27 Oct 2020 Germany: Jaderpark Keeps Lots of Attractions Open During Winter Season

On October, 31st Germany’s Jaderpark will start into its winter season with extensive attraction and leisure offerings also during the cold months. The animal and leisure park in Jaderberg, located between Wilhelmshaven and Oldenburg in Northern Germany, will keep its “Pferdereitbahn“ and “Schweinerondell“ ...

27 Oct 2020 USA: Ride Entertainment and NewcoUSA Join Forces for the Future

The US-American ride manufacturer and distribution partner Ride Entertainment and the also USA-based supplier company NewcoUSA, which is specialised in precision engineering and application of polyurethane wheels for roller coasters, recently announced their strategic partnership. Amanda Mercado, Ride Entertainment Maintenance & Installation Project Manager, explains: “Newco’s ability to offer replacement ...

26 Oct 2020 China/Germany: New “Super Wings“ Theme Area at OCT Happy Valley Chongqing Gets Three FUNRIDE Units as Main Attraction

OCT Group’s Happy Valley theme park in Chongqing (South West China) is getting a new theme area dedicated to the popular 3D children animation series “Super Wings”. At a scheduled total investment of 75.8 million Euros (600 million Yuan) several new visitor offerings are being developed on a total space of 40,000 square meters. The main attraction ...

26 Oct 2020 Germany: Modernized Sauna at Zündorfbad Cologne Reopens

The sauna landscape at Cologne‘s Zündorfbad, which comprises a Finnish infusion sauna, a KELO log cabin sauna, a herbal sauna and a steam bath, was recently modernized and redesigned as “Groov Sauna”, in relation to the region’s Groov island and the Rhine river. Reattractivation measures included the renovation ...

26 Oct 2020 Northern Ireland: Andersonstown Leisure Centre in Belfast to Feature New Water Attractions

Actually, several new water slides were scheduled to open to the public last Friday at the Andersonstown Leisure Centre in Belfast as part of an extensive 25 million British Pounds (around 27.5 million Euros) redevelopment. Already last autumn, a new indoor surfing facility was put into operation at the leisure center ...

23 Oct 2020 UAE: Dubai Launches Spectacular New Water Attraction: The Palm Fountain

Yesterday saw the grand opening of the new The Palm Fountain Dubai water show attraction, which spans an area of over 1,300 square meters (14,000 square feet) of sea water at the waterfront of Palm Jumeirah island in Dubai and is thus the currently largest artificial fountain in the world, officially registered by Guinness World Records ...

23 Oct 2020 Belgium: Plopsa Group Disillusioned about Forced Closure of Amusement Parks

Now that four parks of the Plopsa Group in Belgium, namely Plopsaland De Panne, Mayaland Indoor, Plopsa Indoor Hasselt and Plopsa Coo, are affected by the sudden closure order, the company goes public with a clear statement: “I found the decision is totally unexpected. During last week’s meetings there was no indication ...

23 Oct 2020 Belgium: Government Decides on Immediate Closure of Amusement Parks for One Month

The Belgian federal government held a press conference this morning, following last night's meeting of the "consultation committee" which is in charge of taking decisions to slow down the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Among the different actions taken, they announced the temporary closure – effective immediately – of all amusement parks ...

23 Oct 2020 Germany: Rulantica Water World Receives Leading Edge Award

As one of the largest European water park projects completed in the past months, the Rulantica water world, which is part of the Europa-Park Resort, was honored with a “Leading Edge Award” by the World Waterpark Association during this year’s “WWA40 Virtual Show”. The award also goes to the following manufacturers and suppliers for their work on Rulantica: API Water Fun GmbH (DE) ...

23 Oct 2020 GB: Merlin Entertainments Partners with QikServe to Introduce More Touchless Ordering and Payment Solutions

The British Merlin Entertainments operating group recently announced its strategic partnership with QikServe, a company specialized in touchless ordering and payment solutions with locations in Great Britain and the USA, in order to expand these kind of digital service solutions throughout its related parks and resorts. The solutions include an “order-to-table“, “order ahead“ and ...

