07 Apr 2020 Germany: VR Coaster Changes Production & Donates 500 Protective Visors

In order to provide support in the defense against the corona virus, Germany-based VR Coaster is now using its production capacities for the manufacture of protective visors, designed in accordance with DIN standards in order to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 between people. Usually, the company produces head harnesses and components for VR goggles ...

07 Apr 2020 USA: Again Changes in Management at SeaWorld Entertainment

SeaWorld Entertainment again announces personnel changes in its management team: After the appointment of Sergio D. Rivera (photo) as CEO in November last year (cf. EAP News of 11 Nov 2019), he just left the company. Marc Swanson, who has been with SeaWorld for almost 20 ...

06 Apr 2020 Vietnam: Quantum Creative Delivers New Water Show Concept for Vinpearl Land

The US-American creative agency Quantum Creative, which has four locations in the US and an office in Hong Kong, has developed and produced a new multimedia evening show for the Vinpearl Land amusement park located on the Vietnamese island of Phú Quốc. In cooperation with other specialists ...

06 Apr 2020 Italy/Canada: Red Raion and D-Box Announce Partnership

Italian CGI-specialist (computer generated imagery) Red Raion and Canada-based D-Box Technologies company, one of the leading providers of motion-based attractions, recently announced their partnership in order to jointly develop new immersive visitor experiences. “We are really excited to sign this first agreement with Red Raion ...

03 Apr 2020 France: Compagnie des Alpes Gives First Financial Results Estimate after Early End of Ski Sports Season

The two main business areas of France’s Compagnie des Alpes (CdA) company are the operation of leisure facilities and ski resorts in France and other European countries. Due to the measures adopted by the respective governments to combat the Corona virus, the group had to close all of its related ski resort on 14 March 2020 ...

03 Apr 2020 German Showman Business Faces Economic Crisis

Usually at this time of the year, the fun fair and carnival season starts again throughout Germany. This century-old tradition now faces an economic crisis caused by the persistent restrictions of public living. German showmen are now in fear for their economic and private existence ...

02 Apr 2020 USA: Disney Purchases Additional Land West of Magic Kingdom Park

The indications of comprehensive expansion plans for the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando (FL) are intensifying: At the end of March, The Walt Disney Company acquired a property of over ten hectares (26.3 acres) on Lake Reedy. The plot of land is located to the west in the immediate vicinity of Magic Kingdom Park ...

02 Apr 2020 TEA Launches Digital Program for Member Networking & Information Sharing

The Themed Entertainment Association recently launched “TEA Digital“, a series of online platforms enabling its members to connect with each other and share information during the current global crisis situation. The digital program includes a weekly chat forum on the association’s LinkedIn channel; each Wednesday, ...

02 Apr 2020 Germany: Spreewelten Bad Uses Shutdown for Revision Works

During the current shut down situation, which is sharply affecting public pools amongst other leisure facilities and businesses, Germany’s Spreewelten Bad (located in Lübbenau/Brandenburg region) also had to close its doors for visitors. The indoor pool complex just started with smaller revision works, which were originally planned for ...

01 Apr 2020 UAE: New “Family Zone“ Lets Kids Enjoy Iconic Ferrari World Rides

With its new “Family Zone” area, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is particularly appealing to young park visitors who are eager to enjoy adrenaline-filled riding fun on the “miniature versions” of the park’s most iconic attractions. Four new experiences have recently been installed by the Italian manufacturer Zamperla ...

01 Apr 2020 Germany: German Association of Zoological Gardens Calls for Financial Aid Programme

The Berlin-based Association of Zoological Gardens (G.: “Verband der Zoologischen Gärten e.V.“, VdZ) is urgently requesting a financial aid programme of 100 million Euros from the German government. In a letter sent yesterday to Chancellor Angela Merkel and other high-level German politicians, the President of the zoo association ...

31 Mar 2020 Canada: CAVU Designwerks Welcomes Nathan Jones as New COO

Yesterday, Canada-based ride system manufacturer CAVU Designwerks announced the appointment of Nathan Jones (photo) as new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company. With more than 22 years of experience in several management positions at renowned supplier companies in the leisure industry – most recently as President of “Park Attractions” at ...

31 Mar 2020 Germany: Bachelor Studies of “Communication & Event Management“ Starts in April

Interested parties in event management will be able to sign up for the “Communication & Event Management“ bachelor’s degree program at Germany’s IST University of Applied Sciences (IST-Hochschule für Management, headquartered in Düsseldorf) to start their studies on April 1st via distance learning ...

30 Mar 2020 Germany: Europa-Park Donates Sweet Easter Surprise to Hospital Staff

With a sweet Easter surprise, Germany’s Europa-Park shows solidarity with the medical staff of Universitätsklinikum Freiburg and Ortenau Klinikum. The amusement park donates 10,000 chocolate bunnies, sheeps and eggs from Swiss chocolate manufacturer Lindt as a gesture of solidarity with all the men and women who are currently ...

30 Mar 2020 Germany: Karls Erlebnis-Dorf Roevershagen Introduces Drive-In Farmers’ Market

Aside of leisure attractions, Robert Dahl’s five Karls Erlebnis-Dörfer (Engl.: “Karl’s Experience Villages“) are primarily based on the sale of freshly harvested strawberries, agricultural products and (in the meantime) of all kinds of decorative items. At its site in Roevershagen, Karls now came up with an individual business model ...

28 Mar 2020 Germany: European Waterpark Association Offers Webinar on “Pool Operation in Times of the Corona Crisis”

During this more than difficult times for leisure and pool facilities, the European Waterpark Association (EWA) will offer a free webinar for its members next week. Also, the online seminar will be open to members of the German Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (VDFU) ...

27 Mar 2020 German Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions to Host Webinar on the Subject of Home Office

As a reaction to the current working situation for many businesses, the German Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (VDFU) will host an open webinar on Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 2:00 PM, which will inform about opportunities and solutions for quality home office working ...

27 Mar 2020 Country-Specific Information & Measures Overview on the Corona Crisis

National and global trade associations are providing their member companies with the best possible support in overcoming the corona crisis. In order to provide a structured overview in the current situation, given the wealth of different measures taken in the countries of the EMEA region to mitigate the spread of ...

27 Mar 2020 GB: West Park Leisure Centre with New Family-Friendly High Ropes Course

The sports and leisure complex West Park Leisure Center, located in Long Eaton (Nottingham, GB) recently expanded its existing visitor offer by the addition of a new family-friendly high ropes course. The “Discovery“ Sky Trail, which was installed by Innovative ...

26 Mar 2020 USA: Opening Of ModelLand by Tyra Banks Postponed

The new immersive guest experience ModelLand, which was developed by international renowned model and hostess Tyra Banks, had to postpone its scheduled opening date of May 1st, 2020 due to the continuing spread of Covid-19. Located at Santa Monica Place shopping mall, which is operated by the Macerich ...

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