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Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris is no more after the company announced it was rebranding the park Disney Adventure World, also announcing new attraction and experiences alongside a ‘fresh creative vision’


Saudi Arabia’s tourism push is hitting the rails with the country investing US$75m into an Orient Express-style luxury train that will travel to two of the Kingdom’s World Heritage Sites


The game changing Epic Universe has been dubbed Universal’s ‘most ambitious theme park yet’, with the operator offering a first official look at its fourth Orlando gate


Tom Hanks is bringing visitors to the moon and back with a new immersive experience co-written by the actor currently on show at London’s Lightroom


A new AI-powered Elvis Presley concert experience billed as a celebration of the artist’s life and legacy is coming to London later this year


Legendary rock band Kiss have promised to ‘change music performance history’, after unveiling their own digital avatars and announcing a special stage show working with the likes of Thierry Coup, Industrial Light & Magic, and Pophouse Entertainment Group


Dual additions to accesso’s product portfolio have strengthened the attractions technology provider’s offering in 2023. Steve Drake, accesso’s senior vice president of Global Initiatives, speaks to Planet Attractions


Intamin’s Lukas Spieldiener speaks to Planet Attractions on the launch of a number of immersive projects this year, with further such attractions also in the pipeline for 2024 and beyond


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


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


Triotech has announced the launch of its latest project - a ‘next generation interactive dark coaster at Salt Lake City’s Lagoon Park


IAAPA is gearing up for its largest EMEA event ever, with the 2023 edition of IAAPA Expo Europe taking place in Vienna between September 25 - 28. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


The Pokémon Company has announced an unusual collaboration that will see the popular Pokémon IP arrive at the Vincent Van Gogh Museum for a special event


IAAPA has offered a first glimpse at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, taking place in Vienna, Austria, in September


CGI studio Red Raion announces the launch of new CGI title ‘Van Helsing - Rise from the Dark’ in 5D, VR and Dome formats


Cedar Point has announced a sequel to Top Thrill Dragster, with Zamperla behind the reimagined Top Thrill 2, which will break the record for the world’s tallest and fastest triple-launch strata coaster when it opens in 2024


A touring exhibition celebrating 100 years of Disney is to open in London in October


Universal has revealed a first look at its upcoming Stranger Things experience ahead of its Halloween Horror Nights event


Meow Wolf’s The Real Unreal is a psychedelic playground for adults and kids alike and its about to open in Grapevine, Texas


Marvel’s ‘Rogers: The Musical’ has been brought to life with a limited time run of the musical seen in Hawkeye now on show at Disney California Adventure Park


Engineering company Sanvik has used artificial intelligence to design a statue that draws on the styles of famous artists spanning three continents and 500 years, with the resulting work on display in Sweden’s Tekniska Museet


Registration is now open for this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe event, which is set to make its return to Vienna, Austria, in September


Paradise Wildlife Park has welcomed KSI and The Sidemen to the animal attraction for a viral game of hide and seek


Virgin Voyages has partnered with Jennifer Lopez to launch Jen A.I. a new tool that enables guests to receive personalised invitations from the pop superstar


Morph has arrived in London for a wheelchair accessible public art trail, with the event to run until August in an effort to raise money for the children’s charity Whizz Kidz


Amazon has launched a new immersive shopping feature that could be utilised in theme parks and attractions


The Last of Us is the first major new IP to be announced for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios


MrBeast has released a new video which sees the world’s biggest YouTuber take over Royal Caribbean's gigantic Harmony of the Seas cruise ship


Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Jaime Camil and Abraham Ancer are the figureheads for a star-studded promotional campaign for the upcoming Vidanta World theme park, which is set to open in its first phase later this year


BT has launched an all-new experience in the UK that uses camera and HD projection to bring 360° content to life in a range of realities powered by 5G


World of Frozen is currently under construction at Hong Kong Disneyland. Here’s how it’s looking at the moment


Miirage is a new modular holographic system bringing the virtual world to life without any additional need for mobile devices, screens or wearables. The creators behind the technology speak to Planet Attractions about the new product and exactly what it can do...


A new experience exploring space and featuring images from the James Webb Space Telescope has launched at Illuminarium Las Vegas


Five cultural institutions are in the running for this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023


Andreas Andersen speaks to Planet Attractions about what's coming for Liseberg following the launch of Luna Park, the opening of the Grand Curiosa Hotel and the soon-to-open Oceana waterpark


Europe’s answer to the Velocicoaster has its opening date, with the highly-anticipated Batman-themed Gotham City Escape set to launch on May 13


A new brand home dedicated to Pilsner Urquell has opened its doors in Prague. BRC’s Christian Lachel tells Planet Attractions how the attraction celebrates the brand’s place in Czech history and culture


With the attractions and cruise industries seemingly closer than ever before, RWS CEO Ryan Stana speaks to Planet Attractions about what that means and the steps we can take to bring these two powerhouses under one metaphorical roof


An official stage production based on Stranger Things will open at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End later this year


The 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is being celebrated with a special show taking place at 100 planetariums worldwide


A new museum dedicated to failure has opened in Brooklyn, New York. The Museum of Failure celebrates bad ideas and features 150 items that were considered to be commercial failures


A US$14m museum is being developed for Chichén Itzá, one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations


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


Fun Spot America Atlanta’s hotly-anticipated RMC-manufactured ArieForce One is set to open later this month, with the major attraction representing the park’s largest-ever investment


Keith James, president of JRA; Robin Breese-Davies, executive vice president of ted; and Danielle Kramer, executive vice president of RWS, speak to Planet Attractions about what looks to be a bumper year ahead for the company


Ukrainian security company Ajax Systems has installed US$13,000 worth of security equipment to protect several Banksy artworks in Kyiv created by the artist during the Russian invasion


Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince has announced plans for New Murabba - a US$48bn commercial downtown development in Riyadh, anchored by a cube-shaped skyscraper large enough to accommodate 20 Empire State buildings


Hersheypark has revealed the official video for the highly anticipated Wildcat’s Revenge, showing for the first time the full track layout of the upcoming hybrid coaster in first person


Patients at a number of children’s hospitals across the state of South Carolina can now explore Charleston’s popular aquarium remotely, using a robot to interact with the exhibits and take part in tours


Disney is celebrating 100 years with an adult-oriented immersive experience coming to London, Berlin and Paris in 2023


Another mega project has been announced for Saudi Arabia, with the PIF’s Seven announcing plans for a SAR1bn entertainment destination in the city of Tabuk


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


A new technology from the Industrial Technology Research Institute can display information about different animals inside aquariums by tracking the eye movements of the user


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


The virtual band worked with Google to host two first-of-their-kind AR experiences in New York and London to promote their new single


Simworx’s new flying theatre concept delivers a thrilling and immersive experience within a limited footprint. Simworx CEO Terry Monkton and lead creative Matt Clarkson told Planet Attractions more about the Brass Ring Award-nominated attraction


The opening marks the North American debut of the attraction, which first opened at Universal Studios Japan in 2021


The highly-anticipated Pipeline surf coaster is coming to SeaWorld Orlando this spring. SeaWorld’s vice president of rides and engineering, Jonathan Smith, spoke to Planet Attractions about the project


Hasbro’s Monopoly Lifesized has opened in Riyadh following a three-way partnership between the toy manufacturer, the Al Hokair Group and The Path Entertainment Group


Disney Parks has teamed up with the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) to introduce a supply chain accelerator programme focused on transforming the businesses of diverse entrepreneurs


Developed specifically for attractions, nWave’s newest title takes viewers on an adventure with skunk and martial artist Meg, as she searches for a missing relic


PortAventura has announced plans for a new Uncharted dark ride coaster with Sally Dark Rides and Intamin behind the €25m attraction


Dronisos is seeking partners in the US following a successful year, which saw the company serve as a technology partner for Disneyland Paris


Footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo has taken over the iconic Times Square to unveil a new waxwork for Madame Tussauds New York


