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Clear blue sky: Compagnie des Alpes makes massive...

Modest investment is a thing of the past at Compagnie des Alpes. Over the next five years, the operator of Walibi, Parc Astérix and Futuroscope is spending hundreds of...

6 attraction technology trends to watch in 2018

Visitor attractions are constantly fighting to keep up with the expectations and demands of 21st century visitors. There is increasing pressure for new attractions to be...

And a good time was had by all. IAAPA’s...

It was a show of superlatives. The IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 in Orlando boasted the biggest ever attendance, a packed out exhibition floor and smiling faces all round...

The IAAPA education sessions: CEOs and Legends on IP,...

Are we getting the industry we deserve? That was the question posed by Merlin Entertainments' CEO Nick Varney at the start of his keynote address to the GM and Owners'...

IAAPA’s Attractions Expo 2017, technically (and...

The IAAPA Expo 2017 took place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. With pushing 40,000 attendees, the record breaking show was a whirlwind week of parties...

IAAPA’s Karen Staley on great guest experiences, the...

As IAAPA Attractions Expo 2107 is in full swing in Orlando, Karen Staley talks to Blooloop about the role of the organisation and shares her thoughts on emerging trends...

Northern Lights: how Linnanmäki GM Pia Adlivankin...

While many attraction operators are just getting over Halloween, Finland's leading amusement park put its spooks to bed over a month ago. That's because Linnanmäki has...

Chocolate drops: Hersheypark GM Kevin Stumpf on new...

Built as a leisure park for employees of the Hershey chocolate company back in 1905, nowadays Hersheypark is a top 20 rated US theme park with ambitious expansion...

Around the world in 30 years: JRA’s new hires...

JRA has designed leading visitor attractions across the world. As the company celebrates 30 years in the themed entertainment business, we talk to executives Keith James...

Plopsa Group CEO Steve Van den Kerkhof on expansion...

Under Steve Van den Kerkhof's leadership, the Plopsa Group has transformed a former honey-themed amusement park into Belgium's busiest theme park. Plopsaland De Panne...

The Park at OWA: how ‘big water’ has ended...

The first new amusement park in North America for almost a decade debuted this summer in Foley, Alabama. Its developer, The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, will be hoping...

How Puy Du Fou’s spectacular shows are driving...

A theme park without any rides, are you mad? Puy du Fou has thrived by being different. Its world-renowned shows have catapulted the family-run business in rural France...