09 Dec 2019 UK: Further Details about The London Resort’s Theme Areas Revealed

The planned billion pound leisure and entertainment complex The London Resort (cf. EAP news of 2 July 2019) will feature two theme parks, about one of which further details were released recently. Six theme areas will be part of the park’s future visitor offer: “The Studios“ will be an action-filled zone with explosions and car chases, while the kids area “The Woods“ will ...

06 Dec 2019 Germany: Asia Craved in Ice at Karls Erlebnis-Dorf

Today marks the opening date of the fifth iceworld in Germay‘s Karls Erlebnis-Dorf Elstal near Berlin. The exhibition with this year’s theme “Asia – the Far East very close“ is located in the “DAS EISWERK“ ice hall on a exhibition ground of 2,000 square metres. 26 artists from 100 countries created 19 different stations from 300 tons of ice, which showcase the diverse Asian culture ...

05 Dec 2019 USA: New “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance“ Attraction Opens Today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

After the grand opening of the highly anticipated “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge“ theme area, including the first of its two main attractions “Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run“, on August, 29th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Orlando/Florida) (cf. EAP news of 29 Aug 2019), the new Star Wars land sees its completion today. “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance“ is the area’s second flagship ...

04 Dec 2019 Tenerife/Spain: Loro Parque Fundación and University La Laguna Set a Sign Against Ocean Pollution

The Loro Parque Foundation and the University La Laguna (San Cristóbal de La Laguna), joined forces to draw attention on the increasing pollution of the seas and nature by plastic waste. To showcase these drastic developments and to give an impulse for change the two institution revealed a sculpture made of recycled materials on the university campus last week. The marine-themed ...

03 Dec 2019 USA: European IAAPA Brass Ring Award Winners 2019

Annually during the IAAPA Expo in Orlando/Florida, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) confers the “IAAPA Brass Ring Awards“ to park operators and attraction manufacturers. Among the European award winners, Germany‘s Europa-Park Rust received an award in three categories. The park was honored with the “Most Creative Sports/Stunt Show“ award for ...

03 Dec 2019 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards 2019: Best New Products Exhibitor Awards

Besides the leisure, entertainment and water parks, also the attraction manufacturers of the industry were awarded with the “IAAPA Brass Ring Awards“ for outstanding new products and concept ideas. Intamin Ltd. from Liechtenstein received a Brass Ring Award for its Dueling LSM Triple Launch Coaster “Dueling Dragons“ (im Guangzhou Sunac Land, cf. EAP news of 4 Jul 2019) in the cate- ...

02 Dec 2019 Germany/USA: SPREE Interactive and Pixomondo Launched New “Mission to Mars“ VR Experience

The VR attraction specialists of SPREE Interactive (formerly Holodeck VR), headquartered in Nuremberg/Germany, and the special effect experts from Los Angeles-based Pixomondo, joined forces to create the new VR gaming experience “Mission to Mars“. The game visualises a virtual world in which humans try to settle on Mars. The multiplayer system can accomodate up to 20 ...

29 Nov 2019 ProfessionalJobs (Advertisement): Operations Director & Heads of Department for Saudi Entertainment Academy

ProfessionalJobs (Advertisement): France-based SOFRECO consulting and engineering company has been contracted to develop Saudi Entertainment Academy in Riadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) – a newly founded institute focused on the training of professionals for the local leisure and attractions business. Students will be offered six different courses, focused on ...

28 Nov 2019 Denmark: Kopenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens Opens New Coaster “The Milky Way Express“

Right in time for Christmas seoson Tivoli Gardens, which is located in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, opens its new roller coaster “The Milky Way Express“ today. The new coaster replaces the old “Odin Express“, which has retired after 30 million guest rides. With a maximum speed of 36 km/h, the train speeds through the galaxy themed tracks passing stars and planets. In the ten wagons ...

28 Nov 2019 Germany’s Europa-Park Celebrates Grand Opening of Rulantica Water World

Following a construction period of over two years, Germany’s Europa-Park Rust celebrates its grand opening of the new indoor water world Rulantica today with more than 600 guests (also read our project report in EAP issue 6/2017). With a high investment volume of around 180 million euros for the development of the new 450,000 square metre large indoor water world, this is the highest ...