Red Raion will offer an exclusive preview of its latest title - ‘Around the World in 80 Days - Journey of Wonders’ - at this year’s IAAPA Expo


Following a special panel session featuring some of the UK’s top theme park content creators, Planet Attractions joined Jack Silkstone, Sean and Jo Dyer, and Kieran Adams as they explored this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London


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


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


AVIXA produces a number of popular events around the world, including InfoComm and Integrated Systems Europe. The organisation's regional manager for the UK and Ireland, Ben Barnard, spoke to Planet Attractions


IAAPA’s director, Global Communications, Caitlin Dineen, spoke to Planet Attractions at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe about her new role and what goes into putting on an event of such magnitude


Holla at your boy for the zoo work - Paradise Wildlife Park recently turned to professional pool cleaner turned social media influencer Miles Laflin - aka The Pool Guy - to clean the zoo’s animal pools


Family-friendly active free-roam VR experiences provider Spree Interactive showcased its technology at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Nowak Delgado spoke to Planet Attractions at the show


Katapult brought its entire team down to this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London. The company’s creative strategist, Kelly Herrick, spoke to Planet Attractions


Vantage announced the launch of The Joy Economy at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Planet Attractions spoke to the Whitewater division’s new president, Michael Jungen, about the campaign and what he hopes to deliver with the technology


Experiential design collective Conductr made its first appearance at an IAAPA show this year as part of the Experience UK stand in London. Planet Attractions spoke to co-founder and CEO Peter Cliff about the start-up and its plans for the future


The Giant - a mammoth moving attraction and exhibition - is coming to a city near you


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


Planet Attractions recently travelled to meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe - the EMEA region’s largest trade show for the attractions industry. Here’s what to expect from this year’s show.


Riders will face stormy weather and supernatural mysteries on this Intamin launch coaster


Blurring the lines between an experiential art gallery, interactive theme park and detailed film set, Wake the Tiger is a new attraction that just opened its doors in Bristol, UK. We spoke to co-founder Graham MacVoy about the new attraction, dubbed the world’s first ‘Amazement Park’


Michael Myers, Dracula and now The Weeknd will be offering the scares at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, with the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter set to debut an all-new horror experience


Shark Week is back for 2022 and Planet Attractions has taken a deep dive to find a collection of shark-related content that you can take in during the event


Disneyland’s Finding Nemo attraction has undergone a complete renovation, with the new attraction reopening to the public after a year-long closure


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


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


An official stage production based on Stranger Things is in the works after the series became Netflix’s first English-language show to be viewed for more than one billion hours


With Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind now open at Walt Disney World, Disney has released a behind-the-scenes look at how the attraction and its special scenes have been brought to life


Universal has revealed the return of Michael Myers for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, with the iconic slasher set to deliver the frights for the always popular horror spectacular


Pop supergroup ABBA need to earn £140m from ticket sales of their London residency Voyage to cover the cost of the virtual spectacle


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 new Gruffalo Discovery Land at Twycross Zoo opened to the public in April. Lauren Heath-Jones paid a visit to The Deep Dark Wood to find out more


The iconic Nerf brand will gain its first themed land in its 53-year history with the debut of a new attraction coming to Brazil’s Beto Carrero World in 2023


Would you pay US$125,000 to travel into space via a hydrogen balloon? Well that’s exactly what you can do in the Space Lounge, launching from Florida in 2024


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


Swedish theme park Gröna Lund has recruited popular actor Felix Herngren to voice an alien in its new advertising campaign for the 2022 season


Starting this June you’ll be able to find the Wizarding World’s Fantastic Beasts at the Royal Ontario Museum, with the popular Natural History Museum exhibition set to embark on the first leg of its world tour


Walkman’s at the ready, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind finally has its launch date, with the Vekoma reverse launch coaster set to make its debut in May.


Merlin will develop and operate exclusive Jumanji-themed attractions


The immersive experiential design firm won in the category for ‘Best Use of VR’ for its Machu Picchu and the Spirit of the Condor virtual reality (VR) experience


San Diego Zoo has launched one of its most ambitious ever additions, with the brand-new US$69m Wildlife Explorers Basecamp showcasing a number of different ecosystems through a series of immersive experiences


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


A new documentary filmed at the Natural History Museum explores the origin stories of mythical beasts that inspired the creatures in the Fantastic Beasts series


Continuing a long-running Super Bowl tradition, three Super Bowl-winning members of the Los Angeles Rams are making their way to Disneyland


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 has announced its acquisition of Cadbury World in the UK, reaching an agreement with Mondelez International to take over the iconic chocolate attraction


Gardaland has offered a first look at the ride vehicle for the upcoming Jumani - The Adventure dark ride attraction


Funderstruck. Adjective. Shocked and amazed by the power of fun on Carnival. Well, that’s what the cruise operator is saying in its new ad campaign at least!


Brazil’s Beach Park has teamed up with musician Alok and waterpark supplier Polin to develop a first of its kind attraction for the Latin America region


We asked some of the industry’s top names from Disney and Universal where it all started for them - with their first-ever ride experience


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


The charity launches Energise Young Minds to help alleviate “perfect storm” of disruptions affecting young people and the cultural sector


The three-part zone, opening next spring, allows guests to get creative as they design and build their own Lego cars and take part in a virtual race


For a limited time starting November 21, visitors to Downtown Disney will be able to experience Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge in virtual reality


According to John Cena, the time to visit Ferrari World, the Louvre and the rest of Abu Dhabi is now


Set up by tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset, Art Explora will go on a tour of the Mediterranean in 2023 with a €32m catamaran the choice of transport for the floating attraction


Universal has released first person footage of what it’s like to ride its brand new Velocicoaster at night


This year’s event will offer a host of horror-themed attractions, including new scare zones and horror mazes


With the US still not setting a firm date in November to open up to international visitors, IAAPA is working with the government to help its members attend the biggest attractions show of the year


Netflix will create a “unique universe” themed around Dahl’s beloved children’s stories


Starting in October De Grote Efteling Koekoekshow will tour both the Netherlands and Belgium


The Met is offering visitors a chance to connect with artists and community partners from across New York City during a daylong celebration held inside and outside of the historic institution


Park Beyond’s ‘impossification’ system promises to let your imagination run wild with a new theme park simulator unlike any we’ve ever seen on modern systems


Disney has introduced a new digital service offering personalised itineraries for visitors wanting to get the most out of their day at one of the operator’s parks


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


The animated short encourages museums and other heritage sites to safeguard their collections from pests


Disney has released a new docuseries exploring how it managed to bring some of its most popular attractions to life


Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein has opened its doors to the public a stone's throw away from where the famous author first dreamt up the legendary monster


The Natural History Museum’s iconic diplodocus ‘Dippy’ is about to complete a tour of the UK after arriving at his final destination - Norwich Cathedral


Disney’s Jungle Cruise has undergone a full reimagining, with the ride experience completely modernised to ‘better reflect and value diversity’


Disney is promising a first-ever Marvel-cinematic dining adventure with the debut of Avengers: Quantum Encounter on board the Disney Wish


Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is set to make its theme park debut at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando


Continuing its 50-year anniversary celebrations, Disney is offering 50 people in the US a trip to Disney World in recognition of their acts of kindness, compassion and creativity


In collaboration with teachers, Disney is introducing students to ‘imagination-powered learning’ with the launch of the Disney Imagination Campus education scheme


Howl-O-Scream will feature several Halloween-themed attractions for horror fans and thrill-seeking guests


Targeting students in Chicago’s underserved neighbourhoods, photojournalist Tonika Johnson and architect Taylor State have discussed creativity and collaboration as part of MSI’s Black Creativity programme


Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure


The Gruffalo Spotter 2 app combines augmented reality with animated versions of Julia Donaldson’s beloved characters


The former WWE and AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy have released a new music video shot on board Holiday World’s record-holding wooden coaster ‘The Voyage’


