Issue 6: November/December 2023

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Tutti Frutti in Aqualand Moravia
  • Rába Quelle: From thermal bath to water adventure park & spa
  • Wild Rivers – The rebirth of an iconic water park
  • Wilderness Resort: The Wild West in Wisconsin
  • Northcroft Lido: Historic outdoor pool pimped up
  • Emerald Park MD Charles Coyle about “Tír na nÓg”
  • VDFU Summer Meeting at Efteling
  • Dedication to craftsmanship: Stefanie Ludwig on the art of tailoring costumes
  • Interview with Antonio Zamperla jr., CEO of Zamperla Amusement Rides
  • The art of master planning: A commentary by Emmanuel Mongon
  • Caution! Wet Floor!? Safe flooring solutions for water parks & pools
  • Losonnante: Hearing with the bones
  • Atmosphere ORA: Spherical projection with tactile surface
Special Feature
| A Vision of Extraordinary Experiences

Modern Concepts for Water Play Areas

Unleashing the power of play, transforming the mundane into unforgettable fun... Designing versatile play experiences for kids and families is both a mission and an art to create extraordinary experiences. Mark Weston, responsible for strategic development of the ‘Play’ product lines at Canadian water attractions manufacturer WhiteWater West, spoke with us about new perspectives, psychological insights and design trends that form the cornerstones for designing modern water playscapes ...

Special Feature
| Marketing the Employer's Profile

How to: Successful Employer Branding

In order to succeed in the “war for talents”, in other words the struggle to recruit the right employees, companies are having to become increasingly creative and sometimes structurally reorganise their operations if they want to maintain or restore the appeal of the relevant job descriptions and their own reputation as an employer. Employer branding is not just relevant for large corporations, but can also be used as a targeted marketing strategy in recruiting by HR departments, especially in small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), when it comes to establishing an attractive employer brand ...

Special Feature
| Thank you, Vienna!

Throwback on the IAAPA Expo Europe 2023

In beautiful late summer weather Vienna, this year’s trade show venue, welcomed leisure industry professionals from all parts of Europe and the world to IAAPA Expo Europe (IEE) 2023, which took place at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center from 26 to 28 September. In terms of floor space the IEE was able to match the scale of European trade fairs held prior to the outbreak of the Corona pandemic ...

Special Feature
| Deutschlandmuseum

Immersive History Experience in Berlin

Since the summer Germany’s capital Berlin has been welcoming visitors with a new tourist attraction that sees itself partly as a history museum and partly as an immersive experience world. This is because the Deutschlandmuseum features an innovative exhibition concept which – in a tour that only takes about one hour – aims to convey around 2,000 years of German history in an exciting way to a broad target audience ...

Special Feature
| Caution! Wet Floor!?

Flooring Solutions for Pools & Water Parks

Attractions such as water slides, lazy rivers, wave pools and splash pads attract visitors of all ages to water parks and pools all year round. In order to be able to try out and experience as much as possible, adventure-hungry guests often rush through the pool area. They can easily slip and fall on the mostly wet pathways – a painful experience! A floor covering which is worn and not renewed when necessary also leads to it becoming as “slippery as soap” – the good news is that if operators and planners are reliably advised in advance on the ideal flooring solution for different areas of the pool, an increase in the risk of injury can also be avoided in the long term ...