ICYMI: This week’s news

Our regular Friday round-up of what has happened in the business this week….

THEME PARKS: Holovis app gamifies Kings Dominion park

Kings Dominion theme park in Virginia has launched the Battle for Kings Dominion, an Extended Experience app developed by Holovis.

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS: Labyrinth Challenge goes on tour

The world’s longest, continuous, inflatable obstacle course, has made its debut in Reading and is now preparing for a tour of the UK.

THEME PARKS: Gulliver’s Land adds to dinosaur features

Gulliver’s Land has added two new attractions as part of a celebration of nearby Milton Keynes’ 50th anniversary.

MIDDLE EAST: New coaster at Funtazmo, Oman

Funtazmo, Oman’s largest indoor family entertainment amusement park, at Oman Avenues Mall in Bausher has debuted a new coaster.

THEME PARKS: 4-D Ride for Legoland Deutschland

Legoland Deutschland Resort starts the season with a new Ninjago World park area this year.It is part of the €9.2 million Merlin Entertainments Group has invested in the park, and is the largest single investment at Legoland Deutschland since its opening.

WATER PARKS: Surf’s up for The Grove

The Grove Resort Residences in The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando has broken ground on the construction of its new Surfari Water Park.The Surfari Water Park’s seven acres will boast two Flow Rider surf machines, two-story water slides, a kids’ area, and a lazy river.

MIDDLE EAST: Fun Ville continues growth in Qatar

The Middle East attractions market continues to grow, with Landmark Leisure, the entertainment division of Landmark Group, launching its sixth Fun Ville centre at Ezdan Mall, Al Wakrah, Qatar. 

PINBALL: Gilly joins Stern

Stern Pinball has appointed Erik Gilly as director of consumer sales.

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