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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


Entering 2024, companies across the attractions and themed entertainment industries are on the hunt for new talent. Check out some of the positions available right now worldwide


With DEAL representing one of the year’s first major industry events, Polin Waterparks is set to exhibit at the show, with its Stingray waterslide to be among the highlights.


Miral has announced a major expansion of its Yas Waterworld waterpark, with the award-winning attraction set to add more than 3.3km of slides across 16,9000sq m to the destination by 2025


A post-pandemic surge in tourist arrivals to the Middle East is fuelling a shift towards experiences over products, with destinations such as the upcoming Six Flags Qiddya and the SEVEN entertainment destinations predicted to net the region a combined US$14bn (€12.79bn, £11.89bn) annually by 2028.


Six Flags and Cedar Fair are merging in an US$8bn deal that will create a new theme park powerhouse in the North American market


ADG’s Julie Kline speaks to Planet Attractions on everything the company has to offer, including the upcoming US$400m Okana development in Oklahoma


How do you create a successful stay at the waterpark for families with young children? WhiteWater’s Mark Weston has the answers


There’s a transformative shift happening when it comes to use of technology in attractions management. Anthony Palermo, co-founder of Connect&GO, spoke to Tom Anstey...


Dubai has launched a new campaign promoting its summer season, promoting activities includes waterparks, indoor hotspots and more under #DubaiDestinations


Atlantic City is celebrating the launch of its latest attraction - a US$100m world-class indoor waterpark on the City Boardwalk


Princess Cruises has said it will not be adding a rollercoaster or waterpark to its offerings, after announcing a new activity zone onboard its upcoming Sun Princess.


WhiteWater’s Grant Poje showcases five indoor waterpark projects that are helping to advance the sector and boost the sector’s mainstream popularity


Saudi Arabia is set to invest a further US$800bn on top of the US$1tn investment it has already made in tourism, with even more new projects set to come up in the kingdom over the course of the next decade


Build-A-Bear is on the hunt for new partners in locations offering family experiences, with the company announcing a new partnership to bring its Workshops to all four of Kalahari’s US waterpark resort destinations


WhiteWater has revealed details of more than 60 major projects across its waterpark, water ride and surf divisions opening worldwide throughout 2023


The Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia and Haichang Ocean Park have jointly announced the planned development of the first large-scale Ocean Park in the kingdom.


Tropical Islands, one of the world’s largest waterparks, is planning to invest €25m (US$27.3m, £22m) into a new 500-bedroom onsite hotel.


Idaho’s Roaring Springs Waterpark is set to reopen to the public next month with a number of major additions to the attraction.


Noah’s Ark Waterpark - one of the US’s largest waterparks - has unveiled a new immersive waterslide experience dubbed ‘The Chameleon’.


Universal’s Volcano Bay in Orlando, Florida, will close today (March 15) due to inclement weather conditions.


We’re still early into 2023 and leading waterpark manufacturer WhiteWater has already opened two water rides – Super Flume and River Raft at VinWonders in Phú Quốc, Vietnam.


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


Connect&Go - a global leader in guest and attractions management technology - has grown significantly over the last decade. Its co-founder Anthony Palermo spoke to Planet Attractions


The Sidemen recently took a trip to Dubai for an epic game of hide and seek in one of the world’s premiere waterparks


More than 36,000 people travelled to Orlando in November for the annual spectacular known as IAAPA Expo. Planet Attractions was in attendance


Polin has unveiled six new products at IAAPA Expo, including Cosmos - a family slide attraction designed as a space base. The ride has optional VR where guests can slide down as though they are travelling through space.


IAAPA has unveiled the list of finalists for its prestigious Brass Ring Awards, with winners to be announced during a special ceremony at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


Disney World’s Blizzard Beach waterpark will reopen to the public next month with new Frozen additions following a lengthy refurbishment


WhiteWater brings a strong presence to each and every IAAPA Expo. The company’s chief marketing officer, Una de Boer, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer


The Titanic Delux Golf Belek - a hotel and resort destination in Antalya, Turkey - has debuted a first-of-its-kind attraction from waterpark specialists Polin, the Rift waterslide.