Time to get hyped! Grona Lund has released an amazing new ad ahead of Monster - King of Roller Coasters’ debut next month


Celebrating 100 years of Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, the under-construction Phoenix coaster represents the largest investment in the attraction’s history


Fit for a Disney prince or princess, the penthouse suite aboard the upcoming Disney Wish cruise liner is promising to be one of the operator’s most spectacular accommodation offerings ever


Tokyo Disney has limited capacity and reduced the opening times in an effort to curb a rise of COVID-19 cases in the region


Visitors will get their first roll of the dice in August, when ‘Monopoly LIfesized’ makes its official London debut


Travel to the year 3000 and back with a brand-new Doctor Who-themed immersive theatre experience coming to London in May


Guests at Silverwood will be invited to jump into the cockpit of a Pitts Special biplane as a new RMC single-rail coaster makes its debut at the end of May


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


Baha Bay will be one of the Carribean’s top tourist attractions when it opens to guests later this year in July


Have you ever wanted to rob a bank with the kids? Well now you can with Gangsta Granny: The Ride at Alton Towers in the UK, which has been given the green light by David Walliams himself


"We're powering the magic by harnessing the power of the sun"


Coming to the hotly-anticipated Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience, Disney has unveiled what looks like the most realistic lightsaber ever created


Would you cross the 516 Arouca? The recently-opened attraction in Portugal is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world


Disney Wish will set sail for the first time in June 2022


The Smithsonian Institute has announced the launch of a new initiative aiming to provide US citizens with information about COVID-19 vaccines


Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return To The Fair will not only celebrate 100 years of Knott’s Berry Farm but also the reopening of the park following a year-long closure


Characters like Grogu and Rocket Racoon could soon come to life in Disney’s parks following the unveiling of a walking, talking and even dancing version of the Guardians of the Galaxy favourite Groot by Disney Imagineering


Aerosmith has been the star of Disney’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster since it opened


Ningbo and Ganzhou to open second gates in the next stage of the Beautiful China Trilogy resorts


In 1967, Economic Research Associates were hired to find out what impact the upcoming Disney World Resort would have on the state. The outcome, it turned out, would surprise even Disney


Royal Caribbean’s Richard Fain has hailed positive discussions with the CDC, bringing the US cruise industry a step closer to a return to operations


Imagineering veteran Designer's Creative Studio founder Theron Skees shares the secrets for everything you need to be successful in themed entertainment


YouTuber CoasterWriter has built a gargantuan rollercoaster entirely out of K’nex, with the mega ride filling his entire back garden


Merlin has offered a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the giant Lego Sky Lion for its upcoming Mythica attraction at Legoland Windsor


Life in Stages is a brand-new conversation series from the National Theatre profiling some of the biggest names in British theatre


The Royal Albert Hall has released a short film, narrated by Mick Jagger, to celebrate the anniversary


Egypt has celebrated the long-awaited opening of its National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with a procession of 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies through Cairo


The ride will take guests on a madcap adventure with characters from the Flåklypa Universe


The Flying Kiss has firmly planted itself as one of China’s strangest attractions since its official launch in 2020


Mexico’s famous luchadores are taking a stand against COVID-19, touring Latin America’s largest wholesale food market to promote mask wearing


The actor shared his story to raise awareness for the fund, which supports theatre workers in financial crisis


Zoo Guardians is available now on Android and iOS


Disney has created a giant sand sculpture to celebrate the recent release of Raya and the Last Dragon


Epcot’s Harmonious will be the largest nighttime illumination that Disney has ever produced


David Walliams’ children’s book is being brought to life at Alton Towers, which has offered a first look at the ride opening April 12


‘Songs of England’ explores traditional folk music associated with different heritage sites throughout England


Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes is designed for diehard and casual fans alike


The rail-suspended dark ride opened at Disneyland, California, in 1955 and is believed to have been one of Walt Disney’s favourite attractions


Joe Rohde has swapped the most magical place on earth for the most magical place off of it, with the Disney legend joining Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic


As Disney celebrates Black History Month, Carmen Smith explains how the company is making efforts to ensure its attractions and experiences are relevant to guests


Build your own soap bottle droid with Imagine from Home


Omega Mart is officially open and with it comes Meow Wolf's 'man made high' Projected Desert


What does it take to make it to the elite level of circus performer? Cirque du Soleil veteran Elena Lev reveals all...


Lesley the manatee has finally returned home


Scream if you wanna go faster! Welcome to the theme park experience built inside content creator Parkspill’s house


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won the Super Bowl, with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski punching their ticket to the happiest place on earth


Get a new perspective on Island of Adventure’s popular story coaster with this 360 degree look at the ride experience


After six straight correct predictions, is Nicholas the dolphin the greatest sport pundit in history?


New video from Meow Wolf shows the country music legend in a way you’ve almost certainly never seen before


Kept indoors by the global pandemic and missing Disney’s parks, this fan recreated the iconic fireworks show at home using a projector and a 3D printer


Go behind the scenes with two of the men responsible for the creation of Disney’s jaw-dropping Star Wars attractions


WhiteWater showcases Jungala Aqua Experience - a luxury waterpark designed to blend in with its surroundings


She usually serves clients such as Russell Brand, Demi Lovato and 50 Cent but now Maeve Reilly is turning her attentions to Mickey and Minnie for a new line of Disney merchandise


Spider-Man himself reveals all about his new dark ride attraction coming to Disneyland later this year


Despite an extremely challenging year, Disney has continued to give back to charities across the world


Did you know that Efteling and Legoland had their own videogames? Which was your favourite? This is a brief history of theme park management games.


Imagineering veteran and founder of the Designer's Creative Studio, Theron Skees, reveals how to take a brand concept and transform it into a physical environment


Viewist delves into the history of Six Flags’ Monster Mansion


Step into Claudia Bueno’s aquarium-style installation at Meow Wolf Las Vegas and experience the slow, oscillating movements of natural life


If Skynet does enslave us, we sincerely hope it’s through the art of dance...


Expedition Theme Park has delved into the rocky past of the iconic EuroStar


Take a look at the Australian Museum’s A$57.5m redevelopment


Wish fulfilled! Disney has offered a first look at the newest ship in its fleet - ‘Disney Wish’


The British institution highlights the challenges COVID-19 has presented to maintain and present the thousands of priceless works in its collection


Seasons greetings! Walt Disney Imagineering shares a message of peace and hope for the coming year.


What went right? What went wrong? What happened to that giant Ferris wheel - here’s what happened to the flagship Times Square store for Toys R Us


Heigh Ho! Disney gives viewers a sneak peek at new Snow White dark ride


Be among the first to see new features inside Universal Studios’ Super Nintendo World


Get a sneak peek of the arts festival ahead of its 19 December launch in Melbourne


Get a first person look at The Shredder courtesy of ThemePark HD


And they lived happily ever after! Inside Jordan Fisher and Ellie Woods’ Disney World wedding


Gundam Factory Yokohama makes its official debut later this month


The attraction has been in development for three years


Challenge accepted! Beto Carrero World welcomes Masterchef Brazil judge to ride the Fire Whip



The Las Vegas attraction has combined sci-fi and Christmas for the bizarre event


Joyeux Noël! Get in the holiday spirit with a performance of Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights.


Make-Up artist Rebecca Butterworth shows you how to get that Ancient Roman glow


A new video offering a first glimpse at the ride vehicles for the new Jurassic World VelociCoaster has been released by Universal.





The theatres might be closed but the British Library is inviting families to make their own at home





Florida is the undisputed theme park capital but how many of its coasters have you conquered?


See Walt Disney’s office exactly as it was, “down to the last paperclip” and learn a little bit about the man behind The Walt Disney Company’s media and theme park empire.


