Issue 3/2014: May/June 2014

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • "La Forêt d'Idéfix" - Parc Astérix Opens New Children's Area
  • Le Parc du Petit Prince in Alsace
  • Potts Park with New Attractions
  • Prezzemolo Land at Gardaland
  • Lunaparks - A Model of Success in This "All-Inclusive" Age?
  • How Indoor Playgrounds Manifest Quality Standards
  • In the Summertime ... Therme Erding Opens New Summer Slides
  • 5th EWA Conference: From Service Excellence to Ensuring Customer Well-Being
  • The World's Smallest Rollercoaster
  • VDFU General Meeting 2014
  • New CEO at Belantis
Special Feature
| Arthur at Europa-Park

Arthur is Coming

The site allocated for the new Arthur theme area at Europa-Park is located on the east side of the park directly adjacent to the recently modernized Enchanted Forest. Visitors cross a bridge to reach the magical world of the Minimoys, where the new attraction is located in a ...

Special Feature
| Chiapas

New Log Flume Ride at Phantasialand

The state of Chiapas in southeastern Mexico inspired the name for the new log flume ride attraction officially opened at the start of this season at Phantasialand in Brühl, Germany. Visitors crowded this year's opening with greater anticipation than usual to finally get a chance to ride "Chiapas" in the expanded Mexican theme area ...

Special Feature
| Open-Air Museums

Sources of Inspiration for Leisure Facilites

Authenticity is a term heard frequently in the leisure industry. Creating visible, tangible authenticity with decorations, theming and corresponding storylines is the aim of most newer projects for attractions and adventure areas in today's amusement and adventure parks ...

Special Feature
| Trend Analysis 2014

Bathing Operations Report

The positive turnover trend in recreational bathing operations and thermal baths has consolidated further. European Waterpark Association e.V. member operations are also reporting increased turnover in many profit centers with relatively consistent attendance figures in the 2013 fiscal year ...