Planet Attractions travelled to Belgium recently to meet Peter van der Schans, IAAPA’s new executive director and vice president for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. Here’s what he had to say


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


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



Looping Group has acquired one of the most popular attractions in Croatia, with Aquapark Istralandia now joining its collection of attractions across Europe


The companies have entered into a three-year partnership that will see Accesso supply its point of sale solutions across four of Pyek Group’s waterparks


The event will feature an extensive tradeshow and the MENALAC LEA Conference and awards


Merlin will develop and operate exclusive Jumanji-themed attractions


Here are all the events you should be attending this month


The RAAPA Expo will go ahead as scheduled despite the difficulties being caused for people and businesses in Russia following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine


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.


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


Eleven major new ride attractions to open at waterparks and theme parks in 2022 – the most “significant and exciting lineup” in SeaWorld history



October 1 marks a huge landmark for Disney World, which has kicked off celebrations for its 50th anniversary.


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


Dependent on local restrictions being lifted, the new attraction is scheduled to open in October 2021


The Innokind innovation platform from Polin Waterparks is open to anyone interested in creating new solutions for improving the visitor experience


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions


The fourth shrine of Tutankhamun is heading to the Grand Egyotian Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe reopens for business, Paul Chutter on his new role at WhiteWater and Boris Johnson sparking controversy over the Elgin Marbles. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions


Work has restarted on Universal’s fourth gate in Orlando, with Epic Universe now scheduled to open in early 2025


The resort will include a 260,000 sq ft water park and luxury themed suites


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is this week’s edition of From the Industry


Nickelodeon, China Leisure and JRA have collaborated on Shenzhen's brand new Nickelodeon-themed Family Entertainment Centre at the OCT Happy Harbor retail and entertainment complex


Here are the top stories from Planet Attractions since the start of the year


Businessman Mario Celso Lopes is planning to transform the economic landscape of his hometown by building one of the largest waterparks in Latin America


A brand new Nickelodeon family entertainment centre is about to open its doors in Shenzhen, China. Planet Attractions spoke to China Leisure president, Linda Dong, about the upcoming project, the country’s FEC market and the importance of major IPs to developments in China



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'Waterparks' on Planet Attractions

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

Companies seek new hires as new year rings in fresh opportunities for attractions industry


Entering 2024, companies across the attractions and themed entertainment industries are on the hunt for new talent. Check out some of the positions available right now worldwide

Polin to unleash Stingray slide at DEAL 2024


With DEAL representing one of the year’s first major industry events, Polin Waterparks is set to exhibit at the show, with its Stingray waterslide to be among the highlights.

Extensive expansion announced for Yas Waterworld


Miral has announced a major expansion of its Yas Waterworld waterpark, with the award-winning attraction set to add more than 3.3km of slides across 16,9000sq m to the destination by 2025

Middle East’s leisure and entertainment industry predicted to hit US$14bn by 2028 as experience economy surges


A post-pandemic surge in tourist arrivals to the Middle East is fuelling a shift towards experiences over products, with destinations such as the upcoming Six Flags Qiddya and the SEVEN entertainment destinations predicted to net the region a combined US$14bn (€12.79bn, £11.89bn) annually by 2028.

Theme park giants join forces as Cedar Fair and Six Flags announce US$8bn merger


Six Flags and Cedar Fair are merging in an US$8bn deal that will create a new theme park powerhouse in the North American market

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


ADG’s Julie Kline speaks to Planet Attractions on everything the company has to offer, including the upcoming US$400m Okana development in Oklahoma

Are you underestimating the kids’ area in your waterpark?


How do you create a successful stay at the waterpark for families with young children? WhiteWater’s Mark Weston has the answers

Solving the puzzle: Connect&GO’s Anthony Palermo on how technology is rapidly changing attractions management


There’s a transformative shift happening when it comes to use of technology in attractions management. Anthony Palermo, co-founder of Connect&GO, spoke to Tom Anstey...

