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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


Attractions.io continues to champion the guest experience in 2024 with a host of new product releases. Here’s what the company has coming this year


WhiteWater is set for a big 2024, with the waterpark supplier outlining a host of projects set to open their doors in the coming year


From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers, dark ride producers and operations specialists, Planet Attractions has gone to every corner of the globe to find out what’s hot in 2024


Simworx is set to celebrate the opening of Europe’s first Pegasus Flying Theatre attraction at IAAPA Expo, with the company also set to showcase several attractions innovations during this year’s show


The World Waterpark Association (WWA) has named WhiteWater the winner of three of its Leading Edge Awards,


Bringing together some of the industry’s leading suppliers under one banner, the Attractions Technology Lab returns to Orlando next month to showcase a complete technical mock-up of a dark ride experience, with a behind the scenes look at how such an attraction comes to life


Intamin, Simworx and Vekoma are among the winners in this year’s Park World Excellence Awards, with 2023’s recipients named at a glamorous show in Vienna, Austria


Chessington World of Adventures is your 2023 UK Theme Park of the Year, with Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and Blackpool Pleasure Beach also picking up big wins in this year’s UK Theme Park Awards


Attractions.io will showcase its guest experience platform at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with representatives on hand to guide visitors through the platform


At this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, Simworx will showcase a new turnkey ride concept, alongside its expansive portfolio of dynamic media-based attractions


Peter van der Schans has now been at the helm of IAAPA’s EMEA operations for more than a year. He shares with Planet Attractions how that year has gone and the progress being made in the global attractions markets of Europe, the Middle East and Africa


As the company continues its rapid expansion in 2023, guest experience platform Attractions.io has named Ted Ismert as its new chief operating officer


The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of Asfar - a new company designed to support the growth of the kingdom’s tourism sector


Attractions.io is seeking to partner with new vendors on its guest experience platform, introducing new technologies to further enhance its overall offering





Hamburg, Germany, is set to welcome back Seatrade Europe from September 6-8, marking the first return of the event to the continent since the emergence of the global pandemic.


The Museums + Heritage show is set for its annual extravaganza next week, with the event returning to Olympia London on May 10-11.





Johan Björkman, general manager for the upcoming Oceana waterpark, has revealed the operator is already speaking to the world's top waterpark suppliers for future expansions.


Planet Attractions and Park World have announced a new partnership that will see both publications work in partnership on this year’s Park World Excellence Awards


With the show floor open, we’ve taken a time-lapsed walk around Seatrade Cruise Global. Split between suppliers, ports and operators there’s a lot to see at this year’s show and plenty for attractions operators and suppliers to sink their teeth into. Check out the video below!


Kicking off the conference portion of the event yesterday, Seatrade Cruise Global today opened its show floor, with exhibitors from across the globe showcasing their products and destinations.


SeaTrade Cruise Global has returned to Tampa, Florida, US, with a day of conferencing ahead of the launch of the show floor tomorrow (March 28).


SeaTrade Cruise Global is returning to Florida. Here’s everything you need to know...





From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers and dark ride producers, Planet Attractions has gone to every corner of the globe to find out what’s hot in 2023


A new report exploring the market dynamics of the global amusement and theme park industries estimates the sector to grow to $85bn in the next five years


The fifth annual MENALAC Awards ceremony will take place in Dubai, with the event bringing together senior leaders to celebrate attractions across the Middle East and North Africa


Heritage organisations in the UK are in serious jeopardy of closure as a result of the cost of living crisis, with nine in 10 concerned about their future


When it comes to all-in-one solutions for visitor attractions, Semnox’s Venue Management Software system has transformed operations at popular FEC Kokomo Joe’s. Here’s how the technology works





The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase the attraction alongside its new Overdrive concept at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


Industry legends Joan Ganz Cooney, Xavier Lopez Ancona, Darrell Metzger and Dennis Speigel are all set to be inducted into IAAPA’s prestigious Hall of Fame at this month’s IAAPA Expo


Convious showcased its digital engagement platform at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. The company’s managing director for the UK & Ireland, Andy Povey, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer


Leading experience designers Mather & Co have named Kim Kherlopian as the company’s new managing director. Planet Attractions caught up with him at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe to find out more


IAAPA’s president and CEO, Hal McEvoy spoke to Planet Attractions about this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, the industry’s post-Covid recovery, his retirement plans and more


Industry veteran Paul Kent has been named as VP of global business development at Mad Systems


OCT Group has debuted a first-of-its-kind attraction at its new Fabland Valley Resort in China. Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten speak to Planet Attractions about the exciting new multi-path dark ride, how it came to be and what it could mean for future attractions


