This year's Euro Attractions Show became a record-breaker long before the exhibition even opened its doors.
On September 23-25, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) will host the Euro Attractions Show (EAS) at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Middle East continues to cement its position as one of the world's fastest growing amusement and leisure markets, after two separate developments were unveiled this month.
The emirate is set to welcome The Pearl of Dubai, which has been pegged as the world's largest underwater theme park.
Preliminary estimates indicate a record-breaking 9,000 industry professionals participated in Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2014, the premier international conference and exhibition for the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region.
The 2015 edition of the Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure show (DEAL) will have a special focus on 'retail entertainment' in 2015.
"The dynamic bond between entertainment and retail is one of the major trends in malls today," said the event's organisers, IEC Consults.
In keeping with IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014's theme of 'Big Starts Here', IAAPA officials have expanded the list of networking opportunities.
Taking place at the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort on November 17, the 'IAAPA Connects' event will connect industry colleagues and facilitate new business relationships.
The 2014 edition of the China Attractions Expo (CAE) enjoyed its most successful year ever, as more than 170 exhibitors from around the world headed to the China National Convention Centre in Beijing in March.
The World Waterpark Association (WWA) has been awarded the National Drowning Prevention Alliance's (NDPA) prestigious Lighthouse Award for 2014.
The award was given to the WWA's World's Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) event in recognition of its "reach nationally and internationally about drowning prevention and water safety".
DP Leisure (DPL), the operating company behind the industry leading, UK-based children's play centre brand 360 Play, has announced the launch of Franchise 360, a franchise opportunity which will allow potential operators to benefit from the 360 Play brand elsewhere in Europe.
With less than a year to grand opening, Merlin Entertainments is gearing up to introduce three of its exciting global brands to the Central Florida region, with the launches of The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life aquarium in Spring 2015.
The 2014 edition of the World's Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) takes place on June 20, with the event's organisers attempting to set a fifth Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted.
German ride manufacturer Huss Park Attractions has announced details of new ride projects for 2014 and beyond, with a wide range of installations being opened this year and many more confirmed for 2015 and into 2016 at parks around the world.
Merlin Entertainments is planning to open Japan's first Legoland theme park, which will be similar in scale to the recently opened venues in Johor, Malaysia, and Florida, US.
Cartoon Network Amazone, the world's first Cartoon Network themed waterpark, will open its doors on Thailand's eastern seaboard on July 31.
Theme park developers Amazon Falls first announced the development of the park at the beginning of 2012.
The fate of the Singapore Flyer has been left unclear, after Merlin Entertainments abandoned talks to acquire the S$240M ($192m) giant wheel attraction.
Almost a year has passed since the troubled Singapore Flyer was placed under receivership. Now, according to press reports emerging from the island state, talks have broken down between Merlin and receiver Ferrier Hodgson.
Deep in the heart of the UK's New Forest National Park, Paultons family theme park is ready for what it hopes will be another successful summer season.
Paultons - home to the world's first and UK exclusive Peppa Pig World - will host daily character appearances from Peppa and her brother George.
Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden is planning to open an entire new area dedicated to the popular Swedish cartoon character Bamse in 2015.
Set to coincide with the park's 50th anniversary celebrations, Bamse's World will be spread over 20,000sq.m.
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is preparing the full roll-out of MyMagic+, the innovative solution that is set to revolutionise the guest experience.
MyMagic+ is reshaping the Walt Disney World Resort vacation experience in ways that will make it more customised and easier than ever for guests to create lasting memories with their families and friends.
Tourism photography company Magic Memories has introduced its full service personalised storybook solution to visitors to the National Zoological Garden of South Africa - better known as Pretoria Zoo - in conjunction with the Happy Snappy Photo Company.
An indoor surfing simulator, a high-speed slide and wave pools will be among the 13 attractions that will be on offer at Ocean Park's new water playground, which is set to open in the summer of 2017.
Manormortis, located at Scare Kingdom Scream Park in Lancashire, UK, is Britain's newest permanent award-winning scare attraction.
Created for Scare Kingdom Scream Park by European scare entertainment specialist AtmosFear Scare Entertainment, which has created over 100 temporary and seasonal scare entertainment projects in its 13-year history, Manormortis is the third permanent scare attraction designed and built by the company