New campaign promotes Dubai’s summer activities


Dubai has launched a new campaign promoting its summer season, promoting activities includes waterparks, indoor hotspots and more under #DubaiDestinations

World’s largest beachfront indoor waterpark opens in Atlantic City


Atlantic City is celebrating the launch of its latest attraction - a US$100m world-class indoor waterpark on the City Boardwalk

Princess Cruises: ‘We’re not going to do a rollercoaster’


Princess Cruises has said it will not be adding a rollercoaster or waterpark to its offerings, after announcing a new activity zone onboard its upcoming Sun Princess.

Five indoor waterparks that are forecasting future trends


WhiteWater’s Grant Poje showcases five indoor waterpark projects that are helping to advance the sector and boost the sector’s mainstream popularity

Saudi Arabia plans further US$800bn investment in tourism projects


Saudi Arabia is set to invest a further US$800bn on top of the US$1tn investment it has already made in tourism, with even more new projects set to come up in the kingdom over the course of the next decade

Build-A-Bear seeks family-focussed destinations as company partners with Kalahari to open stores across waterpark portfolio


Build-A-Bear is on the hunt for new partners in locations offering family experiences, with the company announcing a new partnership to bring its Workshops to all four of Kalahari’s US waterpark resort destinations

WhiteWater announces major project openings for 2023


WhiteWater has revealed details of more than 60 major projects across its waterpark, water ride and surf divisions opening worldwide throughout 2023

Plans announced for Saudi Arabia’s first Ocean Park attraction


The Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia and Haichang Ocean Park have jointly announced the planned development of the first large-scale Ocean Park in the kingdom.

Germany’s Tropical Islands waterpark to invest €25m in new hotel development


Tropical Islands, one of the world’s largest waterparks, is planning to invest €25m (US$27.3m, £22m) into a new 500-bedroom onsite hotel.

Major Roaring Springs expansion will make waterpark one of the largest in the US when it opens in May


Idaho’s Roaring Springs Waterpark is set to reopen to the public next month with a number of major additions to the attraction.

Noah’s Ark announces new immersive Chameleon waterslide


Noah’s Ark Waterpark - one of the US’s largest waterparks - has unveiled a new immersive waterslide experience dubbed ‘The Chameleon’.

Universal’s Volcano Bay closed due to inclement weather


Universal’s Volcano Bay in Orlando, Florida, will close today (March 15) due to inclement weather conditions.

Global openings for WhiteWater in 2023


We’re still early into 2023 and leading waterpark manufacturer WhiteWater has already opened two water rides – Super Flume and River Raft at VinWonders in Phú Quốc, Vietnam.

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

WATCH: Anthony Palermo on how Connect&Go is transforming attractions operations


Connect&Go - a global leader in guest and attractions management technology - has grown significantly over the last decade. Its co-founder Anthony Palermo spoke to Planet Attractions

WATCH: The Sidemen play hide and seek at Dubai’s Aquaventure Waterpark


The Sidemen recently took a trip to Dubai for an epic game of hide and seek in one of the world’s premiere waterparks

IAAPA Expo 2022: 36,000 gather for industry extravaganza


More than 36,000 people travelled to Orlando in November for the annual spectacular known as IAAPA Expo. Planet Attractions was in attendance

Polin unveils six new products at IAAPA Expo


Polin has unveiled six new products at IAAPA Expo, including Cosmos - a family slide attraction designed as a space base. The ride has optional VR where guests can slide down as though they are travelling through space.

IAAPA announces 2022 Brass Ring Awards finalists


IAAPA has unveiled the list of finalists for its prestigious Brass Ring Awards, with winners to be announced during a special ceremony at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida

Frozen fun for Blizzard Beach as Disney announces Florida waterpark's November reopening


Disney World’s Blizzard Beach waterpark will reopen to the public next month with new Frozen additions following a lengthy refurbishment

WATCH: Meet WhiteWater’s chief marketing officer Una de Boer


WhiteWater brings a strong presence to each and every IAAPA Expo. The company’s chief marketing officer, Una de Boer, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer

Polin debuts Rift waterslide in Turkey


The Titanic Delux Golf Belek - a hotel and resort destination in Antalya, Turkey - has debuted a first-of-its-kind attraction from waterpark specialists Polin, the Rift waterslide.

