Issue 4/2019: July/August 2019

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Taiga – The New Double Launch Coaster at Linnanmäki
  • Hansa-Park Opens Record Freefall Tower Highlander
  • Fury at Bobbejaanland – The All-New Interactive Infinity Coaster
  • Colossos Relaunched: Heide Park's "New" Giant
  • Popcorn Revenge: Popcorn Chase at Walibi Belgium
  • Futuropolis: Futuroscope Launches New Children's City
  • Solebad Werne: A State-of-the-Art Sports-, Family- & Brine Pool Complex
  • Center Parcs to Build Seventh Park in France
  • experimenta Heilbronn: A Science Center Reinvents Itself
  • Chocolate Nation: The New Chocolate Museum in Antwerp
  • Technology: UV Radiation for Headset Cleaning
  • Meeting Point: IAAPA EMEA Spring Summit in Finland
  • Let's Get Jumping! – The IATP Gathered in Berlin
  • SNELAC Annual General Meeting 2019 at Parc Astérix
Special Feature
| Mystic

New Infinity Coaster at Walibi Rhône-Alpes

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary this year, the French leisure park Walibi Rhône-Alpes recently opened a new theme area inspired by the US southern state city of New Orleans, featuring a children’s attraction and the all-new custom-made Infinity Coaster "Mystic", Walibi's new signature ride enchanting park visitors ...

Special Feature
| Street Mission

Sesame Street Dark Ride at PortAventura

"Street Mission" is the name of PortAventura's very first dark ride attraction and the first "Sesame Street"-themed dark ride in Europe. The interactive ride invites visitors to the Spanish park to join detective Grover in his hunt for the big cookie – an adventure for the entire family ...

Special Feature
| Exhibition Architecture

Between Hands-on & Out-of-Order

For museums and exhibitions, science centers and brand worlds, the right mix between an offer that is simultaneously informative and entertaining plays a major role in attracting visitors. But how to get people excited about technology, science, art, the economy, the environment or history in the framework of an exhibition ...?

Special Feature
| Pool Report 2019

Analysis: European Waterparks & Pools

While the prolonged heat wave of last summer resulted in lower visitor numbers at many European leisure pools and thermal spas than predicted (people preferred to cool down in outdoor swimming pools), the general revenue development of indoor bathing complexes does not give cause for concern ...