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Flamingo Land CEO Gordon Gibb on wild animals, wilder...

With over 1.5 millon annual guests, Flamingo Land is officially the UK's busiest independent theme park. And now the family-run business hopes to develop two new...

Universal Parks’ Paul Osterhout on IPs, invisible...

In a distinguished 30 year career in the theme park and attractions industry, Paul Osterhout has held a string of creative positions with Universal Parks and Disney...

Friends, family and Rulantica: Roland Mack and Chip...

The Mack family has expanded its knowledge significantly in four decades of running Germany's Europa-Park. However, when it came to the most ambitious project in the...

Lions, lights (and waterslides)? Longleat CEO Bob...

In its 51st year as a tourist attraction, Longleat, the UK's no.1 safari park is looking to the next half century as it pushes ahead with plans for a hotel and waterpark...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Making waves in technology and inclusion – The...

The World Waterpark Association (WWA) Symposium and Trade Show took place 16-19th October 2017 in sunny Palm Beach, Florida. The show, in it’s 37th year, brought...

Goodbye to Berlin – IAAPA’s Euro...

There were more exhibitors than ever and visitor numbers were almost up there with last year's record-breaking event in Barcelona. Organiser IAAPA EMEA must be feeling...

Jellymongers Bompas & Parr on breaking the...

If any experience design duo could be described as mould-breaking, then surely it's those irrepressible 'jellymongers', Bompas & Parr. Variously described as...

IAAPA Europe VP Jakob Wahl on how EAS inspires...

In the run up to this year's Euro Attractions Show (EAS), we get the inside track from IAAPA Europe's Vice President, Jakob Wahl. Hosted by IAAPA, EAS 2017 is the...