27 Nov 2019 Texas/USA: KidZania Opens First Location in USA

The KidZania company, which is headquartered in Mexico City, just announced the opening of its first location in the USA. At the Stonebriar Centre, a shopping center in Frisco/Texas near Dallas, an around 7,800 square metre (85,000 square foot) large interactive entertainment center for kids was developed. In the city-like structures of the indoor area kids of the age six to 14 are able to discover several professions ...

26 Nov 2019 USA: Magic Memories Create New Memory Moments for SlotZilla Zipline in Las Vegas

The personal content provider Magic Memories and the slot machine-themed SlotZilla zipline in Las Vegas are joining forces to create special content for the attraction users during their zipline experience. To provide guests with images and videos of their adrenaline-filled adventure above Fremont Street Experience, Magic Memories installed a Skycam, located at the entrance, ...

26 Nov 2019 “Prehistoric Safari » – Dinosaurs Conquer Jardin d’Acclimatation

Since 15 November and until 5 January 2020 visitors to the leisure park Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris are able to experience a very special evening event on certain days of the week: from 6pm to 10pm, guests can immerse themselves into the prehistoric world of the primeval saurian, accompanied by dynamic video projections and dinosaur animatronics. The ...

25 Nov 2019 Universal Studios Japan Reveal New Concept Image for Super Nintendo World

Pünktlich zu den Olympischen Sommerspielen 2020 in Tokio soll in den Universal Studios Japan (USJ) mit der „Super Nintendo World“ ein neuer Themenparkbereich eröffnet werden, der thematisch bekannte Figuren aus den Nintendo-Spielen aufgreifen wird (vgl. EAP-News v. 2.3.17). Ein kürzlich veröffentlichtes neues Konzeptbild zeigt, wie die Erlebniswelt in etwa aussehen wird ...

25 Nov 2019 Orlando/Florida: Preliminary Results of IAAPA Expo 2019

Last Friday the annual IAAPA Expo 2019 came to an end. The International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) recently released this year‘s results of the trade show. With a total of 42,600 attendees, which informed themselves about new attractions, technologies and innovations on the four-day event in the Orange County Convention Center, numbers of visitors have increased by ...

22 Nov 2019 Nysa – Europe’s First Resident Cirque du Soleil Show Coming to Berlin in 2020

October 28, 2020 will see the premiere of the first resident Cirque du Soleil show in Europe, named “Nysa” – debuting in the Theater am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. This was announced by the Canadian entertainment group earlier this week. Presented and co-produced by Live Nation, ticket sales already started. Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Enter- ...

22 Nov 2019 Spain: Theo Pagel of Cologne Zoo New WAZA President

Theo Pagel, director of Cologne Zoo since 2007, has recently been introduced as new President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) at the association‘s annual conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With this appointment, Pagel is now already the third president of WAZA coming from Cologne Zoo (1968-1970 Dr. Wilhelm Windecker, 1994-1995 Prof. Dr. Gunther Nogge). Pagel ...

22 Nov 2019 Tripsdrill Unveils Further Details on 2020 Rollercoaster Additions

Following the announcement of German leisure park Tripdsdrill (Baden-Wuerttemberg) to add two new rollercoasters for the upcoming 2020 season to its attractions portfolio (cp. EAP news of 4 Nov 2019), today further details on both new additions from Vekoma were revealed. Thematically, both rides will have a regional reference, as is always the case in this park. The Family Boomerang, ...

21 Nov 2019 UK: Scruffy Dog Appoints Jim Bowen New Global Business Development Director

The design company Scruffy Dog Group, with offices in London, Barcelona and Shanghai, announced the appointment of Jim Bowen as new Global Business Development Director yesterday. In his 25 years of work experience in the entertainment and real estate industries, Bowen held leading positions at companies like DI Design and Development Group, TrizecHahn, IMC Group and Forrec. “Scruffy ...

21 Nov 2019 UK: “Godzilla VR“-Attraction Now Open At London’s The O2

After its debut in Osaka in 2018, “Godzilla VR“ has now been brought to the UK and celebrated ist premiere in London’s event arena The O2. In addition to “Mario Kart VR“, Godzilla VR will be an other immersive experience by Bandai Namco Amusement Europe Ltd. at the concert venue. The new attraction, which is based on the IP “Godzilla“, licensed by the japanese company ...

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