Issue 4/2022: July/August 2022

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Futuroscope: From Theme Park to Resort
  • Just Opened!
  • Freizeitpark Plohn: The Magic of Enchanted Mushrooms
  • The New LEGOLAND Korea Resort
  • Les Landes de Gascogne: Center Parcs Conquers Southern France
  • “Escape Room + X”: ELORIA – Erlebnisfabrik in Bottrop
  • “Medusa’s SlideWheel”: America’s First Rotating Water Slide
  • Slide Upgrade at Water Country USA: “Aquazoid Amped”
  • Tropic Falls Alabama
  • Schwaketenbad Konstanz: Its Come-back at Lake Constance
  • Welcome Home! Falkensteiner Family Resort Lido
  • Social Media: Best-Practices of the Leisure Industry
  • EWA Congress 2022: Perspectives despite Crises
Special Feature
| Ultrashot

Harzdrenalin’s Human Catapult Attraction

Not for the faint-hearted is the latest attraction at Germany’s Rappbode Dam, which celebrated its grand opening on June 26 as part of the Harzdrenalin outdoor adventure center there. Built in an event observation tower about 40 meters high, the “Ultrashot” is where individuals or two guests in tandem can be catapulted up into the air, experiencing highest thrill levels ...

Special Feature
| Dinosaurland

T-Rex & Co. Conquer Djurs Sommerland

Where several million visitors meandered leisurely through scenes of an African jungle landscape on the “Jungle Safari”-themed boat ride from 1993 to 2019, dinosaurs are now the new stars. Djurs Sommerland has placed a number of 25 dinosaur figures throughout the themed area and among them, of course, is a Tyrannosaurus, which is also the namesake of the largest attraction in Dinosaurland ...

Special Feature
| F&B Trend Updates

Hot Topics for Gastronomy Consolidate

Leading food trend researchers agree on the key trends that will keep hospitality operations busy in the long term: digitization and sustainability continue to be among the top issues, as do smart technologies (keyword: robotics) and the consumer trend toward conscious nutrition. In leisure facilities, moreover, the creative integration and presentation of food and beverages are crucial for their sales ...

Special Feature
| Cosmic Rewind

Guardians of the Galaxy in Disney's EPCOT

For a long time, the industry and especially the fan scene have been waiting for May 27, when the new family thrill coaster “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” opened at EPCOT Theme Park (part of the Walt Disney World Resort). The new OmniCoaster lets riders become part of the exciting and galactic adventures of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” ...