Issue 2/2013: March/April 2013

Overview of Topics (Excerpt):

  • Slagharen to Open Four New Attractions
  • Tripsdrill at Full Tilt
  • Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park
  • Aqua Sferra - A Gigantic Dome for Donetsk
  • New in Las Vegas: A Double Dose of Water Fun!
  • Jamberoo Action Park: The Bite of the Spider
  • Badewelt Sinsheim - A Paradise of Well-Being
  • Insufficient Labor Force Supply an Impetus for Further Development
  • Thrill Escape: Another Idea Further!
  • Wooden Rollercoaster as a Shuttle Coaster


Special Feature
| Yas Waterworld

Yas Waterworld

Abu Dhabi's new Yas Waterworld was opened after a construction phase of about 18 months this January. Water parks generally have a variety of different water slides and pools, while rides are usually the dominant attractions at amusement parks. But every rule has its exception, and Yas Waterworld is blazing its own new trails ...

Special Feature
| Park Report

Park Report

With the parks now working busily to prepare for the 2013 season, let's take a look back at the 2012 amusement park season ...

Special Feature
| Waiting Time Solutions

Queue Management

Today, more than 13 years after the first "Fastpass" waiting line system had been tested at Animal Kingdom in Florida and at Disneyland in California, you will find a Fastpass system at every main attraction in every Disney park. And Disney was by no means the only company to experiment with a waiting line management system ...

Special Feature
| F & B Service

A Question of Quality & Presentation

The subject of gastronomy has grown in significance in recent years, particularly for the operators of amusement and recreation facilities of all kinds. The days when an ice cream truck or small snack stand did the trick for all the guests at an amusement park, bathing complex or museum are long gone indeed ...