20 Nov 2019 UK: Aardman & P&P Projects Join Forces to Create New Attractions Concept for “A Fish Tale“

Earlier this week, the British animation professionals at Aardmand and Dutch P&P Projects presented their brand-new concept of “A Fish Tale“ for the theme park market. The totally new storyline was created especially for the amusement park industry, because it provides several options to develop it for different attractions. Cre- ...

20 Nov 2019 USA: Triotech to Deliver New, Interactive 4D Ride for Knott’s Berry Farm’s 100th Anniversary

As announced yesterday on the first day of IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando, Triotech, the Canadian supplier of multi-media attractions, will create a new interactive 4D dark ride for California’s Knott’s Berry Farm theme park, celebrating the park’s 100th anniversary in 2020. Named “Knott’s Bear-y Tales®: Return to the Fair“, the attraction will bring back to life an “old classic” of ...

20 Nov 2019 Successful Hyperdeck VR Attraction at Two Bit Circus

Under the name of “Hyperdeck”, US firm of MajorMega is offering a VR attraction which combines the visual effects of the virtual experience wuth additional multi-sensory effects such as wind, heat and motion . The attraction is powered by a 3 DOF motion platform provided by D-Box Technologies. In Los Angeles/USA, at the so-called Two Bit Circus micro-amusement park, ...

19 Nov 2019 USA: World’s First LEGO Factory Adventure Ride Announced for Legoland New York Resort

When LEGOLAND® New York Resort opens its doors on July 4th, 2020 as the largest Legoland theme park ever built, “LEGO® Factory Adventure Ride” will be the world’s first dark ride with on-ride tracking technology available for visitors – as was announced today by Merlin Entertainments, Holovis and ETF Rides during a joint press conference at IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando ...

19 Nov 2019 Mexico: Grupo Vidanta Announces First Attractions for Vidanta World

The Mexican tourism developer Grupo Vidanta yesterday announced the purchase of their first attractions for the new amusement park collection Vidanata World in Nuevo Vallarta (Nayarit, Mexico), which includes numerous theme parks and is currently under construction. For transportation between the Nuevo Vallarta Beach Resort and the theme parks, Austrian manufac- ...

19 Nov 2019 Austria: EurothermenResort Bad Ischl Looks Back on a Seccessful Year at Renovated Hotel Royal**** Superior

One year ago the 15 million euro renovation project for the Hotel Royal**** Superior at EurothermenResort Bad Ischl was completed. Now the operator group looks back on a first successful year after reopening. “The sales growth of the new renovated Hotel Royal**** has increased 25 % within our firstyear after reopening, which underlines that this investment was right ...

19 Nov 2019 Orlando/Florida: IAAPA Expo 2019 – Leisure Trade Show Presents Newest Technology Innovations on 54.000 sqm

Today marks the start of IAAPA Expo 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. From Tuesday, 19 November to Friday, 22 November more than 1,100 exhibiting companies will showcase and inform visitors about the new trends and technologies in the leisure and entertainment industry, on an around 54.000 square metres (585,000 square feet) net trade show floor ...

18 Nov 2019 Macao: teamLab and Sands Resorts Macao Announce New “teamLab SuperNature“ Interactive Experience

The Japanese company teamLab, which is specialised in the installation of interactive, immersive and digital art projects, and the hotel complex Sands Resorts Macao recently announced the name of a new teamLab museum, which is supposed to openin Macao in February 2020. The new teamLab SuperNature will be a permanent exhibit, located at the The Venetian® Hotel’s Cotai Expo Hall F. On a ...

15 Nov 2019 Netherlands: Museum Rotterdam Shows “Girlpower“ Exhibition

The Museum Rotterdam currently presents the interactive “Girlpower“ exhibition, which shows the stories of internationally successful Rotterdam women and girls in sports. The exhibition was opened by the ten-year-old Dutch world champion of kickboxing, Amira Thari, during an opening ceremony on 12 November. The overall design of the exhibition, including all visual ...

15 Nov 2019 USA: Virtuix and Hownd Announces Cooperation

Virtuix, the Austin-based provider of the esports attraction “Omni Arena“ (cf. EAP news 23 Nov 2018), and the foot traffic generation platform Hownd™ announced their partnership. Hownd will accesss the Omni Arena player database to generate email addresses and dates of birth to create strategic marketing for each user individually. With the targeted promotion, the system will ...

