Issue 4/2018: July/August 2018

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Peppa Pig at Heide Park
  • 20 Years of Ravensburger Spieleland
  • Bazyliszek: Legendia's new dark ride
  • Walibi Belgium: Exotic World, Tiki-Waka & Kiddie Bay
  • Festival City at Walibi Rhône-Alpes
  • Piraten in Batavia
  • Be EElectrified: SeaWorld San Diego's new coaster
  • Solimare: A new combination  neues Kombibad für Moers
  • Therme Erding: VR waterslide & hybrid summer slide
  • Premiere für das SlideWheel im Chimelong Water Park
  • Ray Rush: new hybrid slide at Aquatica Orlando
  • A waterpark theater for Yas Waterworld
  • EWA-Kongress 2018 in Berlin
  • Review: IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum 2018 in Dublin & Belfast
  • Review: AAE 2018 in Hong Kong
Special Feature
| Spökjakten

Furuvik's New Interactive Dark Ride

This year, Sweden's Furuvik family park (part of Parks & Resorts Scandinavia) has invested into the transformation of a special "treasure", its former "Spökborgen" haunted castle. Under the new name of "Spökjakten" the renovated attraction presents itself as a modern, interactive dark ride ...

Special Feature
| Water Park Analysis 2018

European pool operations with positive results

Thumbs up! Again, numerous recreational bathing complexes and pools participated in the annual survey conducted by the European Waterpark Association. Many of them expect constant or slightly increasing visitor numbers for the running fiscal year, others see themselves ...

Special Feature
| Tropical Islands

From waterpark to holiday resort

Since January this year, Michiel Illy has been the head of Germany's tropical bathing complex Tropical Islands as new CEO. The 51-year old Dutch, who has been working for the Center Parcs chain several years, talked about his future plans in order to transform Tropical Islands into ...

Special Feature
| Tweestryd

Wildlands Opens First Boomerang Coaster

Since Dierenpark Emmen was reopened as Wildlands Adventure Zoo in March 2016 it has become a mixed wildlife and theme park. This year the Wildlands Adventure Zoo has developed even further in the direction of an amusement park by installing its “Tweestryd” ...