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Netflix’s first immersive entertainment venues to open in 2025
 

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Netflix is set to create its first permanent attractions, with two immersive entertainment venues dedicated to the brand’s IPs to open in the US in 2025

IP and Brands
 



DreamWorks Land now open at Universal Orlando as resort debuts collection of new experiences across its Florida parks


Visitors to Universal Orlando can now enjoy new experiences with characters from Shrek, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda and more following the official opening of the resort’s new DreamWorks Land alongside spectacular new shows at both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure.

Theme park
 

Dundee’s £130m Eden Project gets council approval


The highly-anticipated Eden Project Dundee has received planning permission from councillors, meaning the £130m (US$165.3m, €153.5m) project can now go ahead.

Visitor attractions
 

Intamin’s single rail ‘Muhaka’ Hot Racer opens at Walibi Rhone-Alpes


Walibi Rhône-Alpes has welcomed the first Intamin Hot Racer model in Europe, with Mahuka now open to the public.

Rides
 


Bright and beautiful: How Europe’s biggest light festival delivered with Christie
Already the largest of its kind in Europe, here’s how the Signal light festival worked with Christie to bring the spectacle to life
Suppliers

Industry insights
         


The world is on fire, so why should we care about cultural heritage?


Heritage
 

Maximising ROI: Revenue strategies for operators


Operations and ticketing
 

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


Technology
 

Things you might not know about water slide refurbishment


Waterparks

Video
         


Disneyland Paris renames park ahead of €2bn expansion
 

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

In-depth
         


Hole in One: How Holovis is changing the game with 360Golf


Since debuting its 360Golf concept at the 2021 edition of IAAPA Expo, the product has been received extremely well by both the public and attractions operators.

Suppliers


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


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

Company Profiles
         


Company profile: Brogent Technologies, Inc.



Company profile: Fireworks Trade Media - Theme Park Vietnam



Company profile: Connect&GO


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Visitor attractions

Paris welcomes France’s first cheese museum
 

Theme parks

Merlin’s Gardaland opens Wolf Legend drop tower ride
 

Waterparks
WhiteWater to supply record-breaking attractions for Qiddiya’s Aquarabia waterpark
 

Animal Attractions


New playground at Perth Zoo wins landscape architecture award


Museums and galleries

King Charles III becomes Royal Patron for UK’s Art Fund
 
STEM
The Science Behind Pixar comes to Carnegie Science Center
 
IP and Brands Simworx partners with Mattel and IP2 Developments for new Barbie attraction in Abu Dhabi
 
Heritage
Museum plans included as Italy begins major redevelopment of one of Europe’s largest historic buildings

Events

IAAPA returns to Thailand with successful Asia Expo
 
Culture

World’s first purpose built amusement park under threat as Victorian Society reveals list of endangered buildings
 
Cruise

Cruise industry on target for record year as passenger numbers set for all-time high
 
Technology

Efteling’s steam trains going green with switch to electric energy

Rides

Hyperia reopens as tickets sell out at Thorpe Park
 
Food and beverage

Chuck E. Cheese and American Society for Deaf Children partner on inclusivity initiative
 
Operations and ticketing

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

Euro 2024 worth €1bn in football tourism to Germany

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Scruffy Dog to exhibit at IAAPA Expo for the first time in five years


This year’s IAAPA Expo will see Scruffy Dog Creative Group exhibit at the show for the first time since 2017.

Events


Floodwaters reach Taj Mahal for first time in almost half-a-century


Floods that have been devastating northern India have reached the walls of one of the seven wonders of the world, with the iconic Taj Mahal under threat from rising water for the first time in nearly five decades.

Heritage


World-first Nerf-themed land coming to Beto Carrero World in 2023


Beto Carrero World - a popular theme park in Santa Catarina, Brazil - will gain a major new IP in 2023 with the debut of the world’s first Nerf-themed land.

Theme park



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Netflix’s first immersive entertainment venues to open in 2025


Netflix is set to create its first permanent attractions, with two immersive entertainment venues dedicated to the brand’s IPs to open in the US in 2025

IP and Brands


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




Bright and beautiful: How Europe’s biggest light festival delivered with Christie
Already the largest of its kind in Europe, here’s how the Signal light festival worked with Christie to bring the spectacle to life
Suppliers



DreamWorks Land now open at Universal Orlando as resort debuts collection of new experiences across its Florida parks


Theme park


Dundee’s £130m Eden Project gets council approval


The highly-anticipated Eden Project Dundee has received planning permission from councillors, meaning the £130m (US$165.3m, €153.5m) project can now go ahead.

Visitor attractions



Intamin’s single rail ‘Muhaka’ Hot Racer opens at Walibi Rhone-Alpes


Walibi Rhône-Alpes has welcomed the first Intamin Hot Racer model in Europe, with Mahuka now open to the public.

Rides

Euro 2024 worth €1bn in football tourism to Germany


Football fans have descended on Germany for the Euro 2024 international football tournament, with the influx of foreign visitors expected to generate around €1bn (US$1.1bn, £845m) for the country.

Tourism

Paris welcomes France’s first cheese museum


An immersive and interactive experience has opened its doors in Paris, with the Musée du Fromage representing France’s first-ever museum dedicated to cheese.

Museums and galleries

Industry insights


The world is on fire, so why should we care about cultural heritage?


Heritage

Maximising ROI: Revenue strategies for operators


Operations and ticketing

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


Technology

Things you might not know about water slide refurbishment


Waterparks

Video


Disneyland Paris renames park ahead of €2bn expansion



WATCH: Steve Drake on accesso’s expanding portfolio





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



In Depth


Hole in One: How Holovis is changing the game with 360Golf


Since debuting its 360Golf concept at the 2021 edition of IAAPA Expo, the product has been received extremely well by both the public and attractions operators.
Suppliers



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



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



Company profiles


Company profile: Endless Surf



Company profile: accesso® Technology Group



Company profile: Triotech



Sector news


Visitor attractions

Merlin’s Gardaland opens Wolf Legend drop tower ride




Theme parks

Hyperia reopens as tickets sell out at Thorpe Park




Waterparks
WhiteWater to supply record-breaking attractions for Qiddiya’s Aquarabia waterpark



Animal Attractions


New playground at Perth Zoo wins landscape architecture award




Museums and galleries

King Charles III becomes Royal Patron for UK’s Art Fund



STEM
The Science Behind Pixar comes to Carnegie Science Center



IP and Brands Simworx partners with Mattel and IP2 Developments for new Barbie attraction in Abu Dhabi


Heritage
Museum plans included as Italy begins major redevelopment of one of Europe’s largest historic buildings



Events

IAAPA returns to Thailand with successful Asia Expo



Culture

World’s first purpose built amusement park under threat as Victorian Society reveals list of endangered buildings



Cruise

Cruise industry on target for record year as passenger numbers set for all-time high



Technology

Efteling’s steam trains going green with switch to electric energy



Rides

Europa-Park’s Journey to Rulantica set to make way for Mack Gameplay Theater



Operations and ticketing

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



Food and beverage

Chuck E. Cheese and American Society for Deaf Children partner on inclusivity initiative



Tourism

Fiji applauds pioneering approach to combat coral bleaching with BULA reef launch



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