27 Apr 2021 Canada: Cirque du Soleil Gradually Resumes Show Operations

A ray of hope from the entertainment industry – the Canadian circus and entertainment company Cirque du Soleil announced last week that it will soon be able to resume operations of four of its international shows after a break of more than a year due to the pandemic. The two Las Vegas-based shows “O” ...

26 Apr 2021 Netherlands: Efteling Announces Results of 2020 Season – 2.9 Million Guests Visited Theme Park

Last year, the Dutch Efteling theme park was closed for a total of 14 weeks during its regular seasonal opening due to operational restrictions in order to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many hotel and accommodation bookings for the theme park’s related hotels and the holiday park ...

26 Apr 2021 GB: London Resort Announces Theme Area “Base Camp“ with Prehistoric Storyline

The development of the London Resort does not stand still, and the implications of the designation by Natural England defining the grounds as a “Site of Special Scientific Interest” (SSSI) because of a high biodiversity and habitat of an endangered jumping spider push the resort developers even further in their ...

26 Apr 2021 USA: GamePark PromenadeTM – New Concept for Ball and Lawn Games

Under the name of “GamePark PromenadeTM”, the US company Adventure Golf and Sports (AGS, formerly Adventure Golf Services, cp. EAP news of 31 July 2020), which has specialized in miniature golf courses for more than 35 years, is now marketing a new entertainment offering that combines various outdoor ...

23 Apr 2021 France: Disneyland Paris Celebrates Earth Day with New Solar Canopy Plant Project

On the occasion of yesterday’s World Earth Day, – the international event that takes place annually on 22 April to create awareness of climate protection and the questioning of consumption behavior –, Disneyland Paris shared first images of its new solar plant, which is currently under construction on the main visitor parking lot of the resort ...

23 Apr 2021 GB: Sleeping with Elefants and Cheetahs – West Midland Safari Park Opens Safari Lodges Overnight Accommodation

The West Midland Safari Park, which is located in the English city of Kidderminster around 35 kilometres south-west of Birmingham, combines a zoo and theme park experience. On the one hand, the park is home to 120 species and on the other, it offers 20 ride attractions in its related “Adventure Theme Park“. ...

23 Apr 2021 ProfessionalJobs: Heide Park Resort Is Looking for a Communications Manager

Germany’s Heide Park Resort, operated by Merlin Entertainments, is looking for a Communications Manager to support its marketing team. Responsibilities will include the development and implementation of target group-focused communication programs, the independent creation and steady optimization of advertising materials ...

22 Apr 2021 Saudi Arabia: The Red Sea Project – Development of Giant Tourism Destination Progresses

Under the working title of “The Red Sea Project“, a large-scale new tourism destination is being developed on the west coast of Saudi Arabia. Covering an area of some 28,000 square kilometers, including both sections of the country’s coastline and an archipelago of over 90 islands (22 of which are now being developed for tourism), a total of 50 resorts, together offering 8,000 rooms ...

22 Apr 2021 Polin Group Strengthens Presence in European Market – Gabriele Geraci Named New Business Development Manager for Italy

Turkish Polin Group, the main business field of which is the production and implementation of water slides, is further strengthening its presence in the Western European market. Following the establishment of Polin West Europe SAS in Paris in 2019 – a subsidiary led by Emin Berk Baltaoğlu as General Manager and serving clients in ...

21 Apr 2021 Germany: Heide Park Resort Allowed to Reopen – Successful Claim

Just now, Heide Park Resort, which is operated by Merlin Entertainments, has announced that the lawsuit for the opening of the park before the Lüneburg administrative court was granted. Thus, the park now plans to reopen for visitors at short notice ...

21 Apr 2021 Kanada: Vancouver Aquarium and Herschend Family Entertainment Announce New Ownership Agreement

To save the Vancouver Aquarium from permanent closure, Herschend Family Entertainment, operator of numerous leisure destinations throughout the USA including Silver Dollar City, Dollywood and Kentucky Kingdom (cf. EAP News of 25 Feb 2021), has acquired 100 percent ownership for the aquarium from ...

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

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 ...

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