17-May-2013 | 90 years of Liseberg
The Swedish amusement park Liseberg pops the corks in celebration of its 90th anniversary this year. It was on 8th May 1923 that the most popular park in Scandinavia opened, and there has been a great deal of changes ever since. Reason enough for us to look back to Liseberg's exciting history.
15-May-2013 | Arthur and the Minimoys
Big events cast their shadows before – today German Europa-Park presented new details about their coming new attraction „Arthur – Kingdom of Minimoys“ at a press event. This new themed indoor area based on the French animation trilogy „Arthur and the Minimoys“ by Luc Besson will debut in 2014...
08-May-2013 | Geiselwind boasts seasonal attractions
Like almost every amusement park in Germany, Freizeit-Land Geiselwind experienced “the worst April in years”. At least that's how general manager Michael Mensinger described the start of the running season. After the weather called for postponing the opening date to the Easter holidays and the so-far modest number of visitors on weekends, the Franconian park finally has good reason to be optimistic.
06-May-2013 | Water slide park in Hellendoorn
The big innovation at the Netherlandish Avonturenpark Hellendoorn, which is officially set to open in June, seems to be a little peculiar. It is supposed to be a 5,000 square metre outdoor water slide park named "Aquaventura", without the amusement park having a pool area. Eleven single slides with separate safety exits should still be more than reason enough for little and big water slide fans to pay the surcharge of six euros.
02-May-2013 | Chiapas is growing
It won't be too long until the new log fume ride "Chiapas" will be ready to be launched at Phantasialand, one of the most popular theme parks in Germany. Embedded in the Mexican section of the park, the ride's track should cover five floors and three catapult elements, one even backwards. Another announcement said that the new attraction, scheduled to be open this summer, is going to feature an angle of inclination of 53 degrees and thus the steepest log fume drop in the world.
30-Apr-2013 | Four innovations at Slagharen
Built under the name Ponypark Slagharen 50 years ago, the Themepark and Resort Slagharen today counts as one of the most visited amusement parks in the Netherlands. The operating Bemboom family sold it to the Spanish group Parque Reunidos last year that announced big expansion plans shortly after. However, the anticipated roller coaster, which should have been created there, didn't come into being – the general economic situation in Spain took its toll again.
25-Apr-2013 | 15 years of Animal Kingdom
Exactly fifteen years ago at Walt Disney World, Orlando, one of the most ambitious theme parks opened: Animal Kingdom. On approximately 200 hectare completely waste ground, an entirely new concept was built which had, instead of regular rides, animals as main feature. The traditional story of nature educational films, that Walt Disney himself passionately produced, is thus being continued.
23-Apr-2013 | Anniversary in BELANTIS
On the occasion of BELANTIS celebrating its 10th birthday this year, it's about time to look back on one turbulent decade and to write down how the largest amusement park in East Germany came into being. In order to get an idea of the geographic speciality, it is necessary to know a bit of the eventful history of the district.
19-Apr-2013 | Toverland's Magical Valley
Located in the Dutch town of Sevenum near the German border, the theme park Toverland has long ceased to be an insider's tip and is especially popular among families from the neighbouring country of Germany. Two halls filled with attractions, a giant outdoor area with two first-class roller coasters, an adventurous rope course, fantastic rides and plenty of space to play and frolic have made Toverland popular within the region and beyond.
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