News | 11 May 2009

Benidorn/Spain: Terra Mitica in the “Red”

  According to reports in the Spanish media, Terra Mitica noted roughly ten percent less visitors last year than it did in 2007. All together, 1.01 million people passed through the park’s gates last year. Terra Mitica is therefore now faced with (...) read more

News | 16 Apr 2009

Cottbus: “Lagune” water park insolvent

  The private operator of the water park “Lagune” in Cottbus has registered for insolvency due to inability to pay on Ash Wednesday. However the bath operation is still continuing to run. Last year instead of the predicted 180,000 visitors, only (...) read more

News | 11 Apr 2009

Myrtle Beach / USA: new owner for insolvent Hard Rock Park

  The Park which cost $400 million to set up, and was opened in March 2008 only to become insolvent 5 months later, will be sold to FPI MB Entertainment for $25 million. The unknown company is a newly founded joint venture between Freestyle Park (...) read more

News | 05 Apr 2009

Brand: “Tropical Islands” with a profit

Years of hard work have paid off: Ole Bested Hensing, manager of the “Tropical Islands”, is pleased with the unexpected influx of visitors and a successfully completed business year. For the business year that ended at the end of January an (...) read more

News | 03 Apr 2009

Efteling: Year-Round Operation in the Future

  The well-known Dutch amusement park Efteling plans on staying open all year round in the future. Apart from an ice skating rink, numerous other attractions suitable for the different seasons are in preparation. The family amusement park Efteling (...) read more

News | 02 Apr 2009

Salzburg /Austria: No water park after all?

  The town of Salzburg planned a new facility in the area of Liefering (we have already reported in the print edition), instead of the traditional “Paracelsusbad” in the town centre. €50 million should have been invested in the new and attractive (...) read more

News | 31 Mar 2009

Austria: Vamed Vitality World Draws a Balance

  With a market share of roughly 24 percent, Vamed Vitality World, the number one Austrian thermal spa operator, recently drew a balance. Vamed was able to note an increase of three percent last year at the six thermal spas it runs, noting a total (...) read more

News | 24 Mar 2009

Fildorado (Near Stuttgart): 600,000 Visitors

  This past year was the most successful year ever for the sport and swimming facility Fildorado in Filderstadt since it reopened around three years ago. Fildorado’s managing director Wolfgang Hermle is “more than happy” with the positive (...) read more

News | 23 Mar 2009

Sandusky / USA: Cedar Fair – where does the road lead?

  Several things attracted attention: on the one hand the company settled in Sandusky/Ohio has hired a top quality partner in Merrill Lynch, in order to reduce the debts of the company by around $200 million through sales in the next three years. To (...) read more

News | 15 Mar 2009

Disney: Significant Decline in Profits

  The Disney Corporation (amusement parks, TV station and film studios) suffered a massive collapse in profits over the last quarter due to the global financial crisis. Compared to the previous quarter, profits dropped by around one-third to 845 (...) read more