ICYMI – This week’s headlines

A brief summary of this week's news

If it’s Friday it must be time for a quick recap of what has been going on over the last week.

Barcelona FC Parks On The Way

Spanish football giant Barcelona FC has sealed a new strategic partnership with Parques Reunidos which will see the opening of at least five Barca-themed parks over the first five years of the agreement.

Frontgrid Paradrop VR Set For Danish Park

Frontgrid has sold the first of its Paradrop VR attractions, recently launched at EAS in Berlin, to Denmark’s Universe Science Park.

Competition Authority Rules On Fun Fair Concerns

Rule changes offered by the UK’s largest fun fair trade body to address competition concerns have been accepted by the Competition and Markets Authority.

New caving attraction opens in Lake District

A new type of attraction, based around indoor caving, has just opened in the Lake District.

Unis readies Independence Day 2 launch

Unis is showcasing a new arcade machine at this year’s IAAPA, based on the sequel to sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day.

Creative Works tags Big Cedar Lodge

Big Cedar Lodge, a 4,600 acre resort located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in Missouri, recently contracted Creative Works to install a themed laser tag arena.

SimEx IWerx adds new Nature Trek attraction

SimEx IWerx has added a new customisable nature-based climbing attraction to its range of indoor and outdoor play attractions.

Triotech recruits circus exec

Theming specialist, Triotech, has recruited a former Cirque du Soleil designer to its team as vice president of creation.

Iplayco seals Play Mart Euro deal

Iplayco has acquired the intellectual property rights to the Play Mart play equipment brand in Europe.

Namco exec joins dark ride specialist

Former Namco US executive vice president, David Bishop, has joined dark ride specialist, Sally Corporation, as chief operating officer.

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