04 Aug 2009 Wels, Austria: Science Centre Scheduled to Open in the Spring of 2011

Austria’s first science centre ever is being constructed at the fairgrounds in the city of Wels and is set to open by the spring of 2011. The focal point of the future world of knowledge: renewable energy ...

27 Jul 2009 Gera: Feasibility Study Presented for Open-Air Bath

The Thuringian city of Gera has a good chance of getting a new open-air pool at the Hofwiesenbad swimming facility by the time the 2011 swimming season rolls around! ...

23 Jul 2009 New Branded Park for Spain?

According to a study done by BBDO Consulting, Real Madrid is the most valuable football club in the world, estimated at 1.06 billion euros ...

20 Jul 2009 Monte Mare Kreuzau Optimistic About Future of Former “Rurwelle”

For some months now, the Monte Mare Group has been operating Rurwelle, a recreational pool facility with a South-Sea flair and a deficit of around 800,000 euros per annum. Roughly 200,000 euros will now be invested in a range of smaller types of ...

17 Jul 2009 Concord, North Carolina/USA: A Treehouse for Great Wolf Resorts’ Waterpark

The indoor waterpark operator Great Wolf Resort enhanced its newest waterpark, the Great Wolf Lodge Concord, NC with a Fort Mackenzie, a treehouse-waterfort provided by SCS Interactive ...

15 Jul 2009 Johannesburg / South Africa: Chinese Company to Build Amusement Park in South Africa

According to the Chinese news agency Xinhuanet, a Chinese company signed letters of interest for the construction of a 770,000 square metre theme park ...

13 Jul 2009 Disneyland Paris in 3D

Since late May, Disneyland Paris has been presenting itself on Google Earth with an interactive three-dimensional tour through both amusement parks at its resort ...

08 Jul 2009 Europa-Park: Michael Kreft von Byern Elected New Chairman of DIHK Tourism Committee

The representative of the executive board of the Europa-Park, Michael Kreft von Byern, was recently elected Chairman of the Tourism Committee of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) ...

04 Jul 2009 Stetten – Weinviertel/Lower Austria “Fossilienwelt Weinviertel” World of Fossils Opens

The largest fossil oyster reef, the world’s largest fossil pearl and a look-out tower shaped like an auger shell: this and a whole lot more can be found at the world of fossils in Stetten (a town of 1,200) which was ceremoniously opened on the 5th of June ...

02 Jul 2009 Mystery Park Interlaken: Yes, After All… for One Summer

We recall: Mystery Park, inspired and initiated by Erich von Däniken in Interlaken, Switzerland, had closed its doors in mid-November 2006 due to massive payment difficulties. In December 2007, Stefan Lindner’s and Peter Stähli’s company “New Inspiration” purchased the facility for 14 million Swiss francs with the goal of starting it up again with a new (and thoroughly interesting) concept called “Two Lake City”. About six months later, Linder and Stähli then pulled out of the Mystery Park project entirely. And now in May 2009, ...

29 Jun 2009 The End of “Weltentor“

On the 3rd of July, the theme park „Weltentor“ - Middle Ages and fantasy as central theme - should have been opened in Ronneburg (Thuringia). However, three weeks before the scheduled opening, ...

26 Jun 2009 Alton, Staffordshire Moorlands/ UK: Alton Towers Invests With Focus on Families

Alton Towers – 2.5 million visitors each year – planned building a third hotel as the British media reported some weeks ago. In an announcement on its long term development strategy, the company stated that there would be no plans for a third hotel at the moment. Nevertheless, an investment in new rides, infrastructure and further on-site accommodation is intended ...

07 Jun 2009 Kirchhundem/Germany: “Back to the Roots” is the Motto at Panorama-Park

Once again, wild safaris and shows with birds of prey are on the daily agenda at the tradition-rich park in Sauerland. Back to the roots, so to speak ...

30 May 2009 Kaisersbach/Germany: New Rollercoaster Next Year for the Schwabenpark?

The Schwabenpark, which attracts around 200,000 visitors a year, is planning on constructing a rollercoaster according to media reports ...

26 May 2009 Walsrode Bird Park Saved by Belgian Companies

The financially ridden north German bird park Vogelpark Walsrode has been saved – at least for the meantime ...

22 May 2009 Milan/Italy: Gardaland Waterpark Adds New Attraction

The park belonging to the Merlin Group is opening a new half-pipe slide for the 2009 season. The rafting pipe is a 10-meter high classic Sidewinder from Aqua Leisure ...

16 May 2009 “Nobel Prize in Architecture” for Peter Zumthor/Switzerland

The 66-year-old architect of the Vals thermal spa, Peter Zumthor, received the 2009 Pritzker Award of 100,000 USD, which is held in the architectural industry as the “Nobel Prize” ...

14 May 2009 NRW.TV Airs Magical “Fairytale Tree” Films Made by Efteling

Der an Rhein und Ruhr zu empfangende Since early April, the regional station NRW.TV has been the first German TV station to air episodes of the Dutch television series “The Fairytale Tree” ...

11 May 2009 Benidorn/Spain: Terra Mitica in the “Red”

According to reports in the Spanish media, Terra Mitica noted roughly ten percent less visitors last year than it did in 2007. All together, 1.01 million people passed through the park’s gates last year ...

08 May 2011 Brühl/Germany: Phantasialand Starts the Season with New Figures in Themed Area

Phantasialand’s former mascots were replaced at the start of ...