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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


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



Rollercoaster crash at Legoland Germany leaves 30 injured





RWS to showcase full capabilities at IAAPA Expo Europe following key multi-national acquisitions




Carnival to cut fleetwide emissions by 500,000 metric tons with new sustainability initiative




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Some handy tips to get waterpark operators through the busiest time of year




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Earnings reports: SeaWorld, Cedar Fair and Universal all soar in the face of Covid-19



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‘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


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


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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