20 Jun 2007 Gerstlauer: “Hankatten” Spinning Coaster in BonBon-Land, Denmark

“Hankatten” is the name of the new spinning coaster from Gerstlauer Amusement Rides for Bonbon-Land in Holme-Ostrup, Denmark. This spinning coaster is the first ...

18 Jun 2007 Gardaland: 4D Cinema From 3DBA & Kraftwerk

At the start of this year’s season, Italy’s largest theme park opened a new 4D cinema from 3DBA & Kraftwerk Living Technologies ...

12 Jun 2007 Play & Leisure “Plays Out” in 2007

Friedrichshafen’s exhibition centre is transferring the two trade fairs “Play & Leisure” and “Camp Ground” to the Stuttgart exhibition centre ...

10 Jun 2007 Holiday Park: Giving Disadvantaged People a Day of Real Joy!

At the opening of the 33rd “pink weeks” at Holiday Park in Hassloch/Pfalz, patron Roswitha Beck thanked Holiday Park for its many years of voluntary support ...

30 May 2007 Ulrich Damrau Deceased

The film architect and stage builder of Europa Park, Ulrich Damrau, passed away on the 25th of May at the age of 92 ...

17 May 2007 Hong Kong: Leftovers Punishable

In Hong Kong's restaurants and eateries, the (disciplined and educative) idea of a local gastronome has attracted a great deal of both sympathy and controversy. As recently reported in the “Christian Science Monitor”, diners who take more from the buffet than ...

13 May 2007 Abu Dhabi: Ferrari World Theme Park Under Construction

The large “Ferrari World Theme Park” project on Al Yas Island went into the final stages of construction at the end of last year. With an area space of 2.5 million square metres, the island is ...

12 May 2007 Pierre & Vacances Buys Belgian Sunparks

Pierre & Vacances, owner of Center Parcs Europe, is to take over the four three- and four-star holiday parks from the Belgian Sunpark Group ...

11 May 2007 Bavaria: Gigantic Investments in Therapeutic Spas

Bavarian therapeutic spas are facing the challenges of the future with investments totalling over 400 million euros. With these investments, the facilities aim to position themselves as modern centres of competence for healthcare and ...

08 May 2007 Busch Gardens, Williamsburg/Virginia: Summer Jobs for Students

Busch Gardens ist einer der bedeutendsten Busch Gardens is one of the USA's most important theme parks and has already received a number of awards. Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower are two highlights at this park which shows its visitors all sorts of typical European sights ...

24 Apr 2007 Skihalle Wittenburg

This Easter, the first indoor half pipe to meet international FIS standards was opened at the Snow Funpark in Wittenburg, one of Europe's largest such facilities ...

21 Apr 2007 Gelsenkirchen: Construction Begins on Water Circus

On the 12th of April things had finally reached the point where the Mayor of Gelsenkirchen, Frank Baranowski, with considerable support from the managing director of the “Gesellschaft für Energie und Wirtschaft GmbH” (company for energy and commerce, also referred to as GEW), turned the first sod of earth in the construction of the new water circus ...

18 Apr 2007 TURM Erlebniscity, Oranienburg: 2007 Tourism Prize

Brandenburg's Minister for Economic Affairs, Ulrich Junghanns, recently awarded the 2007 state award for tourism ...

16 Apr 2007 Europa-Park, Rust: A Visit from the CEO of Six Flags Inc.

On the 5th of April, two insiders from the leisure industry came to Europa Park for an informative visit: Mark Shapiro, President and CEO of Six Flag Inc., and the Vice President of the American corporate group Mark Quenzel. Both professionals were invited for ...

14 Apr 2007 Neumarkt/Bavaria: “Tschu-Tschu-Bahnen” Saved

In March it became known that the insolvent H. Sichler Tschu-Tschu Bahnen (choo-choo trains) had been saved from bankruptcy ...

13 Apr 2007 New Crime Scam: Animal Theft at Zoos

National Geographic, www.nationalgeographic.com, recently reported on the theft of animals from zoos ...

05 Apr 2007 No more legionellae in swimming pool water treatment

Siemens Industrial Solutions & Services (I&S) is offering a new method of swimming pool water treatment that, unlike conventional systems, completely prevents the formation of legionellae ...

02 Apr 2007 Prince Charles, McDonald’s and the Chubby Children Across the Isle

A development that has been so striking in the U.S. for many years now is now rampant in Great Britain… and definitely on its way to the continent: overweight kids! ...

30 Mar 2007 Honour for Horst W. Opaschowski

Professor Dr Horst W. Opaschowski, scientific director of British American Tobacco’s Leisure Research Institute (B.A.T.), is this year’s winner of the German Government Leisure Commission’s award of distinction ...

26 Mar 2007 Macau: Greater Casino Turnover Than Las Vegas

Macau, the special administrative area on the south coast of the People’s Republic of China, has overtaken Las Vegas: according to the most recent figures from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, the gambling income of the once Portuguese, now Chinese city, amounts to ...