10 Oct 2020 Switzerland: New Ticiland Theme Park Celebrates Opening

The first phase of the Ticiland theme park project, initiated by Markus Mack-Even and showman Peter Hablützel, has been completed – today at 2 p.m., the indoor park will welcome its first guests, who will be able to enjoy a range of exciting rides and attractions. The visitor offer of the new leisure destination, which is located in Stein am Rhein in Switzerland ...

09 Oct 2020 WAZA Offers Comprehensive Program during WAZA Virtual Annual Conference

The 75th edition of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums‘ (WAZA) “Annual Conference“ will be organized as a virtual conference this year, due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. From October 12th to 15th, WAZA will present a comprehensive conference program which will be thematically dedi- ...

08 Oct 2020 Japan: USJ Confirms Super Nintendo World to Open in Spring 2021

Actually, the new, exclusive “Super Nintendo World” at Universal Studios Japan was supposed to open in due time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (cp. EAP news of 25 Nov 2019). Now the theme park resort announced yesterday that the opening is scheduled for spring 2021. An opening date will be ...

08 Oct 2020 USA: Jim Dunn Named New Member of “WWA Hall of Fame“ – ADG Receives Award for US Waterpark Project

During the virtual edition of this year’s  “WWA Show“ (from 6th to 8th Oct 2020), the World Waterpark Association’s annual trade show, which due to the corona pandemic had to be organized as an online event this time (cf. EAP news of 25 Aug 2020), Jim Dunn, president of New York-based Aquatic Development Group ...

07 Oct 2020 Germany: Project Group Holds First Meeting on VDFU Future Study at Adventure Zoo Hannover

This past Monday (Oct 5th), the members of the project group working on the preparation of the future study by the German Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (VDFU) came together at Adventure Zoo Hannover for their first meeting. The study was recently commissioned by the German leisure association in order to provide analyses and strategic ...

07 Oct 2020 Switzerland: Whisky Manufacturer to Open Distillery 3,303 Metres Above Sea Level

The whisky manufacturer ORMA, founded in Switzerland in 2010 by the two entrepreneurs Rinaldo Willy and Pascal Mittner, recently announced the opening of the – according to the company –  “world’s highest whisky distillery.“ As of October 10th, visitors to the mountain station Corvatsch 3303, which is ...

06 Oct 2020 USA: International Association of Trampoline Parks Announces Virtual Conference & Trade Show – Bouncing Back!

The International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) will host its Annual Conference & Trade Show as a virtual event this year under the motto of “Bouncing Back”. On 10th November, operators and professional staff of trampoline and indoor parks as well as the related suppliers’ industry will be able to connect with each other “from the distance”, participate in ...

06 Oct 2020 Netherlands: Modified Winter Celebrations at Efteling Start Mid-November

Despite the persistend corona pandemic, The Netherland’s Efteling fairytale theme park will host its annual “Winter Efteling“ event weeks. From November 16th, 2020 to January 31st, 2021, the park’s grounds will be turned into a winter wonderland. As long as the weather conditions allow for it, most attractions and ...

06 Oct 2020 Netherlands: Floriade 2022 Decides on Ticketing System

From April 14 to October 9, 2022, the Dutch city of Almere (province of Flevoland) will host the seventh edition of the Floriade (cf. EAP news of 23 Oct 2019). The international horticultural expo takes places in the Netherlands every ten years, the last time it was held in Venlo in 2012 (cf. EAP 3/2012). As was ...

05 Oct 2020 USA: American Dream Mall Reopens after Closure for Seven Months

After closing its doors to visitors on March, 16th, due to the corona pandemic, American Dream Mall has celebrated its reopening on October 1st after around seven months of total closure. As of September 1st, visitors have already been able to visit the “Big Snow“ indoor ski slope. With the reopening of the ...

02 Oct 2020 Germany: Treetop Path St. Englmar Enhances Visitor Offering

On a height of 30 metres, visitors to the Bavarian Treetop Path St. Englmar are able to enjoy a panoramic view over the Bavarian Forest’s nature. To enhance the experience, the site has developed an additional 23.5 metre-high tower at the end of the path, which offers several climbing stations on seven storeys ...

02 Oct 2020 Denmark: Universe Science Park Announces Fire-Themed Edutainment Zone for 2021

The Universe Science Park, located in Nordborg, Denmark, recently announced the development of a new visitor experience called “Fire Zone“, which will be dedicated to fire and fire protection and will be launched in the 2021 season. Separated into three different theme areas, the new attraction is supposed to ...

01 Oct 2020 Terra Botanica Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The French theme park Terra Botanica situated in Angers (Pays de la Loire region) has dedicated itself to a very special theme, namely to the life of plants, trees and flowers. On twelve hectares of land, visitors can discover more than 500,000 plants and 5,000 species in green spaces, gardens, greenhouses and ...

30 Sep 2020 Belgium/Canada: BoldMove and Triotech Join Forces

Triotech, the Canadian provider of media-based attractions and BoldMove, the concept planning and network firm founded by Benoit Cornet earlier this year (cf. EAP news of 16 Mar 2020) just announced their strategic partnership to jointly develop creative media-based attractions and increase client- ...

30 Sep 2020 Canada/USA: ProSlide Granted Second US Patent for “FlyingSAUCER” Water Slide Element

ProSlide was recently granted another patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its “FlyingSAUCER” disk-shaped, high-speed water slide element. The Canadian company now holds two patents on this product in the US, in total there are 17 registered patents in eight countries. “At ProSlide, we are relentless in our focus on transforming ...

29 Sep 2020 China: Nickelodeon Playtime FEC to Open in Shenzhen in Late 2020

In the immediate vicinity of the retail and entertainment complex Shenzhen OCT Happy Harbor, a new FEC called Nickelodeon Playtime will open by the end of this year. China Leisure Development Co. (CLDC) and ViacomCBS developed the new family-friendly entertainment offering, which will be seperated into ...

29 Sep 2020 USA: Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Details on New Jurassic World Coaster

Only several months after the opening of the spectacular “Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure” rollercoaster novelty in “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, the neighboring “Jurassic Park” theme area is to launch a new record-breaking coaster in summer 2021, set to enthuse rollercoaster enthusiasts and thrill-seekers ...

28 Sep 2020 Germany: Temporary Railway Planned to Connect Exhibit Grounds of BUGA 23

From April to October 2023, the “Bundesgartenschau 2023“ (BUGA 23 / national garden and floral exhibition) will take place in Mannheim (Rhine-Neckar region). For this large-scale event, a new railway is planned to temporarily connect the “Spinelli“ and “Luisenpark“ exhibition grounds. Austrian manufacturer ...

25 Sep 2020 Deutschland: Ein Eisberg zum Anfassen

For the second birthday of the “Polarium“ theme world, which was opened to guests on September 22nd, 2018 (EAP 6/2018), Germany’s Zoo Rostock recently unveiled a new exhibit. The “Eiswelten“ exhibition, located in the Polarium, now offers visitors a small-scale artificial iceberg as a hands-on experience ...

25 Sep 2020 Germany: TimeRide Expands Virtual Offering in Munich

In summer 2019, TimeRide, provider of virtual city experiences, opened its third location in its founding city of Munich, where visitors since then have been able to enjoy a voyage over the Bavarian capital and through its history from “Barbarossa” (Frederick I., Holy Roman Emperor) to the first ever “Oktoberfest“ ...

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