Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tag: Amusement Parks

Blackpool Pleasure Beach to re-open on 4 July

Blackpool Pleasure Beach reopening
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has announced 4 July as its re-opening date, alongside a range of newly established safety measures, including capped capacity and mandatory PPE

Shanghai Disney paves way for re-opening of UK amusement parks?

Shanghai theme park
Disney’s theme park in mainland China is back open for business, with two major “new normal” Covidbusting measures which may well be copied closer to home. Will UK operators be ordering a Chinese takeaway this summer?

Majority of Brits want to go cashless at theme parks

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Cash is king, but for how long? The customer is saying they want more cashless in theme parks, according to a recent survey of visitors.   Sixty percent of British visitors at theme parks have said they would like use cashless payments when next visiting, according to a new survey. Omnico’s Theme Park Barometre interviewed 677 respondents from the UK - along...

All hands hoay for MandD’s new ride, Dancing Galleons

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M&D’s, the Scottish theme park, has opened a new pirate-themed ride for visitors over the age of eight called the Dancing Galleons.   Billed as the “only one of its kind in the UK”, the Dancing Galleons features 14 pirate ships that jump high and low and “sail the ocean waves”. Jensen Taylor Connelly, director of M&D’s Theme Park, said: “The Dancing...

Adventure Island owner slams Budget ‘politics’

Coinslot - Philip Miller Adventure Island Spring Budget
Philip Miller, owner of Adventure Island amusement park, has spoken out to the Southend Echo about taking politics out of the Spring Budget.   The owner of Southend’s Adventure Island amusement park has dismissed last week’s Budget as the “same old story” and has called on chancellor Philip Hammond to give businesses greater input. Philip Miller OBE said the fallout from the...

Amusement parks in Colombia receive more than 23 million visitors

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Colombia’s amusement parks have seen a 130 percent increase in visitor numbers, recent figures show. While results from a  2012 study undertaken by the Colombian Association of Attractions and Amusement Parks (ACOLAP) showed that more than 5.4 million people visited an amusement park at least once a year, the recently published results of a 2015 study show this figure soared...

Self-made magic coming this spring

Coinslot Legoland Ninjago
A fully immersive family adventure ride is coming to Legoland Windsor in May 2017. Young thrillseekers will be able to hold their own against the snake tribes and Kings of the Skulkuns by hurling fireballs, shockwaves, ice and lightning from the palms of their hands in this 4D hand gesture enabled ride. The ride makes use of 4D effects such as...

Tir Prince aiming high with expansion planned in 2017

Coinslot Adrian Williams Tir Prince
Operating in favourable market conditions, North Wales amusement park, Tir Prince, saw a great deal of success in 2016. Director Adam Williams is optimistic that these successes can now fuel progression and innovation in the park going forward. Tir Prince amusement park saw a fruitful year on the North Wales Coast and operators of the site see no reason why...

The road to redemption

For Adam Williams of Tir Prince Leisure, the EAG is not what is used to be, but is an essential start to the year for those in the industry. “We always go the EAG,” said Williams. “Because we have amusement parks and arcades we go for a bit of everything, and also the VAE. I look at everything from...