As a key exhibitor at the Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2013 in Singapore, InterPark magazine has been given a number of free guest registration entry spaces, which we would like to offer to any of our readers who would like to attend the expo this year.
It's a very busy time of the year at P&P Projects in the Netherlands. The company's Stefan Versleeuwen provides an update on the major theme park and museum projects the company is currently working on?
IE Park in Italy is celebrating a major milestone in the company's history in 2013, with the 20th anniversary of the launch of the first mid-size bumper car to be introduced to the amusement and attractions industry.
In 2009, investor Klaus Wohlfarth, a passionate driver, got behind the wheel of a racing simulator at SimBin Studios in Sweden and recognised the potential of this unique virtual sport. The idea was born to provide an opportunity for everyone to feel virtually what only race drivers feel.
Premier Rides' aftermarket ride support division, Premier Service, has been selected to provide technical services and support for multiple rides over an extended period of time at Ocean Park Hong Kong.
Based in the UK, Simworx is one of the established leaders in the design, manufacture and development of 3D/4D attractions for the global entertainment and education markets.
Providing a diverse range of products and services, including 4D effects cinemas, dynamic 4D motion simulation theatres, a comprehensive film library and bespoke film production capabilities, Simworx products are in operation at leading theme parks and visitor attractions worldwide.
The UK's National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) held its annual conference and trade show at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire on February 5-6, with the event once again enjoying strong support from operator and trade members from throughout the country.
DreamWorks Animation and Regions Group of Companies have signed a licensing agreement to develop the first theme parks in major cities in Russia to feature the franchises of DreamWorks Animation.
Aerial adventure courses including zip lines, ropes courses, challenge courses, aerial trekking courses and canopy tours are among the fastest growing segments of the commercial recreational industry.
These activities include functional, operational and patron participation requirements that are now represented in a new ASTM International standard, ASTM F2959, Practice for Special Requirements for Aerial Adventure Courses.
BBC Worldwide and Longleat Safari and Adventure Park are joining forces to create a spectacular new series of Deadly-themed features at the world famous attraction in Wiltshire, UK.
An all-new 4D attraction film, SpongeBob SquarePants 4D: The Great Jelly Rescue, debuts at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort, in Orlando, Florida, and SeaLife in Birmingham, UK, on April 19.
In the great pleasure gardens of Renaissance Europe, landscaping was the star attraction. Entertainment took second billing. Dan McEwen talked to theme park landscapers who say those roles have been reversed - sort of.
One of the oldest amusement parks in the US, Cedar Point, has enlisted the services of the National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives (NRCMA) to help preserve two of its most iconic rides.
As Disneyland Paris celebrate its 20th anniversary, InterPark takes a look at the magic behind one of Europe's premier theme parks.
Disney is renowned worldwide for its magical experiences that families will never forget. We've all seen the television adverts... the children waking up early in the morning, too excited to sleep, Mickey and Minnie Mouse on hand to greet families as they enter the park. The magical parades featuring all the best loved characters, the shows, the firework displays and of course, the main attractions.
Among the most well-known theme park names in the industry in Europe is Bobbejaanland in Belgium, founded in 1959 by the professional musician Bobbejaan Schoepen.
Born in 1925 as the son of a blacksmith, Schoepen occasionally helped his father in the forge and it was this that brought about his passion for horses and everything that went with them. As a young boy, he dreamed of a career as a singer and when he was given his first guitar he began writing and composing songs during his spare time.
Andrew Mellor takes a closer look at one of the Middle East's most celebrated amusement parks.
Located in the 'Oasis City' of Al Ain, in the United Arab Emirates, Hili Fun City amusement park opened in 1985 after a three year construction period and was the first venue of its kind in the Gulf, targeting visitors from across the region, the emirates and neighbouring Oman.
THE Lost Paradise of Dilmun (LPOD) waterpark opened in Bahrain in September 2007 having been developed by the Al Areen Holding Company and representing an investment of US$50m.
The park is set in an area covering 77,000 sq.m, with approximately 45,000 sq.m currently being utilised and a further 20,000 sq.m of this space earmarked for future expansion and car parking. It takes its theming inspiration from Bahrain’s rich cultural heritage, the Kingdom of Bahrain being the centre of the ancient Dilmun empire which existed more than 5,000 years ago, and evokes the spirit of ancient times by drawing attention to the beauty of the Dilmun ruins, enabling guests to escape into a “lost civilisation.”
Should parks go down the ‘DIY’ route when it comes to F&B operations or bring in outside contractors to take care of this aspect of the business? Andrew Mellor discusses the options with worldwide operators
The UK’s Paultons Park has enjoyed a hugely successful 2011 following the introduction of Peppa Pig World at the start of the season. Here InterPark Editor Andrew Mellor takes a look at the development of the new area with those behind its creation
THE iconic UK landmark that is Blackpool Tower was relaunched on September 1 following a 10 month, multimillion pound restoration programme which has seen the 118-year-old structure given a new lease of life.