21 Apr 2021 Japan: New Videos Show Concept Plans for Eighth Theme Port “Fantasy Springs“ at Tokyo Disney Sea

For the new “Fantasy Springs“ theme port already under development at Tokyo DisneySea, the DisneyParks Blog now shows detailed concept plans for its three related theme areas of “Frozen“, “Peter Pan“ and “Tangled“ in recently posted videos. In 2018, the expansion plans for the Japanese park, which is part of the ...

20 Apr 2021 Germany: Hannover Adventure Zoo Introduces Dynamic Princing for Visitor Flow Management

Germany’s Hannover Adventure Zoo will further optimise its pricing strategy and visitor flow by the complete digitization of the customer journey. The zoological leisure destination has started a cooperation with Dutch company Convious, a leading eCommerce platform provider. Its solution integrates features such as dynamic pricing, ...

20 Apr 2021 USA: Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park Announces New “Phoenix” Family Thrill Coaster

Founded in 1983 by the Vourderis family, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park (today: Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park) was created around the “Wonder Wheel” Ferris wheel, which was built back in 1920 and has carried the name addition “Deno’s” since 1983 when it was purchased by Denos D. Vourderis ...

19 Apr 2021 USA: No Limits for Creativity – LEGOLAND Florida Opens “Planet LEGOLAND“ Building Experience

On Friday, LEGOLAND® Florida celebrated the opening of its new interactive building experience “Planet LEGOLAND“. Children as well as their parents are now able to unleash their creativity and build phantastic LEGO® brick sculptures at four stations which are each dedicated to a theme: “Dragons, Knights ...

19 Apr 2021 Germany: KristallTurm Presents New Products for Even More Climbing Fun

Based in Lenggries, Bavaria, the KristallTurm® company has been known for its free-standing high ropes courses and climbing facilities for over ten years now and has already implemented numerous projects worldwide – from Berlin to Dubai and Shanghai. Just in time for the start of the upcoming climbing season, the supplier is presenting ...

16 Apr 2021 Turkey: Polin Waterparks Launches Open Innovation Platform INNOKIND

With the launch of its new and open innovation platform INNOKIND, Turkish waterslide manufacturer Polin Waterparks aims at offering a platform for exchange and collaboration of industry professionals, academicians, students and park visitors. Innovative ideas can be submitted to the platform to ...

15 Apr 2021 GB: Drayton Manor Lifts Anker for New Theme Area & River Rapids Ride

With an all new theme area, Britain’s Drayton Manor theme park is launching a new family-friendly and nautic-themed experience world. “Adventure Cove“ includes new and re-themed attractions for the young and young-at-heart. During their stay, guests are able to enjoy a ride down the new“River Rapids“ white ...

15 Apr 2021 Germany: Hands-On Photography – New Strategic Focus For Ernst Leitz Museum in Wetzlar

The Ernst Leitz Museum in the German city of Wetzlar (Hesse), which has made a name for itself over the past two years as a museum for high-quality photographic art (photography and photographic technology), is changing strategy. In order to encourage visitors more to participate and try out, ...

14 Apr 2021 Registration for IAAPA Expos in Shanghai & Barcelona Now Open

Preparations for the three trade show events organized by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) are moving forward. Attendee registration is now open for IAAPA Expo Asia, scheduled to take place from August 11-13 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), as well as for IAAPA Expo Europe ...

14 Apr 2021 NL: Toverland Again Offers Temporary Camping Site As Of May

After its premiere last year, the Dutch amusement park Toverland will again operate a pop-up campsite near the wooden roller coaster “Troy” as a temporary accommodation offering this summer (cf. EAP news of 3 Aug 2020). From May 1st to September 5th, 2021, visitors to the park will be able to rent a two-, ...

14 Apr 2021 Italy: Zamperla Launches New Ride “Gryphon“

During the first edition of its “Fun Week” – an online product & project presentation format by Zamperla to take place once per month until the end of this year – the Italian manufacturer launched its new spinning attraction ”Gryphon”, being one of the few ride configurations for a single rider experience ...

13 Apr 2021 New CEO & COO for Center Parcs Europe

Since the beginning of March this year, Olivier Garaïalde has been supporting the management team of the European holiday park provider as a member of the Management Board and new CEO of Center Parcs Europe. With more than 30 years of experience in the tourism industry, most recently as CEO of Farah ...

12 Apr 2021 USA: Ride Entertainment Reinforces Communications & Marketing with Two Key Hires

Ride Entertainment, the US-based sales and support company for the leisure and attractions industry, welcomes two new key additions to their team: Kris Rowberry, who takes over the role als the company’s Communications Manager, and Ed Hodgdon as new Marketing Manager ...

12 Apr 2021 Germany: Plantsch Indoor Pool Enhances Guest Offering with New Tube Slide

The Plantsch leisure bathing complex, located in Schongau, Bavaria, will expand its attractions line-up by adding a new tube slide in the near future. Swiss manufacturer Klarer has been commissioned with the design of the new slide attraction. The new 82.3-meter-long tube slide will be equipped with four so-called ...

09 Apr 2021 Netherlands: Tim Golstein to Become New Director at Avonturenpark Hellendoorn

With effect from 1st of May 2021, Tim Golstein (photo) will take over as new Director of Avonturenpark Hellendoorn. He succeeds Lyan van den Bosch, who, after almost nine years at the helm of the Dutch amusement park, is now taking on a new challenge as Deputy Director of Operations within ...

09 Apr 2021 Germany/USA: Construction of Disney’s Newest Cruise Ship Disney Wish Begins

With a virtual handover of the traditional coin by “Captain Minnie Mouse” and the subsequent lowering of the ship’s first block, Meyer Werft and Disney Cruise Line yesterday celebrated via video conference the keel laying of the new ocean vessel “Disney Wish”, currently under construction in Papenburg, Germany ...

09 Apr 2021 USA: OWA Announces New "Gravity Islands Watersports" Area

At the entertainment and leisure destination OWA in Alabama one project follows the next – in March of this year, the operators announced the opening of an indoor water park scheduled for 2022 (cf. EAP news of 10 March 2021). Now, another expansion of the existing leisure offering is on the agenda: This ...

08 Apr 2021 Austria: Christoph Schubert Joins Sales Team of TAC for German Market

In order to further drive the market development of the “Entry Assistant” cashier system and its related access control administration, Austria’s TAC | The Assistant Company is welcoming Christoph Schubert (photo) to its sales team for Germany. Schubert took over the position as sales manager at the beginning of this month, now being responsible ...

08 Apr 2021 Germany: Schwaben Park Plans Indoor Facility

Since 1972, Germany’s Schwaben Park has been a go-to theme park experience especially for families of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. During the past years the park put much effort into the creation of new visitors attractions regularly, such as the new bumblebee-themed “Hummel Brummel“ ride ...

07 Apr 2021 UAE: Meraas Acquires A Hundred Percent of DXB Entertainments‘ Share Capital

Meraas Leisure and Entertainment LLC, an entity of the privately held Meraas Holding company based in Dubai, will acquire a hundred percent of the issued and paid up ordinary share capital of DXB Entertainments PJSC (DXBE). Meraas already owns in excess of ninety per cent of the shares of the operating group ...

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