Issue 4: July/August 2023

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • FirleFranz: The New Launched Family Coaster at Bayern-Park
  • Ois Guade! Germany’s Rodelparadies St. Englmar Turns 25!
  • Spain’s First Multi Launch: Batman Gotham City Escape at Parque Warner
  • Champi’Folies: Le PAL Opens First Smash & Reload Dark Ride
  • World Premiere & Family Fun at Canada’s Wonderland
  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg Presents DarKoaster
  • Pipeline: Surfin’ on a Rollercoaster at SeaWorld Orlando
  • Center Parcs Park Eifel Reinvents Itself
  • The New Dünenbad Leisure Pool in Dörpen, Germany
  • Aqua Lounge 2023: The Outlook for Pool Construction & Operation
  • European Waterpark Association’s Summer Meeting in Review
  • 22nd SNELAC Annual Meeting with Record Attendance
Special Feature
| Storm – The Dragon Legend

TusenFryd Opens Infinity Inverted Coaster

With a total budget of around 250 million Norwegian kroner (approx. 21 million euros), TusenFryd – Norway‘s largest amusement park – is currently undergoing the most comprehensive transformation phase in its history. The traditional amusement park is to be transformed into a modern theme park with clearly defined areas. The largest part of the project was recently completed: Storm – The Dragon Legend, the world‘s first Infinity Inverted Coaster ...

Special Feature
| EWA Survey

Leisure Pool Report 2023: Industry Review

After the crisis is before the crisis? The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the pool and waterpark industry seemed to have finally passed, when the Russian attack on Ukraine in February 2022 caused serious worries again throughout Europe. Accordingly, in retrospect, the 2022 financial year still appeared to be difficult, marked by the rise in energy costs. On the other hand, we were able to enjoy a slow but steady return of guests to the leisure pools and spas ...

Special Feature
| Grattis, Liseberg!

New Hotel & Coaster at Liseberg

The success story of what is now Scandinavia‘s largest amusement park, attracting around three million visitors a year, began in 1923: Liseberg, owned by the city of Gothenburg and located close to its center, is a magnet for residents and tourists alike. This year, the leisure destination is celebrating its 100th anniversary – and to mark this great milestone, it opened the new Grand Curiosa Hotel and rollercoaster “Luna“ ...

Special Feature
| Mountains Calling

Alpine Experience Worlds in Summer

The development of mountain adventure worlds that attract tourists all year round is not a new trend. For several years now, operators of ski resorts and mountain cable cars have been looking for new ways to optimize the profitability of their facilities. Against the backdrop of noticeably changing climatic conditions, which tend to lead to shorter cold spells and thus less snowfall in the mid- and high-mountain regions, the medium-term aim now, however, is to even consider the sunny months as a new peak season ...