Nearly 150 family entertainment centre (FEC) industry leaders from 26 US states and 13 countries participated in FEC Dallas 2015.
The two-day event, organised and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), took place at the Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront Hotel on February 8-10.
Despite the country's small size, the Dutch attractions industry is leading the way, writes Adrian Lennox.
When it comes to tourism and entertainment, the Netherlands is a world leader. Despite its small size, the country has a carved out a strong identity that resonates across the globe, attracting millions of visitors each year who want to experience the country's art, architecture and famously liberal lifestyle.
The organisers of the Visitor Attraction Expo (VAE), which takes place in London on January 13-15, have revealed details of a comprehensive seminar and education programme.
Commenting on the programme content, organiser Karen Cooke explained: "Visitors to both VAE and EAG International will be treated to an impressive array of products and services for the amusements and attractions sector with history confirming that a lot of business will be done.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has called for EU action to improve the industry's business environment.
During the recent Euro Attractions Show (EAS) in Amsterdam, IAAPA launched a new manifesto, 'European Amusement Parks and Attractions: Driving Leisure and Tourism in Europe'.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest regional theme park company, has become the recipient of the first ever Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) Heritage Award.
Jim Reid-Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of Six Flags, accepted the award at the Texas Travel Summit in October.
The UAE's first mega waterpark, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, experienced a blockbuster second year in 2014.
According to Farah Leisure Parks Management, operator of Yas Waterworld, more than three million rides were tracked on four of the facility's leading attractions - Dawwama, Liwa Loop, Bandit Bomber and Slithers Slides - during the year.
Finnish software developer Rovio Entertainment has entered into agreement with China's Guogou Group, for the construction and operation of nine Angry Birds family entertainment centres.
The first Angry Birds-branded FEC will be developed in the province of Anhui, and the remaining eight venues are earmarked for completion by 2018.
Simworx, the UK-based supplier of media-based dynamic simulation attractions, has announced the opening of its first Immersive Tunnel at Movie Park Germany.
Incorporated into the park's newest family attraction, The Lost Temple, the Immersive Tunnel provides an exciting and entertaining finale to guests' journey into a forgotten period of time deep under the park.
Dubai is now home to a unique floating park, which promoters claim is the biggest of its kind in the world.
Located 150m off the shores of Jumeirah Beach Residence, the Beach Water Park is an inflated playground that offers a range of water activities, including slides, trampolines, jumping cushions and climbing walls.