ninth consecutive year ...

19 Feb 2019 UK: Merlin Entertainments to Add Further Virtual Reality Attractions – Extended Partnership with Immotion Group

British Merlin Entertainments operating group plans to extend its existing line-up of Virtual Reality experiences at its related attractions. Since last year, visitors to LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Boston/MA (amongst other destinations) have already been able to enjoy a VR experience provided by England-based Immotion Group, dubbed “The Great LEGO® Race VR Experience” ...

18 Feb 2019 Belgium: Name & Theme of New Coaster for Bobbejaanland Revealed

“Fury” will be the name of the new, fire-themed triple launch coaster, slated to open this summer in Belgium’s Bobbejaanland. The new attraction, which will be supplied by German manufacturer Gerstlauer, will tower at over 40 meters as signature attraction above the new “Land of Legends” theme area. The design and storyline of the “Land of Legends” will feature ...

18 Feb 2019 USA: Cedar Fair Reports FY 2018 Results: Growth Continues

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company recently reported the results of its 2018 fiscal year, showing a continued company growth. With a total of 1.35 billion US Dollar (approx. 1.2 billion Euro), the operating group achieved an increase of two percent compared to 2017, total attendance at the related theme and water parks reached 25.9 million guests, a one-percent growth ...

18 Feb 2019 Indonesia: Stunt Show Dark Ride Announced for New Trans Studio Bali Amusement Park

Indonesia’s Trans Studio group, operator of several shopping malls (TransMart), indoor play parks (KidCity) and two indoor amusement parks (the Trans Studio Parks in Makassar and Bandung), plans to open two new indoor amusement parks in Cibubur (Jakarta, island of Java) and on the island of Bali in the second quarter of this year. On Bali, the indoor park will form part ...

15 Feb 2019 Belgium: First Attractions Revealed for Bellewaerde Aquapark

Boosting further anticipation of Bellewaerde Aquapark – the new indoor water world which is currently under construction next to Belgium’s Bellewaerde animal and amusement park – first details of the water park’s line-up of attractions have recently been revealed during a construction site visit. Highlights will include a “Big Swing” family slide and a racer slide ...

15 Feb 2019 Germany: NUSSER Group & ODM Street Furniture Complete Merger Process

Since 2014, Germany’s ODM Stadtmöbel GmbH (ODM Street Furniture), which is specialized in high-quality equipment made of stainless steel and bright metal – has been forming part of the family-run NUSSER Group, the manufacturer of wooden street furniture also based in Germany. Since the acquisition, customers of both companies have been benefitting from ...

15 Feb 2019 Italy: New FEC Arises in Bologna’s FICO Eataly World Food Park

As part of the FICO Eataly World – a food “theme park”, which was opened in Bologna at the end of 2017 by Italian consumer goods group Eataly – a new indoor FEC is currently being developed as an additional play and entertainment offering to launch in autumn this year, implemented and operated by Italian manufacturing company Zamperla. The facility, which will be ...

14 Feb 2019 Germany: “Paramour“ Cirque du Soleil Musical to Celebrate European Premiere in Hamburg

This April will see the European premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s “Paramour” musical production, which was frequently performed on NYC’s Broadway from 2016 to 2017, at Stage Theater Neue Flora in Hamburg/Germany, realized in cooperation with the Stage Entertainment group. The artistic musical tells the story of the actress Indigo, who has to decide between love and success ...

13 Feb 2019 USA: Six Flags Banner to Fly Over Three New Parks

The three US leisure destinations Darien Lake (NY), Wet & Wild Splashtown (TX) and Wet & Wild Phoenix (AZ), which were acquired last year by the Six Flags group from former owner EPR Properties, will now be officially rebranded to Six Flags parks, a change that goes in hand with a line-up of new attractions, renovation measures and upgrades ...

