22 Jan 2020 UAE: New Attractions to Open at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in 2020

Miral Asset Management recently announced to open new attractions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi this year. One of the new visitor experiences will be “The Family Zone“ theme area – dedicated to families and the youngest visitors. Furthermore, the park will launch “Mission Ferrari“– an immersive and media-based high speed roller ...

21 Jan 2020 Italy: Construction of LEGOLAND Water Park Gardaland Making Progress – Opening in May 2020

Works on the construction site for the new LEGOLAND Water Park, which will become part of Merlin’s Gardaland Resort in Northern Italy, are progressing quickly. All of the future park areas and attractions were already named – guests can look forward to ...

21 Jan 2020 Germany: Presentation of “AUREA Awards” for Innovative VR Applications for the Entertainment Industry

The “AUREA Awards”, initiated by Michael Mack and MackNeXT, were presented for the second time to companies for innovative solutions in the fields of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR) technology. Last week, the official award ceremony took place at the Europa-Park. Among the over 120 submissions, ten finalist were invited to present their applications to ...

20 Jan 2020 USA: Weber Group Starts 2020 With Personnel Changes in Its Creative Department

The American planning and design company Weber Group, which is headquartered in Sellersburg, Indiana, recently announced several personnel changes in its design and creative team. Adam McIntyre, who has been working for Weber Group for over 20 years and is partner of the company, takes over the role as ...

17 Jan 2020 Malaysia: Resorts World Genting Opens Three New Attractions at Skytropolis Indoor Park

In the Skytropolis indoor park, which is part of Malaysia’s Resorts World Genting located close to Kuala Lumpur, visitors can experience three new media-based attractions from Triotech, including a 32-seat “XD Dark Ride Interactive Theater”, the largest supplied to an amusement venue in Southeast Asia until to date. In addition, guests can try out a ...

17 Jan 2020 Poland: Europe’s First SlideWheel Now Open at Aquapark Reda

The time has finally come – Poland’s Aquapark Reda indoor waterpark celebrated the opening of Europe’s first SlideWheel on January 10th  (cf. EAP 6/2019). The so-called “Aquaspinner“, supplied by Germany’s wiegand.waterrides, is a fusion of a Ferris wheel and a water slide. Numerous pipes entangle each other and form an ...

17 Jan 2020 USA: New Major Hotel Experiences Coming to Las Vegas

Las Vegas – the US gambeling hub – is defined by constant transformation such as hotel and casino openings. In 2020 and 2021, new high-class hotels are set to open. The Circa Resort & Casino, which is currently under construction at the city‘s iconic Fremont Street and will comprise a total ground space of around 116,000 square ...

16 Jan 2020 UK: Southport Pleasureland Secures Long Lease – Multi-Million Investment Planned to Create Attractions Anchor for Southport

Southport Pleasureland pier park, which is located in Merseyside in the Northwest of England (an approx. 45 minutes’ drive from Liverpool) recently confirmed that it has secured a long lease with Sefton Council, presenting the next step in its multi-million investment plans to create a “substantial and unique attractions anchor” for the region ...

16 Jan 2020 Russia: Opening Date Set for New Dream Island Theme Park

The new Dream Island indoor theme park, which is part of the one billion US Dollar “Dream Island Moscow” mixed-use complex located near the Kremlin and the opening of which was originally foreseen for autumn 2019 (cf. EAP 3/2019), is now set to welcome its first visitors on February 29th this year. Guests will be able to discover nine different theme areas dedicated ...

16 Jan 2020 Germany: Tropical Islands Adds New Holiday Houses

Germany’s Tropical Islands, which was taken over by Spanish Parques Reunidos Group one year ago (cf. EAP news of. 12 Dec 2018), will expand its accommodation offer by adding a new holiday homes complex with 135 houses. The first 79 house units will be set up during the first half of this year, the further 56 units are scheduled to ...

