22 Nov 2019 Nysa – Europe’s First Resident Cirque du Soleil Show Coming to Berlin in 2020

October 28, 2020 will see the premiere of the first resident Cirque du Soleil show in Europe, named “Nysa” – debuting in the Theater am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. This was announced by the Canadian entertainment group earlier this week. Presented and co-produced by Live Nation, ticket sales already started. Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Enter- ...

22 Nov 2019 Spain: Theo Pagel of Cologne Zoo New WAZA President

Theo Pagel, director of Cologne Zoo since 2007, has recently been introduced as new President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) at the association‘s annual conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With this appointment, Pagel is now already the third president of WAZA coming from Cologne Zoo (1968-1970 Dr. Wilhelm Windecker, 1994-1995 Prof. Dr. Gunther Nogge). Pagel ...

22 Nov 2019 Tripsdrill Unveils Further Details on 2020 Rollercoaster Additions

Following the announcement of German leisure park Tripdsdrill (Baden-Wuerttemberg) to add two new rollercoasters for the upcoming 2020 season to its attractions portfolio (cp. EAP news of 4 Nov 2019), today further details on both new additions from Vekoma were revealed. Thematically, both rides will have a regional reference, as is always the case in this park. The Family Boomerang, ...

21 Nov 2019 UK: Scruffy Dog Appoints Jim Bowen New Global Business Development Director

The design company Scruffy Dog Group, with offices in London, Barcelona and Shanghai, announced the appointment of Jim Bowen as new Global Business Development Director yesterday. In his 25 years of work experience in the entertainment and real estate industries, Bowen held leading positions at companies like DI Design and Development Group, TrizecHahn, IMC Group and Forrec. “Scruffy ...

21 Nov 2019 UK: “Godzilla VR“-Attraction Now Open At London’s The O2

After its debut in Osaka in 2018, “Godzilla VR“ has now been brought to the UK and celebrated ist premiere in London’s event arena The O2. In addition to “Mario Kart VR“, Godzilla VR will be an other immersive experience by Bandai Namco Amusement Europe Ltd. at the concert venue. The new attraction, which is based on the IP “Godzilla“, licensed by the japanese company ...

20 Nov 2019 USA: 26th Annual TEA Thea Award Recipients Announced

The recipients of the “TEA Thea Awards”, the “industry Oscar” of the international entertainment industry, issued by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), were officially announced yesterday during the IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando/Florida. “TEA congratulates the new TEA Thea Awards recipients, representing excellence, innovation and leadership in the creation of compelling places and experiences,” said TEA ...

20 Nov 2019 UK: Aardman & P&P Projects Join Forces to Create New Attractions Concept for “A Fish Tale“

Earlier this week, the British animation professionals at Aardmand and Dutch P&P Projects presented their brand-new concept of “A Fish Tale“ for the theme park market. The totally new storyline was created especially for the amusement park industry, because it provides several options to develop it for different attractions. Cre- ...

20 Nov 2019 USA: Triotech to Deliver New, Interactive 4D Ride for Knott’s Berry Farm’s 100th Anniversary

As announced yesterday on the first day of IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando, Triotech, the Canadian supplier of multi-media attractions, will create a new interactive 4D dark ride for California’s Knott’s Berry Farm theme park, celebrating the park’s 100th anniversary in 2020. Named “Knott’s Bear-y Tales®: Return to the Fair“, the attraction will bring back to life an “old classic” of ...

20 Nov 2019 Successful Hyperdeck VR Attraction at Two Bit Circus

Under the name of “Hyperdeck”, US firm of MajorMega is offering a VR attraction which combines the visual effects of the virtual experience wuth additional multi-sensory effects such as wind, heat and motion . The attraction is powered by a 3 DOF motion platform provided by D-Box Technologies. In Los Angeles/USA, at the so-called Two Bit Circus micro-amusement park, ...

19 Nov 2019 USA: World’s First LEGO Factory Adventure Ride Announced for Legoland New York Resort

When LEGOLAND® New York Resort opens its doors on July 4th, 2020 as the largest Legoland theme park ever built, “LEGO® Factory Adventure Ride” will be the world’s first dark ride with on-ride tracking technology available for visitors – as was announced today by Merlin Entertainments, Holovis and ETF Rides during a joint press conference at IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando ...

