20 Sep 2019 Liseberg Recruites Back Former CEO and President Andreas V. Andersen To Former Position

Sweden‘s Liseberg leisure park just announced the return of Andreas Veilstrup Andersen in his former position as CEO and President. After Andersen had left the park back in April to return to Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen (cf. EAP-News f. 29 April 2019), he now concluded Liseberg‘s search for a position replacement by his own. In his role he will continue ...

20 Sep 2019 UAE: Miral with New Development “Yas Village“ on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Miral Asset Management, Abu Dhabi’s creator of destinations, has announced a new development – “Yas Village“ – an affordable modern living community with one or two bedroom apartments on Yas Island, spreading across 108,600 square metres. Miral is investing 625 million Dirham (154 million Euro) in the first phase which is set to appeal to Yas Island’s employees and ...

20 Sep 2019 USA: New SoundWaves Outdoor Area Open Till End of September

Nachdem der luxuriös ausgestattete Indoor-Bereich des über drei Etagen reichenden SoundWaves-Wasserparks in Nashville (Tennessee), welcher zum Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Centre gehört, bereits im Dezember 2018 eröffnet wurde, konnte der Outdoor-Bereich, der noch bis Ende September geöffnet ist, im Mai dieses Jahres seine ersten Gäste empfangen ...

20 Sep 2019 Paris: Preliminary Results of IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

This year’s edition of IAAPA Expo Europe (formerly: Euro Attractions Show) just ended at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles Convention Centre today with a total of 15,900 attendees, according to the preliminary figures communicated by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA). In comparison to last year’s results with 15,500 participants ...

19 Sep 2019 Germany: BadeLand Wolfsburg with Extensive Renovation Works

During this summer BadeLand Wolfsburg invested large amounts in renovating its sauna area, the pools‘ filter system and illumination. The renewal of the filter system started with sucking off the quartz gravel and filtering charcoal from all filters and refill them afterwards. In the around 108,000 euro investment the exchange of 3,400 filter nozzles was also included ...

18 Sep 2019 Germany: Odysseum Cologne Opens Special Exhibition “BRICKLIVE BRICKOSAURS“ Special Exhibition

The new “BRICKLIVE BRICKOSAURS“ special exhibition at Germany‘s Odysseum Abenteuermuseum in Cologne opens on 3 October 2019. The new LEGO® exhibition takes visitors on a prehistorical expedition to the era of dinosaurs. Over 50 dinosaur sculptures built with over two million Lego bricks can be discovered, some of them are a life-size replica. To get a photo with T-Rex, Velociraptor ...

17 Sep 2019 Canada: Hugues Sweeney Appointed New President of Thinkwell Studios Montréal

The Los Angeles-based design and production agency Thinkwell Group just announced the appointment of Hugues Sweeney as new president of Thinkwell Studio Montréal. Sweeney’s responsibility will be to ensure the long-term growth for Thinkwell‘s departments in Montréal, Quebec and Canada as well as focus on the developments of creative technologies for worldwide operating ...

17 Sep 2019 France: IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 Kicks Off in Paris!

Today, IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 (formerly: Euro Attractions Show) kicks off at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles convention centre, taking place until Thursday this week with over 600 exhibiting companies showcasing their latest product developments and new solutions for the leisure and attractions market. More than 15,000 industry professionals from over ...

16 Sep 2019 Germany: Snow Dome Bispingen Is Now Berg & Tal Abenteuer Resort

In the wake of the change of ownership back in 2015, the Snow Dome Bispingen announced to add new indoor and outdoor attractions in order to attract non-skiers as well. Since July 2019, the facility has been operating under its new name of Berg & Tal Abenteuer Resort. The new highlight of the resort will be the “Modellbauwelten“ ...

16 Sep 2019 New “Omni Arena“ E-Sports Attraction Now Open at Rockin‘ Raceway Entertainment Center

Visitors to the Rockin‘ Raceway entertainment complex in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee are now able to try out the new e-sports attraction “Omni Arena™“ developed by the Texas-based provider Virtuix. The arena is based on Virtuix‘ “Omni“ VR hardware – a treadmill enabling players to physically run in the virtual environment. In combination with a VR content platform, the Omni Arena ...

