12 Nov 2021 Austria/UK: Therme Group & Agritech Company IGS Ltd. Announce Strategic Partnership

This week, Vienna-based Therme Group and UK-based agricultural technology company Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) officially announced their partnership to develop sustainable vertical farms directly at Therme Group’s various thermal spa and wellness destinations worldwide ...

11 Nov 2021 Taiwan: “Rise Up VR Airship Ride” – A VR Flight Attraction for Retail Centers & Museums

The specialized manufacturer of media-based motion simulator attractions Brogent Technologies has presented the new “Rise Up VR Airship Ride”, an attraction novelty especially suitable for retail centers, museums and mixed-use complexes that aim at entertaining their customers and visitors with a virtual flight experience ...

11 Nov 2021 USA: “The Edge“ – New Slide Highlight Coming to Soaky Mountain Waterpark in 2022

From the 2022 season, visitors to the Soaky Mountain Waterpark in Sevierville, Tennessee, will be able to discover a unique, adrenaline-infused new slide experience. With “The Edge“, the world‘s first duelling master blaster, a water coaster by WhiteWater West, including a Boomerango element, will be installed at the ...

11 Nov 2021 USA: The Legends Are Back! Bob Rogers Reunites the Creative Minds Behind Universal’s Spider-Man Attraction in Orlando

Bob Rogers – Founder and CEO of BRC Imagination Arts and a living legend in the field of creative design himself, storyteller and developer of numerous internationally renowned attractions – curates and moderates the now-legendary annual “Legends Panel” at IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida. This year, Bob Rogers ...

11 Nov 2021 USA: Change in Management at Royal Caribbean Group: CEO Richard Fain Steps Down

After more than 33 years, Richard Fain, CEO of Royal Caribbean Group, steps down. This was announced earlier this week by the international cruise company. Fain will be succeeded by current Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jason Liberty, who joined the company in 2005 and has since served in several financial, ...

10 Nov 2021 USA: SeaWorld Entertainment Reports Excellent Results for Q3 2021

Investors are encouraged by the financial results now reported for SeaWorld Entertainment Group’s third quarter and for the first nine months of the current fiscal year 2021. This third quarter saw a total attendance of 7.2 million guests at the group’s associated parks: ...

10 Nov 2021 USA: LEGOLAND California Resort Announces World’s First “Build and Race“ in Cooperation with Ferrari

LEGOLAND® California Resort, located in Carlsbad, announced the new and world’s first LEGO® Ferrari “Build and Drive“ visitor attraction in cooperation with the Italian sports car manufacturer. Build and Race offers visitors the opportunity to experience three areas from the development all the way to the ...

10 Nov 2021 Turkey: DOF Robotics Launches Immersive Space Adventure “Mission Space“

Istanbul-based DOF Robotics, which specialises in the production of simulator attractions, recently announced its latest product development, “Mission Space“. This is an immersive walk-through experience that invites visitors on a 30- to 40-minute-long journey into space in eight different rooms. Guests, who will ...

09 Nov 2021 Germany: EWA Claims Comprehensive Deficit Compensation for Leisure Pools and Spas

Germany’s leisure pools and spas are facing a “tough winter”, according to the European Waterpark Association (EWA). “We have considerable additional expenses in our facilities for the implementation and control of the comprehensive protective measures for our guests as well as ...

08 Nov 2021 USA: IAAPA Award Winners — Puy du Fou, Futuroscope & Gröna Lund Receive Brass Ring Awards

After the new members of the “IAAPA Hall of Fame” had already been announced early last week (see EAP-News of 2 Nov 2021), the announcement of this year’s IAAPA Award winners followed during further online presentations. The IAAPA “Meritorious Service Award“ was presented ...

