Issue 3/2022: May/June 2022

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • "Farmyard Flyer" at Paultons Park
  • Efteling Turns 70!
  • Even Better Now: Revamped "Tonnerre 2 Zeus" at Parc Astérix
  • Yee-haw! 50 Years FortFun
  • "Pantheon" Debuts at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  • Ferris Wheel Vienna: Spectacular Views from "Platform 0"
  • Genting SkyWorlds: The All-New Outdoor Park in Genting Highlands
  • Kristall Palm Beach Opens New Body²Racer Slide
  • Adventure Island Tampa Adds Numerous Novelties
  • Aquatica San Antonio: Competition Fun on "Riptide Race"
  • Sonnentherme Lutzmannsburg to Launch 5D Water Cinema
  • Brexit: How the European Leisure Industry Deals with Change
Special Feature
| Fønix

Fårup Sommerland's New Record Coaster

"Like a phoenix from the ashes, a massive new roller coaster rises from the forest floor and the ashes of corona by April 2022," ... that's how Fårup Sommerland announced "Fønix" – his big coaster novelty that was just opened for visitors. With this Wildcat Coaster by Vekoma Rides, Fårup Sommerland now has the highest and fastest as well as the longest roller coaster with inversions in the whole of Denmark ...

Special Feature
| Jumanji The Adventure

The New Dark Ride at Gardaland Resort

Last autumn Gardaland Resort in Italy, which is part of the UK's Merlin Entertainments group, announced the big news for this season – based on a collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment and the biggest film franchise of the US film studio, the park in Venetia announced the creation of the world's first ride with a complete "Jumanji" theme in shape of an immersive dark ride ...

Special Feature
| Social Media - Part I

Marketing Formats & Their Potential

Anyone who still believes that social media platforms can be hosted and fed with content simply on the fly is mistaken. The increasing number of different platforms that have established themselves is matched by the growing number of different formats that need to be served in a way that is suitable for the target group. A completely new job description has emerged with the social media boom in the form of the Social Media Manager, a post which has also become indispensable in the leisure industry ...

Special Feature
| Center Parcs

Attractivation Offensive for Holiday Parks

Since 2018, Center Parcs has undertaken an offensive to renovate its popular vacation parks in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Some of the older parks contrast starkly with newer parks like Center Pacs Park Allgäu and Villages Nature in Paris, which have modern equipment and attractions that appeal to numerous visitors. In 2018, the company initiated an investment program with an allocated total investment volume of 653 million Euros to renovate its existing properties ...