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European theme park attendance 2018: great weather and...

A review of European theme park attendance for 2018 reveals a steady year for Europe's major theme parks. Great weather, annual passes and popular IPs all had an impact. Disneyland Paris breaks the 10...

Classic tourist attractions or authentic experiences...

Travel like a local. Off the beaten path. Authentic encounters. Whatever buzzy lingo you prefer, according to today’s conventional travel wisdom, everyone wants “experiences” instead of classic tourist...

Attractions news: Thunderbirds, Tarot VR, Charming...

Welcome to the blooloop briefing; a roundup of attractions news from the last seven days. In the news this week – Charming towns with sex toy shopping, Thunderbirds are go at the London Resort and dabbling...

Six Flags Theme Parks for sale? The anatomy of a rumour

Last week, a rumour circulated in the theme park industry. It suggested that discussions were taking place within the Six Flags corporate office regarding the possibility of selling off Six Flags over Texas...

Attractions news: Osaka IR RFC, Parques Reunidos bid...

Welcome to the blooloop briefing; a roundup of attractions news from the last seven days.  In the news this week – Osaka IR RFC, Six Flags Dubai (cancelled?), Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Parques Reunidos...

Fortnite leads the way in social space and length of...

This month we look at the phenomenal success of the video game Fortnite. We also highlight the continuing trend for attractions to become multi-day destinations. By The Park Database  Creating social spaces...

Attractions news: Meow Wolf‘s Kaleidoscape,...

Welcome to the blooloop briefing; a roundup of attractions news from the last seven days.  In the news this week – Meow Wolf‘s Kaleidoscape, Universal teases Jurassic Park - The Ride and Futuroscope...

Battle of the dark rides: should they be interactive or...

A number of high-profile dark rides opened recently. A question comes to mind regarding one particular design choice being made. Should a dark ride be “interactive” or purely story driven? By Lance...

Attractions news: new theme park rides, hotels and...

Welcome to the blooloop briefing; a roundup of attractions news from the last seven days.  In the news this week – investment in new theme park rides and attractions, museum expansions and a tender for a...

Entering the Transformation Economy: four key reminders...

“Today we are in an Experience Economy, with a Transformation Economy hot on its heels. You can stay in the elusory safety of past practices and keep on doing the same things you’ve always been doing – in...