13 Sep 2019 USA: S&S Worldwide Named Josh Hays New Executive Director of Sales & Marketing

Josh Hays recently joined Utah-based rollercoaster manufacturer S&S Worldwide as new Executive Director of Sales & Marketing. He entered the leisure industry five years ago as Director of Sales for Setpoint and JR Automation Setpoint. Therefore he brings expert knowledge of sales operations and strategies to S&S. Hay is also familiar with the amusement and ...

13 Sep 2019 USA: SeaWorld Entertainment Reveals Details on Next Year’s Novelties at Orlando- & Tampa-based Parks

During a press conference held yesterday, further details were revealed about next year’s novelties at SeaWorld Entertainment’s Orlando- and Tampa-based theme and water parks. With “Ice Breaker” a new multi-launch coaster is coming to SeaWorld Orlando, a family-friendly ride featuring four launch sections for both backward and forward acceleration. The experience starts with ...

11 Sep 2019 GB: LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Announces New Plans For “DUPLO® Dream Coaster"

Yesterday the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort announced plans to extend its “DUPLO® Valley“ theme area by adding the “Duplo Dream Coaster“. This ride is designed especially for children aged two to five years old with a “My First Ride“ character and will open to guests in March 2020. For this roller coaster experience Lego and Duplo created a colorful and magical environment where ...

10 Sep 2019 GB: Alton Towers Resort Expands Accommodation Offering with New “Stargazing Pods“

With its new “Stargazing Pods“ the Alton Towers Resort, located in Staffordshire (England), has been offering new accommodation facilities since spring this year. The small camping-style pods are minimally furnished with one double and two single beds, including under-bed storage. They are equipped with features such as heating, charging points for electronic devices and WiFi ...

09 Sep 2019 Canada: Connect&GO Announces Changes in Management

Montréal-based ticketing specialist Connect&GO recently announced changes in its management team related to three positions: Mathieu Dupuis joins the company as new Vice President of Products & Technology. The founder of Billetterie Première Loge Inc., which was acquired by Ticketpro in 2016, disposes of almost 20 years of professional experience in the ticketing industry ...

06 Sep 2019 GER: New, Interactive “Futurium“ Museum Opened in Berlin

After four years of construction work the new Futurium Museum – a “house of futures“ – opened in Berlin yesterday. The 3,000 square meter museum is seperated in three large “thinking spaces“ – humans, nature and technique – in which it presents potential futures from different areas of life that visitors can explore and discuss. “There is no ‘one’ future. There are ...

06 Sep 2019 UK: “Go Ahead“ for Chester Zoo’s Grasslands Project

After England’s Chester Zoo submitted its plans for the creation of a new Africa theme area called “Grasslands“ earlier this year (cf. EAP-News of 23 Apr 2019), the project was approved by councillors at a planning meeting, subject to final confirmation that a drainage issue has been fully resolved. The plans also include the option for the zoo to develop overnight accomodation ...

05 Sep 2019 GB: Trial Phase for Autonomous Mini Robot at Alton Towers Resort

A pilot project for an autonomously driving mini robot, initiated by Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) and German software developer TeleRetail, was recently launched at British Alton Towers Resort for a test phase during the park’s peak season. The small, self-driving robot vehicle, which is controlled TeleRetail’s “AitoTM“ software and equipped with GPS technology and ...

04 Sep 2019 Spain: Puy du Fou España Celebrates Successful Premiere of Its “El Sueño de Toledo” Night Spectacular

After the premiere of “El Sueño de Toledo” – the first night show of future Puy du Fou España theme park (cp. EAP News of 22 Jan 2019) – which took place on the park grounds this past Friday with a total of 4,000 spectators, including guests from politics and economy, tickets for all further show dates this year were sold out. Two further dates have already been scheduled by the park ...

03 Sep 2019 Germany: German Parks and Attractions Recognized as Family-Friendly Businesses

Service Value GmbH – in cooperation with WELT AM SONNTAG and Goethe University Frankfurt – contucted a customer survey and recently published this year‘s results on family-friendly businesses in Germany. The German leisure parks are in front of the overall industry statistics. At the forefront there is ZOOM Erlebniswelt with a total of 83.8 FES (Family Experience Score), ...

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