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FORREC’s Anthony Van Dam is set to leave the company after 34 years following his retirement announcement


How do you develop a POS system that caters to both digital natives and the generation before them? Convious’s Miendu Dang has the answers


Following the RWS acquisition of The Experience Department, Planet Attractions travelled to ted HQ to meet RWS CEO Ryan Stana and ted CEO Robin Breese-Davies to see what’s next following the landmark deal


The highly-anticipated ‘Flying Eyes’ dark ride opened at the Sun World Theme Park in late April


An iconic wedding destination is now home to a new visitor experience, with designers Mather & Co behind the newly-opened Gretna Green Experience


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


The Hettema Group and Themespace are to combine their talents to form a single independent creative studio known as THG


Ultraleap is introducing a new tool to allow the use of hand tracking while wearing a Pico Neo 3 VR headset


ted is the latest company to come under the RWS umbrella, with the entertainment group now able to add a number of new strings to its ever-expanding bow


Attractions.io’s Peter O’Dare explains how user segmentation is transforming the visitor experience for the better


The hotly-anticipated Fønix from Vekoma has opened to the public at Fårup Sommerland with the new rollercoaster representing the park’s largest investment ever


Marwell Zoo and Attractions.io have teamed up for the development of a brand new app designed to enhance the visitor’s digital experience


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


WhiteWater will work alongside Swim Drink Fish to promote sustainability in the attractions industry and clear Canada’s waterways


Walker joins the company with more than 20 years experience, having held senior creative roles at Universal Creative and Dynamic Attractions


The B&M-designed Emperor has opened to the public at SeaWorld San Diego


Leading experience designers Thinkwell have been acquired by Tait


How does an immersive experience tie in with the metaverse? John Munro, CEO and chief creative officer for storytellers Immersive has the answers


Polin has named Matteo Ferrarini new business development manager of its Western Europe team in Italy


Park operators have submitted a planning application for a four-acre interactive play land


Award-winning visual effects studio Moonraker is eyeing the planetarium market with the launch of its latest product - a full-dome experience that shows guests what it would be like to live and work on the moon


Attractions.io partnership with Merlin Entertainments has been expanded to include the supplier’s mobile wallet technology at all Merlin-operated theme parks


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.


WaterSlider VR is the latest offering from BoldMove, with the new product offering an underwater VR experience inside a life raft


A pair of highly anticipated John Wick and Now You See Me attractions are making their way to MOTIONGATE at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Planet Attractions spoke to FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke about the record-breaking new additions


Lagotronics Projects will develop several media-based attractions, including a VR coaster and a dark ride for the upcoming Pradera Islands theme park


Cityneon has announced a deal with the Wuxi Jingkai Government to develop a global R&D facility in the city of Wuxi in China


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


We’re not far off Mark Zuckerberg’s big reveal of the metaverse and what that means for the future, but when it comes to attractions, there are some companies already well ahead of the curve. Andrew Jacobs, accesso’s chief commercial officer, explains what it means for operators to be in a mobile-first world.


YellowRoc and ActiveLeisure have announced a partnership to deliver a complete construction and installation service for themed attractions


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


The company won prizes for best new product and best exhibit at this year’s IAAPA Brass Ring Awards


The Ferrari Experience comprises immersive simulator rides, an eSports adrenaline hub and an exclusive themed dining experience


The concept combines lighting, projection, audio and special effects to create an immersive mini-golf experience


A new virtual reality platform from VRsenal can double efficiency, throughput and ROI in footprint and price compared to the company’s previous single-player model


Simworx will be on hand to discuss several of its projects, including the newly opened Massameer Experience Ride at Boulevard RUH City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


ParadropVR Pod is a compact, attendant-free version of the company’s Paradrop VR attraction


Gateway’s immersive Guest Journey experience enables operators to experience their attraction from a guest perspective


Illuminarium Experiences and Accesso are teaming up once again, with the operator set to make its Las Vegas debut at the highly-popular AREA15 immersive entertainment venue in 2022


The new attraction combines cutting-edge multimedia with world-class storytelling with a flying theatre experience


Forrec has worked on several high-profile projects, including the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park at American Dream


7thSense will be exhibiting at IAAPA Expo Europe as part of the Experience UK Pavilion


Attractions.io has developed a direct-to-table in-app food ordering system for those who want to maintain social distancing


Smash & Reload is a family-friendly attraction that combines competitive gameplay with a fun and interactive IP


The upgraded Galaxy is an integrated solution combining ticketing, admission control, resource management


