Aniba Productions innovates entertainment program during COVID-19

Aniba Productions, a specialist in theme park entertainment, has been adapting its entertainment program to keep guests engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aniba Productions is pleased to announce that it has been finding ways to be innovative with its entertainment program in order to keep guests entertained while meeting new requirements on mass gatherings and social distancing.

While parks were closed, the company worked with Themepark & Resort Slagharen to create an online playlist of videos starring its characters. Young fans could learn the Randy & Rosie dances or learn how to be a real Red Bandit.

Adapting to the new normal

Now parks are beginning to reopen, the company has been able to adapt once again and has come up with ways to allow guests to interact with their favourite characters in a safe way following the pandemic.

“We are excited the parks are starting to open up again,” says Executive Producer of Aniba Productions, Paul Nelissen “With entertainment being an important element, we continue to find the best way to connect with the guests in a safe way.”

Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen

For example, at Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen, Aniba Productions made some changes to the popular interactive park show, Jim’s Jungle Challenge. This meant the attraction could bring the regular show to guests while keeping a 1.5-metre distance in the audience and between the contestants.

“At Themepark & Resort Slagharen it was a bit more challenging to continue with the regular entertainment,” says Nelissen. “Children are used to interacting with their idols throughout their complete stay at the Attraction Park and Resort.

“As safety regulations didn’t allow the indoor show to continue, we brought all the entertainment outside to interact with the guests. This was made possible by extra care for the 1.5 meters and some adjustments such as a special photo point and characters in cars.”

Slagharen 'stay-at-your-accommodation' entertainment

Resort guests at Slagharen can also now enjoy ‘stay-at-your-accommodation’ entertainment online thanks to Aniba Productions. This includes bingo and pub quizzes, with prizes to be won.

Aniba Productions delivers turn-key entertainment tailored to operators’ needs. This varies from street entertainment to park shows, and from character building to edutainment.