23 Oct 2009 Hello Kitty Theme Park in China

According to Chinese media, a Hello Kitty theme park is to be built in Huzhou, two hours away from Shanghai, in June 2013 ...

21 Oct 2009 Ruhr Valley Derby for German Football Museum

At the end of April a derby between Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund took place as usual, but this time not in a football stadium. The DFB (German Football Confederacy) called a special congress in Duesseldorf to decide on a site for the new museum ...

19 Oct 2009 Austria: “Fix & Foxi”-Theme Park for Kärnten

According to Austrian media reports, the widow of Rolf Kauka, the originator of the “Fix & Foxi” comic book series, is now planning an authentic replica of the Fix & Foxi village in the Hermagor-Presseger Lake resort area ...

16 Oct 2009 Lego Fever hits Hollywood

Hollywood is planning to shoot a Lego film ...

15 Oct 2009 Desert Louvre, Abu Dhabi

The “desert Louvre” is a museum complex on Saadiyat (“Happiness”) island, 500 metres off Abu Dhabi, scheduled to be completed in 2013. 400 million euros have to be paid by ...

13 Oct 2009 Happy Birthday, Roland Mack!

More than 2,200 guests came to the Europa-Park Arena yesterday in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Roland Mack, founder and owner of the popular theme park. Well known guests from ...

12 Oct 2009 4D-King Kong at Hollywood

During the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood in summer 2010, King Kong can be experienced as a 4-D multi-sensory attraction. The new attraction is based on ...

11 Oct 2009 Expansion Plans at Disneyland Hong Kong

The Walt Disney Company and the Hong Kong government agreed some weeks ago on a major expansion of Disneyland Hong Kong. Being the world’s smallest Disneyland, the park has been criticized of not offering enough attractions. Moreover, since its opening, the park has not been able to ...

10 Oct 2009 Heliopolis/Egypt: Alterface opens 25th Desperado

With the opening of the Desperados at Heliopolis, near Cairo, the Belgian company Alterface will install for the first time one of its interactive adventures in Africa. This installation will be ...

09 Oct 2009 Wisconsin Dells, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

Since this summer there have been installed several new attractions at the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells: Those who want to show their climbing talent can check out the tree top zip lining adventure. Guests can plunge from ...

07 Oct 2009 Asia Therme Linsberg, Austria: Light & shadow

The Asia Therme celebrated its first birthday in the middle of August: 292,000 visitors have passed through the doors of the wellness temple since it opened in August 2008 ...

05 Oct 2009 Top Disney Executives Fascinated by the Europa-Park

At the end of August, Al Weiss, worldwide head of business operations at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts with responsibility for over 100,000 employees, Philippe Gas (CEO Euro Disney), Georges Kalogridis (Chief Operative Officer) and Andrew de Csilléry (Vice President of Strategic Planning) paid a visit to the Europa-Park to share experiences and compare notes ...

03 Oct 2009 Ocean Park Voted Most Loved Attraction in Hong Kong

According to an online poll conducted by the Sohu Hong Kong web portal, the Ocean Park is the most loved attraction in Hong Kong ...

02 Oct 2009 New Amusement Park in Edinburgh

The Scottish developer VW Leisure plans to construct Scotland’s first-ever eco-friendly amusement park on an old quarry site at West Lothian. The 72-acre site could open in summer 2011. VW Leisure plans to build ...

30 Sep 2009 Spa World in Osaka, Japan

Recently there has been installed a new water attraction supplied by WhiteWater West at Spa World in Osaka: the AquaLoop ...

28 Sep 2009 Disastrous results: TÜV Rheinland tests swimming inflatables

Poor quality, high levels of harmful substances and removable small parts: the TÜV Rheinland LGA experts tested 25 water inflatables from five of the most popular holiday countries around the Mediterranean. The results: ...

21 Sep 2009 Blackstone boss pockets USD 702 million

According to the US American investor protection organisation, Corporate Library, Blackstone boss Stephen Schwarzman pocketed a whopping USD 702.4 million in 2008. This figure makes him by far the top paid US manager ...

17 Sep 2009 Therme Erding launches Internet TV

The largest thermal spring resort in Europe does not just stand out in the industry due to its size and the large number of facilities that it offers, but also now because of the new web TV portal: therme-erding.tv ...

14 Sep 2009 Bodensee-Therme Überlingen: Master plan for sauna expansion

Increasing numbers of visitors and turnover at the thermal springs that are successfully managed by Aquapark Management GmbH mean that expansion is necessary. The sauna and wellness area in particular are booming. A master plan has therefore proactively been developed for these two areas in particular ...

07 Sep 2009 Les Machines de L`ile

Les Machines de l’île (The Machines of the Isle) can be seen on the Isle of Nantes (France), on a former shipyard ground. Visitors cannot only see the huge and detailed creatures built of wood and steel within a guided tour through the gallery, but also ...