Simworx will showcase two new attractions aimed at smaller venues at family entertainment centres at this year’s IAAPA Europe Expo


Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points


Kent will be responsible for leading business development for the company


Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer


China has welcomed a flying theatre to its Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve with Brogent Technologies supplying the landmark new attraction


The experience was developed to meet growing demands for high-end turnkey solutions and reliable technology


The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction


The Mobile Food Ordering system saves guests time and reduces the risk of COVID transmission

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Industry veteran Anthony Van Dam announces retirement from FORREC after 34 years
FORREC’s Anthony Van Dam is set to leave the company after 34 years following his retirement announcement


The generation game: How modern POS is transforming attractions operations
How do you develop a POS system that caters to both digital natives and the generation before them? Convious’s Miendu Dang has the answers


Ryan Stana and Robin Breese-Davies on what’s next for RWS and ted
Following the RWS acquisition of The Experience Department, Planet Attractions travelled to ted HQ to meet RWS CEO Ryan Stana and ted CEO Robin Breese-Davies to see what’s next following the landmark deal


Simworx takes riders on an adventure through the clouds with new dark ride attraction at Vietnam’s Sun World theme park
The highly-anticipated ‘Flying Eyes’ dark ride opened at the Sun World Theme Park in late April


Scotland’s historic Gretna Green welcomes new visitor experience
An iconic wedding destination is now home to a new visitor experience, with designers Mather & Co behind the newly-opened Gretna Green Experience


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


Hettema Group and Themespace merge to form THG
The Hettema Group and Themespace are to combine their talents to form a single independent creative studio known as THG


Gaming with your hands: Ultraleap introduces new hand-tracking technology for VR headsets
Ultraleap is introducing a new tool to allow the use of hand tracking while wearing a Pico Neo 3 VR headset


RWS Entertainment Group announces acquisition of The Experience Department
ted is the latest company to come under the RWS umbrella, with the entertainment group now able to add a number of new strings to its ever-expanding bow


The Netflix approach: How user segmentation is changing the visitor experience game
Attractions.io’s Peter O’Dare explains how user segmentation is transforming the visitor experience for the better


Record-breaking Fønix debuts at Fårup Sommerland
The hotly-anticipated Fønix from Vekoma has opened to the public at Fårup Sommerland with the new rollercoaster representing the park’s largest investment ever


Enhancing the digital experience: Marwell Zoo adopts Attractions.io technology for launch of new app
Marwell Zoo and Attractions.io have teamed up for the development of a brand new app designed to enhance the visitor’s digital experience


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


WhiteWater marks World Water Day with Swim Drink Fish partnership
WhiteWater will work alongside Swim Drink Fish to promote sustainability in the attractions industry and clear Canada’s waterways


George Walker named as VP of creative development at Holovis
Walker joins the company with more than 20 years experience, having held senior creative roles at Universal Creative and Dynamic Attractions


Emperor: California’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster opens at SeaWorld
The B&M-designed Emperor has opened to the public at SeaWorld San Diego


Tait Group announces acquisition of Thinkwell
Leading experience designers Thinkwell have been acquired by Tait


Immersive design is the bridge between physical attractions and the metaverse
How does an immersive experience tie in with the metaverse? John Munro, CEO and chief creative officer for storytellers Immersive has the answers


Matteo Ferrarini to drive waterpark growth in Italy following Polin appointment
Polin has named Matteo Ferrarini new business development manager of its Western Europe team in Italy


Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure announces ambitious expansion
Park operators have submitted a planning application for a four-acre interactive play land


Moonraker steps into full-dome market with launch of ‘Moonbase: The Next Step’
Award-winning visual effects studio Moonraker is eyeing the planetarium market with the launch of its latest product - a full-dome experience that shows guests what it would be like to live and work on the moon


Merlin to use Attractions.io mobile wallet technology across operator’s entire theme park portfolio
Attractions.io partnership with Merlin Entertainments has been expanded to include the supplier’s mobile wallet technology at all Merlin-operated theme parks


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.