Join Rey, a young African penguin, on her adventures, as she gets a private tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


Lego has turned Rome’s historic colosseum into a 9,036-piece construction, which is now available to buy


Disney has released a peek behind the curtain for the redevelopment of its castle at Hong Kong Disneyland


Fans in and out of Disney’s parks will be able to get their hands on a Spider-Bot from December 4


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Disneyland Paris renames park ahead of €2bn expansion


Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris is no more after the company announced it was rebranding the park Disney Adventure World, also announcing new attraction and experiences alongside a ‘fresh creative vision’

Saudi Arabia investing US$75m for region’s first luxury train experience


Saudi Arabia’s tourism push is hitting the rails with the country investing US$75m into an Orient Express-style luxury train that will travel to two of the Kingdom’s World Heritage Sites

‘Most ambitious theme park yet’: Harry Potter, Mario and more set to feature as Universal shares official first look at upcoming Epic Universe resort


The game changing Epic Universe has been dubbed Universal’s ‘most ambitious theme park yet’, with the operator offering a first official look at its fourth Orlando gate

Tom Hanks shares love of space with London’s immersive Moonwalkers experience


Tom Hanks is bringing visitors to the moon and back with a new immersive experience co-written by the actor currently on show at London’s Lightroom

Return of the King: Elvis to make posthumous return with live avatar experience


A new AI-powered Elvis Presley concert experience billed as a celebration of the artist’s life and legacy is coming to London later this year

Kiss promises to ‘change music performance history’ as band launches digital alter-egos and avatar stage show


Legendary rock band Kiss have promised to ‘change music performance history’, after unveiling their own digital avatars and announcing a special stage show working with the likes of Thierry Coup, Industrial Light & Magic, and Pophouse Entertainment Group

WATCH: Steve Drake on accesso’s expanding portfolio


Dual additions to accesso’s product portfolio have strengthened the attractions technology provider’s offering in 2023. Steve Drake, accesso’s senior vice president of Global Initiatives, speaks to Planet Attractions

WATCH: Intamin’s Lukas Spieldiener on company’s immersive projects


Intamin’s Lukas Spieldiener speaks to Planet Attractions on the launch of a number of immersive projects this year, with further such attractions also in the pipeline for 2024 and beyond

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

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

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: Triotech celebrates launch of ‘next generation’ Primordial interactive dark coaster for US’s Lagoon Park


Triotech has announced the launch of its latest project - a ‘next generation interactive dark coaster at Salt Lake City’s Lagoon Park

Everything you need to know about IAAPA Expo Europe 2023


IAAPA is gearing up for its largest EMEA event ever, with the 2023 edition of IAAPA Expo Europe taking place in Vienna between September 25 - 28. Here’s everything you need to know about the event

Pokémon and Van Gogh collaboration to open at the end of September


The Pokémon Company has announced an unusual collaboration that will see the popular Pokémon IP arrive at the Vincent Van Gogh Museum for a special event

IAAPA reveals show highlights ahead of IAAPA Expo Europe 2023 in Vienna


IAAPA has offered a first glimpse at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, taking place in Vienna, Austria, in September

Red Raion launches new CGI title ‘Van Helsing - Rise from the Dark’


CGI studio Red Raion announces the launch of new CGI title ‘Van Helsing - Rise from the Dark’ in 5D, VR and Dome formats

Cedar Point announces record-breaking sequel to Top Thrill Dragster with reengineered Top Thrill 2


Cedar Point has announced a sequel to Top Thrill Dragster, with Zamperla behind the reimagined Top Thrill 2, which will break the record for the world’s tallest and fastest triple-launch strata coaster when it opens in 2024

Tickets now on sale for Disney100 exhibition heading to London this October


A touring exhibition celebrating 100 years of Disney is to open in London in October

WATCH: New trailer offers first look at Stranger Things for Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights


Universal has revealed a first look at its upcoming Stranger Things experience ahead of its Halloween Horror Nights event

Meow Wolf’s The Real Unreal set to debut in Texas


Meow Wolf’s The Real Unreal is a psychedelic playground for adults and kids alike and its about to open in Grapevine, Texas

Disney brings Hawkeye’s ‘Rogers: The Musical’ to life at California Adventure


Marvel’s ‘Rogers: The Musical’ has been brought to life with a limited time run of the musical seen in Hawkeye now on show at Disney California Adventure Park

WATCH: AI draws on 500 years of history to design statue in the styles of iconic sculptors


Engineering company Sanvik has used artificial intelligence to design a statue that draws on the styles of famous artists spanning three continents and 500 years, with the resulting work on display in Sweden’s Tekniska Museet

Registration opens as IAAPA Expo Europe prepares for return to Austria


Registration is now open for this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe event, which is set to make its return to Vienna, Austria, in September

WATCH: KSI and The Sidemen play hide and seek inside Paradise Wildlife Park


Paradise Wildlife Park has welcomed KSI and The Sidemen to the animal attraction for a viral game of hide and seek

Virgin Voyages launches next ‘Jeneration’ AI tool with Jennifer Lopez


Virgin Voyages has partnered with Jennifer Lopez to launch Jen A.I. a new tool that enables guests to receive personalised invitations from the pop superstar

First-of-its-kind cultural event brings Morph to London for wheelchair-friendly public art trail


Morph has arrived in London for a wheelchair accessible public art trail, with the event to run until August in an effort to raise money for the children’s charity Whizz Kidz

Amazon’s new immersive shopping technology could have exciting implications for theme parks


Amazon has launched a new immersive shopping feature that could be utilised in theme parks and attractions

The Last of Us set for theme park debut at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights


The Last of Us is the first major new IP to be announced for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios

WATCH: MrBeast takes over billion dollar Royal Carribean cruise ship


MrBeast has released a new video which sees the world’s biggest YouTuber take over Royal Caribbean's gigantic Harmony of the Seas cruise ship

WATCH: Work progresses on Mexico’s Vidanta World theme park as Hollywood stars showcase upcoming resort destination


Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Jaime Camil and Abraham Ancer are the figureheads for a star-studded promotional campaign for the upcoming Vidanta World theme park, which is set to open in its first phase later this year

BT launches UK-first 5G-powered Immersive Spaces interactive simulation experience


BT has launched an all-new experience in the UK that uses camera and HD projection to bring 360° content to life in a range of realities powered by 5G

WATCH: Hong Kong Disneyland offers fly-through of under-construction World of Frozen


World of Frozen is currently under construction at Hong Kong Disneyland. Here’s how it’s looking at the moment

Bridging realities: How Miirage’s no-glasses holographic experience could change the game for immersive experiences


Miirage is a new modular holographic system bringing the virtual world to life without any additional need for mobile devices, screens or wearables. The creators behind the technology speak to Planet Attractions about the new product and exactly what it can do...

Illuminarium Las Vegas launches space-themed experience


A new experience exploring space and featuring images from the James Webb Space Telescope has launched at Illuminarium Las Vegas

Art Fund reveals Museum of the Year 2023 shortlist


Five cultural institutions are in the running for this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023

100 years of Liseberg: Andreas Andersen on park's centenary additions


Andreas Andersen speaks to Planet Attractions about what's coming for Liseberg following the launch of Luna Park, the opening of the Grand Curiosa Hotel and the soon-to-open Oceana waterpark

Parque Warner’s highly-anticipated Batman-themed coaster to launch in May


Europe’s answer to the Velocicoaster has its opening date, with the highly-anticipated Batman-themed Gotham City Escape set to launch on May 13

Pilsner Urquell: BRC’s Christian Lachel on Prague’s new ‘Original Beer Experience’


A new brand home dedicated to Pilsner Urquell has opened its doors in Prague. BRC’s Christian Lachel tells Planet Attractions how the attraction celebrates the brand’s place in Czech history and culture

Rising with the rides: RWS’s Ryan Stana on how the cruise and attractions industries are reimagining entertainment


With the attractions and cruise industries seemingly closer than ever before, RWS CEO Ryan Stana speaks to Planet Attractions about what that means and the steps we can take to bring these two powerhouses under one metaphorical roof

