14 Apr 2021 NL: Toverland Again Offers Temporary Camping Site As Of May

After its premiere last year, the Dutch amusement park Toverland will again operate a pop-up campsite near the wooden roller coaster “Troy” as a temporary accommodation offering this summer (cf. EAP news of 3 Aug 2020). From May 1st to September 5th, 2021, visitors to the park will be able to rent a two-, ...

14 Apr 2021 Italy: Zamperla Launches New Ride “Gryphon“

During the first edition of its “Fun Week” – an online product & project presentation format by Zamperla to take place once per month until the end of this year – the Italian manufacturer launched its new spinning attraction ”Gryphon”, being one of the few ride configurations for a single rider experience ...

13 Apr 2021 New CEO & CCO for Center Parcs Europe

Since the beginning of March this year, Olivier Garaïalde has been supporting the management team of the European holiday park provider as a member of the Management Board and new CEO of Center Parcs Europe. With more than 30 years of experience in the tourism industry, most recently as CEO of Farah ...

12 Apr 2021 USA: Ride Entertainment Reinforces Communications & Marketing with Two Key Hires

Ride Entertainment, the US-based sales and support company for the leisure and attractions industry, welcomes two new key additions to their team: Kris Rowberry, who takes over the role als the company’s Communications Manager, and Ed Hodgdon as new Marketing Manager ...

12 Apr 2021 Germany: Plantsch Indoor Pool Enhances Guest Offering with New Tube Slide

The Plantsch leisure bathing complex, located in Schongau, Bavaria, will expand its attractions line-up by adding a new tube slide in the near future. Swiss manufacturer Klarer has been commissioned with the design of the new slide attraction. The new 82.3-meter-long tube slide will be equipped with four so-called ...

09 Apr 2021 Netherlands: Tim Golstein to Become New Director at Avonturenpark Hellendoorn

With effect from 1st of May 2021, Tim Golstein (photo) will take over as new Director of Avonturenpark Hellendoorn. He succeeds Lyan van den Bosch, who, after almost nine years at the helm of the Dutch amusement park, is now taking on a new challenge as Deputy Director of Operations within ...

09 Apr 2021 Germany/USA: Construction of Disney’s Newest Cruise Ship Disney Wish Begins

With a virtual handover of the traditional coin by “Captain Minnie Mouse” and the subsequent lowering of the ship’s first block, Meyer Werft and Disney Cruise Line yesterday celebrated via video conference the keel laying of the new ocean vessel “Disney Wish”, currently under construction in Papenburg, Germany ...

09 Apr 2021 USA: OWA Announces New "Gravity Islands Watersports" Area

At the entertainment and leisure destination OWA in Alabama one project follows the next – in March of this year, the operators announced the opening of an indoor water park scheduled for 2022 (cf. EAP news of 10 March 2021). Now, another expansion of the existing leisure offering is on the agenda: This ...

08 Apr 2021 Austria: Christoph Schubert Joins Sales Team of TAC for German Market

In order to further drive the market development of the “Entry Assistant” cashier system and its related access control administration, Austria’s TAC | The Assistant Company is welcoming Christoph Schubert (photo) to its sales team for Germany. Schubert took over the position as sales manager at the beginning of this month, now being responsible ...

08 Apr 2021 Germany: Schwaben Park Plans Indoor Facility

Since 1972, Germany’s Schwaben Park has been a go-to theme park experience especially for families of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. During the past years the park put much effort into the creation of new visitors attractions regularly, such as the new bumblebee-themed “Hummel Brummel“ ride ...

07 Apr 2021 UAE: Meraas Acquires A Hundred Percent of DXB Entertainments‘ Share Capital

Meraas Leisure and Entertainment LLC, an entity of the privately held Meraas Holding company based in Dubai, will acquire a hundred percent of the issued and paid up ordinary share capital of DXB Entertainments PJSC (DXBE). Meraas already owns in excess of ninety per cent of the shares of the operating group ...

07 Apr 2021 USA: Sky Hawk – Fun Spot America to Open New Ride in May 2021

Very soon Orlando/Florida’s Fun Spot America amusement park will extend its attractions offer by adding a new family swing ride. Visitors will be able to enjoy the park from a bird’s eye view in lofty heights while seated in one of the twelve two-passenger gondolas of the around 27-meter-high (90 ft) tower ...

06 Apr 2021 Germany: Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg Sets New Guinness World Record with Classic Music

Seit vielen Monaten nimmt das Miniatur Wunderland seine Besucher aufgrund der anhalten Schließung durch die Corona-Pandemie immer wieder auf seinem Youtube-Kanal mit hinter die Kulissen der Modellbau-Welt. Die menschenleeren Räume des Wunderlands wurden in den vergangenen ...

06 Apr 2021 USA: Sun Valley Lanes & Games Enhances Leisure Activity Offerings

Founded in 1977, the Sun Valley Lanes & Games bowling center in Lincoln, Nebraska (USA), no longer only offers bowling experiences, but has steadily expanded its range of leisure activities over the past few years in order to be able to offer attractive attractions to the younger target group. Last fall, for example, a ...

05 Apr 2021 USA: Universal Studios Hollywood Kicks off Season with New “Animal” Attraction – “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!”

Starting April 16, residents of the U.S. state of California can once again enjoy a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood (cf. EAP News of 26 March 2021). After being closed for more than a year due to the Covid-19 regulations in the region, the park is now looking forward to surprise visitors with the new animal ...

04 Apr 2021 The EAP Team Wishes You A Blessed Easter!

Dear Readers, dear Industry Colleagues,the EAP team wishes you, your families, employees and colleagues a happy and blessed Easter. Enjoy the first days of spring and gather fresh forces to hopefully start soon into this year's theme park season! ...

03 Apr 2021 USA: BRC Imagination Arts Appoints Christian Lachel New Chief Creative Officer

Christian Lachel, who has joined California-based production and design studio BRC Imagination Arts in 1997, was recently appointed new Chief Creative Officer of the company. In his new position Lachel, who is specialized in creative storytelling, design, media direction and project delivery (amongst others), ...

02 Apr 2021 Belgium: Plopsa Opens New “Plopsa Village de Panne” Accommodation Site

In the immediate vicinity of Plopsaland de Panne and Plopsaqua de Panne, the new “Plopsa Village” campsite opened yesterday. The former Camping Ter Hoeve campsite was extensively renovated in order to offer visitors to the popular Belgian leisure destinations a modern camping experience. Plopsa Village ...

01 Apr 2021 Germany: Zoo Leipzig Celebrates 20 Years of “Pongoland“

For 20 years now, Zoo Leipzig has been combining animal husbandry, science and research under one roof with its “Pongoland” anthropoid ape facility. The three-hectare large area was developed in cooperation with the Max Planck Gesellschaft and opened on April 1st, 2001, being the first milestone of ...

31 Mar 2021 Netherlands: Efteling Adds 60 New Car Charging Stations to Visitor Parking Lot

The Dutch theme park Efteling has added 60 new charging stations for e-cars to its visitor parking lot, the units were supplied by Eneco eMobility. Together with the 27 charging stations that have already been in place, the leisure destination now offers what it describes as the "largest charging park in the Benelux" ...

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