29 Aug 2008 Bedburg / Germany: Green light for Monte Mare

At the beginning of August, the town of Bedburg and the operating company Monte Mare concluded a contract worth 17.5 million euros for a new sport and leisure complex ...

22 Aug 2008 Opened: Hotel Gran BelVeder in Scharbeutz/Timmendorfer Strand

After two and a half years of construction, the luxury beach and wellness hotel Gran BelVeder opened its doors on 25 July 2008. The four-star superior hotel is located right on the seafront, ...

17 Aug 2008 Bad Ischl / Austria: EurothermenResort opening ceremony

Thermenholding Director Markus Achleitner invited around 300 guests from the worlds of business, politics and media to the opening of the brand new 41.5 million euro renovation of the wellness temple and the new Hotel Royal in Bad Ischl, Austria on 25 July ...

15 Aug 2008 Baghdad: Amusement Park for 500 Million USD

As recently reported by Spiegel Online, an American company is planning a amusement park in a hermetically sealed so-called “green zone” of Baghdad. The 500-million dollar expensive facility ...

09 Aug 2008 Center Parcs Expand

The pan-European operator of holiday parks, Center Parcs, wants to construct four new facilities in Germany and France within the next few years. An investment sum of up to 800 million euros has been budgeted for this, ...

04 Aug 2008 Denmark: 27 Million Visitors to Amusement Parks, Museums and Zoos

Exactly 27.2 million people visited Denmark’s amusement parks, museums and zoos last year. The three well-known amusement parks Tivoli, Bakken and Legoland were the most heavily frequented Danish facilities ...

25 Jul 2008 Gelsenkirchen: Welcome to Germany’s First Water Circus!

“Curtain up! Come one, come all!” That's what was heard on the 20th of June when SPORTIS opened its water circus and wildwater creek at the Sport-Paradies in Gelsenkirchen ...

17 Jul 2008 Vienna: Ferris Wheel Plaza Bankrupt

As reported by Austrian media, the general contractor for the Ferris wheel Plaza in Vienna, the company “Explore 5D” is bankrupt ...

14 Jul 2008 Legoland Günzburg: Holiday Village Opens

The world’s first Legoland Holiday Village opened in Günzburg, Bavaria on the 18th of June ...

12 Jul 2008 Johannes Mock New Head of Stage Germany

Johannes Mock (43), former member of the board and new site search director at Merlin Entertainments Group (including Dungeons, SEA LIFE Centre, Madame Tussaud’s, Legoland parks, Heide-Park Soltau, Gardaland), will be taking over the business management of Stage Entertainment Germany effective 1 September 2008 ...

10 Jul 2008 New Office for IAAPA Europe

Andreas Veilstrup Andersen has held the office of Executive Director of the IAAPA since this past January already ...

07 Jul 2008 Munich: Euro Attractions Show – 30 September to 2 October 2008

In many places plans for the upcoming European trade fair, the EAS, are underway. Aside from lively trade fair operations, it is already evident now that the parallel seminar programme will feature some advanced training sessions of ...

03 Jul 2008 TagaJ

Bouncy castles and other fun inflatable romping attractions have been available for a long time in all imaginable variations´. But a “padded carousel” is new! ...

30 Jun 2008 Science Center Wels, Austria: Construction Set to Start in Late 2008

In the first quarter of this year, a precontract for the planned Science Center Wels was signed by the Wels exhibition centre, the state of Upper Austria and the project developer Petri & Tiemann (Hamburg/Bremen) ...

27 Jun 2008 Prague: Aquapalace Opens

Prague’s Aquapalace opened in early May. This modern facility is not only unrivalled in the Czech Republic, but is also one of the largest leisure and amusement pool facilities ever built in Europe ...

24 Jun 2008 Legoland Dubai: Merlin Entertainments Forges Strategic Partnership with Tatweer

Merlin Entertainments has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Tatweer (subsidiary of Dubai Holdings) for the construction of “Legoland Dubailand” ...

20 Jun 2008 “Two Lake City” Interlaken, Switzerland: The Transformation of the “Mystery Park”

In early May a new concept was announced for the Mystery Park in Interlaken, which had been closed down in November 2006. The Swiss corporation New Inspiration AG ...

17 Jun 2008 Badeparadies Haßloch: Future Bathing Paradise Adjacent to Holiday Park

The Holiday Park and the township of Haßloch recently presented their initial considerations for a new swimming paradise facility they plan on running together ...

14 Jun 2008 “Sensapolis” Böblingen-Sindelfingen: Indoor Amusement Park to Open in Late June

Within the scope of the “Ideas Park” at the Messe Stuttgart trade fair centre, the name of an indoor facility was revealed and for the first time ever, visitors could get a peek at the “Sensapolis” attraction, the “City of 100 Adventures,” which is set to open on 28th June 2008 ...

12 Jun 2008 Phantasialand, Brühl: “Matamba” Celebrates Construction Start of Second Themed Hotel

In late April Phantasialand celebrated the groundwork of its second themed hotel called Matamba, which is scheduled to open this summer. For the hotel’s interior décor, Phantasialand is once again having exclusive objects produced in a small village of ...