Issue 5/2013: September/October 2013

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • 50 Years of Emil of Lönneberga: The New Katthult Farm at Astrid Lindren's World
  • 25 Years of Tusenfryd & Thors Hammer
  • Wickieland Opened at Plopsaland De Panne
  • New "Rattenmühle" Coaster at Familypark Neusiedlersee
  • Erlebnispark Tripsdrill: Karacho Aimed at New Target Groups
  • New at Cologne's Aqualand: AQUAconda
  • Trippel Trakta - New Attraction at Norway's Bo Sommarland
  • Water Parks in the Desert
  • Calypso Theme Waterpark: Kongo Expedition
  • Le Sérignan Plage: Camping Holidays for Bathing Enthusiasts
  • Maritime Experience World Anklam
  • VDV General Meeting: German Manufacturers Gather in Leipzig


Special Feature
| Avonturenpark Hellendoorn

Avonturenpark Hellendoorn

Hellendoorn's visitors have also been treated to a new attraction in 2013, which opened to the public in July. Now occupying a 5,000 square meter site, the new outdoor slide park has opened as "Aquaventura ...

Special Feature
| Park Maps

The Good Old Park Map Today

Virtually every amusement park and theme park offers guests park maps these days. But in contrast to the flat overview depicted in topographical maps, park maps usually provide a three-dimensional illustration that is easy to understand. What is it that makes a good map...?

Special Feature
| Vialand Turkey

Vialand Turkey

Even Turkey, uniquely positioned between the Occident and the Orient, has never before had an amusement park facility comparable with those in Western Europe. Vialand, Turkey's first theme park, is set to change all that ...

Special Feature
| Dinosaur Parks

Dinosaur Parks

With names like "Forgotten World", "Jurassic Park", "The Lost Valley" or simply "Dinosaur Park", it is obvious that the sheer number of primeval museums and exhibitions is proof positive that this is no simple hype. And it's not just kids anymore who are fascinated by dinosaurs ...