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Hastings ready for action: New owner Gulzar applies for retail units on pier

Hastings pier, Eastbourne, attractions, Sheikh Abid Gulzar,
The owner of Hastings and Eastbourne piers has made the latest move in his bid to make the former a viable year-round attraction. The owner of Hastings Pier has entered an application for planning permission build five new retail units on the attraction’s decking. The application, submitted by Sheikh Abid Gulzar to Hastings Borough Council, describes the units as log cabins...

Merlin Magic: Sales up despite market fluctuations

Europe’s largest attractions operator attributes a decent revenue performance in the first half of the year to recent and continued investment in its on-hand resort accommodation. Merlin has waved a magic wand. Merlin Entertainment are always a useful yardstick for gauging the vitality of the global attractions trade: and it’s good news as far as the first half of 2018...

Off road adventures

Outlander, World of Rides
World of Rides has launched its brand new range of side-by-side seating parent and child battery operated off road Outlander Big Cars for this summer season, allowing operators the ability to provide a safe, colourful, fully interactive and very profitable new jungle, jurassic or woodland style of attraction for their venues, either indoors or outdoors. The large twin seat off...

A new dawn for Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier
Clacton Pier will unveil its new £4m development this weekend, ushering in a new era for the attraction as it looks to establish itself as a year-round leisure destination. To mark the occasion the pier will be holding a celebration on Saturday 21 July that will include live entertainment throughout the day and a host of activities for children. Clacton Pier...

Dreamland Margate applies for 39 metre Sky Tower thrill ride

A massive ‘shoot and drop’ Sky Tower ride will be just one of the new attractions to terrify thrill seeking tourists at Dreamland Margate this summer. Bosses at the park have submitted a planning application to Thanet council for permission to build the colossal tourist attraction. “The new ride, called the Sky Tower, will have a maximum height of 39.5 metres...

Palace Pier Britain’s most visited free attraction beyond London

Coinslot - Brighotn Pier london
Only three free attractions in London drew more visitors last year than Brighton’s worldfamous seaside amusements icon, according to VisitEngland.   Brighton Palace Pier has once again been revealed as the most-visited free tourist attraction in England outside London. An estimated 4,650,000 fun-seekers enjoyed a day at the pier in 2016, according to VisitEngland’s annual survey of visitor attractions. Only three free attractions...

The Locker Network goes Banana’s in Colorado

Coinslot - Locker network
The Locker Network has continued its expansion into waterparks with a new installation at the Coconut Cove mini-waterpark at Banana’s Fun Park in Colorado.   Banana’s Fun Park has 150 keyless, electronic lockers in a mix of family and standard sizes which were installed free of charge by The Locker Network on a revenue share plan. The company also highlighted how the...

IAAPA undertake LatAm economic impact study

Coinslot - IAAPA impact study LatAM
Attractions Industry Generates US$3.6 Billion in Latin American, claims IAAPA.   The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has released the results of an economic impact study for the attractions industry in Latin America. The IAAPA Economic Impact Study of the Latin American Attractions Industry evaluated the economic conditions of 556 attractions in 11 countries. According to the report, the...

Brighton’s i360 reopens after teething problems

Coinslot Brighton i360 attraction
Brighton’s i360 attraction, which closed for two days, reopened on 14 September. The closure came after the observation pod broke down three times in five days, with about 200 people trapped for more than an hour on 11 September. British Airways, which runs the attraction, said the breakdowns happened after automatic brakes were triggered. A spokeswoman said a load imbalance had led...

To VAE or not to VAE

It will be a formative year for the VAE, which faces a number of challenges in its quest to establish itself as a premiere trade show - but there are also plenty of factors working in its favour. After a solid first year of existence, it is likely that the return of the VAE will prove pivotal for the fledgling...