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2014 features

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Thea Awards 2014
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The Science Of Storytelling
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The Science Of Storytelling
Christian Lachel of BRC Imagination Arts outlines the importance of creating a great narrative for your project and explores how to engage audiences and deliver outstanding experiences for guests More>>
Ultimate Sleepovers
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Crowdfunding campaign underway to restore Walt Disney's childhood home
31 Oct 2014

Crowdfunding campaign underway to restore Walt Disney's childhood home

Plans to restore the childhood home of Walt Disney have been revealed with the start of a fundraising campaign running until Disney’s 113th birthday on 5 December. More>>
 
Polin's Cartoon Network Amazone wins prestigious Leading Edge Award from WWA
31 Oct 2014

Polin's Cartoon Network Amazone wins prestigious Leading Edge Award from WWA

Polin Waterparks’ Cartoon Network Amazone in Thailand has taken the top honour during the World Waterpark Associations’ (WWA) Symposium & Trade Show Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. More>>
 
Merlin launches first Madam Tussauds in Singapore
30 Oct 2014

Merlin launches first Madam Tussauds in Singapore

Visitors to Singapore can now rub shoulders with the likes of David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Lady Gaga in wax form as Merlin Entertainments' newest Madame Tussauds attraction has opened to the public at Sentosa Island Resort. More>>


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30 Oct 2014

National videogame museum coming to UK in 2015

Plans have been announced to open the UK’s first dedicated national museum dedicated to the art of videogames. More>>
 
30 Oct 2014

Delhi Eye finally debuts three years after completion

India's Delhi Eye – a 200ft (61m) high ferris wheel in Okhla, south New Delhi – has finally been opened to the public several years after construction on the project was completed. More>>
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East London's 'Rom' becomes Europe’s first listed skatepark

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Former tourism minister says VisitEngland should go it alone

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Historic order for WhiteWater in China
Historic order for WhiteWater in China

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Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark’s purchase of C$29m (US$25.8m, €20.3m, £16.1m) worth of WhiteWater products is the largest single order in waterpark history, according to the Canadian manufacturer.
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Dance event moves ahead with CAST Software solution
Dance event moves ahead with CAST Software solution

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CAST Software’s ‘Wysiwyg R33’ solution has been used to create all lighting at a long-running open air dance event in Belgium.
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Accesso reveals enhanced waterpark queuing solution

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Company profiles
Maurer Rides GmbH
With the formation of the Maurer Rides GmbH one of today’s worldwide leading roller coaster manufacturers was established more than twenty years ago More>>
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.
Vekoma Rides has been in the amusement industry for many years. Vekoma Rides Manufacturing, Vekoma Rides Engineering and Vekoma Rides Parts & Services are all part of the Vekoma Rides Group More>>
StayDry Rainwear Limited
StayDry supply market leading global brands with bespoke printed and plain stock rainwear at affordable prices More>>
WhiteWater Attractions
WhiteWater Attractions offers a complete range of innovative products, including harnessed attractions, interactive play structures and water rides More>>
Access Gamma
Access Gamma is a software solution for admissions and ticketing, booking and event management, retail and catering point of sale, stock control and purchase order processing, membership/CRM and mail order More>>
Water Technology Inc
WTI is the world leader in planning, design and engineering qualifications in the waterpark industry More>>
Neptune Benson
Neptune Benson provides engineered filtration and UV disinfection solutions and related accessories to the aquatics, industrial and municipal markets worldwide More>>
Picsolve International Ltd
Having pioneered attraction photography in 1994, Picsolve has 20 years of experience working with a diverse range of global entertainment and leisure brands More>>
Empex Watertoys
Empex designs and manufactures interactive watertoys and play structures for all types of recreational facilities and provides design and layout assistance More>>
RHETROACTIVE Design
Architecture, interior design, master planning, placemaking, show design, ride design, art direction, production, branding, and digital engagement More>>
FORREC Ltd
Starting with sound master planning, FORREC provides a complete range of design services, including: creative concepts, programme development, attraction design, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphics and signage, exhibit design and design management More>>
Antonio Zamperla Spa
Zamperla offers a broad range of rides. Providing entertaining amusement for high adrenaline thrill seekers as well as families and children More>>
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