Issue 4: July/August 2024

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Mega Mayhem at Rapids Waterpark
  • Mühleholz: New Slides for Liechtenstein‘s only open-air pool
  • Spa worlds & snow flurries – a look back at EWA Congress in Ischgl
  • Hans Dampf: A crazy trip around the world at Schwaben Park
  • Peppa Pig Park in Günzburg celebrates European premiere
  • New at Djurs Sommerland: Drop Tower “El Grito“
  • Magical Valley of Diamonds – Europa-Park classics shine in new splendour
  • Nouvelles de France
  • Mahuka: Europe’s first Hot Racer now open at Walibi Rhône-Alpes
  • Energylandia celebrates 10-year-anniversary with Sweet Valley
  • Minifigure Speedway: Dual coaster fun at LEGOLAND Windsor
  • Paultons Park opens new Splash Lagoon water ride
  • Tivoli Friheden launches Vindfald Euro-Fighter
  • Hyperia: A rollercoaster adventure for the fearless at Thorpe Park
  • Real Madrid World brings soccer experiences to Dubai theme park
  • SNELAC annual meeting 2024 in retrospect
Special Feature
| The perfect wave at O2 SURFTOWN MUC

Endless Surf: world premiere in Munich

Central Europe is not naturally categorised as a surfer paradise. Accordingly, there is a market for surfing opportunities, particularly in Germany, which have been available for several years in the form of man-made facilities. As a rule, these are part of a more extensive range of leisure and activities, e.g. in swimming pools, shopping malls or adventure centres. However, ordinary surf centres are not suitable for training sessions with larger groups. And sometimes, of course, the authentic Hawaiian or Australian beach flair is also missing for a sports experience like on holiday... So there is plenty of potential for further development of this type of product, which has recently been presented not “just” as a stationary standing wave, but in the form of the first large surf parks ...

Special Feature
| Tír Na nÓg enthuses with coaster double & wave swinger

Emerald Park presents first theme world

Marketed under the name of Emerald Park since 2023, the only theme park in Ireland (formerly Tayto Park) counts about 40 rides and attractions as well as a zoo area. For the first time, visitors can now also discover the park’s first fully themed area: Tír Na nÓg – the land of eternal youth based on a Celtic legend – is now expanding the park area and has a thrilling rollercoaster double and a wave swinger up its sleeve ...

Special Feature
| An exciting combination of sports, wellness and education

Fabryka Wody: New leisure hub in Szczecin

On 1 June this year, the Fabryka Wody (Water Factory) was opened in Szczecin, Poland. A new urban leisure complex on the theme of water that combines sport, recreation, fun and learning. There are two separate buildings connected by a pedestrian bridge: one houses an indoor swimming pool with a total of 17 pools, eleven water slides and a three-storey sauna and wellness landscape. The other building houses a water-themed edutainment centre ...

Special Feature
| New Bobsled Coaster rushing over factory site

Lütjes Moor & Ziegelblitz at Jaderpark

A large building designed as a historic brickworks, a peat locomotive, an old lorry transporter ... The new themed area in northern Germany’s Jaderpark called Lütjes Moor exudes old industrial charm. With the Ziegelblitz, the area has a new family rollercoaster as its main attraction, which takes visitors on a fast-paced tour of the creatively designed area ...

Topic outlook for issue 5/2024

  • Majaland Gdansk: Leisure Fun with Maja the Bee and the Smurfs: Third Majaland theme park opens in Poland.

  • Artificial Intelligence: How AI features can add extra value to and change the guest experience in attractions …

  • Get Ready! The European leisure industry comes together at IEE in Amsterdam – a preview to the trade show.

  • Aquascope: Futuroscope continues expanding: Water park opens with slides and exciting technology features.