27 Dec 2007 Les Diablerets: highest toboggan run in the world

The opening of the ‘Alpine Coaster’ on the glacier 3000 (Southwest Switzerland) in summer 2007 represents a very special coup for the alpine coaster manufacturer, Wiegand in Rasdorf, because it is the highest-situated coaster in the world ...

13 Dec 2007 Black Forest: “Erlebniswelt Triberg” Project

For around 80 million euros, a theme park with the flair of the Black Forest is to be built in the Black Forest village of Triberg (population: 5,000) ...

30 Nov 2007 Heineken Experience & BRC

The Heineken Experience is held as one of the most popular tourist attractions of Amsterdam which always receives rave reviews from visitors ...

26 Nov 2007 Re-Use of Tempelhof: Aerospace Theme Park?

The Berlin-Brandenburg Aerospace Allianz (BBAA e.V.) suggests that Berlin’s Tempelhof airport should possibly be used as, among other things, an aerospace theme park once it shuts down in the end of 2008 ...

22 Nov 2007 Disney Invests

Walt Disney is planning on investing a total of 1.1 billion dollars over a period of five years in the conversion and expansion of its theme park California Adventure ...

19 Nov 2007 Hershey: Loss of Profits and Trouble

There’s currently trouble in the air at Hershey, the leading sweets manufacturer in the States. Hershey is associated in our line of trade with the well-known, highly valued Hershey Park, ...

15 Nov 2007 Fast Food: Often Dangerously Salty

According to a current study by the British Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) www.actiononsalt.org.uk, children in particular consume a dangerous amount of salt when eating at fast food restaurants: the recommended daily allowance of salt is exceeded several times over at these diners ...

09 Nov 2007 Dubious Study on Hygiene “at Austrian Thermal Spas”

According to a recently publicised private study that was apparently initiated by a “Hotel-Relax-Guide”, 80 percent of the water samples taken from 600 inspected Austrian hotels and spas were objectionable ...

04 Nov 2007 New IAAPA Chairman

Robert (Bob) Masterson, 61 years old, is the new Chairman of the IAAPA ...

31 Oct 2007 Sweden: New Amusement Park Planned

On the 30th of August, the leading Swedish daily newspaper, “Aftonbladet”, reported on plans for a new amusement park in Sweden. According to the report, the previous owners of Gröna Lund, ...

22 Oct 2007 Deloitte Study: Fitness Sector Remains Focus of Investors

The fitness industry continues to attract a great deal of attention from potential investors within the leisure industry according to the results of the latest private equity survey from Deloitte ...

19 Oct 2007 The Center Parcs Games: Interactive Instrument for Customer Retention

As the first company in its sector, Center Parcs, Europe’s largest operator of facilities for mini-breaks, is offering a comprehensive online gaming platform ...

18 Oct 2007 Amphibians Dying Out: Zoos Launch Worldwide Campaign

Once again this year, the amphibian crisis was the central theme of the 62nd Annual Conference of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), which was held in 2006 at the Zoo Leipzig and this year in Budapest ...

15 Oct 2007 Zamperla Rides for Sokolniki Amusement Park Moscow

Zamperla is supplying a packet of three rides all at once to the Sokolniki amusement park facility ...

12 Oct 2007 “phaeno” Wolfsburg: Europe’s Largest Lightning Machine Marvels Visitors

With Europe’s largest lightning machine, the science centre “phaeno” in Wolfsburg has been enriched with a new exhibit attraction ...

10 Oct 2007 Carolus Thermal Spa Aachen: New Day-Spa Area Opens

The new area at the Carolus Thermen spa is distinguished by its elaborate and unusual design, lovingly applied details throughout the construction work, ...

09 Oct 2007 Tripsdrill Builds Wooden Roller Coaster

The cat has finally been let out of the bag. Tripsdrill, the adventure park rich in tradition, is planning on opening its new major attraction in 2008: the wooden roller coaster “Mammut”. The new attraction ...

06 Oct 2007 Nikki Nolan New Vice President of Great Wolf Resorts

Alissa (Nikki) Nolan was recently appointed to executive vice president and managing director of International at Great Wolf Resorts, a leading American operator of indoor waterparks ...

04 Oct 2007 Parques Reunidos Lands Big Deal in US

As was only just announced, the Spanish group Parques Reunidos took over Palace Entertainment as of 31 July 2007, a leading operator of waterparks and family entertainment centres in the US. The price tag: 330 million USD ...

01 Oct 2007 Sometimes It Flies, Sometimes It Doesn’t…

As Efteling announced in mid-September, the Flying Dutchman attraction has been temporarily closed. Ever since its grand opening, repeated interferences have occurred, leading to short-term shutdowns and ...