13 Feb 2019 Netherlands: Efteling Renovates “De Oude Tufferbaan“ Attraction with New Cars & Interactive Scenes

Dutch Efteling theme park has announced a complete make-over of its “De Oude Tufferbaan” vintage cars attraction, opened in 1984, at a scheduled investment volume of 1.8 million Euros. As of mid-April this year, visitors to the park will be able to take a ride in new cars along the existing, 580 meter long track, which will include new sceneries with interactive animal ...

13 Feb 2019 IAAPA EMEA Reports Successful Winter Forum Event on Tenerife

With more than 60 participants from 14 countries, new networking contacts and best practice examples, IAAPA EMEA – the European office of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions – takes a positive stock of its “Winter Forum” event, which took place on the Canary Islands/Spain at the end of January this year. The versatile program included ...

12 Feb 2019 USA: Park at OWA Announces New Dark Ride to Launch this Summer

Opened in 2017, The Park at OWA in Foley/Alabama has recently announced to add a new attraction to its existing visitor offer this summer: The interactive dark ride – still nameless, the park is currently running a name voting campaign on its website – will feature a scary theming and will be supplied by Jacksonville/Florida-based Sally Corporation. When the attraction opens, up to ...

12 Feb 2019 Portugal: New “The World of Wine“ Experience World to Attract Tourists in Porto – Opening Scheduled for 2020

The World of Wine is the name of a new large-scale visitor attraction that is currently under development in Vila Nova de Gaia, centre of Portuguese port wine production and close to the city of Porto. Initiated by The Fladgate Partnership wine production conglomerate, the 100 million Euro project will cover an area of 30,000 square meters in its first phase ...

11 Feb 2019 England: Initial Plans for “Scarborough Flamingo Land Coast“ Revealed

On the site of the former Futurist Theater in the English seaside resort of Scarborough – a theater and cinema complex that was closed in 2014 and demolished last year – a new leisure complex dubbed “Scarborough Flamingo Land Coast” may take shape in the near future. According to BBC, plans for the project initiated by Flamingo Land Ltd., the operating company of the nearby Flamingo ...

08 Feb 2019 DXB Entertainments Announces Halt of Six Flags Dubai Development

Dubai’s DXB Entertainments PJSC has officially confirmed this week that the development of Six Flags Dubai, which was announced as part of the Dubai Parks & Resorts complex in 2016, is not proceeding at this time. In August 2018, DXB Entertainments – partner of American Six Flags group for this project – mandated a strategic review of its future development plans and ...

08 Feb 2019 New Jersey/USA: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Adds New Activity Pool “Calypso Springs“

New Jersey’s Hurricane Harbor water park, belonging to Six Flags Great Adventure, has recently announced to add a new activity pool with a related lounge deck and dining location to its existing guest offer. The new area with the name “Calypso Springs” will be the largest expansion of the park until to date and is being developed between the “Taak It Eez Ee Creek” lazy river ...

07 Feb 2019 Australia/USA: Zero Latency Wins Tech Giants Microsoft, HP & Intel as Partners for VR Platform Development

Zero Latency, the Melbourne/Australia-based provider and operator of free-roam VR attractions, has recently started a partnership with US tech companies Microsoft, HP and Intel to collaborate on the creation of the next generation of Zero Latency VR platforms. Within the framework of the cooperation, the partners will provide new technology solutions and ...

06 Feb 2019 USA: Former Carnival Cruise Executive Appointed New CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment

SeaWorld Entertainment has appointed Gustavo Antorcha (photo) the group’s new CEO, effective February 18th this year. Previously, Antorcha served as Chief Operating Officer of Carnival Cruise Lines, before that he was a Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). John T. Reilly, who took over as interim-CEO after the resignation of SeaWorld’s ...

06 Feb 2019 England: Merlin Entertainments and Picsolve Extend Partnership

Merlin Entertainments and Picsolve, provider of digital content capture systems, have recently extended their partnership for the London-based midway attractions Madame Tussauds, the Coca-Cola London Eye and the London Dungeon for five more years. In addition, the deal includes the implementation of Picsolve’s photo technology in the DreamWorks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! ...

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