Issue 2: March/April 2008

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Drayton Manor Debuts New Themed Attractions
  • Take Off at the Ravensburger Spieleland
  • "Princess on the Run" - Motion Cinema Ride at Bavaria Filmstadt
  • Darmstadt Jugendstilbad
  • Wolfsburg AG: SoccaFive Arena & Designer Outlet Centre
  • "Odysseum": A Science Centre for Cologne
  • EAS Nizza: A Successful Interlude
  • 30th Anniversary for VDFU: Together Trough Thick And Thin
  • European Showmen's Union
  • Change in Management at Gardaland
Special Feature
| Dreamteam

Master Creatives Meet Future Technology at Bavaria Studio City

The 4D cinema motion ride is playing as an exclusive experience at the Bavaria Filmstadt in Germany until October 2008. After this period, the 3D motion picture "Princess on the Run" will also be available for international license ...

Special Feature
| Park Report 2008

Analysis and Trends

Many park operators had high expectations of year "one" after the FIFA World Cup in Germany. After all, the aim in a "totally normal" year was to make up for the somewhat under-average results of 2006 ...

Special Feature
| Jugenstilbad

Darmstadt Jugendstilbad

Following a construction period that lasted over two and a half years, and with construction costs of just under 22 million euros, the historical central baths in Darmstadt reopened to the public on the 23rd of February, with a new name: Jugendstilbad Darmstadt. Renovation and restoration works has given ...

Special Feature
| Very British?

Amusement Parks in England & Wales

They can still be found at the seaside and coastal resorts of England and Wales: typical entertainment piers and amusement parks. Complete with opulent Victorian architecture, wooden rollercoasters and helter skelter towers, haunted houses and games arcades. In recent years many of them have closed for economic reasons ...