Explore the seven seas with new VR attraction from BoldMove
WaterSlider VR is the latest offering from BoldMove, with the new product offering an underwater VR experience inside a life raft


Behind the magic: FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke reveals all about MOTIONGATE’s new John Wick and Now You See Me attractions
A pair of highly anticipated John Wick and Now You See Me attractions are making their way to MOTIONGATE at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Planet Attractions spoke to FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke about the record-breaking new additions


Lagotronics to develop new attractions for major theme park development in the Philippines
Lagotronics Projects will develop several media-based attractions, including a VR coaster and a dark ride for the upcoming Pradera Islands theme park


Cityneon subsidiary Animax to develop new global R&D facility in Wuxi, China
Cityneon has announced a deal with the Wuxi Jingkai Government to develop a global R&D facility in the city of Wuxi in China


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


Reimagining the guest experience in a mobile-first world with accesso
We’re not far off Mark Zuckerberg’s big reveal of the metaverse and what that means for the future, but when it comes to attractions, there are some companies already well ahead of the curve. Andrew Jacobs, accesso’s chief commercial officer, explains what it means for operators to be in a mobile-first world.


YellowRoc and ActiveLeisure announce partnership to develop themed attractions
YellowRoc and ActiveLeisure have announced a partnership to deliver a complete construction and installation service for themed attractions


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


Triotech wins two prestigious Brass Ring Awards at IAAPA 2021
The company won prizes for best new product and best exhibit at this year’s IAAPA Brass Ring Awards


IAAPA 2021: Simworx and Katapult launch midway media-based Ferrari attraction
The Ferrari Experience comprises immersive simulator rides, an eSports adrenaline hub and an exclusive themed dining experience


IAAPA 2021: Holovis to debut 360Golf concept in partnership with Adventure Golf & Sports
The concept combines lighting, projection, audio and special effects to create an immersive mini-golf experience


IAAPA 2021: VRsenal set to showcase multiplayer unattended VR Arcade platform
A new virtual reality platform from VRsenal can double efficiency, throughput and ROI in footprint and price compared to the company’s previous single-player model


IAAPA 2021: Simworx to showcase recent projects
Simworx will be on hand to discuss several of its projects, including the newly opened Massameer Experience Ride at Boulevard RUH City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


IAAPA 2021: Frontgrid to preview upcoming ParadropVR Pod attraction
ParadropVR Pod is a compact, attendant-free version of the company’s Paradrop VR attraction


IAAPA 2021: Gateway Ticketing offers glimpse into the guest experience with immersive Guest Journey
Gateway’s immersive Guest Journey experience enables operators to experience their attraction from a guest perspective


Illuminarium Experiences expands partnership with Accesso as operator prepares to make AREA15 debut in 2022
Illuminarium Experiences and Accesso are teaming up once again, with the operator set to make its Las Vegas debut at the highly-popular AREA15 immersive entertainment venue in 2022


IAAPA Expo Europe 2021: SimEx-Iwerks partners with Red Raion on new Dino Island adventure
The new attraction combines cutting-edge multimedia with world-class storytelling with a flying theatre experience


High-profile Forrec attractions to be showcased at IAAPA Expo Europe
Forrec has worked on several high-profile projects, including the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park at American Dream


7thSense’s Pico to power Experience UK wall display at IAAPA Expo Europe
7thSense will be exhibiting at IAAPA Expo Europe as part of the Experience UK Pavilion


Attractions.io to unveil new F&B solution at IAAPA Expo Europe
Attractions.io has developed a direct-to-table in-app food ordering system for those who want to maintain social distancing


BoldMove to showcase Smash & Reload dark ride at IAAPA Expo Europe
Smash & Reload is a family-friendly attraction that combines competitive gameplay with a fun and interactive IP


Gateway Ticketing to showcase Galaxy upgrade at IAAPA Expo Europe
The upgraded Galaxy is an integrated solution combining ticketing, admission control, resource management


Simworx targets FEC market with new launches
Simworx will showcase two new attractions aimed at smaller venues at family entertainment centres at this year’s IAAPA Europe Expo


Lagotronics Projects to introduce Battle Arena attraction at IAAPA Expo Europe
Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points


Simworx appoints Paul Kent to drive global sales
Kent will be responsible for leading business development for the company


Pixel Artworks lights up Warwick Castle with Sundown Spectacular
Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer


Soaring through Changbaishan with new attraction from Brogent Technologies
China has welcomed a flying theatre to its Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve with Brogent Technologies supplying the landmark new attraction


Kraftwerk Living Technologies introduces Night at the Manor 4D theatre experience
The experience was developed to meet growing demands for high-end turnkey solutions and reliable technology


Mather & Co announced as exhibition design partner for Inverness Castle redevelopment
The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction


Avonturenpark Hellendoorn eliminates F&B queues with Convious Mobile Food Ordering solution
The Mobile Food Ordering system saves guests time and reduces the risk of COVID transmission




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