14 Nov 2019 lastminute.com New Headline Sponsor of London Eye

Today the official new headline sponsor of London’s tourist attraction London Eye, which is operated by entertainment company Merlin Entertainments, was announced – lastminute.com. The online travel agency’s sponsorship will start in February 2020, which includes the pink illumination of the giant wheel and also the River Thamse tourist cruises River Cruise. Sunny ...

14 Nov 2019 Zoo Zurich Honored With “WAZA Conservation Award“

During the 74th annual conference of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in Buenos Aires/Argentina last week, Switzerland‘s Zoo Zurich was honored with the “WAZA Conservation Award” for its conservation project on the Masoala peninsula in Madagascar. The project, which started in 1995, is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the tropical rainforest ...

14 Nov 2019 USA: New Norwegian Encore Cruise Ship Set Sail with Two-Storey Karting Track

Earlier this month, the newest ship in the fleet of US-based Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) company, the “Norwegian Encore”, set sail for its maiden voyage – from Europe, the new giant vessel crossed the Atlantic ocean towards the US east coast, from where the ship currently travels to the nearby Caribbean and Bermuda. The cruise ship, which was constructed in Germany’s Meyer Werft ...

13 Nov 2019 New VR Experience “Jumanji: Reverse the Curse“ Created By The VOID and Sony

Together The VOID, one of the business-leading companies for VR attractions for commercial locations, and Sony Pictures Virtual Reality created the new VR experience “Jumanji: Reverse the Curse“. The new immersive game is related to the upcoming Hollywood movie “Jumanji: The Next Level“, which is the sequel to 2017 “Jumanji: Welcome to the Djungle“, coming to the the- ...

13 Nov 2019 France: 3rd VIRTUALITY Trade Show for New Technologies in the Entertainment Sector in Paris Next Week

From Nov 21st to 23rd next week, the CINTQUATRE-PARIS cultural center will host the third edition of the VIRTUALITY trade show, the marketplace for new, immersive technologies in the entertainment sector. During the three-day event, visitors to the show will be able to discover state-of-the-art solutions in the fields of Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR & VR), immersive technologies ...

12 Nov 2019 Germany: Badewelt Sinsheim Offers New VR Experience

VR is everywhere! Opened in 2012 (cp. EAP 2/2013), Germany’s Thermen & Badewelt Sinsheim, whose offer is primarily focused on wellness and bathing fun, now offers its guests fun and thrills with a new virtual reality experience. Until the end of this year, guests can try out the new attraction, which is housed in a mirror cube located adjacent to the thermal spa complex’ outdoor pool. Visitors ...

12 Nov 2019 Germany: Foundation Stone Ceremony Held at Horner Bad Bremen

After a planning phase of four years and the demolition of the old pool structures in 2018, Horner Bad (Bremen, Germany) recently celebrated its foundation stone ceremony. Plans for the new outdoor pool area were already made official in 2016 (cf. EAP news 25 Oct 2016). The new outdoor structures will feature a sunbathing area with a beach volleyball field, a mud play area, a ...

11 Nov 2019 USA: Sergio D. Rivera Takes Over as New CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment

After the announcement of different changes on management level this past August, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. appointed Sergio (Serge) D. Rivera to new Chief Executive Officer of the company and member of the Board of Directors, effective today. He takes over the position from Interim CEO Marc Swanson, who will return to his former role as ...

11 Nov 2019 Saudi Arabia: Brian Machamer Appointed Park President of Six Flags Qiddiya

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation recently announced the appointment of Brian Machamer to future park president of the new Six Flags Qiddiya theme park in Saudi Arabia (cf. EAP news 27 Aug 2019), which is currently under construction and will open to visitors in 2023. With over 25 years of professional experience in the leisure business, Manchamer is an industry veteran ...

08 Nov 2019 Expansion Plans for Puy du Fou in China Take Shape

Already for some years now, the Puy du Fou inventors have had in mind to establish their successful show and park concept on an international level – for this purpose, the company Puy du Fou International was founded. Its first production, the evening show “Kynren”, was launched in the UK in 2016. A further nighttime spectacle, this time on ...

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