15 Jan 2020 Denmark: Tivoli Appoints Kasper Schumacher New Senior Vice President

Copenhagen’s Tivoli park just announced the appointment of Kasper Schumacher (photo) as the company’s new Senior Vice President (SVP), effective March 23rd. For his new role, Schumacher, who currently serves as CEO of Sweden’s Skåne Djurpark, will return to Tivoli after a couple of years – from 2003 to 2011, he had already been part of ...

15 Jan 2020 Singapur: Resorts World Sentosa – Crane Dance & Maritime Experiential Museum to Close in March

On March 2nd, 2020 the Resorts World Sentosa will take the next step in its “RWS 2.0“ expansion and transformation project, redeveloping the waterfront promenade (cf. EAP news 3 Apr 2019). Part of this redevelopment is the closing of two attractions sites – the Crane Dance and the Maritime Experiential Museum. Both attractions ...

15 Jan 2020 USA: World’s First “Harry Potter“ Flagship Store to Open in NYC this Summer

US television and movie company Warner Bros. recently announced the world’s first “Harry Potter” flagship store, which is scheduled to open its doors in New York City in summer this year. Located directly next to the iconic Flatiron Building, the merchandise shop will span three floors and a total of over 1,850 square meters (20,000 square feet), offering ...

14 Jan 2020 USA: New “Cartoon Network Hotel“ Welcomes First Guests

Last week, the world’s first Cartoon Network Hotel, which is dedicated to beloved Cartoon Network animation series such as “Adventure Time”, “We Bare Bears” and “The Powerpuff Girls” and was developed by Palace Entertainment in partnership with the American TV channel, officially opened its doors to guests ...

14 Jan 2020 Denmark: Tivoli Gardens Lights Up Wintertime

In cooperation with the Copenhagen Light Festival, Denmark’s Tivoli Gardens will again light up its park grounds with winter lights for one month. Thousands of sustainable LED lights are built into beautiful light installations like Hans Christian Andersen’s “eleven wild swans“. Tivoli Lake will also be the spot where two ...

13 Jan 2020 Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways Secures Naming Rights of Yas Bay Arena

The development of Yas Island continues – Miral Asset Management recently announced that the national airline Etihad Airways exclusively secured the naming rights for Yas Bay Arena, which is currently under construction. Etihad Arena will be a multi-purpose, indoor entertainment venue for sporting competitions, corporate ...

10 Jan 2020 Shanghai: New Octonauts Themed Attraction to Open at Sea Life Shanghai in Summer 2020

Sea Life Shanghai, which is operated by Merlin Entertainments, will see the addition of a new visitor attraction in June 2020. The new “Octonauts“ family attraction will be an authentically themed experience all about the childrens animation TV series named “Octonauts“ from Great Britain. Families will be able to immerse ...

09 Jan 2020 USA: MajorMega To Install New “Hyperdeck“ VR Attraction at Hersheypark for Summer 2020

With “Hyperdeck”, Pennsylvania-based Hersheypark will launch a new VR gaming attraction this summer, installed by US MajorMega technology company. Two versions of the 300-square-feet (just under 28-square-meter) Hyperdeck will invite visitors to step into a virtual world and complete exciting missions and adventures ...

08 Jan 2020 Canada: Vortex International Opens New Headquarters with Expanded Manufacturing Capabilities

Vortex International, the Canadian manufacturer of water play structures, has recently relocated its headquarters in Pointe Claire (near Montréal), in order to expand its manufacturing capabilities. With over 20,000 square meters (220,000 square feet) of space, the new facility is three times larger thanits prior location. According to the ...

07 Jan 2020 USA: Forrec Welcomes David Kenneth as New Executive Producer

David Kenneth recently joined Canadian planning and design company Forrec as the company’s new Executive Producer, now overseeing Forrec’s new media studio. In his role, he will take the lead in extending the company’s offerings across media production, live-action, CG & VFX entertainment, including creative and technical ...

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