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...

19 Oct 2021 China: teamLab Equips C Future City With Interactive Art

The teamLab art collective recently announced to supply two new large scale artworks to C Future City, a city development project in Shenzhen, China, which includes office buildings, shopping centers, park-like neighborhoods, hotels and apartments where people, city, nature, art and technology will...

18 Oct 2021 Netherlands: Efteling’s “Bäckerei Krümel“ to Open in December

As of 4 December, visitors to the Dutch theme park Efteling will be able to smell freshly baked goods around the park, when the new bakery “Bäckerei Krümel“, will official open on this day as the last puzzle piece to the “Max & Moritz“ theme area that was opened last summer (see EAP 5/2020). The building’s design...

18 Oct 2021 Germany: „Red List Center“ at Zoo Schwerin Educates About Endangered Species

The “Red List” from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) provides information on the threat to specific species in their natural habitat. The list contains an index table with nine different threat categories. In an effort to draw attention to the list and especially the endangered species on it, ...

15 Oct 2021 Italy/Turkey: Gardaland Signs Further Contracts for Next Year’s “Jumanji” Ride Novelty

For the new dark ride attraction recently announced by Italy’s Gardaland in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, which will be called “Jumanji – The Adventure” and will be the world’s first ride with a complete Jumanji theme (c.f. EAP News of 30 Sept 2021), the theme park has now signed further contracts for its realization ...

15 Oct 2021 Belgium: Landal Mooi Zutendaal to Add New Water Play Structure

Landal Mooi Zutendaal vacation park, located in East Belgium near the Hoge Kempen national park, will present its youngest guests with a new water play structure as of spring 2022. The park’s indoor pool area is currently closed due to refurbishment and is planned to reopen to guests for bathing fun on 1 May. As...

15 Oct 2021 Germany: YULLBE GO Pop-up Store at Skyline Plaza Frankfurt Now Open

Frankfurt’s Skyline Plaza retail centre now features a new entertainment offering: A YULLBE GO pop-up store for individual VR experiences. The LBE attraction is based on the free-roaming VR experience concept for single users developed by MackNeXT, as it can also be tried out at Europa-Park Resort, alongside the YULLBE PRO experience for groups ...

14 Oct 2021 USA: Disney Wish – to Feature Interactive Offerings for Kids and Teenagers

In Summer 2022, the new Disney Wish ocean liner of Disney’s cruise ship company Disney Cruise Lines will set sail for its maiden voyage. The new cruise ship will offer Disney-style attractions, experiences and entertainment from bow to stern. As the company has now announced, the offerings will...

14 Oct 2021 Germany: A Piece of South America in Cologne Zoo

After the start of the refurbishment work on the former “South America House“ in April 2019, Cologne Zoo has recently celebrated the official reopening of the modernized “Arnulf and Elizabeth Reichert House“, which was originally constructed in 1899 and is thus one of the oldest buildings from the founding...

13 Oct 2021 UAE: World's First Warner Bros. Hotel Opens on 11 November

11 November will mark the day of the official opening of The WB Abu Dhabi hotel, the first hotel of the Warner Bros. brand, as announced by the development company Miral. The new accommodation facility, which features 257 rooms and was constructed adjacent to the Warner Bros. World™ theme park on Yas...

13 Oct 2021 Netherlands: “Green light” Given for Realization of the World Food Center Experience in Ede

In Ede, province of Gelderland, the “World Food Center Experience” will be created as part of the World Food Center – the approval for the realization of the visitor edutainment center was recently granted by the responsible municipal council with a large majority. The themed complex, which is expected to welcome its first visitors in ...

12 Oct 2021 GB/Canada: Merlin Entertainments and eSight Announce Partnership

To create a unique experience especially for children with vision impairment, Merlin Entertainments and the Toronto-based eSight company, which is specialised in the development of so-called “electronical glasses“, recently announced their partnership. The “eSight 4“ medical headset device uses an advanced...

12 Oct 2021 GB: The London Resort Announces First Partner Companies

After The London Resort started the application phase for manufacturing and service companies about a month ago, it can now already register around 2,000 interested companies that are eager to participate in the development of the resort. With the technology company Electrosonic, the ride manufacturer...

11 Oct 2021 Canada: Frozen Revival of Dino Island Now in Production

As SimEx-Iwerks and Italy-based CGI studio Red Raion have announced, their joined film project “Frostbite – Dino Island III“ is now in production. This will be the overall third version of the SimEx classic “Dino Island“, which has been available since the mid-90s. In this new adventure, guest will be immersed into...

11 Oct 2021 GB: New Zipline Attraction Planned for North Yorkshire Water Park

The North Yorkshire Water Park located on the East coast of Great Britain recently annouced the addition of a new zipline to its visitor attraction offerings. A 13-metre-high tower and the 25-meter-long zipline, supplied by Technical Outdoor Solutions, will be built over the second largest of the park’s overall ...

08 Oct 2021 Germany: Large Investment Planned for Tropical Islands

Following last week’s announcement that Wouter Dekkers passes on his position as General Manager of Tropical Islands to Thorsten Christopher Jung to now serve as Corporate Development Director directly for the Parques Reunidos operating group (see EAP news of 27 Sep 2021), information follows ...

08 Oct 2021 Korea: LEGOLAND Korea to Open in May 2022

In celebration of Korea’s Children’s Day, LEGOLAND® Korea Resort announced its official opening date. As of May 5th, 2022 gates will open at Koreas first LEGOLAND resort and invite guests into the colorful brick world. With “Bricktopia“, “Brick Street“, “LEGO® City“, “LEGO® Ninjago“, “Pirate Shore“, “LEGO® Castle“...

07 Oct 2021 Japan: Universal Studios Japan And The Pokémon Company Form Strategic Alliance

As was announced by Universal Studios Japan (USJ) and The Pokémon Company yesterday, the two entertainment companies will enter into a long-term collaborative partnership in order to create new, interactive entertainment experiences that will immerse theme park guests into the world of “Pokémon” with innovative technology starting in 2022 ...

07 Oct 2021 USA: Happy Birthday! – 40 Years of BRC Imagination Arts

For four decades now, Burbank, California-based design and production company BRC Imagination Arts has been active in the global development of branded experiences. Founded in 1981 by CEO and industry icon Bob Rogers, the company’s portfolio includes well-known visitor attractions and projects such as ...

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