30 Sep 2022 Germany: Seaside Resort Now Open at Geiselwind

After two years of construction and countless hours of work, the new Seaside Resort at Freizeit-Land Geiselwind in Bavaria opened yesterday. Located just a few minutes’ walk from the family adventure park, the overnight resort was planned by Matthias Mölter, who took over the park five years ago ...

30 Sep 2022 USA: SeaWorld San Diego to Open New Coaster with “Arctic Rescue” in 2023

SeaWorld San Diego has announced a new multi launch-coaster scheduled to open in spring 2023. “Arctic Rescue” will be the “longest and fastest straddle coaster on the West Coast,” according to the park. The Family Launch Coaster from Intamin is aimed at the whole family with a height requirement of about 48 inches ...

29 Sep 2022 Ireland: Emerald Park: This Will Be Tayto Park’s New Name as of 2023

Now the cat is out of the bag – from January 2023, Ireland’s Tayto Park will welcome its guests under the new name Emerald Park. The name was announced today by General Manager Charles Coyle. We had already reported earlier that the theme park and zoo’s name sponsorship based on a partnership with potato chip ...

29 Sep 2022 Canada: Cirque du Soleil Welcomes Nickole Tara as Chief Growth Officer

Canada’s Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group welcomes Nickole Tara to the company in the newly created position of Chief Growth Officer. Tara has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles in business development and managing business and operational units in the sports and entertainment industry. Throughout her career ...

29 Sep 2022 IAAPA Names Massimiliano Freddi Second Vice Chair and Elects New 2023 Board Members

Massimiliano (“Massi”) Freddi has been named second vice chair of the IAAPA Board of Directors for 2023. Freddi – founder and CEO of the Wonderwood family park on Lake Maggiore, Italy – will serve as first vice chair in 2024 and lead IAAPA as chair of the board in 2025....

28 Sep 2022 USA: IAAPA Expo Legends Panel on the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World's Epcot

This year, Bob Rogers – founder and chairman of BRC Imagination Arts – will bring together the creative minds behind Walt Disney World's Epcot as moderator and curator of the Legends Panel. The annual panel discussion, which will be held as part of the IAAPA Expo in Orlando ...

28 Sep 2022 USA: Catapult Falls – SeaWorld San Antonio Announces World’s First Launched Flume Coaster for 2023

With a first teaser video of its 2023 novelty, the Texas-based marine animal theme park SeaWorld San Antonio yesterday thrilled fans and visitors. Dubbed “Catapult Falls”, the park, which is part of the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment group, will celebrate the world premiere of a Launched Flume Coaster, so a log flume ride ...

28 Sep 2022 Germany: Cooperation of MackNeXT & the German Association for the Digital Economy – Next AUREA Award to be Part of “NTR – The Metaverse Summit”

The German Association for the Digital Economy (BVDW) sees itself as an initiator, guide and accelerator of digital business models in Germany. In order to network and serve the industry, the BVDW regularly offers specialist events such as the industry conference “NTR – The Metaverse Summit”, which will be held for the first time in ...

27 Sep 2022 TX/USA: Texas Will See the Opening of a New Great Wolf Lodge Resort in 2024

Last Thursday, in the city of Webster, located in the Greater Houston metropolitan area on the Texas Gulf Coast, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the construction of a new indoor waterpark resort of the US Great Wolf Lodge company. Great Wolf Lodge Gulf Coast Texas will be the company’s second resort in this US state and the 22nd resort in North America overall ...

27 Sep 2022 France: Disney D-Light: Unique Drone Show Enchants Visitors to Disneyland® Paris

For its anniversary season this year, Disneyland® Paris, which opened its gates to visitors for the very first time in April 1992, has created “Disney D-Light”, a brand-new evening show developed especially for this occasion. Performed in the park’s outdoor area at Disney Castle, the show was created in collaboration with ...

