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Disneyland Paris renames park ahead of €2bn expansion
 

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Keeping you up to date with the latest breaking news and events from around the world, welcome to the Planet Attractions daily news feed

Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris is no more after the company announced it was rebranding the park Disney Adventure World, also announcing new attraction and experiences alongside a ‘fresh creative vision’

Theme park
 



Storm surge: How Chimelong Spaceship’s award-winning and record-breaking Bermuda Storm was brought to life


When the world’s largest indoor theme park opened its doors in China last year, it came with a very special, record-breaking flagship attraction.

Rides
 

MSC announces world-first Cliffhanger swing ride suspended 50m above the ocean


MSC Cruises has unveiled a world-first attraction on board its upcoming World America liner - the only over-water swing ride at sea.

Cruise
 

Halo Space unveils capsule ahead of public trips into the stratosphere


Halo Space - a company specialising in commercial flights into the earth’s stratosphere - has unveiled ‘The Aurora’, its new space capsule.

Tourism
 


Twenty-six of the biggest rollercoaster launches coming in 2024
With records for the tallest, fastest and longest rollercoaster all set to be broken by a single ride, it should give you an idea of the kind of thrills in-store for thrillseekers this year as we list 26 of the biggest coaster launches coming in 2024
Rides

Industry insights
         


Spatial Sound, Immersive Audio: What is it and is it here to stay?


Technology
 

Things you might not know about water slide refurbishment


Waterparks
 

How can attractions capitalise on the rise of AI and virtual influencers?


Technology
 

Museum exhibition design trends


Museums and galleries

Video
         


WATCH: Steve Drake on accesso’s expanding portfolio
 

WATCH: Intamin’s Lukas Spieldiener on company’s immersive projects




WATCH: Julie Kline on ADG, EpicSurf and company’s development pipeline
 

Pokémon and Van Gogh collaboration to open at the end of September




Tickets now on sale for Disney100 exhibition heading to London this October

In-depth
         


Bright and beautiful: How Europe’s biggest light festival delivered unparalleled experiences with Christie technology


“I’ve had this beautiful task of combining, the old and the new - the historical backdrop of Prague with the forefront of technology, artistry and thinking.”

Suppliers


Mundo Amazonia: Exploring Bellewaerde Park’s new themed area for 2024


A lot of hard work is currently being carried out in Ypres, Belgium, where a new themed area for Bellewaerde Park is being built.

Theme park


Supplier Showcase 2024: The biggest attractions projects landing worldwide this year


We’re only a couple of months into the year and already a host of attractions - powered, imagined and supported by the world’s leading suppliers, designers and creatives - are open for business and taking the world by storm.

Suppliers

Company Profiles
         


Company profile: Middle East and North Africa Leisure & Attractions Council (MENALAC)



Company profile: Attractions.io



Company profile: Scruffy Dog Creative Group


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Sector news
         


Visitor attractions

Zach Galifianakis headlines LA return for Glasgow’s viral for all the wrong reasons Willy Wonka experience
 

Theme parks

Attractions.io’s MapLayr utilised for reimagined Cedar Fair guest experience app
 

Waterparks
Plans to build second Great Wolf waterpark resort in the UK move step closer after ‘in-principle’ deal agreed
 

Animal Attractions


Holovis technology celebrated as SeaWorld Yas Island Abu Dhabi recognised with Thea Award


Museums and galleries

Nicholas Cullinan to join British Museum as new director
 
STEM
Authentic Einstein experiment uncovered in French museum
 
IP and Brands Saudi Arabia lands latest major IP with announcement of world-first Dragon Ball theme park
 
Heritage
Wellbeing created by local heritage in England creates £29bn a year in economic benefits, says study

Events

Landmark 30th edition of DEAL makes its mark on MENA region
 
Culture

Influencer causes social storm as British Museum’s Instagram account inundated with calls to return Easter Island statues
 
Cruise

Seatrade Cruise Global to explore ‘Evolution of Cruise’ at 2024 event
 
Technology

Simworx expands into sports entertainment sector with C360 View partnership

Rides

Europa-Park’s record-breaking Voltron Nevera gets April opening date
 
Food and beverage

McDonald’s to host immersive anime and manga dining experience as restaurant chain launches ‘WcDonald’s’ campaign
 
Operations and ticketing

Dynamic pricing at the forefront for Convious in 2024
 
Tourism

Saudi Arabia attracts US$13bn of private investment as tourism industry continues to grow at pace

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Martin Freeman and Sir Ian McKellen back bid to turn JRR Tolkien’s house into cultural centre


Sir Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman have backed a bid to buy the former home of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien, with the hope of turning the property into a cultural attraction for fans of the author’s famous works.

Culture


Sofar Sounds partners with Tiqets for concert series at iconic attractions in London and San Francisco


Events company Sofar Sounds has teamed up with online attractions ticketing platform Tiqets to launch a concert series in London and San Francisco, that will see live music performances held at several iconic attractions in both cities.

