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Nazi-era bunker undergoes €100m transformation to become green attraction and hotel
 

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A fort-like structure built by the Nazi’s during World War II has undergone a €100m transformation to reopen as a green hotel, bar and events space complete with a rooftop public garden

Culture
 



Museum of Ice Cream teams up with major brands including Dippin’ Dots to offer sprinkle pools and free ice cream at pop-ups worldwide


The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has partnered with several major ice cream brands to celebrate forty years of National Ice Cream Day, with the popular attraction offering unlimited ice cream at special pop-ups in select locations worldwide.

Food and beverage
 

Nassau Cruise Port to build US$35m waterpark


The Nassau Cruise Port in the Bahamas has announced plans to build a US$35m (€32m, £27.1m) waterpark at the facility, following its launch last year.

Waterparks
 

Merlin launches campaign to unite British brands under one identity


Merlin Entertainments is launching its first-ever brand campaign in order to unify its theme parks and attractions under a single identity.

IP and Brands
 


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

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Company profile: Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.



Company profile: Alterface Projects



Company profile: accesso® Technology Group


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Visitor attractions

Copenhagen’s attractions play key role as city launches green experience economy initiative
 

Theme parks

Theme park heavyweights set to clash as UK Theme Park Award nominees announced for 2024
 

Waterparks
Tassie’s Underwater Twist offers one-of-a-kind immersive waterslide experience at Aquatica Orlando
 

Animal Attractions


New playground at Perth Zoo wins landscape architecture award


Museums and galleries

Natural History Museum announces debut of contemporary audio art installation ‘The River’
 
STEM
The Science Behind Pixar comes to Carnegie Science Center
 
IP and Brands Liverpool legends showcase immersive experience in China
 
Heritage
On the clock: China installs toilet timers at popular World Heritage site

Events

IAAPA returns to Thailand with successful Asia Expo
 
Culture

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

Disney Cruise Line coming to Japan in 2029
 
Technology

Layered Reality partners with The Mill to create AI Elvis for upcoming immersive experience

Rides

SeaWorld Orlando’s Penguin Trek now open
 
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

Ireland’s smallest city to be transformed into tourist hotspot in just five years

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FEC market to be worth US$30.7bn by 2032, says study


A new report has suggested that the children and family entertainment centre (FEC) market will be worth US$30.7bn (€28.3bn, £24.2bn) by 2032, with an annual growth rate of more than 10% each year.

Visitor attractions


Survey reveals Disney World’s most popular attractions


A new survey has revealed the most popular attractions at Disney World Resort, with the study also breaking down the top rides in Disney’s Florida parks on a state-by-state basis.

Theme park


Thorpe Park celebrates 20 years of fear with the return of Fright Nights


Thorpe Park’s Fright Nights event turns 20 this year. To celebrate the resort is pulling out all the stops to create a terrifying and unforgettable experience.

Theme park



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Nazi-era bunker undergoes €100m transformation to become green attraction and hotel


A fort-like structure built by the Nazi’s during World War II has undergone a €100m transformation to reopen as a green hotel, bar and events space complete with a rooftop public garden

Culture


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



Museum of Ice Cream teams up with major brands including Dippin’ Dots to offer sprinkle pools and free ice cream at pop-ups worldwide


Food and beverage


Nassau Cruise Port to build US$35m waterpark


The Nassau Cruise Port in the Bahamas has announced plans to build a US$35m (€32m, £27.1m) waterpark at the facility, following its launch last year.

Waterparks



Merlin launches campaign to unite British brands under one identity


Merlin Entertainments is launching its first-ever brand campaign in order to unify its theme parks and attractions under a single identity.

IP and Brands

Copenhagen’s attractions play key role as city launches green experience economy initiative


The Danish city of Copenhagen is planning to reward visitors who take part in environmentally friendly activities such as litter picking, cycling or travelling on public transport by giving them free food, tours and other cultural experiences.

Tourism

Disney Cruise Line coming to Japan in 2029


Disney and Oriental Land have expanded their business partnership in Japan, announcing plans to launch a new Disney Cruise Line ship that will operate year round.

Cruise

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: Vantage



Company profile: Simworx



Company profile: Holovis



Sector news


Visitor attractions

Ireland’s smallest city to be transformed into tourist hotspot in just five years




Theme parks

Theme park heavyweights set to clash as UK Theme Park Award nominees announced for 2024




Waterparks
Tassie’s Underwater Twist offers one-of-a-kind immersive waterslide experience at Aquatica Orlando



Animal Attractions


New playground at Perth Zoo wins landscape architecture award




Museums and galleries

Natural History Museum announces debut of contemporary audio art installation ‘The River’



STEM
The Science Behind Pixar comes to Carnegie Science Center



IP and Brands Liverpool legends showcase immersive experience in China


Heritage
On the clock: China installs toilet timers at popular World Heritage site



Events

IAAPA returns to Thailand with successful Asia Expo



Culture

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



Cruise

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



Technology

Layered Reality partners with The Mill to create AI Elvis for upcoming immersive experience



Rides

SeaWorld Orlando’s Penguin Trek now open



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

Japan bumping up prices as tourism numbers surge



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