The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase several new ride concepts at IAAPA Expo Europe


The Avengers have assembled, this time in Paris for the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris with stars Brie Larson, Pom Klementieff and Iman Vellani (and even Bob Chapek) all on-hand for the spectacular opening event


Registration is now open for this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


It’s a busy year for WhiteWater, which has more than 70 waterpark projects across the world opening in 2022. We’ve rounded these projects up so you can keep track of everything happening this year


Fast becoming one of the key industry events for the visitor attractions sector, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo



We've rounded up all the special events you should be attending this month


A number of attractions suppliers and manufacturers have been named winners of China’s prestigious Golden Crown Awards


The Dubai Entertainment, Amusement & Leisure Exhibition returned in 2022, bringing with it much success for attendees and exhibitors alike


The Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo, set to take place next month in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has announced that Damien Latham, chief attractions officer for Saudi Entertainment Ventures, will be speaking at the event.


Part of the Qetaifan Island North entertainment destination, new imagery has shown the latest update for Qatar’s upcoming US$270m (€245.7m, £206.2m) Aquatar Waterpark.


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


Just in time to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, the Sleeping Beauty Castle has reopened to guests at Disneyland Paris following a 12 months renovation period


Convious has named Andy Povey as its new managing director for the UK and Ireland, with Povey set to lead the company’s ambitious growth plan for the region


The water ride manufacturer will offer new sustainable services and products as part of its commitment to decarbonise the attractions industry


Arizona's Phoenix Zoo has gone live with Galaxy Connect from Gateway Ticketing Systems, streamlining the attraction's ability to sell admission tickets on third-party distributor websites.



Ocean Flower waterpark is the latest step in the development of the US$24bn Ocean Flower Island


Vietnam’s largest theme park, a game-changing aquarium project and 12,000 hotel rooms are just a few of the features of the new Phu Quoc United Center


Research has revealed that 26% of British festivals have been called off due to a lack of COVID-related cancellation insurance


Ticket-holders had to provide a negative COVID test to gain entry


Take a look at what Avengers Campus cast members will be wearing ahead of its public launch on June 4


The eagle-eyed fan who might have spotted Wakanda is Disneyland’s expansion plan, vital funding for the Game of Thrones Studio Tour, a long-awaited ban on cruise ships in central Venice and the technology powering Legoland New York’s most anticipated attraction. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


The IAAPA Virtual Conference wants to help the industry ‘rebound, rebuild, and return to the fun’


Rounding up all the biggest news from across the industry’s publications and associations


Rounding up all the biggest news from across the industry’s publications and associations



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





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




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




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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

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


Attractions.io continues to champion the guest experience in 2024 with a host of new product releases. Here’s what the company has coming this year

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


WhiteWater is set for a big 2024, with the waterpark supplier outlining a host of projects set to open their doors in the coming year

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


From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers, dark ride producers and operations specialists, Planet Attractions has gone to every corner of the globe to find out what’s hot in 2024

IAAPA Expo 2023: Simworx celebrating launch of Europe’s first Pegasus Flying Theatre attraction


Simworx is set to celebrate the opening of Europe’s first Pegasus Flying Theatre attraction at IAAPA Expo, with the company also set to showcase several attractions innovations during this year’s show

Trio of WhiteWater projects pick up Leading Edge Awards


The World Waterpark Association (WWA) has named WhiteWater the winner of three of its Leading Edge Awards,

Attractions Technology Lab set for return during week of IAAPA Expo with dark ride event


Bringing together some of the industry’s leading suppliers under one banner, the Attractions Technology Lab returns to Orlando next month to showcase a complete technical mock-up of a dark ride experience, with a behind the scenes look at how such an attraction comes to life

Suppliers and attractions celebrated as Park World Excellence Award winners revealed


Intamin, Simworx and Vekoma are among the winners in this year’s Park World Excellence Awards, with 2023’s recipients named at a glamorous show in Vienna, Austria

Chesington named UK’s best theme park as UK Theme Park Award winners revealed


Chessington World of Adventures is your 2023 UK Theme Park of the Year, with Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and Blackpool Pleasure Beach also picking up big wins in this year’s UK Theme Park Awards

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Attractions.io to present guest experience platform in Vienna


Attractions.io will showcase its guest experience platform at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with representatives on hand to guide visitors through the platform

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Simworx to debut Zombie Metro Mayhem concept


At this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, Simworx will showcase a new turnkey ride concept, alongside its expansive portfolio of dynamic media-based attractions

Evolving the industry of fun: Peter van der Schans on the attractions markets in Africa, the Middle East and Europe


