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Going baa-rmy with Sally Corp. F


lorida-based dark ride specialists Sally Corporation and Aardman, the world- famous studio based in Bristol, UK, have signed a deal to design and market a dark ride based on the family-friendly franchise Shaun the Sheep.


Shaun fans will be able to join the flock and conquer the chaos on the farm, as they stepp aboard a custom themed dark ride vehicle that will transport them through the rural, rustic and colourful world of Shaun the Sheep, featuring dozens of scenes inspired by the stop motion series. Sally Corporation has previously created dark ride experiences based on popular


franchises, finding success with the award-winning Justice League: Battle For Metropolis. “With Sally’s ability to scale dark rides to any budget or footprint, the possibilities are endless. This attraction is perfect for any park or FEC looking to satisfy their family demographic,” explained Lauren Weaver, Sally’s director of marketing & business development. “From farm-themed attractions and play parks, to cafes and stage shows, people are noticing the universal appeal of this popular IP and integrating it into attractions world-wide. Now, Sally gets the opportunity to join in the fun and create a fully immersive Shaun the Sheep dark ride that will be nothing short of a flockin’ good time.”


Hotel in the works at Gardaland


Gardaland’s third fully themed hotel will open on May 31, 2019, with 128 rooms dedicated to the world of magic. The four-star Gardaland Magic Hotel will be the result of a €20m


investment, and feature three different settings; Foresta Incantata (Enchanted Forest), Cristallo Magico (Magic Crystal) and Grande Mago (Great Wizard). “The €20m will allow us to bring to life an enchanted, magic hospitality solution, where wizards, elves, talking trees and magic creatures will be offering our little guests and their families charming and spellbinding stays,.” said Aldo Maria Vigevani, CEO of Gardaland. The development of Gardalant Resort underlines Merlin Entertainments’ aim to further enhance the potential of the park, reaffirming its leadership in family-based entertainment.


Parc Asterix goes 5D


There’s plenty to get excited about at Parc Asterix, as the park has recently celebrated its 2,000,000th visitor of the season, marking 50m visitors since its opening in 1989. In 2019, Parc Asterix will also celebrate its 30th year of operation. Currently, Parc Asterix is undergoing a €100m


investment that started in 2017 and is due to finish in 2020. A second hotel is due to open, furthering the park’s goal of increased accommodation capacity. Additionally, a 5D cinema will be opening in the park in 2019, boasting a fully immersive experience. 300 mobile seats, splashing water, scents, and more will synchronise with the eight minute film projected on a 6m x 20m screen. The 5D cinema is estimated to cost €6.6m.


Hal McEvoy named IAAPA president and CEO


The board of directors of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced Hal McEvoy has been named president and CEO, effectively immediately. The announcement follows a comprehensive worldwide executive search process conducted by the IAAPA Compensation Committee which is made up of IAAPA members from around the globe.


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McEvoy was named interim president and CEO of IAAPA in February 2018. He joined the IAAPA team as chief financial officer in April 2017 following a successful 42-year career with Busch Entertainment Corporation/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.


OCTOBER 2018


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