16 Jan 2007 Tropical Islands: Investment Surge

Ole Bested-Hensing has made it – or rather, he and his entire team of around 600 employees have: Tropical Islands in Krausnick (State of Brandenburg) opened to visitors right on time on the 27th of December 2006 after just eight weeks of construction ...

15 Jan 2007 Templin: NaturTherme Saved and Re-Opened

After around eight months of construction, the NaturTherme (nature spa) in Templin (Uckermark/Germany) opened to the public again on the 23rd of December 2006. In mid-2005, the ...

09 Jan 2007 Safety Stop for Lotte World Korea

Lotte World Korea stopped operations on January, 8th, immediately. As The Korea Times reported, the decision came after a report reviewing Lotte World’s facility safety ...

22 Dec 2006 Legoland, Günzburg: “Pirates’ Land” Ho!

Legoland Günzburg is preparing a completely new themed area for the start of the season in late March 2007: “Land der Piraten” (Pirates’ Land) ...

19 Dec 2006 ZOOM Erlebniswelt Booms

Nearly four months after opening the ZOOM Erlebniswelt Afrika (African adventure world), visitor feedback has been overwhelming according to the operator: three-quarter of a million guests have already travelled to “Africa in Gelsenkirchen” ...

18 Dec 2006 Erlebnisbad Karlsruhe

The “centrally located” Erlebnisbad Karlsruhe (“adventure bath” of Karlsruhe) has been under construction since April 2006 and should open to the public in October 2007. Investments amount to ...

16 Dec 2006 Dubai: Gigantomania in Action

There’s a lot of hype surrounding “Palm Jumeirah” – the first of a number of planned artificial islands is currently ready for occupancy. Until the end of the year, the owners of around 3,999 flats and luxurious villas (the most noble and expensive of which costs around four million USD) will be able to ...

11 Dec 2006 Bathing Facility for Wroclaw

In Wroclaw (Breslau), a new aqua park is being created under the direction of the Stuttgart-based InterSPA GmbH. The facility in Poland is scheduled to open in the spring of 2007 ...

10 Dec 2006 Western City Eldorado, Templin: Successful Start

Since opening on the 1st of July, the new western city in Templin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern attracted 75,000 visitors right up until the end of the season. Friedhelm Schatz and René van der Putten, ...

07 Dec 2006 Heide-Park, Soltau: Advent, Advent & more

A few thousand people visited the Heide Park in Soltau on the first Advent weekend when it opened for Advent the first time. The park had turned itself into a sparkling ...

06 Dec 2006 Bob Rogers Receives THEA Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Rogers, CEO and founder of BRC Imagination Arts, is the recipient of this year’s THEA Lifetime Achievement Award. For professionals from the trade, the significance of this coveted award is comparable to that of the Oscar for the film industry ...

04 Dec 2006 The Europa Park Think Tank: No Two Christmases Are Alike

An “enchanting winter season” and a park decorated in Santa Claus red – that’s what the park had to offer last year. But with 10,128 Father, Mother and Child Christmases, a world record was reached on the 2nd of December! ...

02 Dec 2006 Lord of the Rings” at Filmpark Babelsberg

The exhibition on the famous film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” is coming to Germany. It will be held at the Filmpark Babelsberg from 1 February – 29 March 2007 ...

01 Dec 2006 Euro Disney: Hostile Takeover Offer Apparently Planned

At a press conference held on the 30th of November in Paris, the Swiss Zug-based firm Center-Tainment AG confirmed its previously announced interest in the takeover of Euro Disney ...

30 Nov 2006 Hansa Park Offers Overnight Accommodations Starting in 2008

In special view of the main target groups in Schleswig-Holstein, families with children and “best agers”, the Hansa Park has started construction on a holiday residence facility ...

28 Nov 2006 Dresden: Bankruptcies, Bad Luck & Breakdowns, and a Ferris Wheel

A striking tourist attraction was opened on 11 August next to the time-honoured central railway station of Dresden: a 60-metre high Ferris wheel, an “R 60” from Ronald Bussink Professional Rides with 42 gondolas including ...

21 Nov 2006 “Rides” Award for Bobbejaanland

Bobbejaanland, the large Belgian amusement park, has been chosen as the “most innovative park of 2006” by users of the Dutch website www.rides.nl ...

15 Nov 2006 Landal Expands

Five new sections are included in Landal’s 2007 holiday catalogue. All together, the company now offers 60 holiday parks in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Austria and, for the first time ever, even in Switzerland. Starting next year, Landal will offer the following new regions: ...

14 Nov 2006 Water for Bahrain

Not far from Manama, the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and just a few kilometres from the country’s Formula 1 racetrack, “The Lost Paradise of Dilnum” is being built on 80,000-square metre ...

12 Nov 2006 WhiteWater West Industries celebrates 25 years

The Canadian manufacturer Whitewater West Industries Ltd. was established in 1981 ...