09 Jul 2020 Denmark: New City Park Planned in Downtown Copenhagen

In downtown Copenhagen, right around the corner of the city hall, a new recreational city park called “Vesterbro Passage“ is planned. The project includes the transformation of a multi-lane road to a 14,000 square metres-large city park. To provide Copenhageners with a new recreational space, the asphalt is supposed ...

09 Jul 2020 USA: Universal Resort Receives Million Dollar Financial Help

In order of the ground development for its new and third theme park Epic Universe, which is scheduled to open in 2023, Universal Orlando Resort has received a million dollar financial help from the Orange County. To relocate a large wastewater pipeline, which cuts straight through future park‘s ground, the resort ...

08 Jul 2020 Austria: Adrian Ion New CFO of Therme Group

The Therme Group, which was founded in Austria, recently announced the appointment of Adrian Ion as new Executive Vice President for Corporate Finances and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ion will assume responsibility for financial oversight and direction of finance related matters across Therme Group, and serve on the group’s executive board. Based on his previous career as finance director of the real estate ...

08 Jul 2020 Netherlands: Center Parcs Park De Eemhof Adds New Visitor Experiences for Summer Season

This summer season, Center Parcs park De Eemhof wants to update its visitor experiences with diverse additions. The “AquaMundo“ indoor water world will feature the new “Duo Racer“, type Body2Racer supplied by German manufacturer Aquarena. On a slide length of 96 metres, visitors will be welcome to ...

07 Jul 2020 Austria: Therme Wien Provides a Sanitary And Safe Sauna Experience

Since May 29th, the indoor pools of Therme Wien are back open to visitors – now, one month later, also the sauna area of the thermal bathing facility has been reopened. Again, Therme Wien developed extensive safety and hygiene measures for the sauna area in cooperation with hygiene expert Hans-Peter ...

07 Jul 2020 Sweden: Liseberg Stays Optimistic Despite The Crisis

Despite the fact, that Sweden’s theme Parks are not allowed to open this summer due to an outdated legislation, which separates parks into two sections – with and without mechanical amusement rides – developments at Liseberg are not on hold. The park just presented new images of fantastic “Grand Curiosa Hotel“, which ...

06 Jul 2020 Germany: Wiegand.Waterrides Supplied World’s First 8-lane Mat Racer to Xiangyang

German manufacturer Wiegand.Waterrides supplied the world’s first stainless steel 8-lane mat racer, to the recently opened water park in Xiangyang, China, which was developed by the OTC Group. The new attraction starts on a height of 15 meters and provides guests with 120 metres of sliding fun. Sliding through a ...

03 Jul 2020 Netherlands: ETF Group Takes over SOIOS B.V.

The Nederweert-based ETF Group has taken over the assets and employees of SOIOS B.V., a Dutch company which develops, produces and assembles electronically or solar energy powered road trains for person and freight transport. The trains, which are also suitable for their use in amusement parks and zoos, offer a capacity of 50 or 72 passengers, the pulling trains can ...

03 Jul 2020 GB: Mall Owner Intu Properties Goes into Administration

Intu Properties, the real estate and investment company headquartered in London which operates a number of shopping malls in the UK and Spain, goes into administration in order to avert imminent insolvency. The KPMG accounting organization was lined up as Intu’s administrator. One of the reasons for the economic imbalance is the ongoing development ...

03 Jul 2020 Germany: Movie Park Germany Opens Revamped Candy Shop in American Diner Style

Sweet treats are not only available at Movie Park Germany in the new Dunkin’ Donuts Store (read our article “Food Brands in the Park”, EAP 4/2020), but also in the revamped “Candy & Sweets” candy shop, which with its new American Diner style fits now seamlessly into the park’s overall theming. The colorful candy world offers visitors everything a sweet tooth could desire ...

02 Jul 2020 Denmark: Multi-Pitch Climbing Wall to Install at CopenHill Power Plant

On one side of the building walls of CopenHill – a power plant in Denmark‘s capital Copenhagen, which is also used as an urban mountain sports facility – an 80-metres-high and 10-metres-wide multi-pitch climbing wall is currently under construction, supplied by Walltopia. The highest climbing wall in the world ...

01 Jul 2020 Germany: Pop-up Leisure Parks as Temporary Alternative to Traditional Funfairs

According to the current corona protection measures by the German government, public events will still be prohibited throughout the country through 31 October 2020. Therefore, numerous traditional folk festivals have been cancelled. Some German cities and municipalities have now decided to approve so-called ...

01 Jul 2020 USA: Disney Announces Re-Design of “Splash Mountain“

The Walt Disney Company just announced a complete make-over of its “Splash Mountain“ log flume rides at Disneyland Park California and Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. Where visitors have been immersed into the world of “Song of the South“, a Disney musical film from 1946, after the redesign of the attractions ...

30 Jun 2020 Germany: Hamburg‘s Smallest Funfair – Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg Opens New Miniature Funfair

Today, after around 24,500 working hours, Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg launches its new miniature funfair, which is located in the “Central Germany“ section. Just before the forced closure due to the corona pandemic, the main part of the 750,000 euros project had already been completed. “We are glad that we ...

29 Jun 2020 USA: Brevard Zoo Launches New AR Edutainment Experience

Visitors to Brevard Zoo, which is located in Melbourne, Florida, now have the opportunity to enjoy a new AR experience, dedicated to one of natures spectacular – the seasonal flooding of the South American rainforest and how the Pacu fish plays a pivotal role in maintaining the health of the ecosystem. Falcon’s ...

27 Jun 2020 USA: Soaky Mountain Waterpark – Tennessee’s All-New Leisure Destination

Today the all-new Soaky Mountain Waterpark in Sevierville, Tennessee welcomes its first bathing guests and is launching its array of adventure pools as well as fun and thrilling water slides. Dave Andrews, general manager of Soaky Mountain Waterpark, comments: “We are so excited to be open to the public! ...

26 Jun 2020 Ireland: Tayto Park Receives Approval on Two New Rollercoasters

Today, Ireland’s Tayto Park announced approval on two new steel intertwining rollercoasters, which are scheduled to open in 2023. Construction works on the two Vekoma coasters – a Family Boomerang and an Inverted Coaster, which will be intertwined in their layouts – will start next year. The park is investing some 15 million Euros into the coaster double ...

26 Jun 2020 USA: Six Flags Appoints Sandeep Reddy New Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

The Six Flags Entertainment Corporation just announced the appointment of Sandeep Reddy as the company’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective as of July 1st 2020. Reddy will lead the main aspects of the company’s finacial strategy and operations, including budgeting and planning ...

25 Jun 2020 Spain: Stéphane Mockels Appointed New General Manager of Grupo Santa-María

The experienced tourism professional Stéphane Mockels (photo) was appointed new General Manager of Grupo Santa-María, the Spanish operating group with headquarters in Benidorm, and its associated leisure attractions Terra Mítica, Aqualandia and Mundomar as well as several hotels located in the Valencian seaside resort. Mockels completed studies in the field of ...

25 Jun 2020 Finland: Valo Motion Launches New Climbing Game For Groups

“Hullaballon“ is the new climbing game solution for groups developed by Finland-based Valo Motion. The group game which can be played by one to four players is an addition to the existing gaming portfolio for the “ValoClimb®“ climbing walls – gaming content is projected onto the ValoClimb surface via AR- ...

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