ICYMI: This week’s news

As you get set for the weekend, here’s a run-down of what went on in the attractions market on GAP this week….

PARKS: Euro Disney de-listed

Walt Disney Co. will delist its first and only outlet in Europe, Euro Disney, ending a 27-year run as an independent company for the Paris theme park that has struggled to match the popularity of its US counterparts and had to be bailed out by its parent at least three times.

BOWLING: Qubica winners head for Nashville

Qubica AMF has paid for two of its BES X Roadshow customers to attend Bowl Expo, the market’s largest trade show and training event, in Nashville.

ARCADE: Bandai Cruis’n with driving game performance

Bandai Namco Amusement Europe says its Raw Thrills title Cruis’n Blast has overtaken all other new driving games in the Hollywood Bowl locations, where it has been sited.


Austrian attractions specialist Sunkid offers a wide range of outdoor entertainment solutions from applications for customer transport, rides, and activity towers for younger users, with more than 7,000 installations worldwide. Ronnie Dungan spoke to the firm’s marketing manager, Hannes Koschuta to get a close-up picture…

EVENTS: Haunted House show acquired

Urban Expositions has acquired HAuNTcon, the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, a B2B expo for the Haunted House Industry.

ARCADE: Conversion kit for Dream Raiders

Sega’s Dream Raiders has had a new conversion kit added so that operators can revamp the game to the new motion adventure game Let’s Go Island Dream Edition.

FEATURE: Simulators

GAP looks at recent developments in the world of simulators, where VR is making a major splash and interactivity is everything. Jon Bruford reports…

THEMING: Leolandia adds Stilton flavour

Italian family theme park, Leolandia, has added a new themed attraction – Geronimo Stilton and the Pirates in a Bottle.

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