29 Jul 2021 German Association of Amusement Machinery & Accessory Manufacturers (VDV) Appeals to IAAPA Officials

Referring to the precarious situation in which the exhibiting VDV association members find themselves, Wieland Schwarzkopf, VDV President, declares: “We are all undoubtedly in a very difficult time for everyone, with great uncertainties worldwide, especially in the events and shows sector – not to mention international travel. All of us in this industry ...

29 Jul 2021 Germany: Welcome to Candyland – Oskarshausen Opens New “Naschfabrik“ Theme Area

Since January 2019, Oskarshausen, an indoor family park located in Freital near Dresden, has been offering visitors lots of fun and playful experiences. With its new “Naschfabrik“ (Eng.: “Nibble Fabric“) theme area the park wants to light up the eyes of kids. Right in time for Saxony’s summer vacation time, the 600 square ...

28 Jul 2021 Australia: New Surf Park NorthBreak Surf Resort Planned for Queensland

The architecture and design company Hunt Design, located in Mowbray, Queensland in the northeast of Australia, is developing a new surfspot named NorthBreak Surf Resort. It will become an artificial surf lagoon constructed in cooperation with Canadian supplier Endless Surf to further enhance the appeal of the region ...

27 Jul 2021 GB: On the Trail of a Monster – Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein Now Open

After several postponements of the opening of Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein due to the pandemic situation in Great Britain, the new visitor experience located in Bath has now finally opened its doors on July 19th. Since then, visitors have been able to follow the tracks of the popular monster and learn more ...

26 Jul 2021 Germany: Every Euro counts! – monte mare Initiates Fundraising Campaign for Flood Victims

The monte mare group, operator of thermal baths and adventure pools based in Rhineland-Palatinate – one of the federal states in Germany hardest hit by the extreme rainfall in the middle of this month –, is supporting the flood victims in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate with a crowdfunding campaign. monte mare and a network of partner companies ...

26 Jul 2021 USA: "SCOOB! 4D Experience“ Premiers at Circus Circus Las Vegas

The Circus Circus Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas offers a great number of entertainment and leisure attractions such as the FX Theater 4D cinema. After presenting “Ice Age 4D: No Time For Nuts“ and “Spongebob Squarepants 4D: The Great Jelly Rescue“ the theater has now added the new and also family-friendly ...

23 Jul 2021 UAE: Deep Dive Dubai – New Attraction Site Offers Adventure Diving at Depths at up to 60 Meters

The desert metropolis of Dubai is setting records not only in height but also in depth: on July 28th, the new 60-metre-deep indoor diving pool Deep Dive Dubai will open here, offering both beginners and experienced scuba- and free divers an underwater experience in a controlled environment. At first glance, the special thing about this all-new facility ...

22 Jul 2021 UK/USA: Warner Bros. & Thinkwell Announce New “Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience“ Illuminated Forest Trail

From this autumn, Harry Potter fans of all ages will be able to immerse themselves in the “Forbidden Forest” known from the bestselling Harry Potter books and blockbuster film adaptations in the grounds of the English country house of Arley Hall & Gardens (located around eight kilometres north of Northwich) along a new outdoor adventure trail ...

21 Jul 2021 UAE: Atlantis Dubai Introduces “Vantage” Digital Guest Experience Platform

After a year of using the automated wait time signs provided by Canadian company Vantage (a spin-off of WhiteWater West) at its associated water park Atlantis Aquaventure, the tourism destination Atlantis Dubai is now rolling out the digital guest experience platform of the same name (cf. EAP News of 22 Apr 2020) at the Aquaventure park in a first phase, ...

20 Jul 2021 USA: New VR Sliding Experience Coming to Kalahari Resorts Poconos

Managed by the Nelson family and their operating company Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, the Africa-themed Kalahari-branded waterparks, now located at four sites across the US, regularly offer guests new attractions and experiences.For example, the Kalahari Resorts Poconos in Pennsylvania has just recently ...