Stranger Things headed to London’s West End as details of live-action stage show are released


An official stage production based on Stranger Things will open at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End later this year

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon to be celebrated with special anniversary show at 100 planetariums worldwide


The 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is being celebrated with a special show taking place at 100 planetariums worldwide

Museum of Failure, celebrating bad ideas and flawed design, opens in New York


A new museum dedicated to failure has opened in Brooklyn, New York. The Museum of Failure celebrates bad ideas and features 150 items that were considered to be commercial failures

Multi-million-dollar museum planned for Chichén Itzá


A US$14m museum is being developed for Chichén Itzá, one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations

Everything you need to know about SeaTrade Cruise Global 2023


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

Opening date announced for Fun Spot America’s highly-anticipated ArieForce One coaster


Fun Spot America Atlanta’s hotly-anticipated RMC-manufactured ArieForce One is set to open later this month, with the major attraction representing the park’s largest-ever investment

Transforming the business: Meet the minds behind RWS Entertainment Group


Keith James, president of JRA; Robin Breese-Davies, executive vice president of ted; and Danielle Kramer, executive vice president of RWS, speak to Planet Attractions about what looks to be a bumper year ahead for the company

High-tech security systems installed to protect Banksy’s Ukraine murals


Ukrainian security company Ajax Systems has installed US$13,000 worth of security equipment to protect several Banksy artworks in Kyiv created by the artist during the Russian invasion

Saudi Arabia’s PIF announces US$48bn New Murabba development in Riyadh anchored by giant cube


Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince has announced plans for New Murabba - a US$48bn commercial downtown development in Riyadh, anchored by a cube-shaped skyscraper large enough to accommodate 20 Empire State buildings

WATCH: Hersheypark unveils first-person look at Wildcat’s Revenge


Hersheypark has revealed the official video for the highly anticipated Wildcat’s Revenge, showing for the first time the full track layout of the upcoming hybrid coaster in first person

Children in hospital can now explore South Carolina Aquarium remotely using a robot


Patients at a number of children’s hospitals across the state of South Carolina can now explore Charleston’s popular aquarium remotely, using a robot to interact with the exhibits and take part in tours

Disney bringing major immersive experience to London, Berlin and Paris in 2023


Disney is celebrating 100 years with an adult-oriented immersive experience coming to London, Berlin and Paris in 2023

PIF’s Seven announces SAR1bn entertainment destination for Saudi city of Tabuk


Another mega project has been announced for Saudi Arabia, with the PIF’s Seven announcing plans for a SAR1bn entertainment destination in the city of Tabuk

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

Eye-tracking technology can identify different fish in an aquarium and tell the user what they’re looking at


A new technology from the Industrial Technology Research Institute can display information about different animals inside aquariums by tracking the eye movements of the user

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

WATCH: Gorillaz makes history with groundbreaking AR performances supported by Google technology


The virtual band worked with Google to host two first-of-their-kind AR experiences in New York and London to promote their new single

Pegasus: Inside Simworx’s new Brass Ring Award-nominated flying theatre attraction


Simworx’s new flying theatre concept delivers a thrilling and immersive experience within a limited footprint. Simworx CEO Terry Monkton and lead creative Matt Clarkson told Planet Attractions more about the Brass Ring Award-nominated attraction

Super Nintendo World to open at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023


The opening marks the North American debut of the attraction, which first opened at Universal Studios Japan in 2021

‘A first of its kind experience’: SeaWorld’s Jonathan Smith on operator’s upcoming Pipeline surf coaster


The highly-anticipated Pipeline surf coaster is coming to SeaWorld Orlando this spring. SeaWorld’s vice president of rides and engineering, Jonathan Smith, spoke to Planet Attractions about the project

Monopoly Lifesized opens in Saudi Arabia


Hasbro’s Monopoly Lifesized has opened in Riyadh following a three-way partnership between the toy manufacturer, the Al Hokair Group and The Path Entertainment Group

Disney World welcomes black entrepreneurs for supply chain accelerator education programme


Disney Parks has teamed up with the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) to introduce a supply chain accelerator programme focused on transforming the businesses of diverse entrepreneurs

nWave unveils new attractions title ‘Meg and the Lost Scepter’


Developed specifically for attractions, nWave’s newest title takes viewers on an adventure with skunk and martial artist Meg, as she searches for a missing relic

PortAventura announces world-first Uncharted dark ride coaster


PortAventura has announced plans for a new Uncharted dark ride coaster with Sally Dark Rides and Intamin behind the €25m attraction

Dronisos targets US market following exciting year


Dronisos is seeking partners in the US following a successful year, which saw the company serve as a technology partner for Disneyland Paris

WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo unveils Madame Tussauds Waxwork with Times Square takeover


Footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo has taken over the iconic Times Square to unveil a new waxwork for Madame Tussauds New York

Red Raion to preview new title at IAAPA Expo


Red Raion will offer an exclusive preview of its latest title - ‘Around the World in 80 Days - Journey of Wonders’ - at this year’s IAAPA Expo

WATCH: Exploring IAAPA Expo Europe with ParkSpill, Jack Silkstone and Kieran Adams


Following a special panel session featuring some of the UK’s top theme park content creators, Planet Attractions joined Jack Silkstone, Sean and Jo Dyer, and Kieran Adams as they explored this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London

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

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

WATCH: Meet AVIXA’s regional manager, UK and Ireland, Ben Barnard


AVIXA produces a number of popular events around the world, including InfoComm and Integrated Systems Europe. The organisation's regional manager for the UK and Ireland, Ben Barnard, spoke to Planet Attractions

WATCH: Meet IAAPA’s director of global communications Caitlin Dineen


IAAPA’s director, Global Communications, Caitlin Dineen, spoke to Planet Attractions at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe about her new role and what goes into putting on an event of such magnitude

WATCH: Paradise Wildlife Park recruits The Pool Guy to boost social media presence


Holla at your boy for the zoo work - Paradise Wildlife Park recently turned to professional pool cleaner turned social media influencer Miles Laflin - aka The Pool Guy - to clean the zoo’s animal pools

WATCH: Meet Spree Interactive CEO and co-founder Jonathan Nowak Delgado


Family-friendly active free-roam VR experiences provider Spree Interactive showcased its technology at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Nowak Delgado spoke to Planet Attractions at the show

WATCH: Meet Katapult’s creative strategist Kelly Herrick


Katapult brought its entire team down to this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London. The company’s creative strategist, Kelly Herrick, spoke to Planet Attractions

WATCH: Meet Vantage president Michael Jungen


Vantage announced the launch of The Joy Economy at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Planet Attractions spoke to the Whitewater division’s new president, Michael Jungen, about the campaign and what he hopes to deliver with the technology

WATCH: Meet Conductr CEO and co-founder Peter Cliff


Experiential design collective Conductr made its first appearance at an IAAPA show this year as part of the Experience UK stand in London. Planet Attractions spoke to co-founder and CEO Peter Cliff about the start-up and its plans for the future

Paddy Dunning announces worldwide locations for ‘The Giant’


The Giant - a mammoth moving attraction and exhibition - is coming to a city near you

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

Meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe


Planet Attractions recently travelled to meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe - the EMEA region’s largest trade show for the attractions industry. Here’s what to expect from this year’s show.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg preparing storm-themed adventure indoor ride DarKoaster


Riders will face stormy weather and supernatural mysteries on this Intamin launch coaster

The world’s first ‘Amazement Park’: Wake the Tiger’s Graham MacVoy on Bristol’s newest immersive attraction


Blurring the lines between an experiential art gallery, interactive theme park and detailed film set, Wake the Tiger is a new attraction that just opened its doors in Bristol, UK. We spoke to co-founder Graham MacVoy about the new attraction, dubbed the world’s first ‘Amazement Park’

The Weeknd is debuting a haunted house at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights


Michael Myers, Dracula and now The Weeknd will be offering the scares at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, with the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter set to debut an all-new horror experience

