US and Canada Waterpark and Resort Trends 2019

US and Canada Waterpark and Resort Trends 2019

For the ever growing waterpark industry, 2019 will be another year for robust growth as over $1 billion in investment is slated for indoor and outdoor waterparks and their related resorts. David J Sangree,  president of Hotel & Leisure Advisors and an expert in waterpark resorts, reports. Read it here         

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Intercard and Pinnacle Entertainment join forces

Intercard and Pinnacle Entertainment join forces

Intercard and Pinnacle Entertainment Group have teamed up to serve the arcade and FEC market by providing each other’s clients with cashless technology and arcade consulting services. Both companies are well-known in the industry, have customers around the globe and even share a connection to the city of St. Louis. The two companies have worked […]

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The Simpsons in 4D opens at Broadway at the Beach

The Simpsons in 4D opens at Broadway at the Beach

The Simpsons in 4D has opened at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This highly-anticipated attraction features authentic recreations of the show’s famous Kwik-E-Mart and iconic Aztec Theater, bringing a slice of Springfield to South Carolina’s most popular tourist destination. The Aztec Theater is a family-friendly motion experience in a state-of-the-art 4D theater […]

Exotics Racing launches Vegas Superkarts

Exotics Racing launches Vegas Superkarts

Vegas Superkarts (VSK) by Exotics Racing is the brand-new go-kart attraction, offering a true racing experience. Las Vegas locals, families, and visitors can drive the new fleet of 4-stroke, gas-powered Sodikart SR5 270 CCs on the city’s longest, widest and fastest outdoor go-kart racetrack. “We created this experience because go-karts are just pure fun and […]

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WDW Resort unwraps 55 Disney Skyliner Gondolas

WDW Resort unwraps 55 Disney Skyliner Gondolas

Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, has unveiled 55 Disney Skyliner gondolas, including several with graphics based on Disney films, attractions, and characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The reveal is a milestone for Disney Skyliner, a Doppelmayr gondola system, in preparation for it’s opening this fall. It’s a system of aerial gondolas similar […]

The deadline is approaching….

The deadline is approaching….

The deadline for the 2019 Park World Excellence Awards is only four weeks away (21 June) – so get your entries and nominations in now! Launched in 2018 by Park World publisher, Datateam Business Media, the Park World Excellence Awards is open to operators, suppliers, manufacturers and entertainment specialists across Europe, the Middle East and […]

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Market Report: Middle East

Market Report: Middle East

Market conditions in the GCC have proved challenging for the attractions industry over the past 12 months, writes Phil Taylor, but with a number of notable highlights. Here, the Dubai based industry expert brings us up to speed on the projects from the UAE and wider Middle East region. Read his report here.

Let’s talk tech

Let’s talk tech

The evolution of Family Entertainment Centres (FEC’s) from small indoor play centres adjacent to shopping centres and restaurants, to larger scale entertainment and/or edutainment venues that appeal to the whole family, has resulted in a proliferation of venues offering everything from esports to trampolining, bumper cars to bowling, thrill rides to VR and much more […]

Rainer Maelzer leaves wiegand.maelzer

Rainer Maelzer leaves wiegand.maelzer

After over 12 years of successful, international and cooperative development of wiegand.maelzer Rainer Maelzer GmbH, Rainer Maelzer has decided to leave the company. He will be superseded by longtime business partner and managing director Hendrik Wiegand, who is taking over the management. He is supported by the existing team and authorised signatory, Thomas Schmitt, who […]

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Efteling launches 3D film in collaboration with UK studio Aardman

Efteling launches 3D film in collaboration with UK studio Aardman

Efteling – the fairytale theme park in the South of Holland – has announced that 4D theatre attraction PandaDroom will re-open with a new restaurant, a new 3D film and a new name; Fabula. PandaDroom was first opened in 2002 in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF NL), to celebrate Efteling’s 50th […]