09 Feb 2009 “FahrSchule” at Autostadt Wolfsburg

In November 2008 a new attraction opened at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg: the “FahrSchule”, a driving school with driving simulators ...

04 Feb 2009 Zulu Farmers Protest Against Planned Leisure Destination “Amazulu World”

The Ruwaad Holding, an enterprise of the Dubai 9 Group, is planning a gigantic leisure destination in South Africa for around five billion US dollars ...

31 Jan 2009 Budapest: “Aquaworld” Opens

“Aquaworld” opened in December in the Hungarian capital (as reported in detail in issue 3/2007 of EAP) ...

27 Jan 2009 Financial Crisis: No Artificial Island for Monaco

In the wake of Dubai’s island projects, Prince Albert of Monaco had planned the construction of a man-made island on the coast of ...

26 Jan 2009 Hong Kong Disneyland Set to Expand?

According to some unisonous reports from various media outlets in Hong Kong, Disney is currently negotiating with the local authorities on the expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland, which only just opened in 2005 and is the smallest Disneyland Park to date ...

18 Jan 2009 South Korea: Lotte Group Gets Go-Ahead for Construction of “Lotte World II”

Right before Christmas, the South Korean government gave the Lotte Group the go-ahead for construction of “Lotte World II” ...

14 Jan 2009 Rome: Diocletian Baths: “Museum of Daily Life in Ancient Rome”

After 30 years, the first area of the Roman emperor’s Diocletian baths has finally been reopened, ...

12 Jan 2009 Lake Neusiedl/Austria: 83 Million Euros for St. Martin’s Baths

Right in time for St. Martin’s day in 2009, the St. Martins spa currently under construction (previously referred to as the “Seewinkeltherme” thermal spa) is to open in Frauenkirchen at Lake Neusiedl—including ...

09 Jan 2009 The Next Loop

Aqualand in Cologne will be the first German waterpark to build an AquaLoop with AquaRocket (Hartwigsen/Aquarena) ...

08 Jan 2009 Disneyland Paris & Formula 1

Up until now (!), many racetracks around the world have courted the favour of Formula 1 bigshot Bernie Ecclestone for consideration in the annual Formula 1 circus. Now for the first time ever though, some audible protest against a potential Formula 1 race is growing louder ...

06 Jan 2009 Virtual Experience: New 3D Ride Film on Offer

The Munich-based 3D firm Virtual Experience is expanding its portfolio with another 3D ride film called “Boat Trip” ...

03 Jan 2009 ThyssenKrupp IdeenPark Awarded

Around half a year after the 2008 IdeenPark (literally: idea park) ended in Stuttgart with a visitor record (290,000 guests), ThyssenKrupp can raise the glass to another success of the temporary technical adventure show: ...

21 Dec 2008 Klarer Slides for Hotel Facilities

The well-known Swiss slide manufacturer has discovered the hotel segment for itself and announced increased interest, ...

16 Dec 2008 Euskirchen/North Rhine Westphalia: Wund Files Building Application for Sports and Wellness Pool

On 11 December, the councillor of Euskirchen (Germany) consented to Josef Wund’s construction plans for a sports and wellness bathing facility. With a total investment of 20 million euros, ...

12 Dec 2008 Legoland Günzburg: Utilisation of Synergies

Legoland in Günzburg, Bavaria will be getting a 1,000-square metre large underwater world with 1,000 real animals and 50 Lego models as a sort of “sea life light” for the start of the 2009 season ...

04 Dec 2008 Münster All-Weather Zoo: Partner in the European Dolphin Exchange Programme

The dolphinarium at Münster’s all-weather zoo recently got an addition to its family. Three bottlenose dolphins were brought to Münster from the Harderwijk dolphinarium (Netherlands) by special ...

25 Nov 2008 Vienna / Wolfsburg: Longest Self-Supporting Bridge and Highest Lego Tower in the World

Shortly before its third anniversary in mid-September this year, the phæno in Wolfsburg opened a special exhibit called “SteinZeit” (stone age) which became the scene of a world record attempt ...

23 Nov 2008 Bad Cannstatt: Mobility and Adventure Centre

The knowledge park with a new planetarium (400,000 visitors anticipated p.a.) in the Stuttgart district of Bad Cannstatt runs the risk of being shelved ...

21 Nov 2008 Stuttgart / Genoa: “Interschau-Technofolies” to be Renamed “Amusement Expo Europe”

Starting next year, the trade fair for carnies and leisure park operators, the “Interschau-Technofolies”, will be called the “Amusement Expo Europe” ...

19 Nov 2008 Bad Erlach / Austria: Linsberg Asia Thermal Spa Hotel Welcomes its 50,000th Spa Guest

Asia is the main theme of the new thermal spa in Lower Austria and on the 28th of October, the 50,000th guest to the spa was greeted—not even 12 weeks after the facility’s grand opening on the 8th of August 2008! Manager Konrad Pock ...