Issue 4/2017: July/August 2017

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Ghostbusters 5D: On the Ultimate Ghost Hunt at Heide Park
  • Gold Rush: Slagharen Opens First Triple Launch Coaster in the Netherlands
  • Voletarium: Flying High at Europa-Park
  • Around the World at Ketteler Hof: New Indoor Play World Big Hit with Families
  • The World of Comics – New Indoor Park in Antwerp
  • EWA Trend Analysis 2016/2017: Increase in Guests and Revenues
  • Tikibad Duinrell Opens New "Triton" Cone Slide
  • EAS 2017: Update with Karen Staley
  • Safety with Rope Play Structure Equipment
  • SNELAC: French Leisure Activity Operators Met in Poitiers
Special Feature
| Gold Rush

New Triple Launch Coaster at Slagharen

California, the year is 1848: While building a lumber mill to produce construction timber, the man assigned to the task, James W. Marshall, found his first gold nugget in a valley on the American River, initiating the Californian Gold Rush. Visitors to Slagharen can now experience ...

Special Feature
| EWA Trend Analysis

Growth at European Waterparks

Thumbs up: members of the European Waterpark Association (EWA) reported both increasing visitor counts as well as growing revenues for 2016. While in previous years two opposing trends influenced the situation for participating waterparks – tendencies toward declining visitor counts ...

Special Feature
| Voletarium

Flying High at Europa-Park

Human beings have always dreamed of flying. Accordingly, amusement parks have always sought to accommodate this dream in the choice and design of their rides. Since Disney opened its "Soarin" attractions, the Flying Theater trend finally arrived in Europe this year. At Germany's largest ...

Special Feature
| Hotel Operations

Wellness Followed by Water Fun

When we think of hotel facilities in the Alps, we usually picture images of skiing, luxurious wellness services and a cozy log hut atmosphere. Many hotel operations however now offer much more, with operators looking for ways to expand the appeal of their hotels beyond the winter season ...