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IAAPA 2018: Footprints From the Heart and the roller...

Clack, clack, clack, clack. We all know that ominous sound of a  roller coaster as it takes you up the lift hill. It was also the sound of my knees at the annual Footprints From the Heart run held during...

Smaller footprint waterparks at Drayton Manor, the...

WhiteWater West, in partnership with BALPPA held its first conference focused on smaller footprint waterparks on the 4th May. The venue was the Drayton Manor Hotel. The world's first indoor waterpark was...

Summer 2017: Volcano Bay vs Pandora – The World...

Summer 2017 is an important season for Orlando attractions, with the opening of two huge developments from Universal and Disney. The two industry giants are constantly fighting for their share in the already...

On Theme Parks and Dwell Time

Any Marketing Manager knows it takes a lot of time and effort to attract new guests to theme parks and attractions. An alternative option is to increase revenue from those visitors who are already in...

Dubai: Fast Track to a Global Attraction Destination

"Do you like to shop?" was the question my colleague replied when I asked him, what was there to do in Dubai for fun when I was planning my first business trip to the UAE in 2006. As someone who had lived...

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...

Alan in Asia: 1. Blond Hair and Waterparks

A quick intro, I have been in Asia now living and working on a full time basis for 19 years. The Amusement Industry has offered me many exciting opportunities and I have had the pleasure of living &...

Who is the most active theme park and water park...

I recently added a post to www.blooloop.com and to Blooloop's Linkedin Group about an IEG Research report naming Coca-Cola as the most active sponsor of theme parks. IEG states that sixty-two percent of theme...

Waterparks: Turkish Delight at Polin’s Annual...

Turkey is a fascinating and vibrant market in these times of gloomy global recession, with a fast growing, stable economy, a high proportion of the labour force being young and well educated and a thriving...

“All that’s left are Patterns in the...

By David A. Price  Over the years, local civic organizations have raised thousands of dollars to benefit a wide variety of local needs. What’s special about it for me is that it unfolds outside the...