Everything you need to know about Shark Week


Shark Week is back for 2022 and Planet Attractions has taken a deep dive to find a collection of shark-related content that you can take in during the event

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage reopens at Disneyland following year-long refurbishment


Disneyland’s Finding Nemo attraction has undergone a complete renovation, with the new attraction reopening to the public after a year-long closure

‘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

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

Stranger Things slated for stage adaptation after fourth season receives record viewings


An official stage production based on Stranger Things is in the works after the series became Netflix’s first English-language show to be viewed for more than one billion hours

WATCH: Go behind the scenes of Epcot’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind


With Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind now open at Walt Disney World, Disney has released a behind-the-scenes look at how the attraction and its special scenes have been brought to life

Michael Myers set for Halloween Horror Nights return at Universal


Universal has revealed the return of Michael Myers for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, with the iconic slasher set to deliver the frights for the always popular horror spectacular

‘Bloody expensive’: ABBA need to recoup £140m to cover costs of virtual Voyage residency


Pop supergroup ABBA need to earn £140m from ticket sales of their London residency Voyage to cover the cost of the virtual spectacle

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

No such thing? Exploring The Gruffalo Discovery Land at Twycross Zoo


The new Gruffalo Discovery Land at Twycross Zoo opened to the public in April. Lauren Heath-Jones paid a visit to The Deep Dark Wood to find out more

World-first Nerf-themed land coming to Beto Carrero World in 2023


The iconic Nerf brand will gain its first themed land in its 53-year history with the debut of a new attraction coming to Brazil’s Beto Carrero World in 2023

Welcome to the Space Lounge: Space tourism venture sees visitors climb 20 miles via balloon


Would you pay US$125,000 to travel into space via a hydrogen balloon? Well that’s exactly what you can do in the Space Lounge, launching from Florida in 2024

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

WATCH: Swedish actor Felix Herngren voices alien in new Gröna Lund advertising campaign


Swedish theme park Gröna Lund has recruited popular actor Felix Herngren to voice an alien in its new advertising campaign for the 2022 season

Fantastic Beasts set to start museum world tour in Ontario


Starting this June you’ll be able to find the Wizarding World’s Fantastic Beasts at the Royal Ontario Museum, with the popular Natural History Museum exhibition set to embark on the first leg of its world tour

WATCH: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind arrives at Epcot next month


Walkman’s at the ready, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind finally has its launch date, with the Vekoma reverse launch coaster set to make its debut in May.

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


Merlin will develop and operate exclusive Jumanji-themed attractions

Cityneon’s VR Machu Picchu experience scoops Lumiere Award


The immersive experiential design firm won in the category for ‘Best Use of VR’ for its Machu Picchu and the Spirit of the Condor virtual reality (VR) experience

San Diego Zoo’s US$69m Wildlife Explorers Basecamp opens to the public


San Diego Zoo has launched one of its most ambitious ever additions, with the brand-new US$69m Wildlife Explorers Basecamp showcasing a number of different ecosystems through a series of immersive experiences

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

Natural History Museum partners with BBC and Warner Bros for Stephen Fry ‘Fantastic Beasts’ BBC documentary


A new documentary filmed at the Natural History Museum explores the origin stories of mythical beasts that inspired the creatures in the Fantastic Beasts series

WATCH: Super Bowl winners Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald are going to Disneyland!


Continuing a long-running Super Bowl tradition, three Super Bowl-winning members of the Los Angeles Rams are making their way to Disneyland

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 set to bring the magic to Cadbury World following acquisition deal


Merlin has announced its acquisition of Cadbury World in the UK, reaching an agreement with Mondelez International to take over the iconic chocolate attraction

WATCH: Gardaland unveils ride vehicle for world-first Jumanji attraction


Gardaland has offered a first look at the ride vehicle for the upcoming Jumani - The Adventure dark ride attraction

‘Funderstruck’: Carnival introduces new campaign centred around fun


Funderstruck. Adjective. Shocked and amazed by the power of fun on Carnival. Well, that’s what the cruise operator is saying in its new ad campaign at least!

Brazil’s most popular DJ partners with country’s top waterpark to deliver immersive musical waterslide experience


Brazil’s Beach Park has teamed up with musician Alok and waterpark supplier Polin to develop a first of its kind attraction for the Latin America region

Industry legends share their first ride experiences


We asked some of the industry’s top names from Disney and Universal where it all started for them - with their first-ever ride experience

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

Art Fund fundraiser aims to raise £1m to invest in museum youth initiatives


The charity launches Energise Young Minds to help alleviate “perfect storm” of disruptions affecting young people and the cultural sector

Ferrari speeding in to Legoland California with an interactive build-and-race attraction


The three-part zone, opening next spring, allows guests to get creative as they design and build their own Lego cars and take part in a virtual race

Meta and Lucasfilm team up for immersive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge preview experience at Disneyland


For a limited time starting November 21, visitors to Downtown Disney will be able to experience Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge in virtual reality

WATCH: The time to visit Abu Dhabi is now, says John Cena


According to John Cena, the time to visit Ferrari World, the Louvre and the rest of Abu Dhabi is now

Art Explora: The travelling museum set to operate onboard a €32m catamaran


Set up by tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset, Art Explora will go on a tour of the Mediterranean in 2023 with a €32m catamaran the choice of transport for the floating attraction

WATCH: Experience Universal’s Velocicoaster ride at night


Universal has released first person footage of what it’s like to ride its brand new Velocicoaster at night

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


This year’s event will offer a host of horror-themed attractions, including new scare zones and horror mazes

IAAPA supports overseas visitors wanting to attend November Expo in Orlando


With the US still not setting a firm date in November to open up to international visitors, IAAPA is working with the government to help its members attend the biggest attractions show of the year

Netflix plans immersive Roald Dahl experiences following golden ticket acquisition


Netflix will create a “unique universe” themed around Dahl’s beloved children’s stories

Efteling set to debut touring theatre experience in October


Starting in October De Grote Efteling Koekoekshow will tour both the Netherlands and Belgium

The Met to host first block party in 150-year history


The Met is offering visitors a chance to connect with artists and community partners from across New York City during a daylong celebration held inside and outside of the historic institution

New theme park sim from Tropico developer turns genre on its head


Park Beyond’s ‘impossification’ system promises to let your imagination run wild with a new theme park simulator unlike any we’ve ever seen on modern systems

Disney’s new Genie service waves goodbye to traditional fastpasses and replaces them with an all-in-one park planning tool


Disney has introduced a new digital service offering personalised itineraries for visitors wanting to get the most out of their day at one of the operator’s parks

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

South West Museum Development partners with Kilogramme Animation Studio to launch animated short to protect museum collections from pests


The animated short encourages museums and other heritage sites to safeguard their collections from pests

Behind the Attraction: New Disney+ series takes a look at some of Disney’s most iconic attractions


Disney has released a new docuseries exploring how it managed to bring some of its most popular attractions to life

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein opens in Bath


Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein has opened its doors to the public a stone's throw away from where the famous author first dreamt up the legendary monster

Natural History Museum’s ‘Dippy’ concludes UK tour at Norwich Cathedral


The Natural History Museum’s iconic diplodocus ‘Dippy’ is about to complete a tour of the UK after arriving at his final destination - Norwich Cathedral

WATCH: Reimagined Jungle Cruise reopens at Disneyland


Disney’s Jungle Cruise has undergone a full reimagining, with the ride experience completely modernised to ‘better reflect and value diversity’

Immersive Ant-Man dining experience coming to Disney Cruise Line


Disney is promising a first-ever Marvel-cinematic dining adventure with the debut of Avengers: Quantum Encounter on board the Disney Wish

The Haunting of Hill House makes its way to Universal with brand new maze for Halloween Horror Nights


Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is set to make its theme park debut at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando

