Issue 2/2022: March/April 2022

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Germany’s Schwaben Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary
  • Interview with Schwaben Park CEO Thomas Hudelmaier
  • Nouvelles de France
  • Two New Coasters at Motiongate Dubai
  • Aquatica Orlando: “Dolphin Plunge“ Becomes “Reef Plunge“
  • Fantasy Loop: New High-Tech Slide at Plantsch Schongau
  • Alster-Schwimmhalle: Large-scale Pool Modernization Project in Hamburg
  • Expo 2020 Dubai: Opportunity, Mobility, Sustainability
  • Eden on Earth – Worldwide Projects
  • In Conversation with Entrepreneurial Family Von Landsberg-Velen: Management Change at Schloss Dankern
  • Technology News: New Attraction Concepts & Tools for Leisure Facilities


Special Feature
| Roaring Timbers

The First Woodie in Vietnam!

Sun World Hòn Thơm Nature Park is located on Hòn Thơm, a small offshore island south of Phú Quốc. In addition to a range of water sports and other leisure offerings, it is in particular the Aquatopia water park, which opened at the end of 2019, that attracts visitors to the destination. In the last months, the operating group has further developed the park by creating the new “Exotica” themed zone with its main attraction “Roaring TImbers“ – the first wooden roller coaster in the country!

Special Feature
| Park Report

Resilience, courage & flexibility

To clarify things right from the beginning: we‘re still around! We‘re still alive, and the view of the future of the leisure industry in Europe is predominantly positive (in the true sense of the word). This, at least, is shown by the results of this year‘s park survey of European leisure park, theme park and wildlife park operators. Read our Park Report 2021/22 to learn more about the current situation of our industry in Europe ...

Special Feature
| Game-Changing

Generational Change in Family Businesses

They are self-employed, independent, single-mindedly entrepreneurial – in other words, the owners of small and medium-sized enterprises. And as long as all the wheels are turning smoothly, many owners of family enterprises usually prefer not to think about how their business can and should continue to operate at the end of their own active days. However, it is of the utmost necessity not only to admit such thoughts, but also to formulate and tackle them in due time ... in a targeted manner at an early stage.

Special Feature
| Aquatherm

Extensive Pool Relaunch in Straubing

In October of 1971, the Aquatherm indoor swimming pool went into operation in the eastern Bavarian city of Straubing as a functional pool for local guests. Now, half a century later, the facility’s operating company Stadtwerke Straubing has reopened the complex following a thorough renovation that cost 19.3 million Euros ...