Peter van der Schans has now been at the helm of IAAPA’s EMEA operations for more than a year. He shares with Planet Attractions how that year has gone and the progress being made in the global attractions markets of Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Ted Ismert named new chief operating officer for Attractions.io


As the company continues its rapid expansion in 2023, guest experience platform Attractions.io has named Ted Ismert as its new chief operating officer

Saudi Arabia’s PIF announces launch of Saudi Tourism Investment Company


The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of Asfar - a new company designed to support the growth of the kingdom’s tourism sector

Attractions.io enhances partnership strategy to expand integrated app ecosystem


Attractions.io is seeking to partner with new vendors on its guest experience platform, introducing new technologies to further enhance its overall offering

Licensing Expo



Seatrade gears up for September European return in Hamburg


Hamburg, Germany, is set to welcome back Seatrade Europe from September 6-8, marking the first return of the event to the continent since the emergence of the global pandemic.

Museum + Heritage show returns to London next week


The Museums + Heritage show is set for its annual extravaganza next week, with the event returning to Olympia London on May 10-11.

Seatrade Cruise Europe



Liseberg consulting top waterpark experts for future expansions


Johan Björkman, general manager for the upcoming Oceana waterpark, has revealed the operator is already speaking to the world's top waterpark suppliers for future expansions.

Planet Attractions partners with Park World on Park World Excellence Awards


Planet Attractions and Park World have announced a new partnership that will see both publications work in partnership on this year’s Park World Excellence Awards

Seatrade Cruise Global 2023: Exploring the Expo


With the show floor open, we’ve taken a time-lapsed walk around Seatrade Cruise Global. Split between suppliers, ports and operators there’s a lot to see at this year’s show and plenty for attractions operators and suppliers to sink their teeth into. Check out the video below!

Expo kicks off on Day 2 of Seatrade Cruise Global


Kicking off the conference portion of the event yesterday, Seatrade Cruise Global today opened its show floor, with exhibitors from across the globe showcasing their products and destinations.

SeaTrade Cruise Global kicks off in Tampa


SeaTrade Cruise Global has returned to Tampa, Florida, US, with a day of conferencing ahead of the launch of the show floor tomorrow (March 28).

Everything you need to know about SeaTrade Cruise Global 2023


SeaTrade Cruise Global is returning to Florida. Here’s everything you need to know...

Seatrade Cruise Global



Supplier Showcase 2023: The biggest attractions projects landing worldwide this year


From waterpark suppliers and media specialists to creative designers and dark ride producers, Planet Attractions has gone to every corner of the globe to find out what’s hot in 2023

Global amusement and theme park markets projected to be worth $82 billion by 2028, new report reveals


A new report exploring the market dynamics of the global amusement and theme park industries estimates the sector to grow to $85bn in the next five years

MENALAC Awards head to Dubai for 2023 edition


The fifth annual MENALAC Awards ceremony will take place in Dubai, with the event bringing together senior leaders to celebrate attractions across the Middle East and North Africa

Cost of living crisis leaves nine in 10 heritage sites fearing for their future


Heritage organisations in the UK are in serious jeopardy of closure as a result of the cost of living crisis, with nine in 10 concerned about their future

All-in-one: How Semnox’s Venue Management system has transformed operations at Kokomo Joe’s


When it comes to all-in-one solutions for visitor attractions, Semnox’s Venue Management Software system has transformed operations at popular FEC Kokomo Joe’s. Here’s how the technology works

Licensing Expo



Simworx to launch Pegasus flying theatre at IAAPA Expo


The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase the attraction alongside its new Overdrive concept at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida

Four industry legends to be inducted into IAAPA Hall of Fame


Industry legends Joan Ganz Cooney, Xavier Lopez Ancona, Darrell Metzger and Dennis Speigel are all set to be inducted into IAAPA’s prestigious Hall of Fame at this month’s IAAPA Expo

WATCH: Meet Convious’s managing director for the UK & Ireland, Andy Povey


Convious showcased its digital engagement platform at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. The company’s managing director for the UK & Ireland, Andy Povey, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer

WATCH: Meet Mather & Co’s new managing director, Kim Kherlopian


Leading experience designers Mather & Co have named Kim Kherlopian as the company’s new managing director. Planet Attractions caught up with him at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe to find out more

WATCH: Meet IAAPA’s president and CEO Hal McEvoy


IAAPA’s president and CEO, Hal McEvoy spoke to Planet Attractions about this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, the industry’s post-Covid recovery, his retirement plans and more

Paul Kent to lead global business development at Mad Systems


Industry veteran Paul Kent has been named as VP of global business development at Mad Systems

A new take on dark rides: Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten on OCT’s game-changing walkthrough attraction from Triotech