27 Sep 2022 Germany: New “Cliff Slinger” Wild Swing Attraction Now Open at Potts Park

Shortly before the fall vacations begin in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the regional Potts Park in Minden has now opened its new “Cliff Slinger” attraction – a Wild Swing supplied by ART Engineering, the arms of which rotate 360 degrees and swing passengers, who are always seated in an upright position ...

27 Sep 2022 Orlando/USA: New Max Action Arena to Add More Play Fun to ICON Park’s Offerings as of this Fall

This fall, a new indoor park called Max Action Arena is scheduled to open as part of Orlando’s ICON Park, expanding the offerings of the leisure complex near I-Drive. Max Action Arena will be a Family Entertainment Center (FEC) with a variety of VR, adventure and escape game play offerings. The FEC will cover an area of nearly ...

26 Sep 2022 France: 2022 Annual Meeting of SNELAC Takes Place at Disneyland Paris Resort

This year’s annual meeting of the French trade association Le Syndicat Naional des Espaces de Loisirs, d’Attractions et Culturels, SNELAC, takes place from today to Wednesday (26 to 28 September). For the 21st edition of the “Rencontres du SNELAC”, the association has invited its almost 500 members to the Disneyland ...

26 Sep 2022 Germany: Tierpark Berlin Announces Start of Construction for New Giraffe Trail

Construction work is still underway at Tierpark Berlin on one of the most modern elephant houses in Europe (cf. EAP 6/2020). In the course of the conversion, an African savannah landscape is being created adjoining this, which will cover around 37,000 square meters when completed and will house giraffes, zebras and ...

26 Sep 2022 Germany: Start of the VDFU Summer Meeting at Freizeit-Land Geiselwind

Today, members of the German Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions – Verband Deutscher Freizeitparks und Freizeitunternehmen e.V. (VDFU) –, come together for the organization’s annual summer meeting taking place until Wednesday this week, this time at Freizeit-Land Geiselwind and Erlebnispark Schloss ...

23 Sep 2022 Germany: Berlin to Get a “This is Germany” Flight Simulator Attraction

Under the name Fürst, a new, modern mixed-use complex is currently being built on Kurfürstendamm on the site of the former Kudamm-Karree in western Berlin, which will offer around 47,000 square meter of office space (including co-working spaces) and around 12,000 square meters of retail space when completed from 2024 ...

23 Sep 2022 UAE: SPREE Interactive and ASI with First VR Arena Installation in Middle East

SPREE Interactive, in partnership with Amusement Services International (ASI) – an end-to-end solutions provider for the MENA region – is bringing the first SPREE VR Arena to the Middle East. The multiplayer and free-roam arena is scheduled to be available for visitors at The Zone FEC at Circle Mall at ...

23 Sep 2022 Netherlands: New SkyFlyer Attraction Now Open at Landal Aelderholt Holiday Park

Located in the Dutch province of Drenthe, the Landal GreenParks Aelderholt holiday park, which welcomes around 300,000 guests annually, has recently added a new family attraction called “SkyFlyer” to its range of leisure activities. The new attraction is a roller coaster zipline, which can be described as a combination of a zipline and ...

23 Sep 2022 Red Raion and Leisure Expert Group Bring “Time Travel Restaurant” to AIDA Ships

The Sicilian Acireale (Catania)-based CGI studio Red Raion and the Dutch Leisure Expert Group, which specializes in design services for spaces and themed environments in the leisure, festival and event industry, have jointly developed the “2125 – An Adventurous Journey Through Time And Space” dining concept: a time travel restaurant ...

22 Sep 2022 UAE/World: Five Billion US Dollar Moon Resort Proposed for Dubai and Other Regions

Foto: ©Moon World Resorts Inc.
While space tourism is booming among the super-rich, in Dubai, for example, the concept for an innovative, fully integrated five-star luxury resort called MOON, which is to be built to LEED Gold standards and attract more than ten million guests per year, could be realized. The iconic structure’s characteristic feature is a giant moon sphere with a diameter of 198 meters ...

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