20 Jul 2021 Germany: Tierpark Berlin Reveals Plans for New Himalaya Themed Area

As of spring 2022, visitors to Tierpark Berlin will be able to discover an all-new Himalaya theme area, which is currently under development in cooperation with the landscaping architects of Hager Partner AG and the landscaping and gardening specialists of Krahnstöver & Wolf. The new realm will be home to red pandas ...

19 Jul 2021 USA: Illuminarium Atlanta Offers Virtual Africa Experience

The 8,000 square foot (743 square metre)-large Illuminarium Atlanta is a new type of entertainment and leisure destination. Here, visitors can virtually experience the flora and fauna from South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya in their natural environment during the immersive “WILD: A Safari Experience“. This is made ...

17 Jul 2021 Germany: Opening of “Wickieland” at Holiday Park Plopsa

After a successful test run, Holiday Park Plopsa in Haßloch, Rhineland-Palatinate, officially opens its new, 10,000-sqm “Wickieland” themed area today, where everything revolves around the Studio 100 children’s series “Vicky the Viking”. With two new attractions – a Disk’O Coaster by Zamperla and a Mack Rides Splash Battle – an already existing Log Flume ride ...

16 Jul 2021 Belgium: Heavy Rain Paralyzes Park Operations – Walibi Belgium Closed until Further Notice

The extremely heavy rainfalls and storms over the last two days in large parts of Western Europe have caused terrible devastation. Some regions, especially in parts of Germany and Belgium, were particularly affected by the water masses and floods. Among others, the amusement park Plopsa Coo, located in East Belgium, had to evacuate visitors for safety reasons ...

16 Jul 2021 Germany: New Sliding Fun at Autostadt Wolfsburg

Today, Wolfsburg-located Autostadt starts into its official summer season with a range of activities and attractions for its visitors. Besides a 150 metre-long zipline, an inflatable playground, an airtramp as well as the „Harbour Terrace“, which invites people to relax in beach chairs and enjoy F&B offerings, visitors ...

16 Jul 2021 Singapore: ArtScience Museum Offers New VR Art Experience

For a few days now, visitors to the ArtScience Museum, which is part of the Marina Bay Sands leisure and entertainment destination and dedicated to the interplay between art and science, have been able to enjoy a new gallery, which is dedicated to the curiosity, innovation and experimentation of virtual reality artworks...

15 Jul 2021 Germany: New Lions Enclosure at Osnabrück Zoo Open

“Mapungubwe” is the name of the new highlight at Osnabrück Zoo, which offers the lion pride almost three times more space than before in its new home, now covering more than 2,000 square meters of outdoor space. In addition, the new enclosure offers a den with underfloor heating and radiant heaters for cooler weather, various surfaces such as sand and grass, and a ...

14 Jul 2021 Germany: Roof of AquariUM Schwedt Collapsed

On Sunday afternoon at around 3:00 p.m., the roof of the indoor swimming pool of AquariUM, which is operated by Stadtwerke Schwedt GmbH, collapsed for reasons that are still unclear. According to the bath, “lucky in disguise“, as nobody was harmed by this incident, thanks to that neither employees nor construction workers ...

14 Jul 2021 Poland: Lots of Ride Fun at Aqualantis! – Energylandia Opens New Theme Area Today

From today, guests to the Polish Energylandia theme park can discover the new “Aqualantis” theme area – the kingdom of sea god Abyssus. With a total of ten attractions, including the Super Shockwave Double Launch Coaster by Vekoma Rides (see photo) which also received the name of “Abyssus”, the new six-hectare area offers ...

14 Jul 2021 USA: Falcon’s Beyond Global Launches as Development Enterprise for IP-Driven Parks, Resorts & Media

It has now been announced that the Falcon‘s Creative Group will from now on operate as Falcon‘s Beyond Global and will market its own “Katmandu“ brand and other partner IPs more strongly worldwide and especially in the areas of theme parks, resorts, movies and series as well as merchandise. For this ...

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