OCT Group has debuted a first-of-its-kind attraction at its new Fabland Valley Resort in China. Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten speak to Planet Attractions about the exciting new multi-path dark ride, how it came to be and what it could mean for future attractions

Simworx to showcase new ride concepts at IAAPA Expo Europe


The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase several new ride concepts at IAAPA Expo Europe

Avengers Campus unveiled at Disneyland Paris ahead public grand opening


The Avengers have assembled, this time in Paris for the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris with stars Brie Larson, Pom Klementieff and Iman Vellani (and even Bob Chapek) all on-hand for the spectacular opening event

Registration opens for IAAPA Expo 2022


Registration is now open for this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida

Land, sea and everywhere in between: WhiteWater’s global openings for 2022


It’s a busy year for WhiteWater, which has more than 70 waterpark projects across the world opening in 2022. We’ve rounded these projects up so you can keep track of everything happening this year

Everything you need to know about SEA Expo 2022


Fast becoming one of the key industry events for the visitor attractions sector, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo

Museums + Heritage Show kicks off in London



Attractions Calendar: May


We've rounded up all the special events you should be attending this month

Suppliers recognised in Asia Attractions Golden Crown Awards


A number of attractions suppliers and manufacturers have been named winners of China’s prestigious Golden Crown Awards

Deals at DEAL: Middle East attractions show hails successful return to Dubai in 2022


The Dubai Entertainment, Amusement & Leisure Exhibition returned in 2022, bringing with it much success for attendees and exhibitors alike

Damien Latham to speak at SEA Expo next month


The Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo, set to take place next month in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has announced that Damien Latham, chief attractions officer for Saudi Entertainment Ventures, will be speaking at the event.

Construction update on Qatar’s US$270m Aquatar Waterpark


Part of the Qetaifan Island North entertainment destination, new imagery has shown the latest update for Qatar’s upcoming US$270m (€245.7m, £206.2m) Aquatar Waterpark.

Attractions Calendar: Your diary dates for 2022


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.

Disneyland Paris completes one-year renovation of iconic Sleeping Beauty castle


Just in time to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, the Sleeping Beauty Castle has reopened to guests at Disneyland Paris following a 12 months renovation period

Andy Povey to lead UK and Ireland operations for Convious following appointment


Convious has named Andy Povey as its new managing director for the UK and Ireland, with Povey set to lead the company’s ambitious growth plan for the region

Polin reveals plans to become net-zero, launches Bright environmental initiative


The water ride manufacturer will offer new sustainable services and products as part of its commitment to decarbonise the attractions industry

Phoenix Zoo adopts Gateway's Galaxy Connect


Arizona's Phoenix Zoo has gone live with Galaxy Connect from Gateway Ticketing Systems, streamlining the attraction's ability to sell admission tickets on third-party distributor websites.

First suppliers announced for London Resort mega development



Ocean Flower Island continues to take shape as ProSlide-supplied waterpark opens doors to the public


Ocean Flower waterpark is the latest step in the development of the US$24bn Ocean Flower Island

Vietnam’s ‘Sleepless City’ open for business as US$2.8bn mega-development featuring country’s largest theme park opens doors


Vietnam’s largest theme park, a game-changing aquarium project and 12,000 hotel rooms are just a few of the features of the new Phu Quoc United Center

Britain’s music festival industry in crisis as more than a quarter of events get the COVID-19 axe


Research has revealed that 26% of British festivals have been called off due to a lack of COVID-related cancellation insurance

Blossoms headline pilot gig trialling safety of mass gatherings in Liverpool


Ticket-holders had to provide a negative COVID test to gain entry

Cast Members ASSEMBLE - Disney shows off costumes ahead of Avengers Campus launch


Take a look at what Avengers Campus cast members will be wearing ahead of its public launch on June 4

The Week: Wakanda in Disneyland? The Game of Thrones Studio Tour, Venice’s cruise ban and Holovis at Legoland


The eagle-eyed fan who might have spotted Wakanda is Disneyland’s expansion plan, vital funding for the Game of Thrones Studio Tour, a long-awaited ban on cruise ships in central Venice and the technology powering Legoland New York’s most anticipated attraction. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions

IAAPA gearing up for virtual conference next week


The IAAPA Virtual Conference wants to help the industry ‘rebound, rebuild, and return to the fun’

From the Industry: Pandemic Disney, adorable otters and museum colonialism


Rounding up all the biggest news from across the industry’s publications and associations

From the Industry: Blooloop’s sustainability conference, Top Golf’s partnership with Angry Birds and Park World’s Excellence Awards


Rounding up all the biggest news from across the industry’s publications and associations



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