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Moving away from 3D: are theme parks going back to the...

An interesting evolution may be starting to take place within our theme parks. Could attractions be shifting away from using 3D projection technology? A few of the bigger parks have started to do so. For...

How Merlin Digital creates personal and seamless guest...

Attractions are increasingly using technology to enhance the visitor experience. From booking to departure, operators want to create personal, seamless journeys for guests. Merlin Entertainments Group is...

Attractions news: American Dream | Lionsgate | Hagrid |...

Welcome to the blooloop briefing; a roundup of attractions news from the last seven days. In the news this week – American Dream announces Fall 2019 opening, Lionsgate teases details of Novotown...

Gamified theme park apps are more than fun-hit wonders

Gamified theme park apps are increasingly popular, with features that let visitors play games and challenges and even collect rewards. However, they are more than just a distraction for those long queues. ...

Attractions news: Disney VR, CocoCay, Wildwood Grove,...

Welcome to the blooloop briefing; a roundup of attractions news from the last seven days. In the news this week – Wildwood Grove opens at Dollywood, Royal Caribbean debut CocoCay private island with North...

How theme parks create great customer experiences using...

Highly engaging and immersive attractions are a highlight of today's theme parks. Here is how operators are creating great customer experiences using technology. By Dr John Wills. Amusement and theme parks...

How the Dollywood family experience puts families first

Dollywood is a theme park and resort that truly puts family first. From wholesome entertainment to attractions that the family can enjoy together, the Dollywood family experience is at the heart of a visit to...

Attractions news: Disney, Wanda, KidZania USA, Hamilton...

Welcome to the blooloop briefing; a roundup of attractions news from the last seven days. In the news this week – Disney Q2 revenue and profits up as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge sells out in 2 hours; Wanda...

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...