Disney seeks inspiring people as operator launches Magic Makers competition


Continuing its 50-year anniversary celebrations, Disney is offering 50 people in the US a trip to Disney World in recognition of their acts of kindness, compassion and creativity

Imagination-powered learning: Disney set to launch education programme at US parks


In collaboration with teachers, Disney is introducing students to ‘imagination-powered learning’ with the launch of the Disney Imagination Campus education scheme

Immersive scare experience coming to SeaWorld Orlando for Halloween season


Howl-O-Scream will feature several Halloween-themed attractions for horror fans and thrill-seeking guests

WATCH: Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry celebrates black creativity with Taylor Staten and Tonika Johnson


Targeting students in Chicago’s underserved neighbourhoods, photojournalist Tonika Johnson and architect Taylor State have discussed creativity and collaboration as part of MSI’s Black Creativity programme

Avengers, and Bob Chapek, assemble at Disneyland for epic grand opening ceremony of Avengers Campus


Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure

New AR app brings The Gruffalo to England’s forests


The Gruffalo Spotter 2 app combines augmented reality with animated versions of Julia Donaldson’s beloved characters

Chris Jericho rides Holiday World’s ‘The Voyage’ for new Fozzy music video


The former WWE and AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy have released a new music video shot on board Holiday World’s record-holding wooden coaster ‘The Voyage’

Grona Lund releases epic teaser ad for Monster - King of the Roller Coasters


Time to get hyped! Grona Lund has released an amazing new ad ahead of Monster - King of Roller Coasters’ debut next month

Phoenix rises at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park as first new coaster in 20 years closes in on completion


Celebrating 100 years of Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, the under-construction Phoenix coaster represents the largest investment in the attraction’s history

Luxury at sea: Disney unveils palatial penthouse suite coming to Disney Wish cruise liner


Fit for a Disney prince or princess, the penthouse suite aboard the upcoming Disney Wish cruise liner is promising to be one of the operator’s most spectacular accommodation offerings ever

Rise in COVID cases prompts new restrictions for Tokyo Disney


Tokyo Disney has limited capacity and reduced the opening times in an effort to curb a rise of COVID-19 cases in the region

Hasbro and Gamepath are bringing an immersive Monopoly experience to London later this year


Visitors will get their first roll of the dice in August, when ‘Monopoly LIfesized’ makes its official London debut

Immersive theatrical Doctor Who adventure coming to London later this month


Travel to the year 3000 and back with a brand-new Doctor Who-themed immersive theatre experience coming to London in May

New single-rail RMC coaster for Silverwood, as Stunt Pilot prepares to take flight later this month


Guests at Silverwood will be invited to jump into the cockpit of a Pitts Special biplane as a new RMC single-rail coaster makes its debut at the end of May

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

New waterpark offering for the Bahamas set to become premier tourist destination


Baha Bay will be one of the Carribean’s top tourist attractions when it opens to guests later this year in July

David Walliams visits Gangsta Granny: The Ride ahead of its official opening at Alton Towers


Have you ever wanted to rob a bank with the kids? Well now you can with Gangsta Granny: The Ride at Alton Towers in the UK, which has been given the green light by David Walliams himself

WATCH: Disney's parks 'powering the magic' with clean, sustainable energy


"We're powering the magic by harnessing the power of the sun"

Disney offers first look at ‘real’ lightsaber


Coming to the hotly-anticipated Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience, Disney has unveiled what looks like the most realistic lightsaber ever created

World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal


Would you cross the 516 Arouca? The recently-opened attraction in Portugal is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world

WATCH: ‘A castle on the sea’ - Disney unveils new addition to cruise fleet


Disney Wish will set sail for the first time in June 2022

Smithsonian launches ‘Vaccines & Us’ initiative to support vaccine education across the US


The Smithsonian Institute has announced the launch of a new initiative aiming to provide US citizens with information about COVID-19 vaccines

Return to the Fair: Knott’s Berry Farm set for grand reopening with launch of history-inspired dark ride


Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return To The Fair will not only celebrate 100 years of Knott’s Berry Farm but also the reopening of the park following a year-long closure

I am Groot: Disney Imagineering’s free-walking robot opens the door for host of new characters in parks


Characters like Grogu and Rocket Racoon could soon come to life in Disney’s parks following the unveiling of a walking, talking and even dancing version of the Guardians of the Galaxy favourite Groot by Disney Imagineering

Fans call for Disney to retheme Aerosmith’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster with new act


Aerosmith has been the star of Disney’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster since it opened

Fantawild set for imminent openings of new Chinese history-themed Glorious Orient theme parks


Ningbo and Ganzhou to open second gates in the next stage of the Beautiful China Trilogy resorts

WATCH: Predicting Disney World’s economic impact during its first decade of operation


In 1967, Economic Research Associates were hired to find out what impact the upcoming Disney World Resort would have on the state. The outcome, it turned out, would surprise even Disney

US cruise industry could resume as early as July, says Royal Caribbean chair following ‘constructive dialogue’ with CDC


Royal Caribbean’s Richard Fain has hailed positive discussions with the CDC, bringing the US cruise industry a step closer to a return to operations

WATCH: The Designer’s Creative Studio releases how-to guide on themed entertainment success


Imagineering veteran Designer's Creative Studio founder Theron Skees shares the secrets for everything you need to be successful in themed entertainment

WATCH: Theme park fanatic CoasterWriter fills entire back garden with giant K’nex rollercoaster


YouTuber CoasterWriter has built a gargantuan rollercoaster entirely out of K’nex, with the mega ride filling his entire back garden

WATCH: Building the Lego Sky Lion at Legoland Windsor


Merlin has offered a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the giant Lego Sky Lion for its upcoming Mythica attraction at Legoland Windsor

Olivia Colman, Adrian Lester and Jessie Buckley among performers set to appear in new National Theatre interview series


Life in Stages is a brand-new conversation series from the National Theatre profiling some of the biggest names in British theatre

Royal Albert Hall celebrates milestone anniversary as the iconic London venue turns 150


The Royal Albert Hall has released a short film, narrated by Mick Jagger, to celebrate the anniversary

Egypt holds grand parade as ancient mummies are moved to new home


Egypt has celebrated the long-awaited opening of its National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with a procession of 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies through Cairo

WATCH: Simworx partners with Norway’s Hunderfossen Familie Park on new Hyperakselerator attraction


The ride will take guests on a madcap adventure with characters from the Flåklypa Universe

One of China’s most bizarre new attractions is dividing public opinion


The Flying Kiss has firmly planted itself as one of China’s strangest attractions since its official launch in 2020

Pro wrestling luchadores take the fight to COVID in Mexico City’s Central de Abastos


Mexico’s famous luchadores are taking a stand against COVID-19, touring Latin America’s largest wholesale food market to promote mask wearing

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch shares acting turning point in support of Theatre Artists Fund


The actor shared his story to raise awareness for the fund, which supports theatre workers in financial crisis

WATCH: Smithsonian’s National Zoo launches trailer for new mobile game


Zoo Guardians is available now on Android and iOS

WATCH: The making of Animal Kingdom’s 40-tonne Raya and the Last Dragon sand sculpture


Disney has created a giant sand sculpture to celebrate the recent release of Raya and the Last Dragon

WATCH: Disney’s Harmonious illumination takes shape as Icon Ring is installed at Epcot


Epcot’s Harmonious will be the largest nighttime illumination that Disney has ever produced

WATCH: Go behind the scenes of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny: The Ride at Alton Towers


David Walliams’ children’s book is being brought to life at Alton Towers, which has offered a first look at the ride opening April 12

Exploring English Heritage through song with The Nest Collective


‘Songs of England’ explores traditional folk music associated with different heritage sites throughout England

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to celebrate 80 years of Marvel when it reopens in March


Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes is designed for diehard and casual fans alike

WATCH: Ride and learn on-board Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland Paris


The rail-suspended dark ride opened at Disneyland, California, in 1955 and is believed to have been one of Walt Disney’s favourite attractions

Disney Imagineering icon Joe Rohde joins Virgin Galactic as experience architect


Joe Rohde has swapped the most magical place on earth for the most magical place off of it, with the Disney legend joining Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic

Disney’s Carmen Smith on reimagining experiences with inclusivity in mind


As Disney celebrates Black History Month, Carmen Smith explains how the company is making efforts to ensure its attractions and experiences are relevant to guests

Disney Imagineering partners with ABC for ‘one-of-a-kind’ DIY Disney experience


Build your own soap bottle droid with Imagine from Home

WATCH: Projection mapping a desert landscape with Meow Wolf


Omega Mart is officially open and with it comes Meow Wolf's 'man made high' Projected Desert

WATCH: Learn from a master of the Hula Hoop with Cirque du Soleil


What does it take to make it to the elite level of circus performer? Cirque du Soleil veteran Elena Lev reveals all...

