Issue 5: September/October 2023

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Insights from Alex Korting, Themed Entertainment Design
  • Record investment at Bellewaerde Park
  • PortAventura’s new rollercoaster dark ride “Uncharted – El Enigma de Penitence”
  • Interview with Roland Mack, Founder & Managing Partner of Europa-Park
  • Clear the ring for Circus Bumba at Plopsaland De Panne!
  • Rasti-Land turns 50!
  • Cactus & Watermelon at Aquapark Wrocław
  • “SAIFA” – Siam Park launches Europe’s longest Dueling Water Coaster
  • Water Country USA: Riptide Race invites to slide duels
  • Pool fun with a panoramic view at Freibad Donauwörth
  • Sounding the alarm & evacuating pool facilities
  • Prater Vienna – A history of generations
  • In conversation with Prater businessman Stefan Sittler-Koidl
  • Discover Vienna! Insider tips from & for industry professionals
Special Feature
| Flying Around the World

Airific World Premiere at VinWonders

The VinWonders theme park in Nha Trang is one of the many leisure and tourism facilities that belong to Vingroup’s entertainment division. In people’s minds, it is often the number one when it comes to entertainment, experiences and festival culture in Vietnam. Now, the destination can also call itself the number one in the world to present its visitors with an Airific attraction – an innovative Flying Theatre ride type developed by Mack Rides ...

Special Feature
| Bucklbahn

New Bob Coaster at Eis Greissler-Erlebnispark

The Eis Greissler adventure park in Vorarlberg is continuously growing into a full-fledged theme park with versatile attractions for the whole family. In reference to the surrounding landscape with its numerous mountain peaks, the new “Bucklbahn” bob coaster was recently opened on the park grounds. The attraction pays homage to the old Austrian railway culture and is inspired by historic locomotives. Already children from the age of three can take their first rides ...

Special Feature
| Trade Shows in Sight

Vienna, here we come! Outlook to IEE 2023

Sacher cake and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Fiaker, Prater, Schönbrunn, Mozart, coffee houses ... Vienna, we look forward to you! After 17 years, the leading European trade fair for the leisure industry is returning to the heart of Europe. From 25 to 28 September 2023 (show floor from 26 to 28), the professionals of the amusement and attractions industry will come together again in the halls of the Messe Wien Exhibition & CongressCenter to discover the latest trends, products, solutions and concepts for leisure facilities and themed attractions ...

Special Feature
| Design meets Waterslide

The artful Turtle Coaster at Land of Legends

In the adventure park resort The Land of Legends, the combined leisure and water park near Antalya, Turkey, slide fans have been able to experience a new attraction since this summer, which is already an eye-catcher from afar with its artful design: a RocketBLAST Water Coaster from the Canadian manufacturer ProSlide. With its enormous length of 433 metres, the attraction, which has been christened “Turtle Coaster”, is the world’s longest installation of this slide type ...

“I believe in the future of theme parks”

Interview with Roland Mack, Founder of Europa-Park

At the “Thea Awards Gala” organised by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), Roland Mack, co-founder and managing partner of Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, became the first park owner to receive the “Buzz Price Award”, which has been presented annually since 1994 for outstanding creative achievements. With this award, the association honours the German entrepreneur’s lifelong, outstanding creative and technical innovation achievements. We spoke with Roland Mack about current developments in the leisure industry and the future of theme and adventure parks ...

Prater Vienna
| A history of generations

A conversation with Prater businessman Stefan Sittler-Koidl

When people talk about the Vienna Prater today, they are usually talking about the so-called “Wurstelprater” – the amusement park in Vienna’s second administrative district. Today, as in the past, the history of the Vienna Prater is a “family history” or, to be more precise, a history of families ... We asked Stefan Sittler-Koidl from Vienna what it means to manage and develop a company over generations ...