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Park World sales manager Pippa Dugmore with the team from Intamin

crafted props and decoration. We are very proud of the result and congratulate our partners in this project.”

Benoit Cornet, CEO and founder of Alterface, added: “It has taken a while for the market to recognise the importance of a family ride that offers more than a short thrill and whereby all family members can participate, sharing the fun and experience. The awards for Basilisk clearly demonstrate the firm belief in interactive mixed- media attractions, offering a highly immersive experience. We are very proud of the Basilisk ride, developed in close cooperation with our customer and partners, ensuring all ride elements are perfectly synchronized into a dynamic and compelling game.”

“It’s a great honour for us and our team to

Liseberg’s Tina Resch with representatives from Alterface, Jora Vision and Legendia wiegand.maelzer was next on to the stage to

receive such tributes for the Basilisk ride. We had full confidence it would be a successful ride and have seen a tremendous interest from visitors over summertime. The awards are a great recognition and we’d like to thank all awards jury members for their support,” stated Pawel Cebula, CEO of Legendia, Poland. Water Ride of the Year was presented to Intamin for Speed at Energylandia. Sascha Czibulka, executive vice president at Intamin, commented “It is with great pleasure and honor that we received the Park World Excellence Award for Best New Water Ride. Intamin is proud of having contributed to the success of Energylandia and would like to thank the entire team for their great cooperation, trust and continuous support.”

collect the Waterpark Attraction of the Year award for the virtual reality waterslide which can be found at Therme Erding. CEO Rainer Maelzer said: “The step towards a future with virtual slides was a particularly large one and also unknown, since we had to combine different technologies. With Ballast, a young and professional team from Silicon Valley, we chose the right partner. We would like to thank the Park Excellence team for a wonderful evening in Amsterdam, where we were presented with the prize for the best product of the year in an extraordinary venue, the W Hotel. The choice was certainly not easy, as our competitors also had submitted interesting products. Our entire team is delighted about the fact that in the end a technical innovation was awarded and honored. This gives us a boost for our next innovations!” Vekoma, Brogent and Leisure Expert Group were

then presented with the title of Media-Based Attraction of the Year for This Is Holland in Amsterdam. “Experience design is what our design experts do best. Whether this is for theme parks, zoos, museums or visitor attractions such as this is Holland, we always strive to create the best guest experience… We are very proud that this is now recognized by the industry and would also like to congratulate Vekoma, Brogent and the operator This is City Attractions on winning this award.” Themed Attraction of the Year was presented to

Park World media director Paul Ryder presents in Indiustry Icon award to Siegfried Gerstlauer and Andreas Simonis, collecting on behalf of Hubert Gerstlauer


Holovis, Scruffy Dog and Merlin Magic Making for Wicker Man at Alton Towers Resort. Peter Cliff, creative director at Holovis, said: “It is an honour to have been a part of the incredible team who created Wicker Man. Between us we are leading the way with the evolution of rollercoasters. From the second guests enter the queue line they become aware that this is a very different experience to the traditional coaster. The experience builds and reaches its crescendo with palpable tension as they board the park’s first wooden coaster. Bringing this together was a true team effort, led spectacularly by Merlin Magic Making and the team at Alton Towers Resort.”


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