05 Nov 2009 KidZania to Be Turned into Global Brand

The first KidZania theme park was founded by the Mexican entrepreneur Xavier Lopez Ancona in Mexico City in 1999. The park’s concept is based on role-playing for kids from ages two to 12. KidZania is a replica of ...

02 Nov 2009 A Horse for England

Tentatively scheduled to start in 2012, passengers traveling via Eurostar along the historic route from Paris or Brussels to England will see an astonishing sight: A 50 meter-tall white horse will then be erected as a part of ...

29 Oct 2009 30 Years Rapids Water Park

In 1979 Rapids Water Park at Palm Beach / USA opened on an area of five acres and with only one ride – Old Yellar. Today the park has been increased in size up to 25 acres and by now offers 29 water slides to its guests ...

26 Oct 2009 Spain: Over 20,000 Swimming Pools in 2009 Alone

According to a study commissioned by Salón Piscina Barcelona and information supplied by the trade organizations ASOFAP (Spanish Association for the Manufacture of Equipment, Chemical Products and Swimming Pool Designers) and ATEP (Spanish Association for the Swimming Pool Industry, Technology and Sporting Facilities), 20,000 to 25,000 swimming pools will be built in Spain in 2009 (including private pools) ...

23 Oct 2009 Hello Kitty Theme Park in China

According to Chinese media, a Hello Kitty theme park is to be built in Huzhou, two hours away from Shanghai, in June 2013 ...

21 Oct 2009 Ruhr Valley Derby for German Football Museum

At the end of April a derby between Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund took place as usual, but this time not in a football stadium. The DFB (German Football Confederacy) called a special congress in Duesseldorf to decide on a site for the new museum ...

19 Oct 2009 Austria: “Fix & Foxi”-Theme Park for Kärnten

According to Austrian media reports, the widow of Rolf Kauka, the originator of the “Fix & Foxi” comic book series, is now planning an authentic replica of the Fix & Foxi village in the Hermagor-Presseger Lake resort area ...

16 Oct 2009 Lego Fever hits Hollywood

Hollywood is planning to shoot a Lego film ...

15 Oct 2009 Desert Louvre, Abu Dhabi

The “desert Louvre” is a museum complex on Saadiyat (“Happiness”) island, 500 metres off Abu Dhabi, scheduled to be completed in 2013. 400 million euros have to be paid by ...

13 Oct 2009 Happy Birthday, Roland Mack!

More than 2,200 guests came to the Europa-Park Arena yesterday in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Roland Mack, founder and owner of the popular theme park. Well known guests from ...

12 Oct 2009 4D-King Kong at Hollywood

During the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood in summer 2010, King Kong can be experienced as a 4-D multi-sensory attraction. The new attraction is based on ...

11 Oct 2009 Expansion Plans at Disneyland Hong Kong

The Walt Disney Company and the Hong Kong government agreed some weeks ago on a major expansion of Disneyland Hong Kong. Being the world’s smallest Disneyland, the park has been criticized of not offering enough attractions. Moreover, since its opening, the park has not been able to ...

10 Oct 2009 Heliopolis/Egypt: Alterface opens 25th Desperado

With the opening of the Desperados at Heliopolis, near Cairo, the Belgian company Alterface will install for the first time one of its interactive adventures in Africa. This installation will be ...

09 Oct 2009 Wisconsin Dells, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

Since this summer there have been installed several new attractions at the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells: Those who want to show their climbing talent can check out the tree top zip lining adventure. Guests can plunge from ...

07 Oct 2009 Asia Therme Linsberg, Austria: Light & shadow

The Asia Therme celebrated its first birthday in the middle of August: 292,000 visitors have passed through the doors of the wellness temple since it opened in August 2008 ...

05 Oct 2009 Top Disney Executives Fascinated by the Europa-Park

At the end of August, Al Weiss, worldwide head of business operations at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts with responsibility for over 100,000 employees, Philippe Gas (CEO Euro Disney), Georges Kalogridis (Chief Operative Officer) and Andrew de Csilléry (Vice President of Strategic Planning) paid a visit to the Europa-Park to share experiences and compare notes ...

03 Oct 2009 Ocean Park Voted Most Loved Attraction in Hong Kong

According to an online poll conducted by the Sohu Hong Kong web portal, the Ocean Park is the most loved attraction in Hong Kong ...

02 Oct 2009 New Amusement Park in Edinburgh

The Scottish developer VW Leisure plans to construct Scotland’s first-ever eco-friendly amusement park on an old quarry site at West Lothian. The 72-acre site could open in summer 2011. VW Leisure plans to build ...

30 Sep 2009 Spa World in Osaka, Japan

Recently there has been installed a new water attraction supplied by WhiteWater West at Spa World in Osaka: the AquaLoop ...

28 Sep 2009 Disastrous results: TÜV Rheinland tests swimming inflatables

Poor quality, high levels of harmful substances and removable small parts: the TÜV Rheinland LGA experts tested 25 water inflatables from five of the most popular holiday countries around the Mediterranean. The results: ...