Issue 5/2019: September/October 2019

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Untamed: Walibi Holland launches new RMC coaster
  • Germany's Potts Park turns 50
  • Attention Menhir! Park Astérix celebrates 30th anniversary with Asterix in 4D
  • Europa-Park reopens Scandinavian theme area with new offerings
  • Jardin d'Acclimatation draws positive balance 
  • "Wilkolak": Majaland Kownaty opens new wooden coaster
  • Area 51 at Movie Park Germany now open
  • Wildwood Grove: Dollywood presents new theme area
  • Plopsa shows an appetite for investment
  • "Black Jack" at Aquapulco: EurothermenResort Bad Schallerbach opens SmartSlide
  • Dueling Splash Blasters: New racing water coaster at Splashway Water Park
  • EWA 2019 Summer Meeting
  • FlyOver Iceland!
  • Lavazza Museum
  • Mon Beaujolais: An immersive wine experience world
  • Preview: IAAPA Expo Europe Paris 2019 feat. insider tips
  • Report: IAAPA Expo Asia 2019
Special Feature
| Big Swing

Bellewaerde Aquapark with new slide type

In 2017, Belgium's Bellewaerde leisure park announced the construction of a new indoor water park. In July this year, the new Bellewaerde Aquapark opened its doors for the first time. Its "Big Swing" slide can be seen from afar – it is the world's first installation of this slide type ...

Special Feature
| Salut Paris!

Preview: IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

The countdown has begun! This year, leisure professionals will once again assemble in the French capital. This is where IAAPA Expo Europe will be taking place from 17 to 19 September. With over 17,500 square metres of net exhibition space and more than 600 exhibitors, it will be the largest trade fair of its kind in Europe ...

Special Feature
| 90 Years of Tripsdrill

From a single slide to an amusement park

In 1929, Eugen Fischer laid the foundation of today's Tripsdrill amusement park with the opening of a pub. The first attraction was a long slide in the old mill tower, later an animal park and first rides were added. Today, Tripsdrill is one of Germany's most charming amusement parks, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year ...

Special Feature
| Desmo Race Coaster

Mirabilandia's new Ducati World

Parques Reunidos' Mirabilandia amusement park launched its new "Ducati World" in April this year. The new theme area is dedicated to the Italian motorcycle brand of Ducati, featuring the world's first interactive duelling coaster from German manufacturer Maurer Rides ...