‘We're the industry of fun and it's time to have fun again’: Peter van der Schans on IAAPA EMEA, industry challenges and what to expect at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Planet Attractions travelled to Belgium recently to meet Peter van der Schans, IAAPA’s new executive director and vice president for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. Here’s what he had to say

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

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

DEAL show underway in Dubai



Croatia’s largest waterpark acquired by Looping Group


Looping Group has acquired one of the most popular attractions in Croatia, with Aquapark Istralandia now joining its collection of attractions across Europe

Pyek Group names Accesso as dedicated technology partner


The companies have entered into a three-year partnership that will see Accesso supply its point of sale solutions across four of Pyek Group’s waterparks

DEAL to welcome global entertainment industry to Dubai for 2022 show


The event will feature an extensive tradeshow and the MENALAC LEA Conference and awards

Sony strikes exclusive deal with Merlin to expand Jumanji brand into theme parks


Merlin will develop and operate exclusive Jumanji-themed attractions

Attractions Calendar: March


Here are all the events you should be attending this month

‘The situation in Moscow is stable’: RAAPA Expo to go ahead next month despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine


The RAAPA Expo will go ahead as scheduled despite the difficulties being caused for people and businesses in Russia following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

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.

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

SeaWorld announces unprecedented list of new thrill rides and coasters, plus another Sesame Place, coming soon to US parks


Eleven major new ride attractions to open at waterparks and theme parks in 2022 – the most “significant and exciting lineup” in SeaWorld history

Back to making waves



Disney World turns 50


October 1 marks a huge landmark for Disney World, which has kicked off celebrations for its 50th anniversary.

From The Industry: Theme Index and Museum Index released, TEA establishes formal presence in China and tourism stakeholders facing ‘massacre’ in Italy


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is your latest edition of From the Industry from Planet Attractions

From The Community: Disney’s lawns, Selfie WRLD and Alan Partridge


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions

World’s first Columbia Pictures theme and waterpark coming to Thailand


Dependent on local restrictions being lifted, the new attraction is scheduled to open in October 2021

Polin seeks innovative ideas from across the sector with launch of new Innokind platform


The Innokind innovation platform from Polin Waterparks is open to anyone interested in creating new solutions for improving the visitor experience

From The Community: The many lives of Land of Oz, a ride on the Wonder Woman coaster and buying Thorpe Park?


Rounding up all the biggest news from fans and influencers, here is your latest edition of From the Community from Planet Attractions

The Week: A new home for Tutankhamun, the return of Shakespearean theatre, WhiteWater’s new president and the fate of the Elgin Marbles


The fourth shrine of Tutankhamun is heading to the Grand Egyotian Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe reopens for business, Paul Chutter on his new role at WhiteWater and Boris Johnson sparking controversy over the Elgin Marbles. Welcome to the latest edition of The Week from Planet Attractions

Universal’s highly-anticipated Epic Universe resumes construction in Orlando


Work has restarted on Universal’s fourth gate in Orlando, with Epic Universe now scheduled to open in early 2025

Mexico’s first Nickelodeon resort to open in June


The resort will include a 260,000 sq ft water park and luxury themed suites

From The Industry: A second chance for captive cetaceans, rollercoaster innovation and virtual visitors at the National Gallery


Rounding up all the biggest news from both publications and associations, here is this week’s edition of From the Industry

Take a first look inside Asia’s first Nickelodeon FEC


Nickelodeon, China Leisure and JRA have collaborated on Shenzhen's brand new Nickelodeon-themed Family Entertainment Centre at the OCT Happy Harbor retail and entertainment complex

In case you missed it: How Chester Zoo is handling the pandemic, Boston Dynamic’s robotic groove and the new player about to enter Brazil’s waterpark market


Here are the top stories from Planet Attractions since the start of the year

A major player is about to enter Brazil’s waterpark market with the US$92.5m Acqualinda set to make a splash in Sao Paulo


Businessman Mario Celso Lopes is planning to transform the economic landscape of his hometown by building one of the largest waterparks in Latin America

China Leisure’s Linda Dong on bringing a Nickelodeon FEC to Asia


A brand new Nickelodeon family entertainment centre is about to open its doors in Shenzhen, China. Planet Attractions spoke to China Leisure president, Linda Dong, about the upcoming project, the country’s FEC market and the importance of major IPs to developments in China



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