02 Nov 2021 Design & Theming Specialist Company MK Themed Attractions Records Increasing Growth

Denmark-based design company MK Themed Attractions, which has also been represented by a subsidiary in the Philippines for some time now (cf. EAP news of 16 Mar 2018), is pleased to report strong corporate growth, which has enabled the company to significantly increase its production facilities and ...

01 Nov 2021 Germany: New Sauna to Be Built at Fächerbad Karlsruhe

Due to renovation works in the sauna area, some areas of the Fächerbad in Karlsruhe (Baden-Wuerttemberg) are currently only accessible for guests to a limited extent. In the future, visitors will find a renovated sauna house with a tepidarium, a steam bath, a salt cabin, a relaxation room and a reading room ...

29 Oct 2021 UK: Warner Bros. Studio Tour Celebrates 20 Years of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

Twenty years ago, the first Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, was released in British cinemas. To mark the anniversary, visitors to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour near London can now rediscover the magic of the first film in the series in ...

29 Oct 2021 Germany: Karls Manufactures Market to Open in Saxony Today

In the city of Döbeln, the sixth location of Karls Erlebnis-Dörfer is to be built by 2023 and thus the first in the federal state of Saxony (cf. EAP news of 16 Oct 2020). In addition to the typical Karls shopping and adventure world with attractions planned for the location, a new retail store in the center of Döbeln is also to offer ...

29 Oct 2021 Presentation of EWA Awards 2020/2021

During a festive dinner at KölnSky yesterday evening, the European Waterpark Association (EWA) officially presented its EWA Awards – also affectionately called the European “Pool Oscars” – to this year’s winners. The “EWA Marketing Award” was presented to Switzerland’s ...

28 Oct 2021 Mexico: New Tethered Aerophile Balloon Soars Over Culiacán

The latest tethered balloon from the French company Aerophile was recently installed in the capital city of the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The customer is the real estate investment and development company GICSA, which specializes in the development of shopping and retail centers, office ...

28 Oct 2021 Germany: Osnabrück Zoo’s Tetra-Aquarium Modernized

For many years now, the Lower-Saxony-based company Tetra, world market leader in aquaristics, has been sponsor and namesake of the “Tetra-Aquarium” at Osnabrück Zoo. The zoo used the time of the lockdown to modernize its aquarium, both in the area of knowledge transfer and in the technical area “behind the scenes” ...

27 Oct 2021 Belgium: Plopsa Station Antwerp Officially Opened

In the presence of mayor Bart De Wever, Studio 100 co-founder Hans Bourlon and Plopsa CEO Steve Van den Kerkhof, last weekend saw the official opening of Plopsa Group’s newest indoor park, located in the Belgian city of Antwerp. The park, named Plopsa Station Antwerp and located in ...

27 Oct 2021 UAE: Madame Tussauds Dubai Is Now Open

Visitors to the desert city can now marvel at famous personalities from the Middle East region and around the world at recently opened Madame Tussauds Dubai, located on the man-made Bluewater Island, off the coast of the Jumeirah Beach Residence city district. The wax figure museum, ...

26 Oct 2021 Austria/USA: Robert Hammond Appointed New President and Chief Strategy Officer of Therme Group North America Effective April 2022

Wie die international agierende Therme Group nun bekanntgab, wird Robert Hammond ab April 2022 neuer Präsident und Chief Strategy Officers der zugehörigen Therme Group North America. Hammond, der 20 Jahre lang als Executive Director der High Line-Betreiberfirma Friends of the High Line fungierte, ...

26 Oct 2021 Germany: Trade Show Duo aquanale & FSB Starts Today

In the halls seven to ten of Koelnmesse, the aquanale, the International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience, and the FSB, the International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities, are ready to welcome interested visitors as of today until October 29th this week. Around 470 exhibitors ...

25 Oct 2021 France: Christmas Time at Disneyland Paris

While pumpkins and scary decorations are still determining the park picture of Disneyland Paris, the destination recently announced details for the upcoming Christmas season, which will create festive joy from November 13th, 2021 through January 9th, 2022. With “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!“ the ...

25 Oct 2021 Germany: Tropos Electric Transporters Now Available with Rear- or 3-Sided Tippers

Tropos Motors Europe, manufacturer of electric utility vehicles and part of the MOSOLF Group, has added new tipper setups to the equipment options for its compact “ABLE” electric transporters. These are available as rear and as 3-sided tippers, which are suitable for use in facility management and in gardening ...

22 Oct 2021 USA: Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces New “Wonder Woman Flight of Courage“ for Summer 2022

As of summer 2022, visitors to the Six Flags Magic Mountain thrill park located in California will be able to experience the park’s already 20th roller coaster. “WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage“ will be the “tallest and longest single-rail roller coaster on the planet“, according to the park. The new coaster, manufactured ...

22 Oct 2021 Austria/USA: AV Stumpfl and Smart Monkeys Announce Technological Partnership

Austrian company AV Stumpfl and Orlando, USA-based Smart Monkeys announced their technology collaboration partnership ahead of the upcoming InfoComm trade show in Orlando, with the aim of integrating Smart Monkeys’ “ISAAC” Application Programming Interface (API) into AV Stumpfl’s “PIXERA” media server platform ...

21 Oct 2021 Germany: Side-by-Side with “Amber Blake“ – New YULLBE Action Content to Be Launched in Spring 2022

With “Amber Blake: Operation Dragonfly“, YULLBE – the VR LBE-attraction at Europa-Park – will add one more experience to its content portfolio. The interactive adventure will invite guests, who are at least 16 years old, to go on a hunt for a mysterious villain side-by-side with agent “Amber Blake“. Players will be ...

21 Oct 2021 Saudi Arabia Announces New Tourism Destination “THE RIG.” to Be Built on Offshore Platforms

With the tourism destination “THE RIG.”, the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced the next ambitious project within the framework of the state’s “Saudi Vision 2030” development strategy, which aims to diversify the national economy with a focus on the travel and leisure sector, among other markets ...

21 Oct 2021 UAE: Ain Dubai – Giant Ferris Wheel Opens Today

The “Ain Dubai“ or “Dubai Eye“ is the new record-breaking Ferris wheel, which starts making its rounds today and lets guests enjoy spectactular view over Dubai. With a height of around 250 metres, the Ain Dubai surpasses the previously highest Ferris wheel in the world, the “Singapore Flyer“ (165 meter) by around ...

20 Oct 2021 Canada: Connect&GO Welcomes Tara Morandi as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Connect&GO, the e-commerce, ticketing & access control company headquartered in Montréal/Canada, welcomes Tara Morandi (photo) as new Senior Vice President for Sales & Marketing to its team. With over 15 years of experience in the attractions industry, Morandi will be responsible for driving Connect&GO’s market development ...

20 Oct 2021 USA: IAAPA Appoints Jakob Wahl New Executive VP & COO

The International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) has just announced that Jakob Wahl, former Vice President and Executive Director of IAAPA EMEA, was named new Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer (COO), effective 1 November. In his new role Wahl will oversee the ...

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