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Tivoli Gardens celebrates 175 years (or I’ve...

On August 15, Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, the grandaddy of all amusement parks, turns 175 years old. It was established in 1843. The park, not unlike the Rome or Paris cityscapes, established the rules for...

Theme park news: The Simpsons, new (dive and crazy)...

The Simpsons in 4D, new coaster debuts, strong results from Disney and SeaWorld and the Evermore opening party announced. Plus, Poltergeist gets the HHN treatment at Universal.  Another busy week in the theme...

Talking chocolate candy, a giant butterfly-covered...

The theme park week saw miniature superheroes in Hong Kong, a new land announced for the Smokey Mountains and new attractions revealed. These included a chocolate-themed dark ride and a world's first coaster. ...

Theme park wars and the art of going beyond the...

Rivaling any military conflict, the 'Theme Park Wars' have escalated to new heights. Disney and Universal hurl annual salvos consisting of new and more costly lands, hotels, and attractions. By Eddie Sotto,...

Theme park news: Disney, Japan and Warner Bros. World...

From the Far East to Abu Dhabi and Florida, the last week has seen news that will impact and shape the theme park business for decades to come. There were new deals, the opening of a major new park and the...

Theme park news top 10: goodbye to The Bugs and hello...

It's been a busy week in the theme park world, with a business battle ended and new rides and attractions announced, just as an old favourite scuttles off into the sunset. Here the week's theme park new tops...

Geeks rule the theme park world too: Adam Sandy talking...

Perhaps I am being introspective as I turn 40 this year. But it feels like some interesting transitions haven taken place in the theme park business recently. Namely, it’s the people. By Adam Sandy (right),...

The art of the tease: Dolly’s earrings and new...

Mid-July marks the half-way point of the busy summer season for much of the northern hemisphere's amusement parks. And it is now that they start to reveal details of the new rides and attractions coming in...

How a new breed of immersive Experience Park is...

A look at the rise of the Experience Park. These are the richly themed, immersive attractions which are enriching the guest experience both physically and digitally.  By Lance Hart, Screamscape Over the...

Theme park news top 10: Klowns, Wildfire and Pixar Pier

Let's review the Top 10 theme park industry news items you may have missed from the past week. There were Klowns from Outer Space, a reprieved rollercoaster and Disney's Pixar Pier went Inside Out. By Lance...