SeaWorld releases Lesley the manatee back into the wild


Lesley the manatee has finally returned home

WATCH: Building a theme park inside your own house


Scream if you wanna go faster! Welcome to the theme park experience built inside content creator Parkspill’s house

WATCH: Super Bowl winners Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are going to Disney World!


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won the Super Bowl, with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski punching their ticket to the happiest place on earth

WATCH: Get a 360 degree view of Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure


Get a new perspective on Island of Adventure’s popular story coaster with this 360 degree look at the ride experience

WATCH: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Dolphin aims to make it six out of six with Super Bowl prediction


After six straight correct predictions, is Nicholas the dolphin the greatest sport pundit in history?

Willie Nelson promotes Omega Mart’s grand opening... We think


New video from Meow Wolf shows the country music legend in a way you’ve almost certainly never seen before

Disney fan uses 3D printing and projection mapping to recreate fireworks display at home


Kept indoors by the global pandemic and missing Disney’s parks, this fan recreated the iconic fireworks show at home using a projector and a 3D printer

WATCH: Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang and Walt Disney Imagineering’s Scott Trowbridge reveal the secrets of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge


Go behind the scenes with two of the men responsible for the creation of Disney’s jaw-dropping Star Wars attractions

WATCH: Exploring Mexico City’s luxury Jungala Aqua Experience


WhiteWater showcases Jungala Aqua Experience - a luxury waterpark designed to blend in with its surroundings

WATCH: Celebrity stylist Maeve Reilly collaborates with Disney on worldwide launch of Disney nuiMOs


She usually serves clients such as Russell Brand, Demi Lovato and 50 Cent but now Maeve Reilly is turning her attentions to Mickey and Minnie for a new line of Disney merchandise

Tom Holland offers behind-the-scenes look at new Spider-Man attraction coming to Disneyland in 2021


Spider-Man himself reveals all about his new dark ride attraction coming to Disneyland later this year

WATCH: Disney celebrates a year of giving


Despite an extremely challenging year, Disney has continued to give back to charities across the world

WATCH: A brief history of theme park management games


Did you know that Efteling and Legoland had their own videogames? Which was your favourite? This is a brief history of theme park management games.

Dimensionalising Brand: How to take an IP and turn it into a physical place


Imagineering veteran and founder of the Designer's Creative Studio, Theron Skees, reveals how to take a brand concept and transform it into a physical environment

WATCH: What role did Disney’s Imagineers play in one of Six Flags’ most iconic dark rides?


Viewist delves into the history of Six Flags’ Monster Mansion

WATCH: Claudia Bueno’s immersive art ‘aquarium’ from Meow Wolf


Step into Claudia Bueno’s aquarium-style installation at Meow Wolf Las Vegas and experience the slow, oscillating movements of natural life

WATCH: Boston Dynamics shows off its super-advanced robot tech with the help of The Contours and ‘Do You Love Me?’


If Skynet does enslave us, we sincerely hope it’s through the art of dance...

WATCH: The history of EuroStar - Germany’s lost travelling rollercoaster


Expedition Theme Park has delved into the rocky past of the iconic EuroStar

WATCH: See the newly-renovated Australian Museum


Take a look at the Australian Museum’s A$57.5m redevelopment

WATCH: Get a first look at Disney’s newest cruise ship


Wish fulfilled! Disney has offered a first look at the newest ship in its fleet - ‘Disney Wish’

WATCH: How does Tate Modern care for its art during a global pandemic?


The British institution highlights the challenges COVID-19 has presented to maintain and present the thousands of priceless works in its collection

WATCH: Disney Imagineering sends a holiday message


Seasons greetings! Walt Disney Imagineering shares a message of peace and hope for the coming year.

Remembering the Toys R Us flagship store in New York’s Times Square


What went right? What went wrong? What happened to that giant Ferris wheel - here’s what happened to the flagship Times Square store for Toys R Us

WATCH: Disneyland transforms Snow White’s Enchanted Wish


Heigh Ho! Disney gives viewers a sneak peek at new Snow White dark ride

WATCH: Get a live look at Super Nintendo World today


Be among the first to see new features inside Universal Studios’ Super Nintendo World

WATCH: Bringing Melbourne’s NGV Triennial 2020 to life


Get a sneak peek of the arts festival ahead of its 19 December launch in Melbourne

WATCH: Turtle-y awesome! Ride ‘The Shredder’ at Nickelodeon Universe


Get a first person look at The Shredder courtesy of ThemePark HD

WATCH: Actor Jordan Fisher and wife Ellie Woods’ magical Disney World wedding


And they lived happily ever after! Inside Jordan Fisher and Ellie Woods’ Disney World wedding

WATCH: Japan builds 25-tonne moving Gundam robot


Gundam Factory Yokohama makes its official debut later this month

Gröna Lund sets opening date for Monster - King of Roller Coasters


The attraction has been in development for three years

WATCH: Masterchef Brazil’s Henrique Fogaça invited to ride Beto Carrero World’s FireWhip coaster


Challenge accepted! Beto Carrero World welcomes Masterchef Brazil judge to ride the Fire Whip

Step into the world of Newt Scamander as Natural History Museum launches Fantastic Beasts exhibition



WATCH: Experience a Christmas event like no other with AREA15’s ‘Wanderland’


The Las Vegas attraction has combined sci-fi and Christmas for the bizarre event

WATCH: Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights at Disneyland Paris


Joyeux Noël! Get in the holiday spirit with a performance of Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights.

WATCH: Get the Roman look with California’s Getty Villa Museum


Make-Up artist Rebecca Butterworth shows you how to get that Ancient Roman glow

WATCH: Get a first look at the ride cars for Universal’s VelociCoaster


A new video offering a first glimpse at the ride vehicles for the new Jurassic World VelociCoaster has been released by Universal.

WATCH: Looking back at the legendary career of Joe Rohde



WATCH: Build your own toy theatre with The British Library


The theatres might be closed but the British Library is inviting families to make their own at home

Storytelling: Is It As Important To Theme Parks As It Is To Film?



WATCH: Every Florida rollercoaster in 60 seconds


Florida is the undisputed theme park capital but how many of its coasters have you conquered?

WATCH: Peek behind the curtain with a look inside Walt Disney’s California office


See Walt Disney’s office exactly as it was, “down to the last paperclip” and learn a little bit about the man behind The Walt Disney Company’s media and theme park empire.

WATCH: Inquisitive Monterey Bay Aquarium penguin takes in the visitor experience


Join Rey, a young African penguin, on her adventures, as she gets a private tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

WATCH: Rome’s legendary colosseum transformed into largest ever Lego set


Lego has turned Rome’s historic colosseum into a 9,036-piece construction, which is now available to buy

WATCH: Go behind the scenes of Disney’s grand transformation of its Hong Kong Castle


Disney has released a peek behind the curtain for the redevelopment of its castle at Hong Kong Disneyland

Disney unveils Spider-Bot merchandise ahead of Avengers Campus launch


Fans in and out of Disney’s parks will be able to get their hands on a Spider-Bot from December 4

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