22 Oct 2020 Germany: Architectural Concept from geising + böker Convinces for New Rebstockbad Construction Project

The “Bathing Complex Concept Frankfurt 2025” presented by BäderBetriebe Frankfurt GmbH includes the new construction of Rebstockbad as one of the large-scale measures (cf. EAP 5/2020). By 2025, a modern indoor sports pool, an adventure pool and a sauna landscape is to be built. Within the framework of a Europe-wide planning competition, architects and planners ...

22 Oct 2020 UAE: New “Jungle Bay” Water Park under Construction at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort in Dubai

As of January 2021, guests to the Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and the adjacent The Westin Mina Seyahi Resort in Dubai will be able to enjoy an all-new waterpark dubbed “Jungle Bay”, which is currently under construction at the site.The Canadian waterslide manufacturer WhiteWater West is producing a range of attractions for Jungle Bay. Via the “Lighthouse” slide tower, visitors ...

22 Oct 2020 Canada: CAVU Designwerks Introduces New Walkthrough Ride Concept

Under the name of “Quest”, the Canadian company CAVU Designwerks has presented the leisure industry with a new, immersive attractions concept yesterday, which the provider itself calls a “walkthrough ride” and thus assigns it to a new genre of attraction. The concept combines the basic patterns of a walkthrough attraction with the mechanics ...

22 Oct 2020 Germany: Red Dot Museum in Essen Presents Products & Works from Award Winners in Decentralized Exhibition

With the exhibition “Winners Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020“, the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, is presenting a decentralized exhibition from today on until January 3rd, 2021. The show exhibits are products which have been awarded with a “Red Dot Design Award” in the category ...

21 Oct 2020 UAE: Motiongate Dubai Announces Two New Thrill Rollercoasters for Early 2021

Early 2021 will see the debut of two new rollercoasters at Dubai’s MotiongateTM film theme park, which is part of Dubai Parks & Resorts. Thrill enthusiasts can look forward to a new 4D Free Spin Coaster from S&S and a Spinning Coaster from German manufacturer Maurer Rides, both to be installed in the “Lionsgate” theme area in the park ...

21 Oct 2020 GB: New Horror Dark Ride Concept by Simworx & Katapult Promises Fearful Ride Experience

Just in time for the 2020 Halloween season, the British company Katapult (specialized in concept design & theming) and media-based rides manufacturer Simworx presented their newly developed concept for a new horror dark ride attraction. “Torchlight: Search of the Forest“ is designed to immerse ...

21 Oct 2020 Norway: Climbing Fun at Nygårdsparken

Bergen, located on the southwest coast of Norway, is the country’s second-largest city. Dubbed “gateway to the Fjords“, the historic Hanseatic city with its sights and mountains in the near vicinity offers the vibe of a modern small town against an impressive natural backdrop. “Nygårdsparken“ is the name of Bergen’s ...

20 Oct 2020 Austria/Spain: Salto Systems Takes Over Gantner Technologies

In 2016, the private investment company Ardian took a majority stake in Austrian Ganter Electronic Austria Holding GmbH (Gantner), which is specialised in electronic access, ticketing and billing systems as well as smart locks for lockers. Ardian now announced that Gantner has ...

20 Oct 2020 Belgium: Plopsa Group Auctions off 22.5 Meter High Stainless Steel Slide from Comics Station Antwerp

Today Plopsa Group starts an auction for the 22.5-meter high stainless steel slide which was installed at Comics Station Antwerp (cf. EAP 4/2017). The indoor park, which opened in spring 2017, was taken over by Plopsa at the end of last year. The group plans to operate the facility under the new name of “Plopsa Station Antwerp” in the future, change some of ...

20 Oct 2020 USA: S&S Sansei Technologies Launches New “Spin Shot Tower“ Product

The US-based manufacturing company S&S Sansei Technologies recently presented its latest product development. The “Spin Shot Tower“ is a tower attraction equipped with a new seat module based on the 4D Free Spinning Coaster seat, which can be retrofitted to any tower attraction by S&S. ...

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