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How to make your IAAPA media event stand out from the...

IAAPA week is one of the craziest times of the year for the attractions industry. In addition to being a busy time, there is news coming from all corners of the convention center. By Adam Sandy (right), Chief...

Theme park visitor expectations of technology differ...

Understanding what visitors enjoy, and more importantly don't, paints a unique picture for operators developing strategies to enhance and evolve their theme park technology offerings. By Mel Taylor, CEO,...

From Ticketing to Anne Boleyn, in London for...

Last week, Blooloop was busy in London for two key industry events - Gateway Ticketing Systems European Galaxy User Group Meeting (UGM) and the Museum and Heritage Show. The typical UK wet weather didn't stop...

Asia’s Smart Theme Park Visitors Expect...

The huge growth in the theme park business across Asia and China in particular is largely fueled by a growth in the middle-classes. Visitors in these markets also have a keen awareness of technology and expect...

The New Frontier – Multiplayer Free-Roam VR...

Last week I got to leave the real world behind and explore the V Play Reality experience at the newly opened 45, 000 square-foot Main Event in Pointe Orlando. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are...

Five Trend Predictions from IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016

The IAAPA Expo one of the pinnacle events in the calendar and one where everyone is vying to make the biggest announcements, showcase the latest technology, release the most intriguing research and generally...

Social Media and CRM in the City of Dreaming Spires

Operators and industry players met in Oxford for a day of thought provoking talks and networking at Gateway Ticketing UK's Marketing Event. Held at the beautiful Pitt Rivers Museum, the informal event...

The Evolution of Waterslides in Asia

Australian Waterslides & Leisure slide complex, Saigon Water Park, Vietnam, 1997 One of the most interesting aspects of my 20 years in Asia has been watching, and working with, the evolution of...

Interactive Dark Rides ‘ The Next Really BIG...

The video game industry is moving their content to a much bigger console - interactive digital dark rides in amusement parks. This trend is the intersection between video game companies expanding their brands'...

Themed Entertainment & Immersive Technology: Live...

  Noob is a perfect term for this conference that really embraces "firsts." By Dina Benadon (@dinaS78). SXSW started in 1987 as a music event that attracted 700 registrants. In 1994, SXSW...