08 Nov 2021 Saudi Arabia: Boulevard RUH City Attracts with Numerous New Entertainment Offers

After a four-month construction period, the “Boulevard RUH City” (Boulevard Riyadh City) in the north of the Saudi Arabian capital was opened to the public at the beginning of last week. It has been completely revamped in the context of the “Riyadh Season 2021” – a five-month long city festival ...

08 Nov 2021 Netherlands/UK: Convious Launches New UK Offices

In order to better serve its European customers, the Dutch company Convious, which offers an AI-based software solution for dynamic pricing for leisure facilities (see our special feature in EAP 5/2021), will open a new office in London this month. “More than 100 attractions ...

05 Nov 2021 “Enter the Metaverse“ – Virtuality Conference & Trade Show on 17 & 18 March 2022 in Paris

Under the motto of “Enter the Metaverse”, the Virtuality conference & trade show for professionals from the fields of XR technologies, blockchain and virtual worlds will be held at the Le Carreau du Temple event center in Paris on March 17 and 18, 2022. The latest developments in hardware and software for immersive experiences, among other ...

05 Nov 2021 Germany: Reconstruction Plans for AquariUM after Rooftop Collapse

In July this year, the roof of the indoor sport pool of the AquariUM in Schwedt in Germany’s Brandenburg region collapsed (see EAP news of 14 July 2021). Now, new reports on the incident and plans for the pool’s reconstruction have been communicated. “At this stage, it is assumed that the collapse was caused by a ...

05 Nov 2021 Germany: Topping-Out Ceremony for New Lion Enclosure at Munich’s Hellabrunn Zoo

Last week, the roofing ceremony for the new lion enclosure, which has been under construction for about ten months (cf. EAP news of 10 Dec 2020), was celebrated at Munich’s Hellabrunn Zoo. From early summer 2022, the two lion brothers Max and Benny will find a new home there on an area of around 2,400 ...

04 Nov 2021 USA: WWA Show 2021 – Leading Edge Awards Presented

Symposium & Trade Show“ in San Antonio, Texas (USA) zusammen. Die Veranstaltung registrierte rund 1.400 Teilnehmer, darunter Eigentümer, Betreiber, Entwickler und Hersteller, von denen 325 Erstteilnehmer waren. „Die Energie, die bei einem Treffen unserer Branche bei jährlichen Veranstaltungen ...

04 Nov 2021 Germany: Krefeld Zoo Reveals Plans for New Ape Conservation Center

Nach dem verheerenden Brand in der Silvesternacht 2019/2020, bei dem 30 Affen ums Leben kamen, fasste die Direktion des Zoo Krefeld schnell neuen Mut und gab bekannt, unter dem Arbeitstitel „Artenschutzzentrum Affenpark“ ein neues Affenhaus aufzubauen (vgl. EAP-News v. 27.1.20). Zu diesem Vorhaben ...

03 Nov 2021 Poland: It’s Getting Sweet at Energylandia – New Theme Area “Sweet Valley“ Announced for 2022

At Energylandia one development follows the other – just this past summer the park opened the “Aqualantis“ theme area including the new Shockwave Double Launch Coatser “Abyssus“ supplied by Vekoma (see EAP 3/2021). During a press conference to close the 2021 season, the park managament has ...

02 Nov 2021 USA: Marcelo Gutglas and Marie Tussaud Inducted into IAAPA Hall of Fame

In the forefield of the upcoming trade show in Orlando, the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions) is already announcing their honors and awards. This year, Marcelo Gutglas, founder of the Playcenter Group, and Marie Tussaud (†1850), founder of the famous Madame Tussauds ...

02 Nov 2021 Germany: Multi-Million Investment Announced in New Accommodation Offerings at LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort

Ihren eigenen Themenbereich haben die NINJAGO®-Helden Lloyd, Nya, Meister Wu & Co. im LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort bereits – künftig laden die unerschrockenen Freunde dann auch zum Übernachten im Feriendorf der Freizeitdestination ein. Zu Pfingsten 2022 soll das neue NINJAGO® Quartier ...

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