19 Nov 2019 Mexico: Grupo Vidanta Announces First Attractions for Vidanta World

The Mexican tourism developer Grupo Vidanta yesterday announced the purchase of their first attractions for the new amusement park collection Vidanata World in Nuevo Vallarta (Nayarit, Mexico), which includes numerous theme parks and is currently under construction. For transportation between the Nuevo Vallarta Beach Resort and the theme parks, Austrian manufac- ...

19 Nov 2019 Austria: EurothermenResort Bad Ischl Looks Back on a Seccessful Year at Renovated Hotel Royal**** Superior

One year ago the 15 million euro renovation project for the Hotel Royal**** Superior at EurothermenResort Bad Ischl was completed. Now the operator group looks back on a first successful year after reopening. “The sales growth of the new renovated Hotel Royal**** has increased 25 % within our firstyear after reopening, which underlines that this investment was right ...

19 Nov 2019 Orlando/Florida: IAAPA Expo 2019 – Leisure Trade Show Presents Newest Technology Innovations on 54.000 sqm

Today marks the start of IAAPA Expo 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. From Tuesday, 19 November to Friday, 22 November more than 1,100 exhibiting companies will showcase and inform visitors about the new trends and technologies in the leisure and entertainment industry, on an around 54.000 square metres (585,000 square feet) net trade show floor ...

18 Nov 2019 Macao: teamLab and Sands Resorts Macao Announce New “teamLab SuperNature“ Interactive Experience

The Japanese company teamLab, which is specialised in the installation of interactive, immersive and digital art projects, and the hotel complex Sands Resorts Macao recently announced the name of a new teamLab museum, which is supposed to openin Macao in February 2020. The new teamLab SuperNature will be a permanent exhibit, located at the The Venetian® Hotel’s Cotai Expo Hall F. On a ...

15 Nov 2019 Netherlands: Museum Rotterdam Shows “Girlpower“ Exhibition

The Museum Rotterdam currently presents the interactive “Girlpower“ exhibition, which shows the stories of internationally successful Rotterdam women and girls in sports. The exhibition was opened by the ten-year-old Dutch world champion of kickboxing, Amira Thari, during an opening ceremony on 12 November. The overall design of the exhibition, including all visual ...

15 Nov 2019 USA: Virtuix and Hownd Announces Cooperation

Virtuix, the Austin-based provider of the esports attraction “Omni Arena“ (cf. EAP news 23 Nov 2018), and the foot traffic generation platform Hownd™ announced their partnership. Hownd will accesss the Omni Arena player database to generate email addresses and dates of birth to create strategic marketing for each user individually. With the targeted promotion, the system will ...

14 Nov 2019 lastminute.com New Headline Sponsor of London Eye

Today the official new headline sponsor of London’s tourist attraction London Eye, which is operated by entertainment company Merlin Entertainments, was announced – lastminute.com. The online travel agency’s sponsorship will start in February 2020, which includes the pink illumination of the giant wheel and also the River Thamse tourist cruises River Cruise. Sunny ...

14 Nov 2019 Zoo Zurich Honored With “WAZA Conservation Award“

During the 74th annual conference of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in Buenos Aires/Argentina last week, Switzerland‘s Zoo Zurich was honored with the “WAZA Conservation Award” for its conservation project on the Masoala peninsula in Madagascar. The project, which started in 1995, is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the tropical rainforest ...

14 Nov 2019 USA: New Norwegian Encore Cruise Ship Set Sail with Two-Storey Karting Track

Earlier this month, the newest ship in the fleet of US-based Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) company, the “Norwegian Encore”, set sail for its maiden voyage – from Europe, the new giant vessel crossed the Atlantic ocean towards the US east coast, from where the ship currently travels to the nearby Caribbean and Bermuda. The cruise ship, which was constructed in Germany’s Meyer Werft ...

13 Nov 2019 New VR Experience “Jumanji: Reverse the Curse“ Created By The VOID and Sony

Together The VOID, one of the business-leading companies for VR attractions for commercial locations, and Sony Pictures Virtual Reality created the new VR experience “Jumanji: Reverse the Curse“. The new immersive game is related to the upcoming Hollywood movie “Jumanji: The Next Level“, which is the sequel to 2017 “Jumanji: Welcome to the Djungle“, coming to the the- ...

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