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Brogent plans Attack on Titan content as company also prepares to open trio of flying theatres in 2024
 

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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

Attack on Titan will be the subject of a new flying theatre film from Brogent, with the company also planning the launch of new projects in the US, Mexico South Korea and Hong Kong

Suppliers
 



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


Leading mobile app platform developer Attractions.io is continuing its commitment to champion the guest experience with a host of new product releases in 2024, with significant enhancements being made to its mapping feature.

Suppliers
 

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


An industry worth US$17bn (€15.7bn, £13.4bn), influencer marketing has proved over the last decade-plus to be an important part of outreach for the visitor attractions sector. Now, a new type of content creator is starting to make waves on digital platforms and it’s time to ask if the industry should be utilising this medium.

Technology
 

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


Plans for the Great Wolf chain of waterpark resorts to come to the UK have moved forward after an ‘in-principle’ deal was agreed by the local council.

Waterparks
 


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
         


Museum exhibition design trends


Museums and galleries
 

Using technology to take the visitor experience beyond the four walls


Culture
 

Are you underestimating the kids’ area in your waterpark?


Waterparks
 

What’s next for the experience economy and consumer trends?


Waterparks

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
         


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


Setting the stage: 30th edition of DEAL opens shop window to MENA market


The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continues to boom when it comes to development of visitor attractions, making the upcoming 30th anniversary edition of DEAL more important than ever before.

Events

Company Profiles
         


Company profile: Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.



Company profile: Christie Digital



Company profile: Semnox


More company profiles
Sector news
         


Visitor attractions

Eiffel Tower should be classed as historical monument, says France’s culture minister following strikes
 

Theme parks

Ghibli Park’s real-life ‘Catbus’ vehicles to debut in March
 

Waterparks
Bumper year for WhiteWater as supplier outlines range of projects opening in 2024
 

Animal Attractions


Florida’s Clearwater Marine Aquarium announces major revitalisation project


Museums and galleries

Science Museum Group to develop Riyadh hub after announcing partnership with Saudi Ministry of Culture
 
STEM
Greta Thunberg hijacks Science Museum debate over controversial fossil fuel sponsorships
 
IP and Brands McDonald’s to host immersive anime and manga dining experience as restaurant chain launches ‘WcDonald’s’ campaign
 
Heritage
D-Day landing beaches could be named World Heritage Site as Unesco considers listing

Events

Final spots up for grabs as DEAL’s landmark 30th edition draws near
 
Culture

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

Cruise industry set for bumper year with record number of passengers booked for 2024
 
Technology

Wicked Waves Water Park partners with Connect&GO to optimise management operations

Rides

Vekoma coasters coming to Warner Bros Movie World’s Wizard of Oz land named as new details revealed
 
Food and beverage

Merlin’s Cadbury World announces plans for multi-million pound trackless dark ride
 
Operations and ticketing

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Convious to reveal ‘hidden worlds’ of experience economy
 
Tourism

Saudi Arabia investing US$75m for region’s first luxury train experience

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Cityneon subsidiary Animax to develop new global R&D facility in Wuxi, China


Global entertainment experience company Cityneon Holdings has entered into an agreement with the Wuxi Jingkai Government to develop a new global R&D facility in China.

Technology


Pokémon is coming to Universal Studios Japan in 2022


Universal Studios Japan has signed “a long-term partnership” to bring the hugely-popular Pokémon IP to the Osaka theme park.

IP and Brands


FlowRider launches nature-inspired FlowSurf technology to create ‘never-ending’ waves


Artificial wave specialist FlowRider, a WhiteWater company, has launched FlowSurf, a new technology that takes the stationary wave into the deep-water format.

Waterparks



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Brogent plans Attack on Titan content as company also prepares to open trio of flying theatres in 2024


Attack on Titan will be the subject of a new flying theatre film from Brogent, with the company also planning the launch of new projects in the US, Mexico South Korea and Hong Kong

Suppliers


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



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


Suppliers


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


An industry worth US$17bn (€15.7bn, £13.4bn), influencer marketing has proved over the last decade-plus to be an important part of outreach for the visitor attractions sector. Now, a new type of content creator is starting to make waves on digital platforms and it’s time to ask if the industry should be utilising this medium.

Technology



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


Plans for the Great Wolf chain of waterpark resorts to come to the UK have moved forward after an ‘in-principle’ deal was agreed by the local council.

Waterparks

Science Museum Group to develop Riyadh hub after announcing partnership with Saudi Ministry of Culture


The UK’s Science Museum Group (SMG) has announced a significant partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Culture, which the organisation says will “enhance cultural exchange and co-operation” between the two countries.

STEM

Bumper year for WhiteWater as supplier outlines range of projects opening in 2024


Leading waterpark supplier WhiteWater will see prominent project openings across the globe this year.

Suppliers

Industry insights


Museum exhibition design trends


Museums and galleries

Using technology to take the visitor experience beyond the four walls


Culture

Are you underestimating the kids’ area in your waterpark?


Waterparks

What’s next for the experience economy and consumer trends?


Waterparks

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


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



Setting the stage: 30th edition of DEAL opens shop window to MENA market


The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continues to boom when it comes to development of visitor attractions, making the upcoming 30th anniversary edition of DEAL more important than ever before.

Events



Company profiles


Company profile: Brogent Technologies, Inc.



Company profile: Brand Licensing Europe



Company profile: Semnox



Sector news


Visitor attractions

Eiffel Tower should be classed as historical monument, says France’s culture minister following strikes




Theme parks

Ghibli Park’s real-life ‘Catbus’ vehicles to debut in March




Waterparks
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels set to launch US$2m kids waterpark addition in 2024



Animal Attractions


Florida’s Clearwater Marine Aquarium announces major revitalisation project




Museums and galleries

Ripley’s responds to Florida book ban by offering free books to residents



STEM
Greta Thunberg hijacks Science Museum debate over controversial fossil fuel sponsorships



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


Heritage
D-Day landing beaches could be named World Heritage Site as Unesco considers listing



Events

Final spots up for grabs as DEAL’s landmark 30th edition draws near



Culture

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



Cruise

Cruise industry set for bumper year with record number of passengers booked for 2024



Technology

Wicked Waves Water Park partners with Connect&GO to optimise management operations



Rides

Vekoma coasters coming to Warner Bros Movie World’s Wizard of Oz land named as new details revealed



Operations and ticketing

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Convious to reveal ‘hidden worlds’ of experience economy



Food and beverage

Merlin’s Cadbury World announces plans for multi-million pound trackless dark ride



Tourism

Saudi Arabia investing US$75m for region’s first luxury train experience



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