13 Dec 2009 Bad Dürkheim: Investor for Thermal Bath Wanted

According to “Rhein-Zeitung” the Staatsbad Bad Dürkheim GmbH intends to publish an Europe-wide call for tenders in order to win investors for the new construction of a thermal spa ...

12 Dec 2009 Aqualux –Therme Fohnsdorf / Austria: Prefare Hotel Construction than Bankruptcy

The thermal spa Aqualux, which opened its doors two years ago and which is very much estimated for its architecture and equipment, is threatened to become a money pit ...

11 Dec 2009 Siegfried & Roy Visiting Phantasialand Bruehl

During a recent trip to Germany, the world-famous magicians Siegfried & Roy paid a visit to Phantasialand Bruehl ...

10 Dec 2009 Topping-Out Ceremony for the Tropical Hall Gondwana at Zoo Leipzig

As a symbol for the completion of the building shell, a green crown was put onto the roof of the “Tropenhalle Gondwanaland” at Leipzig Zoo at the end of October ...

09 Dec 2009 Go-Ahead for … Disneyland Shanghai

After long lasting negotiations, Disney was recently given green light for the construction of Disneyland Shanghai ...

03 Dec 2009 Many Future Plans for Disney Parks

On the first in-house exhibition of Disney, the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Jay Rasulo, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, presented future plans of Disney for new attractions and themings ...

01 Dec 2009 New Roller Coaster at Kennywood Amusement Park

Kennywood Amusement Park in Pennsylvania / USA plans to open a new launch coaster in May 2010 ...

29 Nov 2009 Dinosaur Theme Park to Be Opened in Transylvania

A dinosaur theme park with the topic “evolution of dinosaurs” is to be opened at the latest in spring 2011 at Rasnov, ...

27 Nov 2009 Beijing: Theme Park for Chocoholics

Chocolate fanatics from China can be looking forward to January 2010: According to China Daily, a chocolate theme park is due to be opened near the Water Cube Aquatics Centre and the Bird’s Nest stadium. Chocolate replicas of ...

24 Nov 2009 Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in Australia

In the Natural World Heritage region of the Blue Mountains in Australia, the first luxury resort from the Emirates Group opened outside of Dubai ...

21 Nov 2009 SEA LIFE Aquarium for Phoenix

The Merlin Entertainment Group plans the construction of a 15-million dollar Sea Life Aquarium at Phoenix / Arizona, USA. The 26,000-square feet facility will be one of ...

19 Nov 2009 World Tourism Organisation: Industry Gripped by Crisis Worldwide

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced in October that worldwide tourism is in danger of declining by up to six percent this year ...

16 Nov 2009 Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum Paderborn: 1.5 Million Visitors Since Opening

Recently the Paderborn Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) welcomed its 1.5 millionth visitor. The museum opened in October 1996 (its motto: “More than just the world’s biggest computer museum”) and now ...

13 Nov 2009 Vitam’Parc Opens in France

Southwest of Geneva in France’s Département Haute-Savoie is the peaceful town of Neydens, where the official grand opening of the new Vitam’Parc was held on the 19th of October after a good three years of construction. The 70-million euro expensive Vitam’Parc is ...

10 Nov 2009 Camden, New South Wales, Australia: Plans for Great Reef Resort

JVPlay, developers from Prestons / Australia, are planning an indoor and outdoor water park with theme park, hotel rooms, a themed restaurant and conference facilities. The resort ...

07 Nov 2009 ANC Holdings Takes Stake in Amusement Whitewater

The Dubai-based company ANC Holdings has taken a majority stake in Amusement Whitewater, a regional leader in design, supply and execution of themed environments ...

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) ...