Suppliers


Isle of Wight festival pushed to September as Download and Primavera get the axe


Organisers of the Isle of Wight (IOW) festival have announced that it will go ahead in 2021 but have pushed its original June dates to September.

Culture



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Disneyland Paris renames park ahead of €2bn expansion


Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris is no more after the company announced it was rebranding the park Disney Adventure World, also announcing new attraction and experiences alongside a ‘fresh creative vision’

Theme park


LIVE/ Planet Daily

Keeping you up to date with the latest breaking news and events from around the world, welcome to the Planet Attractions daily news feed




Twenty-six of the biggest rollercoaster launches coming in 2024
With records for the tallest, fastest and longest rollercoaster all set to be broken by a single ride, it should give you an idea of the kind of thrills in-store for thrillseekers this year as we list 26 of the biggest coaster launches coming in 2024
Rides



Storm surge: How Chimelong Spaceship’s award-winning and record-breaking Bermuda Storm was brought to life


Rides


MSC announces world-first Cliffhanger swing ride suspended 50m above the ocean


MSC Cruises has unveiled a world-first attraction on board its upcoming World America liner - the only over-water swing ride at sea.

Cruise



Halo Space unveils capsule ahead of public trips into the stratosphere


Halo Space - a company specialising in commercial flights into the earth’s stratosphere - has unveiled ‘The Aurora’, its new space capsule.

Tourism

Zach Galifianakis headlines LA return for Glasgow’s viral for all the wrong reasons Willy Wonka experience


The infamous Willy’s Chocolate Experience, an “immersive” experience so bad the police ended up being called by angry parents, is set for a shock return, with comedian Zach Galifianakis set to play a key role in the spectacular flop as it makes its way to Los Angeles.

Culture

Landmark 30th edition of DEAL makes its mark on MENA region


Dubai saw the return of a landmark event last month, with DEAL - the Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure show - celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Events

Industry insights


Spatial Sound, Immersive Audio: What is it and is it here to stay?


Technology

Things you might not know about water slide refurbishment


Waterparks

How can attractions capitalise on the rise of AI and virtual influencers?


Technology

Museum exhibition design trends


Museums and galleries

Video


WATCH: Steve Drake on accesso’s expanding portfolio



WATCH: Intamin’s Lukas Spieldiener on company’s immersive projects





WATCH: Julie Kline on ADG, EpicSurf and company’s development pipeline



In Depth


Bright and beautiful: How Europe’s biggest light festival delivered unparalleled experiences with Christie technology


“I’ve had this beautiful task of combining, the old and the new - the historical backdrop of Prague with the forefront of technology, artistry and thinking.”
Suppliers



Mundo Amazonia: Exploring Bellewaerde Park’s new themed area for 2024


A lot of hard work is currently being carried out in Ypres, Belgium, where a new themed area for Bellewaerde Park is being built.

Theme park



Supplier Showcase 2024: The biggest attractions projects landing worldwide this year


We’re only a couple of months into the year and already a host of attractions - powered, imagined and supported by the world’s leading suppliers, designers and creatives - are open for business and taking the world by storm.

Suppliers



Company profiles


Company profile: IAAPA Expo Europe



Company profile: Brand Licensing Europe



Company profile: Scruffy Dog Creative Group



Sector news


Visitor attractions

Simworx expands into sports entertainment sector with C360 View partnership




Theme parks

Attractions.io’s MapLayr utilised for reimagined Cedar Fair guest experience app




Waterparks
Plans to build second Great Wolf waterpark resort in the UK move step closer after ‘in-principle’ deal agreed



Animal Attractions


Holovis technology celebrated as SeaWorld Yas Island Abu Dhabi recognised with Thea Award




Museums and galleries

Nicholas Cullinan to join British Museum as new director



STEM
Authentic Einstein experiment uncovered in French museum



IP and Brands Saudi Arabia lands latest major IP with announcement of world-first Dragon Ball theme park


Heritage
Wellbeing created by local heritage in England creates £29bn a year in economic benefits, says study



Events

Seatrade Cruise Global to explore ‘Evolution of Cruise’ at 2024 event



Culture

Influencer causes social storm as British Museum’s Instagram account inundated with calls to return Easter Island statues



Cruise

Adirondack Studios appoints cruise and theatre veteran Jeff Moulton to executive team



Technology

Attractions.io championing guest experience in 2024 with new product releases



Rides

Europa-Park’s record-breaking Voltron Nevera gets April opening date



Operations and ticketing

Dynamic pricing at the forefront for Convious in 2024



Food and beverage

McDonald’s to host immersive anime and manga dining experience as restaurant chain launches ‘WcDonald’s’ campaign



Tourism

Saudi Arabia attracts US$13bn of private investment as tourism industry continues to grow at pace



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